Weekend Out And About!

August 27, 2013

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We made the most of our beautiful 80 degree weather this weekend with two fun outdoor events. I’m so sad it’s over.

Friday night the weather wasn’t so nice and forced us to stay inside. Matt and I ate leftovers and sipped Manhattans once Mazen went to bed.

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Wild rice + Pot Luck Farm lima beans + Caromont Farm Goat Feta + Great Harvest Spinach Feta + Squash from our garden all happy together in a bowl

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Saturday morning Maze and I headed out to the city market covering 3.5 miles in an hour and a half. Screenshot from my Endomondo app!

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I picked up some more peaches but I was also excited to get my hands on a few apples too!

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When Matt came home we packed up the car and drove way into the country to Devil’s Backbone Brewery for the Virginia Craft Brewers Fest.

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The event was poorly planned from a ticket purchasing standpoint, but we had fun nonetheless.

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Our friends Rosie + Kevin and Meg + John {<—talented brewer at Starr Hill!} were there with their babies. In fact, it seemed there were more kids and babies at this festival than a Fridays After Five!

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BOB strollers represent!

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Will. Not. Keep. Hat. On!

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There was tons of great craft beer to sample. I let Matt The Brewer have all the fun so I could drive us home safely.

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I did taste two beers that are now high on my favorite beers list: the Williamsburg Alewerks Jubilee (a Belgian Quad) and the Blue Mountain Spooky – a bourbon barrel pumpkin beer!

This one is for you dad!

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We settled down for some music to round out the afternoon and let the babies run wild

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And run wild they did!!

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This amazing brie and apple grilled cheese totally hit the spot for a late afternoon snack. Grabby hands big and small went after it.

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When we headed home, Matt and I picked up a pizza from Belmont Pizza, watched a documentary on Jamestown and went to bed early.

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Because there was more fun to be had on Sunday!

After eggs and toast for breakfast, I put Mazen down for his 10am nap, left Matt chillin’ on the couch and went for a 5 mile run. The weather was crisp and cool, and without the stroller I found myself back under sub-9:00 miles. That is until I got dehydrated! I started to wish I had the stroller with me because water is always within arm’s reach. Nevertheless, I finished strong and incredibly red in the face!

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After showers and a light lunch, we headed out to King Family Vineyards for their Sunday afternoon polo match! Sadly the actual polo was cancelled, but there were hundreds of people still out on the field tailgating. I can’t believe I’ve lived here for 3 years and have never been!

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It was the perfect setting for babies to play. M loved the short grass and even stood up all by himself from a squat!

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This photo should be in a commercial for a Toyota Highlander!! This was our first time tailgating with an SUV and boy was it fun. The SHADE alone was much appreciated. Have I mentioned how much I heart our automobile!?

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One of my BFFs Sarah was coordinating an event for the Junior League so we set up as her neighbor (and provided part of the picnic spread from the bakery)

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We had a grand time until Mazen was ready to go home for his nap.

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Later that night Matt and I were too full from cheese and bread in the afternoon to make a big dinner so we made tomato + avocado sandwiches and pestoed up some squash. We’ve been having lots of really easy dinners this week.

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And that’s the end of that chapter!

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1 Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon August 27, 2013 at 8:45 am

Like usual, everything looks delicious! I love both of the dresses you wore- especially the striped one. Mazen would be great in a commercial sitting behind the car for shade :)

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2 Danielle August 27, 2013 at 8:51 am

I love how much there is to do around where you live. We live right outside NYC and either I am not good at finding fun things to do or there just aren’t as many that are as enticing as yours. I also wish my husband loved squash as much as I do because your sandwich looks awesome, although if it was our dinner I would be dining alone! haha

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3 Alexa August 27, 2013 at 8:54 am

I loooove the dress you wore to the vineyard; where is it from?!

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4 KathEats August 27, 2013 at 9:14 am

Thanks it’s from Belk

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5 Farah @ Fabulously Farah August 27, 2013 at 8:56 am

Weekends packed full of beautiful weather and outdoor events are my favorite. Summer, please don’t go!

I love Mazen’s cute toothy grin. Looks like he had a fun weekend too!

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6 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries August 27, 2013 at 9:02 am

First off, I love BOTH of your dresses! Where are they from?!

