Hey guys! It was a nice weekend here – gave us a little taste of spring, although apparently it’s going to snow mid-week, so it was just a tease. Oh well – we enjoyed it while it was here! One of the big highlights of the weekend was lots of walking! Riese and I (and Matt!) love the fresh air, so it was nice to get out and about a ton, especially yesterday since we had gorgeous sunny weather.
Yesterday morning we met friends Kathleen and Zach and their 18 month old for a walk on Roosevelt Island. Perfect morning for it, and fun to catch up with our friends!
I love Riese’s little hooded sweaters – so cute!
I also got in a nice walk on Friday afternoon after finishing out work for the week – I met up with a couple friends and their babes and we walked the Mt. Vernon Trail. We parked at Daingerfield Island which is a great spot to park because there’s lots of space and you can enter the parking area going either southbound or northbound on the GW Parkway!
Walking south on the trail from Daingerfield Island brings you to this cool boardwalk area:
And going north has pretty views of the marina.
We had some good food this weekend too! Friday night was low key – Matt was at a work happy hour so Riese and I had a solo dinner. I bought a rotisserie chicken earlier in the week and paired it with black beans, brown rice, string beans, and a huge dollop of guac. Plus hot sauce. Great combo! And easy to eat one-handed, which was a good thing because Riese still doesn’t love being put down, especially in the evenings… she was pretty fussy on Friday night.
I had a similar variation the next day for lunch, but with microwave-wilted spinach instead of string beans.
Saturday night’s dinner was at my parent’s place – our standard fave steaks with taco salad. Yum!
Riese was the life of the party. 😉
For lunch yesterday my aunt and uncle came over to see Riese (and us!) and kindly brought food with them! Big salads (greens + walnuts + dried cranberries + cherry tomatoes) with roasted salmon on top. I made a simple apple cider vinaigrette (apple cider vinegar + lemon juice + olive oil + dijon mustard) to go with the salads. Yummy!
As for dinner last night, Matt and I took advantage of the warm weather and had a little date night with Riese in tow! We hit up Rockland’s BBQ – they have a big outdoor seating area which was nice because I feel way less bad if Riese is noisy if we are outside vs. inside. 😉
Riese only likes the car seat/stroller if it’s moving, but luckily she was content to be held and looking around. 🙂
She made it about an hour before melting down and we quickly departed. So nice having light in the evenings again – makes it much more appealing to get out and about!
How was your weekend?