Hi guys! I’m back for part 2 of my weekend recap. If you missed part 1, check it out first! When I left off, it was Saturday and the weather was gorgeous – so clearly that called for a hike!
Matt and I met up with our friend Shane at the C&O canal trail, one of my favorite local spots. Nice and flat, too, which is perfect because Riese is getting heavy! 🙂 We started at Chain Bridge and walked down to Fletcher’s Cove, and then did some exploring by the waterfront. I’d never wandered around in the Fletcher’s Cove area before – it was really nice! Lots of people out having picnics and fishing down by the water.
We decided to explore some of the small trails around the area rather than hiking back on the canal – I had no idea these were here!
It was beautiful – wooded and with lots of spring-like green popping up around us!
We ended up going farther than we planned because it was so pretty and we had the trails all to ourselves!
I was really obsessed with the beautiful yellow flowers popping up among the bright green. Gorgeous!
We ended up going much farther than we planned, and before we knew it it was time for Riese to eat again – whoops! It worked out – we did a little breastfeeding in the wild on a random rock, as nature intended! And while I was feeding Riese, Matt hung out with me and Shane went on to make sure that the trail actually connected back where we needed to end up, because by this point the trail had gotten much more wooded/brushy and we were worried we might have to retrace our steps!
Random sidenote – I did my best to keep Riese’s face out of the sun (except for in the photo above) while we were out by covering her with the hooded sweater, but soon I’m going to need to pick up some baby sunscreen for her as the weather warms up. Any recommendations for a baby sunscreen that’s not totally chemical-tastic? But that is also not impossible to rub in? Thoughts?
Luckily Shane was able to find a way for us to get through the brush and back to the trail so we didn’t have to hike all the way back to Fletcher’s Cove and then all the way along the canal again to get back. Whew! Near the end, we linked back up with a more official trail again, which was nice.
Freyja had the best day – she got filthy, but it was worth it. Nice to have her off-leash for awhile too since we were so far from anyone else for the second part of the hike!
By the time we finished around 2 we were all exhausted and ready for some food! We went to Sweetgreen and chowed down outdoors. My recent fave salad creation there is arugula + kale + brown rice + goat cheese + avocado + cabbage + cucumber + steelhead (like salmon) + balsamic vinaigrette. Really good combo!
We came home and cleaned up and got ready to head out again – this time to a friend’s place for a party! Our friends John and Erin are moving away (sad), and since we had other friends in town visiting, they hosted everyone and their kids for a combination reunion/going away party. We got Riese dressed up for the occasion. 🙂 This dress ended up either a) up by her shoulders, or b) in her mouth, for most of the evening, but it was still adorable.
I didn’t get any photos at the party because I was busy mingling, but I had a beer and some delicious BBQ. We stayed out a little too late for Riese – until about 10 – but she did pretty well all things considered. I brought a carrier so I could wear her for most of the party, so that really helped – she ended up falling asleep on me around 9 after she ate.
On Sunday morning, I went to a yoga class which felt reeeeally good – my back was hurting a lot after wearing Riese for pretty much the entire day Saturday, so it helped to stretch it out a bit! Early afternoon, we headed to my parent’s house for a lovely Easter lunch. The appetizer was deviled eggs – love. Cool plate, too, huh?
Riese was dressed for the occasion – my mom got her this adorable bunny shirt with matching tights! Too cute. And yes I’m obsessed with baby sweaters.
Lunch was delicious! We brought the simple salad, which was spinach + carrots + tomatoes with a homemade vinaigrette (olive oil + dijon mustard + lemon juice + apple cider vinegar). I loved the cute centerpiece with the eggs! It will be fun next year to do a little Easter egg basket for Riese.
Dessert was a yummy fruit tart my mom picked up at a local bakery. Tarts are always so beautiful!
Such a lovely lunch – thank you mom!
Matt and I spent the rest of Sunday getting some chores done around the house, and then threw together an easy dinner. I forgot to get a photo and can’t remember what we had… oh well!
I’ve got some writing, a couple AnneTheRD nutrition client calls, and some tax filing prep on the agenda today. Have a nice day guys! I’ll see you back here on Thursday.