We had a fun weekend full of exciting free indoor activities! Our rec center turns into a totally free roller rink on Fridays and Sundays, and we had our first visit. Mazen was expectedly very wobbly, and I didn’t get to skate this time because I had to hold him steady, but by the end of our hour-long lesson, he was slowly rolling on his own.
During that hour though, he fell 100 times, and my upper back felt like it had been ripped apart on Saturday morning from all the lifting and catching I did!
Afterwards we went with Gaby and her kids to Three Notchd!
I couldn’t wait for a beer and some pretzels bites!
For dinner, I had blackened fish with KALE CHIPS and root puree!
On Saturday morning I had a yogurt + granola bowl with banana and Naturally Nutty Cinnamon Vanilla Almond Butter. YUM!
T went to the grocery store and brought home some gorgeous flowers that are making our whole house smell like a tropical garden!
I spent some time cleaning out our pantry, which was a mess. We had baking powder from 2011!! See all those neatly stacked tea bags on the right?!
For lunch I made a great salad – mixed greens, homemade dressing, red peppers, candied walnuts, corn and bean dip, and goat cheese. Best salad I’ve made in a while!
Saturday afternoon we hung around the house and prepped for a little football gathering. The neighbors had us over for S’mores!
Thomas made his city-famous corn and bean dip, and we cranked up the Big Green Egg for wings, beer can chicken, and pork. Our friends brought their famous mac and cheese!
Thomas wants me to say “Go Eagles!!!”
Sunday morning was all snuggles. I usually have a zoo of animals wake me up every morning, so this was typical:
We had little tiny pancakes and oranges so as not to spoil our appetites for brunch. Mazen helped me scoop them on the skillet!
We met T’s mom for brunch at Red Pump and had the most DELICIOUS Eggs Benedict!
That biscuit underneath was just so doughy and buttery!
Sunday afternoon Thomas built new shelves in the office (more on that soon!), the boys sprayed each other with silly string (which is so fun, yet smells so toxic!), and I cleaned my wedding dress.
The bottom was dirty – mostly with literal dirt from the gardens and grounds – and I debated sending it off to get professionally cleaned. But, before I dropped $200 on a dress I will never wear again (other than to play dress up), I decided to just try to clean it myself. I used a gentle dish soap and hot water and most of the dirt came out!
M and I went to the ACAC Big Room for the afternoon = more free indoor entertainment as party of our membership.
Then we had quesadillas for dinner with leftovers from the football dinner – smoked chicken, bean and corn dip, red peppers, and cheese.
Hope you had a great weekend! (And for some of you, it’s not over yet!)
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says
Rollerskating is the best! I used to do it a lot as a kid. After reading your blog post, I feel like buying some new skates now! 😀
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
Val B says
Hi Kath! Random question; do you have a list on your pantry? The shelving looks to be unique in the photo you shared, and we have a pantry we are trying to come up with more useful storage options for. Wondered if we could pull inspiration from what you have! Thanks!
Yes, here is a post with more photos. It was custom built for the house before I bought it.
Val B says
*post not list
My friend had a lighter weight wedding dress similar to yours and the dry cleaner advised her to wash it on a gentle cycle inside a pillow case in her machine. It came out fine!
Great post as always. Im a seven-year reader and don’t usually comment but one thing stood out here that I need to comment on. I love roller blading but hopefully you all have HELMETS and safety gear next time you blade ! Need to teach safety like that early on.
No one there was wearing anything but if we had been outside for sure we’d be all geared up!
What a fun weekend! This reminds me that I haven’t roller-skated in so long, but it would be fun! I’m sure I’d be wobbly at first too, ha. Those flowers look so bright and cheerful, and all of the food looks oh-so amazing!
FYI, if you have a ZIPS dry cleaner near you, you can get your wedding dress cleaned for the same price as any other garment (I believe its $2.29). I wouldn’t use it if you were really concerned with saving your dress for ever and having it be as perfect as possible, but I know someone who used it and it turned out fine!
I haven’t heard of Zips but I will look
Thomas is now my favorite since he said, “Go Eagles!” LOL! One more game to the big one! Looks like a fun weekend Kath! Keep cheering for the Eagles!
Would Thomas be willing share the recipe for his famous dip? It looks very good and we are always looking for new ideas for healthy snacks!
I linked it it! Did a post about it last yeae
Linda @ the Fitty says
How come when I poach eggs it never turns out the way it looks in that delicious eggs benedict? Am I missing something?
Put vinegar in the water and swirl!
Katie @ Live Half Full says
Love the indoor ideas for getting out kiddo energy!!!
Great post, love your boots, they look so comfortable.