After a whirlwind of travel last week and a week of travel on the horizon, I was so glad to spend the weekend at home just hanging out with my family.
On Friday I drove home from Williamsburg in order to make it to Mazen’s class picnic. Matt made us chicken salad sliders, and we shared a big cantaloupe in the shade.
That afternoon, Mazen and I took a trip up to Target (his FAVORITE field trip because of the toy aisle!).
I let him pick out a small Batman toy. Why are all the expensive toys at eye level?! C’mon Target, help a parent out! One of his friends let him borrow a big Batman building that she no longer plays with, so now we have a whole Gotham City!
Friday night we had Blue Apron Dijon chicken with garlicky smashed potatoes and sautéed veggies. Loved this meal!
While I was doing the evening chores, Mazen told me to “Go sit down and relax” and he would do them for me. I see he was paying attention on Mother’s Day! LOL! (That’s a shark tattoo on his chest….)
Saturday morning: more Batman! Plus pancakes for M and overnight oats for me.
Next stop was soccer practice! He had one of his best practices yet, and it was a gorgeous day for soccer.
After soccer we hit up the gym, Mazen went to the park and market with Matt, and I worked on a few posts that are coming up.
For lunch I had leftover sliders and leftover collard greens and rice:
When Mazen came home, we went bike riding.
He’s got it!
I also did some much-needed weeding. Look at those Beanstalk Seeds grow!
My rose bush looks awesome too! (The yard, however…)
I tried this canned wine from Feast, which was just so-so.
And we had big salads with leftovers for dinner! Chicken, manchego, cucumber, red pepper. Croutons!
When the sun began to set, we fired up the fire pit! T and I sat by the fire pit on our second date and talked for hours, so it’s always special to do one now : )
You-know-who was on cloud nine! He thought we were camping and said to me in a hug, “Mommy I love this day!”
Sunday plans include: a women’s soccer game, photo editing, packing, and post-writing. Get to it!