And Pea too!! That was just too long of a title 🙂 Today is their 41st wedding anniversary!
They arrived on Saturday, so backing up to Friday night, Mazen went to Matt’s and Thomas went to the Outer Banks for a bachelor party, so I was solo for the night! Sarah and I did a little date night together at Junction.
We shared a shrimp app to start – yummy tempura!
And I had the special for my dinner: blackened snapper, blue corn grits, and fried green tomatoes.
I went to bed early and slept in – it was glorious!
I woke up and made a smoothie. (Cute lid from Mason Jar Lifestyle!)
Then Gussie and I went for a long walk : ) All of a sudden, I feel huge!
Mazey came home around noon, I ate leftovers for lunch, and we waited for G+P.
Mom brought Gussie a new birdie toy that he’s been carrying around nonstop, despite ripping off all the legs and wings within minutes of his arrival.
In the afternoon, we went to the elementary school for popsicles on the playground. It was so cute to see all the kids playing and a lot of parent faces I knew.
Afterwards, we went out for an early dinner to Lampo!
Even at 5:30 there was an hour-long wait, so we went to the new Potter’s Craft Cider tasting room next door to have a drink (those of us who could drink!)
We played a few games of Uno as well.
Dinner at Lampo was fantastic! We ordered a variety of dishes ranging from olives to salads to a cheese taste to an amazing mushroom toast to the lemon arugula and meatball pizzas.
[I have no idea why I look like an oompa loompa! I think it was the sunset lighting and red awning.]
We went to bed early, and I woke up to this antsy dog ready for his breakfast! That stare – haha.
I made baked donuts for breakfast using this recipe, along with a coconut butter frosting and sprinkles for my mom and Mazen. They were a hit!
We took Mazen school supplies shopping mid-morning (which, unfortunately, did not go very well) and then had leftover pizza, apples, and yogurt for lunch. The afternoon was spent in an epic fort Pea made for Mazen while I did grocery shopping and errands. Grammie and I were in the fort with Mazen when Gus tried to crawl through the hole! It was hilarious.
We went to MidiCi for dinner (yes that’s pizza two nights in a row!) and had a nice casual dinner. We all shared a great gorgonzola and walnut salad:
Pizza for Mazen and calzones for the grown-ups. Mom and I shared the four cheese one, which was good but not great.
We came home to our final weekend hurrah: Sweethaus Cupcakes! I gave my mom a coupon for cupcakes during her next visit to Cville which she happily cashed in. (I think my dad still has coupons I made him in high school tucked away somewhere!)
We shared 5 of them outside on the deck, tasting as many flavors as we could!
G+P are staying through the kindergarten open house and heading back mid-week. Just a few more days ’til school starts!
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says
Your weekends are always so packed and fulfilling, Kath! It’s good to see you enjoying life! 🙂
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
I’m curious why school supply shopping didn’t go well? My daughter is starting kindergarten this year too and I had to go to three different stores to find the right brands of supplies on her list – they were very specific! It made me want to just order everything online next year!
He just wasn’t feeling it at all. I thought he would think it was fun to pick out crayons. I think underlying anxiety related to a new experience
Oh bummer! It’ll definitely be a big change, but I keep trying to remind myself how resilient kids are! Hope he has a great year 🙂
I am confident he will do great. It’s his 5th year of school and third school so he just needs to settle in 🙂
Kelly A Haag says
We had a bit of that too. Exacerbated my our crabby 5-month old and a husband (who’s been disconnected from the kindergarten prep due to his busy job) saying “you probably need to pick up the pace.” For the next 18 years, I’ll either go by myself or order it all online, that’s how bad it was! 🙂
So sweet. My parents’ 40th anniversary was yesterday, although we sadly lost my dad last fall. <3
Mazen's cupcake looks epic! LOL
Aw I’m so sorry
I feel like Gus needs his own fan page. I love his expressive doggie face!!!
That Mazey is surrounded by so much love! Look at his cute haircut. 🙂 I love your mom’s blue dress with the kaleidoscope design on the top.
That’s a bummer about school supply shopping. Did he get to pick out a few fun things? That was always my favorite when I was little.
He just wasn’t feeling the store. And I did offer to buy him anything for his desk or art collection!
What a fantastic weekend!!! I just loveeee Gus’s many expressions. haha
Mazen’s haircut is so handsome! He looks so grown up!
The doughnuts you made look delicious! How did you get them to look so uniform? Whenever I bake something, I never end up with pieces that are all the same size. Also I clicked on the recipe link and I was surprised that it is paleo and flour free. Is this a new direction you’re going in?
Not at all 🙂 They are oat based and I was testing an oat flour version. I used real sugar and egg in mine. I used a donut pan so that helped with the shape.
My boys never enjoyed school supply shopping,.my girl loved it.
Exactly – my daughter was so into it – my son just didn’t care although he loved school.
Lisa C. says
Love your Mom’s haircut! Good luck to Mazen on his first days of kindy.
Barbara Younger says
Thanks on hair!
Your donuts look magnificent!! Also, those cupcakes. Woooow. They look so so good! I love Mazen’s new haircut. Sounds like he’s all ready for school!
It’s so fun to watch grandparents playing with their grandkids. Special relationship:)
School supply shopping in our school district couldn’t be easier – you pay $25/child and the supplies are delivered to their desk the first day of school. The last 2 years I attempted to do this myself (with little man with me). This year with a 2nd grader and kindergartener I went the easier route and am so glad I did! 2 more weeks of summer here, then back to school 🙂
Haha my dog is Also has this epic ‘Dog Stink Face’ when his food and belly rubbing needs are being met with less speed than he would like them to be