Hi, friends! Boy, we got quite the dose of spring all at once last week and into the weekend. Everything bloomed, pollen was everywhere, and I suddenly felt like a walking allergy medicine commercial. I have no idea if I actually have a cold, if pregnancy “swollen passageways” is contributing, or if I’m just having the first case of bad allergies I’ve ever had, but I was feeling all the runny, sneezy symptoms this weekend.
On Friday, I met friends on the ACAC roof for breakfast smoothies and quality time before the weekend began.
These had a little of everything: frozen berries, frozen mango, banana, spinach, milk, cottage cheese, and Vega Coconut Almond.
After a cycle class, I went home to reheat some chili and cornbread for lunch. This meal was so satisfying, and I didn’t feel hungry again until dinner.
Dinner was a special date night in with Blue Apron! We made these potato flake-covered pollock fillets with sweet potato fries and a zucchini salad. Delicious!!! I just loved the potato flakes in lieu of breadcrumbs on the fish. Must find some!
The reason for our early dinner in was that I bought tickets to see Chicago at Charlottesville High School! I promised you last weekend I wanted to see more of the arts, and I looked up shows when I got home from Hillsborough to find that the timing was perfect to go to Chicago this weekend. The students did a wonderful job! Chicago is one of my favorite musicals.
After the show, we went out downtown with a group of friends. Bar hopping pregnant isn’t exactly something I want to do often, but I had some miracle energy and this VIRGIN flight of margaritas at Zocalo was just what I needed! I didn’t miss the alcohol one bit.
I did stay out a little too late (it was great to catch up with friends) and thus I was pretty tired on Saturday morning. I can’t sleep in, and so I was dragging a little. You would have thought I had a hangover, haha.
We scooped up Mazen for soccer practice at 9.
Getting some pointers from a pro!
We surprised Mazen was the ultimate treat after soccer: a giant box! You would have thought we’d spent $200 on a Powerwheels or something.
He made a house a home.
He and our neighbor played all day together, including a truck game for a while.
Meanwhile I squeezed in a nap, and had this delicious sandwich on a brioche roll for lunch. Plus an apple!
T sang to the grass.
And I prepared pimento cheese tea sandwiches for a Derby party.
Sylvia came over before we left for the party and helped Mazen get dressed up. I found them in our room checking themselves out in the big mirror : )
I took another quick shower and brought out some of my grandmother’s jewelry (Apple Watch not included – haha)
We headed to the party which was packed with kids, big hats, and lots of apps! I had some chicken, a few mini sandwiches, ands lots of veggies dipped in pimento cheese for dinner.
We bet on horses, as usual. The McDermott’s have a great betting set up!
Sadly, we lost our $20 as our horses didn’t make the top 3 spots.
After the race, we went home to put Mazen to bed. I was asleep by 9:00!!
On Sunday morning, Thomas made our favorite baked eggs. Delicious!
We had a low-key Sunday. It was a cloudy day, but it was warm and green so we didn’t care! SO glad spring is here!