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Mommy + Me Weekend – Kath Eats Actual Meals

Right here’s what we did over mommy & me weekend from arts & crafts, a pajama social gathering, snacks on the metropolis market, and dinner with the grandparents.

I like to work forward

Some of the necessary objectives of my weblog’s future is with the ability to work forward. For years (and years!) I wrote very in-the-moment and it was a variety of stress. I truthfully don’t know the way I did it.

I actually DO need to hold writing private, day-in-the-life, “old style” weblog posts, however I completely LOVE working forward and realizing that the present week’s weblog posts are able to go in order that if a toddler is named residence sick or I really feel like being on my toes within the kitchen as a substitute of sitting at a pc, I’ve that flexibility.

Enjoyable reality: once I was in school I’d generally learn the semester forward’s books throughout the summer season simply so I’d have much less homework throughout the faculty yr and will social gathering extra once I felt prefer it!

All that to say, a couple of weekends in the past Thomas and his buddies went on a golf journey to Bald Head! It was simply me and the boys all weekend, and I captured our actions to share, regardless that there’s a delay. So simply faux this all occurred yesterday!

Mommy & Me Weekend Recap

Test the oil, daddy, you’ve received a protracted drive forward!

Afternoon with Birch

I picked Birch up from faculty, and we went to feed the chickens. After which headed to the park! 

Thomas had taken him right here the week earlier than, and Birch instructed me “Daddy says step on the leaves so your footwear don’t get muddy!” I had on my model new white-sole Allbirds, so we didn’t get very near the creek. 

We went residence to unpack and prep dinner from Blue Apron : ) 

Thursday Evening Lady’s Evening

To make the weekend extra thrilling, I invited my pal Ellen over for dinner and Survivor watching! I had most of a Blue Apron Shrimp Udon Noodles recipe prepped so we simply needed to cook dinner all the pieces in a single pot at go time. 

Who else is watching Survivor this season, and who’s your winner choose!? I made an embarrassing winner choose (who’s already gone) so I can’t share mine. 

Friday Twins!

We performed within the yard for a bit after faculty however in any other case received cozy inside for the night.

We had a low-key Friday evening and ate leftovers for dinner. Simple peasy! I deliberate all of our meals for the weekend and did as a lot prep as doable realizing I wouldn’t have additional arms on deck.

Mazen and I began a documentary on Pompeii since he’s finding out it in class, however he fell asleep mid-way via!


On Saturday morning I deliberate for us to go to the town market. We ate a lighter-than-usual breakfast and bundled up for the trek. 

Mazen received a sizzling chocolate, and all of us shared an enormous cinnamon bun as large as Birch’s head!


We additionally picked up some Nice Harvest Cinnamon Chip, cupcakes from Caked Up Cville to take to the grandparents, and essentially the most stunning flowers!

They’re Salvia leucantha aka Mexican bush sage. They usually scent just a little like a Christmas tree!!

Arts & Crafts

We had arts & crafts time for a bit after that (something however screens!). 

Birch is obsessive about Water Wow pads, and Mazen painted with water on a Buddha Board gifted from my mother.

I did a few of this paint with water guide by Usborne that our mates gifted Birch for his bday! It’s magical. 

Mazen moved on to trash bag artwork and made some armor….

Whereas I constructed this little picket ship. IT WAS HARD! My arms have been sore after. Mommy & me crafts become mommy craft : ) 

Soup’s On

I heated up some Loads Cville minestrone for lunch and determined so as to add in some parmesan crisps. These are my favourite salad toppers as a result of they’re tremendous crunchy and excessive in protein. 

Finest soup topper ever as a result of the parmesan MELTS however remains to be chewy. Sort of like a French onion soup topper (not that I’d know 😉 )

Pre-Nap Story Time

Birch determined NOT to nap for me on Saturday. Yay. 

Go to to North Backyard

We brightened our day with a go to to Thomas’s dad and mom’ home on a stunning fall day. 

They’d a leaf pile prepared for the boys

And whereas they frolicked, I went for a quiet stroll!

Pizza + Cupcakes

We had pizza from Dr. Ho’s and salad with home-grown shiitake mushrooms. After which Caked Up Cupcakes!!

BOTH boys fell asleep on the experience residence. Should have had enjoyable!

Sunday Pajama Social gathering

I received up early, showered, and made some French toast with the Cinnamon Chip we purchased on the market. 

After which we watched The Jungle Ebook and performed video games collectively. Zingo is among the few video games we are able to all play!

I declare Operation to be the toughest recreation ever invented.

Pajamas all day!

Extra mushrooms for lunch!

On prime of a Blue Apron Panzanella Salad

Black Friday Concept for Children

I HIGHLY suggest a Toniebox for anybody with youngsters within the 2-5 age vary. You know the way once we have been younger we used to have youngsters cassette gamers and we’d hearken to songs or tales? That is the 2021 cassette participant! Every character has a unique set of songs and/or a narrative and you may swap them out identical to you possibly can change out a tape or CD. It’s a extremely nice choice for quiet time.  

Birch received one for his birthday and he’s loving listening to it. The Jungle Ebook character was an enormous hit, and I’ve a Lion King one tucked away for a wet day. They even have Peppa! (Birch is unhappy there isn’t a Blippi one…)

I hope you all have a stunning vacation weekend. I’m so very grateful for you!!

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