Listed below are footage from Mazen’s eleventh birthday, some happenings in the home, and different updates at the house entrance!
Mazen’s eleventh Birthday
Remaining Thursday this boy became 11 years outdated!
Whilst it doesn’t really feel like the day past that he was once a toddler, it does really feel like the day past that he became 10! That 12 months simply flew through.
Birch and I picked him up from college with a number of Celebrity Wars balloons and headed house for a scavenger hunt for items. His major present was once a Meta Quest 2 digital fact headset. He’s been speaking about it for months, and couldn’t wait to play Gorilla Tag!
He additionally were given matching Nike Frees together with his brother as a part of the #nike365 partnership I’m doing. Those are his 4th or fifth pair, and they’re the BEST athletic sneakers for children! No laces and simple to slide on.
Dinner at Public
Public is Mazen’s favourite eating place, and he LOVES the steampot. It’s a mixture of large crab legs, shrimp, mussels, corn, potatoes, and sausage.
We additionally shared oysters – M attempted two uncooked! He says he prefers them roasted. We additionally shared an heirloom and burrata tomato salad.
And key lime pie for dessert <3
Circle of relatives Birthday celebration
We additionally had a bit circle of relatives birthday party for him with the grandparents and it was once the primary time we entertained in our new kitchen!
I’d say the kitchen carried out rather well. After all we amassed across the island.
We had a vintage cookout with burgers, corn, watermelon and tomato/basil/burrata.
And Nona made an excellent key lime pie for dessert (Mazen’s favourite!) Whipped cream on most sensible and a Biscoff / graham crust. Will have to get the recipe!
We’ll be celebrating extra on the seashore this weekend! Sure it’s past due within the season for a seashore commute, nevertheless it’s a Donne fam custom!
Extra Circle of relatives Dinners at the Porch
Steak by means of Blue Apron
Additionally loving the Maker Wines! I shared this one with Ellen for a porch hold. Get 15% off with my hyperlink anytime!
Glance what I introduced again! I noticed it at Dealer Joe’s and I believe the Biscoff in the important thing lime pie prompt a yearning. Sure it’s extra like dessert than breakfast, however dang is it just right!
I’ve been loving this protein granola Cascadian Farm despatched me as a pattern. It’s made with pea protein and the cluster crunch is excellent.
Bodos bagel with egg and cheese from Thomas!
Different happenings in da area
This little man comes as much as my room each morning once he wakes up. We snuggle actual onerous!
He additionally had a large day ultimate week: BIRCH was once the Wordle! It’s been my beginning phrase earlier than, however alas I began with one thing else. I did get a three and was once satisfied I didn’t get an X on nowadays!
Paintings Exhausting, Play Exhausting
Thomas continues to be onerous at paintings getting the outside of our area to hurry. You’ll be able to see the half-built trash can garage deck he’s operating on. And there may be mulch and mud in all places the backyard to get the spots we excavated again to grass. Birch helped him sell off probably the most fabrics.
Have a look at that gaze of admiration!
Sluggish Go with the flow Tap
Additionally at the house entrance, our kitchen tap – what a headache! It stopped operating at complete velocity earlier than we moved out and we forgot about it, so after we moved again in, it was once nonetheless no longer operating proper (marvel, marvel). Water comes out, nevertheless it’s just a drizzle and you’ve got to transport the take care of from side to side 10 instances to get it to complete go with the flow for laundry dishes.
We idea it was once the valve and we spent a couple of hours one night time looking to get the valve changed ourselves (this is the reason generally we’d simply name a plumber! Time is cash!) alternatively after talking to Kohler improve, we in spite of everything were given it. However seems that wasn’t even the issue! They decided that our tap is solely damaged. Happily they’re sending a substitute at no cost! I truly hope that is the ultimate move-in hiccup we’ve for some time!
On A Quiet Boulevard
In the end, I simply completed this e-book and it was once SO GOOD!!!! A little bit creepy, a bit mystery. Simple to know and practice. Saved me up studying previous bedtime as a result of I couldn’t put it down. The entire issues I search for in a e-book! I simply began the brand new Elin Hilderbrand a couple of blogger – 5 Celebrity Weekend. Excited to dig in!