We kicked off our Friday my favorite way: with happy hour!
The nachos + beer at Screwtop hit the spot as always.
And yes, Riese ate nachos for dinner, too. #parentsoftheyear
Saturday kicked off with some oatmeal – made on the stove since I made more than one serving, but we used the recipe for my Microwave Banana Oatmeal.
I added about 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed before cooking as well, and then added some almond butter once it was cooked. Riese loved it!
We spent the rest of the morning at the playground. Matt was doing a workout over lunch, so Riese and I noshed solo.
I had avocado toast topped with broccoli slaw, tomatoes, and chicken, and Riese had broccoli, bread, and a veggie burger, plus some guac and tzatziki for dipping. She’s really into dipping things into sauces right now!
The rest of the day was spent packing up all our stuff at my parents’ house and moving back over to our place once Riese was up. It’s nice to have our own space again and Riese was excited to see all her toys, but I was sad to leave – as an extrovert, I get lonely at home with Matt gone all day and I had gotten used to having my mom around (and my dad when he wasn’t traveling for work). I’ll really miss coming back from adventures with Riese and having someone else at the house. Who wants to start a commune with us? Kidding/not kidding… 😉
I took Riese to sweetgreen for dinner while Matt did some organizing to try to make the house more homey again – it’s in a weird transition state right now because half our stuff is packed in storage, which I’m sure doesn’t help with me being blah about being home because everything feels very unsettled. We don’t move to our new place until late July… I wish we were moving sooner so we could just be done and get fully settled… I’m going to be SO GLAD to be done with this transition phase.
Anyway – I tried to shake off the blahs and buck up on Sunday, which ended up being a really fun day – the weather was gorgeous and we spent most of the day outside.
First up: a hike with my mom friend Olivia, her husband Chris, and their little one Charlotte!
We hadn’t gone hiking in ages and it was so nice to get out into the woods.
At first Riese really didn’t want to get into the hiking backpack, but once she was in and Matt started walking she loved it. Whew!
We hiked along the Potomac and then stopped at a beachy area and let the kids run around and have a snack before hiking back.
We grabbed lunch on our way home at a BBQ place in the newly renovated Ballston Quarter – yum! Weird orange lighting because an orange umbrella was up above us. 🙂
After Riese’s nap, we headed over to our friend Heather and Mike’s place – they had a few of us over for dinner and playtime with the kids.
The kids all loved the baby pool and it was perfect weather to relax outside! Such a fun night.
And that’s that! I hope you guys had a nice weekend. 🙂