Weekend recap (Riverbanks Zoo)

Weekend recap (Riverbanks Zoo)

Happy Monday! It is so stormy and gloomy outside right now.  It looks like night time!  I am hoping that the darkness confuses Michael when I put him down for his nap, and it makes him snooze for a long while. Luckily, the weather was a bit nicer over the weekend (although definitely rainy here and there).  MT and I agreed that we should take advantage of the fact that it wasn’t unbearably hot outside, and we went on a family trip to the zoo! We’re really lucky to have access to some great local zoos, but our favorite is the...

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Weekend recap and big changes!

Weekend recap and big changes!

Happy Monday! Did you have a nice weekend? I got to visit The Original Pancake House again for a delicious breakfast with the family. Michael has been such a picky eater lately, but he certainly can put away some dollar pancakes when we go to that restaurant! My nieces Ava and Brianna turned one over the weekend, so we went to their first birthday party on Sunday. They were so adorable with their little cakes, and Ava cracked me up by diving into hers face first. Who needs to use their hands or utensils anyway? It was such a fun time,...

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Weekend recap (in mostly pictures)

Weekend recap (in mostly pictures)

Happy Monday! If you live in the U.S., I hope that you had a great 4th of July.  It was a beautiful weekend here in Charlotte, so we took lots of walks and spent a great deal of time outdoors. Here are some pictures from the weekend… Yes, we all wore red, white, and blue on the 4th.  I like to keep things nice and cheesy. How thrilled does Addison look in this photo with me?   She looks pretty unimpressed here too.     Much better!   I cannot take how grown up Michael looks in this picture.  He really needs to...

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Weekend recap

Weekend recap

Happy Monday! Before I jump into the happenings from my weekend, I want to remind you to enter my NuNaturals giveaway.  There will be four winners, so the odds of winning are pretty good! Onto the weekend… MT and I had a date at Portofino’s…again.  We just love the low key atmosphere and the food so much that we haven’t had any desire to go anywhere else lately. If you want even more predictability, I ordered salmon as my entree. Maybe we’ll have to shake things up soon for the purposes of the blog. We did...

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Weekend recap (Lazy 5 Ranch)

Weekend recap (Lazy 5 Ranch)

It has been scorching hot in Charlotte lately.  If I don’t get the kids out for a stroll by 8 am, I can just forget the whole idea because walking any time after 10 in the morning is just too uncomfortable, sticky, humid, and gross.  In fact, I’ve taken up doing laps around the mall lately- a great air-conditioned alternative to walking outdoors! Anyway, MT and I wanted to do something fun with Michael over the weekend, but it was too steamy to go to the zoo (my first choice), and he hasn’t been digging the pool (just a...

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Weekend recap (date night)

Weekend recap (date night)

Happy Monday! Friday was MT’s birthday, so we celebrated by having a date night…without kids! We went to a local restaurant called Portofino’s for dinner.  It has quickly become a favorite of ours. MT loves the pizza, and I always order the salmon salad.  Truth be told, I really order it for the house salad dressing.  It is so good that I could probably drink it.  Apparently, the recipe is a well-guarded secret that only family members are allowed to know.  I’ve tried to replicate it at home several times, but...

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