Good morning + happy Monday! How was your weekend? I always sit down and imagine you guys in all corners of the country – some with sunny, hot weather and others maybe with some chilly rain. And I know some of you are reading on the other side of the planet! In our corner of the earth, we had sun followed by lots of clouds and then finally cold rain. It wasn’t the most summery weekend.
Friday Happy Hour + Porch Time
Birch and I love to wait on the porch for Thomas to come home from work on Fridays! Then we have happy hour out there while we catch up.
Our fridge was empty and we ended up getting takeout tacos from La Michoacana. They were authentically delicious!
Birch loved his pouch + puffs!
Thomas and I watched the first two episodes of the new Handmaid’s Tale. It might be my favorite show of all time. It’s so well done. If you haven’t seen it yet, go watch!!
Birch woke up at 5:30 and T and I traded off trying to rock him back to sleep. I was dragging a bit and wanted to crawl back in bed, but I opted to go to my favorite gym class since it had been a few weeks and was so glad I did!
I never regret a workout. Like my latest fanny pack!?
The best post-workout snack. I love having a fridge of watermelon in the summertime!
I had a bigger breakfast after my shower. Yogurt + crumbled raspberry bar + almond butter + banana.
Later on, I had a smoked salmon, cheddar cheese and veggie sandwich. Plus peppers with blue cheese dip.
A Visit To The Country
Thomas’s cousin, Blaine, and his wife, Haley, came down for a day visit all afternoon. We headed to Jefferson Vineyards after catching up to get some fresh country air and let Mazen run around a bit.
Girls, relaxing. Haley is due with her first baby the same day I was due with Mazen, August 31!
Photo credit to Mazen! We look kind of warped with our heads at the top of the photo.
Dinner at Three Notch’d
Next stop: Three Notch’d for dinner!
We had pretzel bites to start, naturally. And I had a tofu salad and beer sampler with a delicious honeysuckle summer ale!
Love our lobster high chair! B tried some mac and cheese and tofu!
Thomas and I had ice cream after the kids were in bed.
Cozy, Rainy Sunday
We had a snuggly morning at home. Thomas made biscuits and eggs for breakfast. Nona took Mazen bowling and to lunch, and we took Birch to the gym. It poured down rain all day, but it was a cozy time.
Looks like such a fun weekend!
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says
Awww, shame about the rainy weather! Still sounds like you had a good weekend though! 🙂
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
Agreed regarding watermelon being the BEST summer snack!
And, it is so tasty now and keeps a person hydrated.
Little Birch has the best idea for beginning munchers… take off his shirt when he eats. It sure saves on laundry. 🙂
He is a sweet one!
Have a great week!
I love handmaids as well almost done with season two. Can’t wait to start the next season of big little lies!
Dan spent the weekend in Charlottesville and apparently on Saturday when he went to the special collections at UVA there was a reunion going which was festive. I spent the weekend entertaining family here in Claremont/LA area. We went to the Tar Pits, the Grove, Santa Monica beach and Pier then spent a day in Claremont at the Farmer’s Market and I took the boys to see the new Aladdin (SOO GOOD!!) Weather was picture perfect here, but today it is starting to heat up (finally had to crank on the a/c). Happy Mojito Monday from sunny SoCal!
I can’t wait to see Aladdin! M doesn’t want to see it so I have to convince him it’s “cool”
What’s the advantage of the lobster high chair over regular restaurant high chairs? I’d find carrying that around so annoying!!
It’s actually really compact! Restaurant chairs don’t have much support for smaller babies, and you never know what you’re going to get (how often do the straps not click together), so I think it’s just easier to throw this in the trunk. Plus we were sitting at a long bench and it was convenient to have him between us. A regular high chair would only have fit on the ends, which get really crowded there.
Kath, where’s your blue workout tank from?