Weekend Recap – Play time and Petting Zoos

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Hey guys! How was your weekend? We had a pretty good one over here.  On Friday after work and school, we enjoyed a little play date at the park. The kids had a great time playing with their friends, and I got to catch up with some of my friends. After the park, the babes and I took our time going home, so we could drive through a few neighborhoods and check out Christmas lights. It was the perfect relaxing evening after a long week.

Saturday morning started with a great breakfast! I made an egg scramble with spinach, potato and a little bacon, then sprinkled a little cheese on top and broiled it for just a minute. I then doused it with hot sauce. On the side is a piece of waffle with warm cherries and whip cream. I didn’t love how the waffles turned out.  But everything is good with cherries and whip cream!

After breakfast, I went to teach my class (it was a fun one, I have such a great group of regulars). Then we took the babies to the playground for a bit. I was afraid it would be too cold for the park, but it was actually a beautiful day, about 60 and sunny.

The rest of Saturday was just what I needed. I had been feeling a bit run down recently and needed to decompress. The hubs had a work event, so the babies and I just relaxed. We watched a movie, played Legos, I made some biscotti (recipe coming soon), and just enjoyed each other’s company.

After the babies were tucked into bed, I enjoyed a cup of tea, read a bit (I am currently reading Hiddensee by Gregory Maguire) and was in bed by 9:00, crazy Saturday night over here.

Sunday morning I was very happy with my early bedtime decision when the little miss decided we should get up at 4:30. The dude joined us around 5:30 and I was hoping to let the hubs sleep in, so we went “on an adventure” to get donuts and to look at Christmas lights that were still on in the darkness of the early morning. We stumbled across some great displays and it was a fun little morning with my babes. The hubs was also not bummed about waking up to donuts.

Later in the morning, I met my book club ladies for brunch. We went to a new to me restaurant called Sazerac.  It was a cute Cajun place and I loved the decor! The food was pretty great too. I got the Eggs Sardou, which was spinach and artichokes with poached eggs and a hash brown casserole, it was really good.  The eggs are served on top of an artichoke heart.

We do a book exchange for the holidays, and I am pretty excited to read my new book, Running: A Novel.  Which is not about actual running, but rather a group of friends on the run.  It looks interesting.

In the afternoon, we took the kids to a Holiday/Santa event. We didn’t end up seeing the big guy (the line was SO long), but we did have fun with the rides and the petting zoo.

The kids were pretty tired by the time we got home, so we fed them a quick dinner and got them ready for bed. The hubs and I then enjoyed a late dinner after they went to bed. While I was starving by the time we ate, it was a nice to catch up a little one on one, and a relaxing way to wrap up the weekend.

So friends, how was your weekend? What do you have going on this week? Hope you have a great day!

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24 thoughts on “Weekend Recap – Play time and Petting Zoos

  1. Sounds like a great weekend! I still need to drive around and look at lights; I keep seeing the ones on my usual route though and that’s still fun. 🙂 Your book club brunch sounds like fun – and yay for a fun book exchange! I hope you enjoy the new book. And mmm…donuts.

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

  2. The breakfast you had on Saturday looks like it’s from a restaurant not homemade! Also, I love how you were concerned that 60 would be too cold for the park. The difference in what people in different climates consider hot/cold is so funny to me!

  3. Making lemonade out of lemons – I love it. I bet Christmas lights made that early morning a little magical instead of a little (a lot) painful. 🎅🏻

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