Hey guys! How was your weekend? We had a pretty family-focused weekend celebrating the little miss’ birthday.
Saturday morning I got up early and enjoyed this beautiful morning while going for an early jog.
I then went home and quickly got ready for our family outing. We had initially planned to be out of town visiting family on Saturday but had to postpone. Since we now had the morning free we decided to take the kids on a local adventure to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. I had not been in probably twenty years or so and was really impressed with it. As the name implies, it focuses on the plant and wildlife native to the Sonoran desert. It was really informative and fun for all of us. It’s a ways out of town, which made it kind of a drive to get there, but the views were amazing.
I especially enjoyed the cave exhibits, and we all had fun learning about bats.
The desert museum took up the whole morning. So after naps, the afternoon was spent on chores and prepping for the little lady’s birthday brunch on Sunday. Lots of quiche and Frittata was made and we engaged in the exhausting cycle of trying to clean while having little ones undo your progress as you go.
After the babes went to bed, I got a lot more cleaning done, while watching Get Out. Sunday morning, I started the day with an at home barre workout. The kiddos woke up when I was about halfway through and my son sat on the couch offering encouragement for the rest of my workout, which was pretty cute. Then we got busy getting things ready for the birthday brunch. It was a small family gathering to celebrate our little one. We had the quiches I made the night before, along with a cinnamon roll French toast bake and fruit. We also had cake, because I felt that cake was necessary for a two-year-olds (or really, any) birthday, even if it is midday.
What’s missing from brunch? This delicious cinnamon maple delicata squash that I made for the occasion, but forgot to put out. I was bummed that I forgot it, but am not bummed that there is plenty leftover for me to eat now. I will share the recipe soon.
After the birthday brunch, we attempted naps and ran a few errands, before winding down Sunday with some Chinese takeout and a little yoga. The Chinese takeout is apparently becoming a post-birthday party tradition. The last time we got it was after the little guys birthday party last summer.
Hope you have a great day!