Birmingham, weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans

All the kids at daycare this morning were whining when I dropped Zoe off. I made a comment about how it will probably be the same thing when I get to work. Real life, right? Gotta love the Mondays. But enough about that.

Friday, Laura and I decided to kick off the weekend right with a trip to Back 40’s new location here in Birmingham!!! Their home is in Gadsden, about an hour north of the city. Chris and I had visited up there a few years ago and thought it was a fun spot. So glad to have them here in Birmingham! The best thing? They are opened for lunch a few days each week AND they have two special brews you can only get at the Birmingham location. I tried one of them, the “Hike Out” Heffe, and it was so good! The best one at our table if I do say so myself. I decided on the chicken sausage and fries for food. Some of the BEST fries in Birmingham if you ask me! Skinny, crispy and not too greasy. Just perfection! We decided that we  must try everything on the menu, and the place is both kid and dog friendly…so we will be back soon! Check out the space!

I had the floors cleaned and a magazine finished Saturday morning before Zoe got up. After we had breakfast, we headed up to Bargain Hunt in Pell City. We didn’t find anything, but we did stop at Sonic where I indulged in a pretzel twist and diet Cherry Limeade. We got back home and fed Zoe lunch. Chris left to go get a hair cut and run some errands and I tried to get Zoe down for a nap but failed miserably.

When Chris got home, we headed over to Laura’s to celebrate Sheffield’s 3rd Birthday party! I had my phone in my bag since it rained on and off and failed to take a single picture. Luckily Laura sent these to me.

Zoe had so much fun playing at the water table and stomping water on the slip and slide. Reminded Chris and I that we really need to move to a house with a better yard set up ASAP! While we own a decent hunk of land, it is all on an incline and it leaves no space for a pool or outdoor play sets. Zoe chowed down on three pieces of pizza while she was there and skipped over the cake. My kind of girl. Those two need to have another play date soon 🙂

On the way home, we stopped by Publix and Chris grabbed me some sushi. He dropped in on the floor when we got home and it spilled everywhere. He was all like, “I will go get a broom and clean this up. I am so sorry.” And I was all, “the hell you will I am eating this shit still.” And did. No shame. Then I followed it up with some rap snacks and apple sparkling sake.

Sunday morning, Zoe and I headed out to Target to do our grocery shopping and grabbed some Moe’s BBQ to bring home. She went down for her nap, and Chris and I caught up on Take Two and watched some more Blue Bloods. When Zoe woke up, we took her for a walk around the neighborhood and before we knew it, bath and bedtime rolled around. We had cheese tortellini for dinner and called it a night.

Can someone tell me why Zoe looks so big in her high chair now??? The other picture is Zoe chowing down in Target. They fed her ice cream and a slice of ham while we were walking around the store. She is a big fan of snacking while we shop. Obviously.

I have a lot on my to do list this week, and I hope to buckle down and get it all accomplished. Laura and I have a lunch date on the books today to try out a new restaurant in Homewood that opened last week. It is a healthy spot, so we can start the week out right! I told Amy I was going to do a mini reset and I cant mess up the first day! (Technically yesterday was the first day, but I cant seem to start anything new on a Sunday.) Though, I am actually using this mini-reset to make a change. More on that later this week! Linking up with Biana. I hope you all have a wonderful week!

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  • Reply Lindsay Latimer July 16, 2018 at 11:04 am

    All of your posts make me so hungry! Those pics of Zoe are SO GOOD. She’s beautiful all the time, but I feel like these photos really captured her! Also I’m dying over you eating the sushi off the floor. Girl after my own heart. I do not waste food.

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston July 16, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Haha no sushi left behind!! I can only imagine how funny it is to see all the kids gripe about Monday’s – I felt their pain this morning coming in as well! She looks like a little lady in her chair – getting so big and growing up!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Andrea Nine July 16, 2018 at 11:16 am

    Buckle down, I have a feeling you do this well you determined gal you! Zoe does look so big in her high chair and soooo adorable! Why do you have the best food pics on the planet? Hope Monday is smooth and without whiners, lol.

  • Reply laura July 16, 2018 at 11:46 am

    I need to find out where these rap snacks are and get them all. I’m glad you guys were able to come celebrate senor Sheffield for his bday. He had a blast! And let’s go back to Back 40 soon!!!

  • Reply Missy @MySh!ttyKitchen July 16, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    All of this food has me drooling. No shame it eating that sushi at all, I am sure your floors are so clean it was like eating it off a plate, lol. Sounds like a great weekend!

  • Reply StephTheBookworm July 16, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Zoe really does look like such a big girl now! I love those photos that Laura sent you of her. Too cute!
    That sausage and fries meal looks SO GOOD.

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky July 16, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    i love those pics of Zoe! looking forward to your mini reset updates 🙂

  • Reply Kate July 16, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    Sounds like all the kiddos knew it was Monday too! I actually did an about face this morning when dropping Serena off, because I smelled strong cleaner when I walked in and her teacher said 2 of the kiddos already had diarrhea. I apologized, and took Serena home. Would rather keep her safe, so it doesn’t turn into her being sick, then us, and then the inevitable UTI and high fevers after. Not worth it. Definitely a Mun-day 😛

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders July 16, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Again y’all had a busy weekend! I can’t believe how big Zoe looks! I’m starting to do the “where did my little baby go” already for the girls, and I can’t even imagine how I’ll be in a year! And Back 40 sounds awesome, and an even bigger win that it’s kid and dog friendly!

  • Reply Kay July 16, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Zoe’s eyes are so gorgoeus! She looks so big!! Good luck on your mini reset 🙂

  • Reply Rebecca Jo July 16, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    GIRLLLL – I would have eaten it too, floor or no floor 😉
    Zoe look SO BIG in her high chair – & that dress is ADORABLE!!!!!! I want one in my size!

  • Reply Emelia Lawrence July 16, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    GIRL- you just cleaned those floors, you can definitely eat off them. I would have too. Zoe is just life- she cracks me up and makes me smile. Thank you for always sharing pics of her, it makes me 🙂 🙂 crispy fries are my JAM!

  • Reply Sierra July 17, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    I always whine on Mondays too lol. Zoe looks so cute at that party and like such a big girl in her chair! Haha, yup, 10 seond rule (if need be) can’t waist good sushi. A little blowing will knock it all off . Sierra Beautifully Candid

  • Reply Heather July 17, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    Looks like such a fun weekend! Good luck with the mini reset – I ALWAYS have to start stuff like that on a monday too.

  • Reply Audrey July 17, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    I 100% would’ve eaten the sushi off the floor, too. Absolutely no shame. Hahaha.
    Fun weekend! I can’t wait until you have a nice, big, flat yard for everyone to hang out! Zoe does look so so big in her highchair! Wow!

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag July 17, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    Psh, I’m totally okay with eating food off the floor. You can’t waste that! It sounds like you had a really nice weekend, so yay! I spent a lot of time in the pool because it was SO hot. haha


  • Reply Danielle July 19, 2018 at 11:08 am

    We love Back 40. I didn’t know they had one in Birmingham. Zoe does look soooo big in her chair. I LOVE her outfit in that picture.

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