I just love baby boys in baseball caps. Too bad most of the time they don’t seem to love them… ;)

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7 Ella August 27, 2013 at 9:04 am

Kath, WHAT is that fab dress at your last event? It looks amazing for going out and breastfeeding! Spoken like a mom of babies, huh. I am about to have my second baby next month and am stocking up on nursing stuff all over again. Please share!

You guys are awesome to do so many great things with a baby!

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8 KathEats August 27, 2013 at 9:15 am

Thanks I found it at Belk!

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9 Jessica August 27, 2013 at 9:05 am

I’m glad I’m not the only one who gets red faced when they run. Even just 2-3 miles and my face stays red forever. Pretty annoying when you have to go somewhere right after, lol.

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10 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More August 27, 2013 at 9:17 am

Love your dress from Sunday! Looks like such a fun weekend and like you enjoyed the beautiful weather. It’s sure been warm around here but it’s been nice to spend some time on the deck eating lunch or dinner but then retreating inside once it gets a little too warm. ;)

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11 Sally August 27, 2013 at 9:22 am

This makes me miss Charlottesville summers so much!

Ps – I love Mazen’s toothy smile! He’s growing up!

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12 Molly August 27, 2013 at 9:23 am

Belgian quad for the win!!
I’m getting pumped for our beer fest in 2 weeks.

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13 KathEats August 27, 2013 at 10:18 am

Ours is coming up soon too!

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14 Ashley @ Saving Money in your Twenties August 27, 2013 at 9:31 am

looks like a really great weekend! I love that you get out and about with a baby. I feel like a lot of people end up staying home all the time because it’s easier. But you guys let Mazen explore and see new sights- awesome job! :)

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15 Jackie August 27, 2013 at 9:45 am

Now I want a tomato and avocado sandwich!!!

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16 Madison August 27, 2013 at 9:47 am

Looks like an amazing weekend!

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17 char eats greens August 27, 2013 at 9:50 am

Kath, your dresses are so pretty!!! Sounds like a great weekend was had!

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18 Emily @ Life on Food August 27, 2013 at 9:51 am

Oh tomato and avocado sandwiches sound so good. Sounds like my lunch now.

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19 Katie August 27, 2013 at 10:00 am

Sounds like a nice weekend for the family!
Just a heads-up, the app you used for your walk is actually called Endomondo (in case readers wanted to look for it). :-)

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20 KathEats August 27, 2013 at 10:17 am

Oh whoops! Thanks, I’ll fix it

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21 Lynn @ the actor's diet August 27, 2013 at 10:14 am

I want your dress and mazen’s shirt.

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22 Carly @ Snack Therapy August 27, 2013 at 10:18 am

Brie and apple grilled cheese are where it’s AT. Ohhh yeah to that. And I absolutely love the dress you wore to the pseudo-polo match. It looks gorgeous on you!

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23 David @ From Ballparks to BBQ August 27, 2013 at 10:33 am

The market in Charlottesville always has such a great selection of produce.

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24 Brett Johnson August 27, 2013 at 10:52 am

Wow, what a great day Kath! Thanks for posting the pic of your Endomondo app. I like the idea of adding a little competitiveness to daily activities ;)

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25 Laura August 27, 2013 at 10:56 am

My face turns beet red like that when I exercise in the heat too! When I was younger and playing soccer my coaches would worry something was wrong when it got that red!

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26 emily August 27, 2013 at 11:16 am

Bourbon barrel pumpkin sounds delightful! I tasted an amazing nougat beer this weekend (that you would probably love!).

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27 KathEats August 27, 2013 at 11:47 am

oooooo!

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28 Alisha @ Alisha's Appetite August 27, 2013 at 11:40 am

What a fun weekend! I hope Matt drives sometimes so you can have a little fun every once in a while ;)

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29 KathEats August 27, 2013 at 11:47 am

He was the DD on Sunday : )

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30 Alex @ Kenzie Life August 27, 2013 at 11:55 am

Sounds like a great weekend! That bowl with the feta cheese and that grilled Brie and apple sandwich are making me really crave cheese! They look so good

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31 Lauren @ The Highlands Life August 27, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Love that dress from the polo day! Too cute!

And my little one won’t keep a hat on him for anything, either! Stinkers.

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32 Maryz August 27, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Love the striped dress…where is it from?

Mazen is looking so much like a little man!

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33 KathEats August 27, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Thanks, Loehmanns!

