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Mazen’s eleventh • Kath Eats

Final Thursday this boy turned 11 years previous! 

Whereas it doesn’t really feel like yesterday that he was a child, it does really feel like yesterday that he turned 10! That 12 months simply flew by. 

Birch and I picked him up from faculty with a bunch of Star Wars balloons and headed dwelling for a scavenger hunt for presents. His important present was a Meta Quest 2 digital actuality headset. He’s been speaking about it for months, and couldn’t wait to play Gorilla Tag!

He additionally acquired matching Nike Frees together with his brother as a part of the #nike365 partnership I’m doing. These are his 4th or fifth pair, and they’re the BEST athletic footwear for youths! No laces and simple to slide on. 

Dinner at Public

Public is Mazen’s favourite restaurant, and he LOVES the steampot. It’s a mixture of large crab legs, shrimp, mussels, corn, potatoes, and sausage.

We additionally shared oysters – M tried two uncooked! He says he prefers them roasted. We additionally shared an heirloom and burrata tomato salad. 

And key lime pie for dessert <3 

Household Social gathering

We additionally had just a little household social gathering for him with the grandparents and it was the primary time we entertained in our new kitchen!

I’d say the kitchen carried out very properly. In fact we gathered across the island.

We had a basic cookout with burgers, corn, watermelon and tomato/basil/burrata. 

And Nona made an excellent key lime pie for dessert (Mazen’s favourite!) Whipped cream on high and a Biscoff / graham crust. Should get the recipe! 

We’ll be celebrating extra on the seaside this weekend! Sure it’s late within the season for a seaside journey, however it’s a Donne fam custom! 

Extra Household Dinners on the Porch

Pizza evening!

Steak by way of Blue Apron

Additionally loving the Maker Wines! I shared this one with Ellen for a porch cling. Get 15% off with my hyperlink anytime!

Breakfast Meals

Look what I introduced again! I noticed it at Dealer Joe’s and I believe the Biscoff in the important thing lime pie set off a craving. Sure it’s extra like dessert than breakfast, however dang is it good! 

Protein Granola

I’ve been loving this protein granola Cascadian Farm despatched me as a pattern. It’s made with pea protein and the cluster crunch is nice. 

Bodos bagel with egg and cheese from Thomas! 

Different happenings in da home

This little man comes as much as my room each morning as quickly as he wakes up. We snuggle actual laborious! 

He additionally had a giant day final week: BIRCH was the Wordle! It has been my beginning phrase earlier than, however alas I began with one thing else. I did get a 3 and was glad I didn’t get an X on today! 

Work Arduous, Play Arduous

Thomas continues to be laborious at work getting the outside of our home to hurry. You may see the half-built trash can storage deck he’s engaged on. And there may be mulch and filth all around the yard to get the spots we excavated again to grass. Birch helped him unload a few of the supplies. 

Have a look at that gaze of admiration! 

Gradual Stream Faucet

Additionally on the house entrance, our kitchen faucet – what a headache! It stopped working at full pace earlier than we moved out and we forgot about it, so once we moved again in, it was nonetheless not working proper (shock, shock). Water comes out, however it’s solely a drizzle and you must transfer the deal with forwards and backwards 10 occasions to get it to full circulate for laundry dishes.

We thought it was the valve and we spent a couple of hours one night attempting to get the valve changed ourselves (that is why usually we’d simply name a plumber! Time is cash!) nevertheless after chatting with Kohler help, we lastly acquired it. However seems that wasn’t even the issue! They decided that our faucet is simply damaged. Fortunately they’re sending a alternative without cost! I actually hope that is the final move-in hiccup we’ve got for some time! 

On A Quiet Road

Lastly, I simply completed this e-book and it was SO GOOD!!!! A little bit creepy, just a little thriller. Simple to know and observe. Saved me up studying previous bedtime as a result of I couldn’t put it down. All of the issues I search for in a e-book! I simply began the brand new Elin Hilderbrand a couple of blogger – 5 Star Weekend. Excited to dig in!

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