Hey guys, happy Monday. I hope you had a relaxing and refreshing weekend. We had a small bug that ran through our house, fortunately it was short lived and we were able to enjoy a lot of the weekend.
Phil volunteered to install fire alarms in homes in less fortunate homes for the day, so Mitch and I set out for a day together.
Most of the morning was spent playing with trains, getting ready, and singing and dancing before we headed out to run errands. The first stop was Trader Joe’s. Mitch has finally moved past his rule of no groceries in his cart and is now quite the helper! He spends the trip pointing out every little detail, like ladybugs on the flower wrapping.
Once we wrapped errands and a detour to a play area, we headed home for lunch and nap time. While Mitch napped, I used the free time to clean up the house. It’s amazing how fast I can move when I’m left to my own pace! I packed up another load of Mitch’s clothes that he has somehow outgrown and switched my winter clothes for summer.
We had a lilac bush at my house when I was a child and I absolutely loved the scent. My brother, sister and I would pick a bunch for my mom and proudly gift them to her.
The night wrapped with steaks and salad and a few episodes of Grace and Frankie after Mitch was in bed.
Sunday ended up looking a little different due to our original plans being cancelled last minute. But it all worked out in the end as we were able to move a few things around and enjoy a fun day.
We quickly ate breakfast and got ready for the trampoline park. With the rain finally moving in, we needed an activity to burn off energy indoors. And the park never fails!
The jump sessions last for one hour, and this kiddo bounces 90 percent of the time. Just watching him makes me tired! Where do kids get their energy.
After the park, we made the drive to Ann Arbor to try a new restaurant I’ve been eyeing for some time. Fred’s is a cafe that serves fresh juice, specialty coffee, acai bowls, poke bowls, kale salads and dishes from scratch. We arrived between downpours to find a lull in the action inside, giving us time to explore the menu and luckily find a seat.
Once our order was placed, we settled into one of the square tables and took in the space. Fred’s has an amazingly pleasing ascetic: light and airy with a few fun twists. With high ceilings and sweeping windows, the draped outdoor lights ads a touch of whimsy.
Anyone spot Phil and Mitch?
We started with lattes and then dug into a delicious spread of food.
Phil had the breakfast wrap with organic turkey sausage that was out of this world. We ordered an acai bowl, something I haven’t had since our trip to Hawaii where I fell in love with the fruity dish! I opted for the kale greek with fresh feta and Mitch had avocado toast.
It was the perfect fuel for a rainy, slow day. After we were full, I wandered around the cafe a bit to check out their to-go offerings and fresh juice and actually grabbed another salad for lunch today!
The weather had turned to a downpour, so we waited for a bit of a break and then made a run for the car. The cafe is about 25 minutes from our house, and within minutes of the car ride, Mitch was asleep. We had pushed past his nap time, so it was no surprise the action of the morning and gloomy day finally set in. Once we were home, we all settled in for some quiet time. There is just something about a rainy day that makes you want to curl up and watch a movie.
While our plans unfortunately fell through, I was able to spend the afternoon tackling a lot of to-dos and run a few errands. We’re about to start four major renovation projects in our house over the next three months, so there are a lot of decisions and details consuming my time at the moment!
The weekend wrapped with grilled blackberry pork chops and (of course) the third part of the Real Housewives reunion. So good!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
What is your favorite sign of spring? What was the best part of your weekend?