Here’s a bit of life lately.
Fall has come and gone – the leaves are all off the trees!
This is cool in Cville because you can start to see the mountain views poke through. I sometimes forget we live in a mountain town!
Apple Harvest Festival
A few weeks ago we went with Thomas’s mom to the Albemarle Ciderworks Apple Harvest Festival!
Candid photo by Thomas
We had fun sipping cider, listening to music, eating kettle corn and going on a WILD hayride through the woods!
Watch the video here:
We went back to Nona + Grandpa’s for dinner and Birchie opened his birthday gift, this T-Rex costume!!
This child really loves his costumes! He was a train conductor at a friends’ birthday party
Birch was home sick with a cold and I try to keep a KiwiCo box on hand for rainy and sick days. Now that you can buy kits a la carte at Amazon, it’s easy to get a few to keep on hand without a subscription. I’m getting this dino head costume and this stuffed frog dissection kit.
We used the frog tape measure he made to measure all of Gus’s body parts!
Gus loved it!
The other kit Birch has been obsessed with are my 8 Days Of Jellies Advent set from Beautycounter! The box has taken quite a beating at this point.
He likes to try all of the flavors!
Mazen likes going in costume too – his hair is now BLUE!
Looking great after a trim with his brother and cousin:
Apparently colored hair is all the rage for the 4th grade.
But look! Here’s me at nearly the same age.
(This was a Halloween costume, but still 🙂 )
Athleta + Old Navy
I’ve been shopping the Black Friday sales early! I got some amazing joggers at Old Navy 50% off for $22 and this sports bra that is my new favorite. I have concluded that Old Navy is just Athleta at 25% of the price : )
However, there are things that only Athleta has!! I got this cute romper on final sale for $34! It comes in black too – which I already have. And I finally invested in the Marlow Maxi dress in black that I’ve been wanting for a year when it went on sale 50% off.
Kath Eats Real Food
I’ve been loving cottage cheese with granola and fruit for breakfast.
This granola is by Rainbow Trout Kitchen out of Richmond, VA. It is fantastic and has strong notes of honey. They can ship nationwide – it would make a great gift for foodies who also love to fish for rainbow trout!
Coco Verde from The Juice Laundry
Vu Noodles Pho on a rainy day
Soup + Sandwich is the best combo
This soup was from whole foods and the sandwich made at home.
Blue Apron Meals
Note the pirate I dined with in the background!
Honey Panko Chicken with Cilantro Rice
Udon Noodles with Shrimp
Salmon with Romesco Sauce
Cilantro Chicken Rice Bowls
Pork Meatballs with Gnocchi and Salad
Hope you have an amazing, restful weekend!
Look at this sweet boy sleeping with the bears his brother gave him – tags still on <3
Don’t tell brother we’re in his room!
In tribute to Devin, Lavel and D’Sean
Lives lost forever because of one selfish act. #UVAstrong