Hi guys! I hope you had nice weekends. Matt and I had a fun one with lots of outings with the babe in tow – it’s so nice to take her out and about more often now that flu and cold season is ending and the weather is better! Here is part 1 of our weekend; I’ll be back to share part 2 tomorrow with some yummy homemade eats and my run date with the girls – it was a good one!
One of the big weekend highlights was Riese’s first brewery visit!
The weather was amazing on Saturday – nice and warm but not too hot – so we decided to take Riese on an adventure out into the Virginia countryside. We met up with a bunch of friends at Vanish Brewery, which is near Leesburg. It was awesome and really kid friendly – TONS of families were there! It has a massive space with lots of outdoor as well as indoor seating. There was a guy playing music which was fun, too – great ambiance. And even though it was packed it didn’t feel overly crowded since they have so much property/space.
We got there around 3:30 and stayed after our friends left – until about 6:30 – because we were having a good time and wanted to try some of their food – they have a bunch of food trucks and also BBQ. We decided on BBQ and it was REALLY good. I had the pulled pork, Matt had the ribs!
I fed Riese once while we were there and then we brought her usual evening top-off bottle of pumped milk with us and Matt gave it to her in the car on the drive home so that when we got back around 7:30 we could just put her straight to bed. It worked out well! Also, how cute is this dress?! It was a gift from extended family… it’s baby Ralph Lauren. Excuse the wet neck area from drool, lol. We usually put her in a bib but forgot!
Our other fun outing with Riese in tow was brunch on Sunday! We had a lazy morning at home and then decided it would be fun to take Riese out to brunch in Del Ray (a cute area of Alexandria, VA). We ended up at one of my fave spots, Evening Star Café, and snagged a seat outside with the stroller. Matt and I both got the egg and cheese biscuit sandwiches – he got his with sausage and I went for bacon; they come with a side salad too. Soooooo good. I was really craving a good biscuit egg sandwich!
It was a little chilly out, but Riese was fine with blankets! Especially since she spent some of the meal under my nursing cover. 🙂
We totally forgot to pack a hat for her so my nursing cover became her hat once she was done eating. Whatever works! She loves taking in all the action – she was looking away from me, watching the cars and people, in the photo below. I hope that getting her out often while she’s little will mean she’s used to it later on, too – although I know it will get way harder once she’s mobile! We’re definitely in the sweet spot right now for taking her places easily.
ALSO – how fun is this bloody mary that Matt got which came with a tiny piece of bacon and a tiny grilled cheese? So creative!
I’ll be back tomorrow to recap my run date and some other weekend eats. For now, it’s time to tackle my email inbox and my to do list! Have a nice day guys!
What was the most delicious or creative thing you ate this weekend?
Do you think taking babies out and about when they are small correlates to them being easier/more open to being taken out later? Or not really?