Weekend Snapshots

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This weekend was different – it was just Henry and me.  The Husband was out of town visiting his best friend.  It was a little lonely at home, but Henry and I stayed really busy, tackling projects, seeing friends, and – most notably – getting H switched over to  his new bedroom!  More on that below.


But first – an awesome workout. I really cannot believe that I’m still running so close to my third trimester.  It rocks.


I L-O-V-E breaking up run workouts with a destination – have you ever done this?  Run to the store, a friend’s house, or the park?  It’s so fun and keeps the workout from feeling monotonous.  It’s probably not the best idea if you’re training for a race, but it’s awesome for the everyday workout.


I was super dehydrated afterwards.  I dug this electrolyte powder out of my training drawer – the flavor is kind of weird, but it sure does the trick in terms of hydration. 


My Sunday workout involved mowing the lawn.  Mowing is no joke, even with a powered mower.  Our hills kill me. 

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And, of course, as with any weekend, there was lots of eating.  I made a HUGE batch of mashed potatoes (with carrots and spinach mixed in), and we ate it for nearly every meal. 


Sneaking in those veggies, one starch at a time.


I pulled off my pajamas bottoms, put on real people clothing, and went out for epic sushi with Julie and BFF Nicole. 

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I picked up this ice cream at Whole Foods.  I mostly bought it because I have NEVER seen gluten-free cookie dough before. 

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I haven’t tried it yet – here’s to hoping it is good! I bet the ice-cream-to-cookie-dough ratio isn’t high enough (isn’t that nearly ALWAYS true with cookie dough ice cream?!)


H and I went to two parties on Sunday.  One was a meet-and-greet at Henry’s new school, and the other was a friend’s son’s first birthday.  I snagged a bite of Henry’s GF cupcake.

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I probably would’ve had more but he looked like he was going to murder me for taking a single nibble…


After the parties, Henry looked like this:

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Clearly, it was naptime.


Speaking of naptime, I transitioned him to the big kid room!  And the switch was ACTUALLY successful.  Hallelujah!

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Remember when I tried to get him out of the crib about 7 weeks ago, and he lost his little mind?  Like, he truly freaked out.  Stage 5 toddler meltdown.  Well, at the time, I decided that instead of forcing him out of the crib, I would just give him more time.  We did a few other things to help ease the transition – I’ll post about it tomorrow – but basically, the switch was a breeze.  Given his initial reaction, I cannot believe how easy it was!


I have this giant list of To Do items before the next baby comes, and almost all of the projects are super involved and time-consuming, so it was really nice to be able to check one item – probably the biggest and most important! – off the list.


So – that was my weekend in a nutshell.  How was yours?



  • Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers August 25, 2014, 7:38 am

    Loved our hot date on Saturday night! And it was so great to finally meet Nicole!! Can’t wait to hang out again soon. 🙂

  • CARLA August 25, 2014, 7:43 am

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE all the “just child and me time” too.
    it all goes too too quickly.

  • Casey August 25, 2014, 9:43 am

    Looks like a fun weekend! I am curious about Henry starting school. I have a son who will be 3 in November, but the norm where I live is that the child has to be 3 by the time Pre-k starts. I wish my guy could start this year, but I’m also super sentimental about this being the last year home with him full time 🙁

    • Caitlin August 25, 2014, 9:59 am

      Awww I feel you. I feel the same way!!! It makes me sad. 🙁 But secretly happy… LOL

      I think his ‘school’ is kind of glorified daycare at this point. It’s a 3 day half day program and he has a classroom with teachers and whatnot. I think they don’t call it preschool until they are 4 here in Charlotte.

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More August 25, 2014, 10:16 am

    I love the So delicious coconut cookie dough ice cream! SO GOOD! I agree, never enough cookie dough but it’s so tasty and addictive!

  • Megan @ Piece of Kake August 25, 2014, 10:21 am

    Looks like a fun weekend! I had my little cousins 4th birthday party yesterday and I was exhausted after! haha I can’t imagine doing it with kids!

  • Rachel August 25, 2014, 11:09 am

    I’m curious what your other projects are. Since we’re having another boy, we’ve had to do almost nothing to prepare for this baby. We’re putting off transitioning my son to a bed since the baby can sleep in a pack n play for the first few months. He’ll be barely 2 when the baby is born, so I wanted to wait a little longer.

    • Caitlin August 25, 2014, 2:11 pm

      My other project include: taxes for 2014, developing an at-home Montessori playspace, cleaning out all my closets, organizing my attic, developing Operation Beautiful club curriculum, reading a birth book/attending a class, and… that’s it. WHEW.

  • Laura @SheEatsWell August 25, 2014, 11:54 am

    My weekend was good! I actually did a food demo in Whole Foods for Vega. I agree the electrolyte hydrator flavor is weird – try the Lemon Lime, it is by far the best. But it’s a cool product because there is no weird stuff in it like fake colors – and it’s full of Vitamin C and minerals.

    Annnd, I have NEVER seen gf cookie dough either. Must find immediately!!!!

  • kristin @ W [H] A T C H August 25, 2014, 3:58 pm

    i have never seen GF vegan cookie dough ice cream! i am definitely trying this.

  • Ashley August 25, 2014, 4:50 pm

    Seriously inspiring just staying active being preggo and a mama to a young little one. Keep it up, however you can and continue to pat yourself on that back 🙂

  • AG August 25, 2014, 9:01 pm

    SO TRUE about the ice cream cookie dough ratio! Why haven’t the ice cream companies yet realised that the ice cream is merely a way of making it socially acceptable to eat a bowl of cookie dough?!

  • Eliza August 25, 2014, 9:01 pm

    omg. that shirt Henry is wearing. It is too good.

  • Jacquelynn August 25, 2014, 9:29 pm

    I have a silly question: How do you make your mashed potatoes??? They look really good!

    • Caitlin August 26, 2014, 10:43 am

      Not silly 🙂 I just chop up some gold yukon potatoes with skin, boil with baby carrots until soft, drain them and put them into the Kitchen Aid mixer, add a ton of earth balance, salt and almond milk and frozen spinach, and I mix until creamy!

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