When they arrived on Thursday we all headed down to the park after nap. Lots of our friends were there to join us!
Mom’s birthday dinner came next. (Note the background game of chase between Mazen and Pea! Pea is also pleased that Mazen can say his name – Hi Pea! Bye-Bye Pea!)
We served rosemary flank steak from The Organic Butcher
Some of the best sweet potato fries we’ve ever made (thanks to a super long roast)
And a green salad with some Flora Dutch gouda that my mom proclaimed was the best cheese she’s ever tasted!
Of course we had been looking forward to dessert for months!
Two dozen Sweet Haus mini cupcakes!
Lemon // Cookie Dough // Pistachio // Coconut // Carrot Cake // Almond
Happy Birthday to you!
Everybody loved them : )
On Friday, after bowls of oatmeal, mom and I went to the gym together. We had Bodos bagels and salads for lunch.
After nap we packed up and headed to Jefferson Vineyards for the afternoon with our friends Sarah + Sylvia. They have lots of green space for running!
A sharing dispute…
But don’t worry, Mazen loves his “Saya”
Friday evening Matt and I left the grandparents in charge and went out on a date!
I made sure everything was all laid out before we left
And then it was out on the town!
We went to Brookville, a fabulously local restaurant
This is my new favorite drink: The Buffalo Gold. It’s a mix of Foggy Ridge Cider Pippin Gold, Buffalo Trace bourbon, grenadine, ginger ale and a cherry. Sweet and bourbon-y! I actually found the recipe here!
Matt got the most neon Saison ever!
We had the perfect window table for people watching!
We love that Brookville offers a 3-courses-for-$36 option, so we flew with that for the evening. Surprise us chef!
We were first served an amuse of bacon fat popcorn. Whoa was this good…and perfectly salted! Brookville has a thing for bacon : )
Next up: Manakintowne Chive & Gouda Fritters
Our second small plate was Woodson’s Mill Grits, Slow Cooked Egg, Greens and Mushrooms
Loved the drippy egg, and Woodson’s Mill grits are just incredible.
And finally – the House Seasoned Fried Chicken, Bacon Waffle, Fried Egg, Frisee, Kim Kim & Maple Syrup. SO good!
We left too full for another round or dessert. ‘Twas a delicious night!
Mom and Dad left on Saturday morning, and we ended the weekend with a cookout at our neighbor’s house.
Sunday I played a whole 90 minute soccer game that we sadly lost.
We went from 70* on Saturday eating outside to cold and rainy on Sunday. When will spring ever be here to stay!?