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A Very Cousin Weekend • Kath Eats


My sister and her household came visiting for the weekend. Right here’s a recap of our very cousin weekend!

A Very Cousin Weekend Began on Friday!

We attempt to go to one another’s homes at the very least every year, hopefully extra. I want we had been nearer than 4.5 hours aside. 

A Very Cousin Weekend

My sister and her fam drove up after faculty on Friday and arrived simply in time for bedtime on Friday evening. After the youngsters ran approach quite a lot of laps round the lounge, they settled into some books. When the little ones had been asleep, the grown ups had Outdated Fashioneds utilizing the next! 

Bittermilk makes so many superior cocktail mixes, and I discovered this one at Bottle Home on the town.

Bittermilk cocktail mixer

Saturday is for Sisters

The boys made golf plans for Sunday, so Saturday was for sisters! Laura and I walked to ACAC to hit up the heated vinyasa class collectively, after which took our time coming again house.

sister bonding | A Very Cousin Weekend

First cease was the farmer’s market the place she purchased some Nice Harvest gluten-exclusion bread, after which we went to Nook Juice for essentially the most wonderful in a single day oats / chia pudding combo and avocado toast! Nook Juice is without doubt one of the finest wholesome lunch spots on the downtown mall. 

farmer's market overnight oats A Very Cousin Weekend

Lunch Salads

In the meantime, the youngsters had a blast taking part in with each stuffed animal in the home!

We made Rotisserie hen salads with my favourite blue cheese – spiced pecan – orange marmalade dressing for lunch. 

Rotisserie chicken salads

Blue Ridge Mountain Maze

Our afternoon was spent on the Blue Ridge Mountain Maze!

Blue Ridge Mountain Maze

We had completely PERFECT climate all weekend – heat and delicate! 

Blue Ridge Mountain Maze

Blue Ridge Mountain Maze

The children had a lot enjoyable darting between the youngsters’s actions. The slide was an enormous hit!

Blue Ridge Mountain slide Blue Ridge Mountain activities | A Very Cousin Weekend

Thomas even went for the problem!

Blue Ridge Mountain activities | A Very Cousin Weekend

The Corn Maze

After which it was time to sort out the maze. I made plenty of maze + Mazen jokes!

Corn Maze sign

The signal stated it’d take us about 45 minutes, however fortunately (as a result of it was fairly sizzling out) we completed in about 20. The maze was greater than we anticipated and tremendous enjoyable!! Mazen had completed it as soon as earlier than and he guided us slightly. This was good as a result of Avery and Birch wouldn’t have lasted 45 minutes!

maze entrance | A Very Cousin Weekend


maze goal | Cousin Weekend

We had refreshments and listened to a princess sing-along earlier than heading to dinner.

kids inside large pot of corn A Very Cousin Weekend

Professional Re Nata

We had dinner midway house at Pre Re Nata Brewery. It was crowded, however PRN is so massive that we didn’t have hassle discovering a desk. 

Pro Re Nata | A Very Cousin Weekend

The playground – small as it’s – was an enormous hit. 

Pro Re Nata playground | A Very Cousin Weekend

So was our pizza and wing dinner!

pizza and wing dinner | A Very Cousin Weekend

The children had baths and we referred to as it an evening on the sofa. 

Sunday Breakfast

Toast and smoothies for all!

Toast and smoothies breakfast | A Very Cousin Weekend

Because it was golf day, the blokes received prepared for his or her tee time and we took the youngsters to Greer Elementary’s playground for a bit. 

Greer Elementary's playground | A Very Cousin Weekend Greer Elementary's playground | A Very Cousin Weekend

The “elevator” was an enormous hit, particularly for Birch who received courageous sufficient to strive it. 

Greer Elementary's playground | A Very Cousin Weekend

Lunch at Brazos

After the playground, we hit up Brazos for lunch! 

Lunch at Brazos | A Very Cousin Weekend

Adopted by plenty of IX park taking part in…. (I have no idea what we might have completed if it rained all weekend!) 

IX park | A Very Cousin Weekend

Again at house, we waited for the dads. 

kids playing

Golf was the spotlight of their weekend!

dads playing golf

Premature soccer playoffs

Sadly our soccer group had our playoffs recreation proper in the course of L+M go to. Since Matt performed soccer at Davidson, we nearly registered him for the group to affix us, however attributable to the truth that the sport was scheduled for 5pm and we had 4 children, we determined that wouldn’t be the neatest resolution. Thomas stayed house and grilled out for the group whereas I went to the sport attributable to the truth that if I missed as one in all our solely three girls I’d have abandoned our group to play lady down on the sphere with 10 gamers. 

I had a good time, though we misplaced ultimately. 

soccer playoffs

After the sport I joined the group for burgers, salad, and vino. 

burgers, salad, and vino

Monday Goodbyes

Larbs and I cherished the chia pudding at Nook Juice a lot we made our personal! This combine was one can of full-fat coconut milk, 1/4 cup plus 3 tbsp chia seeds, a sprinkle of cinnamon, a tsp of vanilla, and three tbsp maple syrup. It was so good!

chia pudding at home

Served in glasses with fruit, lavender jam, and almond butter. 

chia pudding at home

Goodbye cousins, please come again quickly!

Birch cried once they left. They performed so exhausting collectively!

A Very Cousin Weekend




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