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34 Katherine August 27, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Loved this post!! I have to say, reading your blog was what got me into drinking quality beer (IPAs all the way!!) after college ;) Mazen is TOO cute and looks like such a happy baby…I don’t know if you had mentioned this previously, but has he started to walk yet? From the pictures of him pulling himself up it looks like he is ready to get up and take off :)

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35 Rachel @ Personality Crafts August 27, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Looks like you had an amazing weekend!! I like your simple dinners, too. :)

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36 Katherine August 27, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Oops, I meant to add this on to my last post!! At his age it is TOTALLY normal to be standing but not walking unassisted (if that is where he is in his development). I’m getting married next year and the my ring bearer is going to be the son of my old neighbor and good family friend. He wasn’t wasn’t walking on his own regularly until at LEAST 16 months, and he is now 3 and is lightyears ahead of his peers in terms of coordination, walking/running, and jumping. It really bothered me when I would hear other moms bragging about their kids walking at 8 or 9 months, because each child is so different! (And although this little boy wasn’t super active until a later age, he has definitely passed each and everyone of the children who were “so advanced” at 9 months ;) )

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37 Kim August 27, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Looks like a fun-filled weekend! Love Mazen’s orange and blue shirt!

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38 Shel@PeachyPalate August 27, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Gorgeous pics as always! Especially the first one of Maze showing of all his teeths! Love your dress that you wore to the polo as well!

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39 Chelsea @BigBitesLittleBudget August 27, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Love the dress you wore to the polo match! Looks like a fun easy, breezy weekend. You, Matt, and M sure do know how to make the most of these last summer months :)

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40 Anna @ Fitness à la Anna August 27, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Oh my goodness, M is getting so grown up! Wild times!! Also, I have to agree with everyone above – you look great in that dress!

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41 Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves August 27, 2013 at 5:01 pm

That apple and brie grilled cheese sounds so tasty! I can see why those little hands were grabbin’ at it ;)
Looks like you all had a lovely weekend, and it’s awesome that you squeezed in 5 miles!

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42 Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) August 27, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Sounds like a fun weekend! He looks like such a little boy … not a baby! So cute!

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43 Jess August 27, 2013 at 7:56 pm

1 – I love your green striped dress!

2 – My husband and I were in Cville this weekend to find an apartment. I kind of wish I had known about the Craft Brewers Fest but it’s probably best that I didn’t because we had to drive home to PA Saturday afternoon!

3 – Speaking of Saturday, we had lunch at Great Harvest and I loooooved the Tofu & Pesto on Dakota. Best tofu I’ve ever had that wasn’t fried. : ) Then we shared a Frodo for dessert.

I think I’m in love with Cville already.

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44 KathEats August 28, 2013 at 5:35 am

Oh fun! Glad you had a good visit… and sandwich!

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45 charlotte August 27, 2013 at 9:46 pm

Maze is sooo adorable! Food looks great, weekend looks fun! and big CONGRATS on that 5 miler…especially a steady pace! I always love getting back into running a longer distance or faster after easing off for awhile. our bodies need those breaks but also crave that high intensity at different stages. Keep up the awesome blogging.

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46 robin August 28, 2013 at 3:45 am

Lovely weekend, but sadly no luck finding the sandals you like from Marshalls, how about you?

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47 KathEats August 28, 2013 at 5:34 am

No luck

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48 Ella P August 28, 2013 at 7:00 am

Dear Kath,
as usual fantastic galore of veggies and delicious bites!

I’d like to ask one question about your running: do you run at a constant rhythm or do you follow a spurt/slower pace/spurt pattern or both (depending on the day-fitness level-mood)? maybe you have already written about this topic, but I might have missed it…

Thankyous,
Ella
ps: Cutie-Pie looks sweeter that ever :)

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49 KathEats August 28, 2013 at 9:34 am

I follow as constant of a stride as the hills here and my stamina allow. I don’t do any kind of running pattern or program

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50 Allegra Young August 28, 2013 at 8:35 am

Those glasses you sipped Manhattans out of – where are they from? Love how it looks like the liquid is floating!

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51 KathEats August 28, 2013 at 9:34 am

This is them. They aren’t cheap (I got mine through OpenSky years ago), but they are so cool! And they don’t sweat because of the double wall.

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52 Emily S August 28, 2013 at 8:42 am

what’s the name of the documentary on Jamestown??

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53 KathEats August 28, 2013 at 9:33 am

Nat’l Geographic’s Nightmare in Jamestown

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54 Kathryn @ Mamacado August 29, 2013 at 9:08 pm

Mazen is such a chunk of LOVE!

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