My day started with an early morning workout and grocery shop per usual. When I arrived home, the guys were hanging out so we decided to run a few errands to get out of the house. <—famous last words. We left the house at 11am and arrived home at 8pm.
I’m not sure what was in us, but we were in an exploring mood and went with it! We started at Target and then our tummies pulled us to one of our favorite lunch spots 45 minutes away. Believe me, it was worth the drive. Chomp is seriously delicious with a menu overflowing with healthy, fresh soups, sandwiches and salads from scratch.
With the intention of heading towards our house, a back road lead us over to the mall and aquarium. Hey, we were on a roll and went with it!
The aquarium had set hours for entrance, so we decided to explore the mall a bit before visiting the fish. We did some shopping and then we’re sucked in by the play area. Mitch spent over an hour bouncing between the merry-go-round and play area.
By time we made our way back towards the aquarium, it was nearing time to head home. Fortunately, a large fish aquarium outside was more than satisfactory for Mitch. He ran back and forth calling for Dory and Nemo, waving and blowing fish lip kisses at all of the fish.
While we may have missed the main attraction, everyone had a great afternoon hanging out together and just going with the flow.
The night ended with left overs and How to Get Away with Murder. Who else is so glad #TGIT is back?!
Our little early bird must have been maxed out Saturday, because the entire house slept until 8:30am. That’s a bonus two hours that felt wonderful and like quite the treat.
We quickly got ready as we had plans to host brunch with our friends. Egg dishes and roasted potatoes went into the oven and the coffee brewed and within an hour we were catching up and digging into a warm breakfast. Katie and Chad are two of our dear friends, so it was wonderful to have a relaxing visit. They also brought their cute dog Norman who was a playmate for both Henry and Mitch.
The morning flew by in good conversation. Once we said our goodbyes, I headed back into the kitchen for the remainder of the afternoon testing recipes. And lucky for me, I had a helper!
Mitch is interested in doing whatever we are and counting- so baking was the perfect activity. We worked away in the kitchen trying new recipes and a few favorites. Mitch helped measure out flour, milk, crack eggs, and was an excellent mixer!
I’ll share recipes soon!
I was completely exhausted after a day of cooking and was grateful for dinner in the crockpot and an early bed time.
What’s your favorite brunch item?
What’s the furthest you’ve driven for food?