Hello from Sewickley, PA outside Pennsylvania!
Matt, Riese, and I are here visiting Matt’s parents for a couple weeks – we’ve been wanting to come up to visit just to change up the scenery situation, and this was good timing because Matt has an extra busy workweek. It’s so nice to have some extra hands to help with Riese!
We arrived on Saturday afternoon and were thrilled to see that the weather is significantly cooler here – at least 10 degrees cooler, and way less humid – than in DC, which has been getting crushed by super hot temperatures lately.
It was even nice enough to have dinner outside on the back deck!
We had a turkey taco feast – check out all the topping options!
I went for one hard taco and one soft taco – both delish.
Plus some yummy homemade gazpacho!
And juicy watermelon to cap off the meal. Summer perfection!
On Sunday morning, Matt and I got in a run date!
It was so fun to get to run together, and to run in slightly cooler temps, too.
We kept it casual and did some running and some walking. I forgot to pack my watch, but I think we did about 3 miles.
I love running here – so pretty, right? We aren’t often here in the summer (normally we come for the holidays!), so it’s fun to see it so green.
When we got back, we enjoyed some homemade quiche (I know, we eat so well when we visit Matt’s parents) with salad and a super juicy cantaloupe.
The quiche had a crust, but it was similar to my old fave Crustless Quiche recipe.
Sidenote – when cantaloupe is actually ripe, it’s SO good, right?! We crushed a whole cantaloupe in 1 day between the 5 of us.
We spent the rest of yesterday relaxing and then we capped off the day with a visit to the pool! I forgot to get a photo, but Riese and I shared some salmon tacos for dinner at the outdoor pool bar. It felt like vacation!
I was up early this morning to go to an outdoor, distanced bootcamp class via The Studio Sewickley with a couple friends.
It was a nice morning to be outside – we were in the shade so it wasn’t too hot, and the workout was legit!
Matt and I are working this morning and Matt’s parents are taking Riese on a little hike, but I packed a ton of work into last week (especially in the evenings – I was a working machine last week) so I can hopefully phone it in a bit this week and have some fun adventures with Riese!
I will leave you with a funny photo of her potty with a view – this was at a rest stop on the drive from DC to Pittsburgh. Whatever works, right?! Her potty is small and lightweight and fine for a road trip, but we didn’t really have a super travel-friendly potty, so I just bought this one at the suggestion of an Instagram follower! (affiliate links)
(Check out Friday’s 2.5-ish year toddler update post if you missed it – I share a potty training update, favorite parenting books, preschool plans, and lots more!)
The drive went pretty well – Riese doesn’t nap in the car anymore so she was pretty tired once we arrived, but there wasn’t much traffic and we made good time. We packed some homemade sandwiches for lunch and just took the one quick rest stop break – it was a nice one because it had a ton of green space so we could run around a bit before getting back in the car!
Have a lovely day, my friends, and I will see you back here on Wednesday as usual!