Saturday & Sunday were gorgeous days in NC. My parents were down for the weekend & we took advantage of the nice weather by getting out & about a bit with Lucy & Zach.

Saturday was an errand day. Lucy & Zach were carried in our ergos through Costco & enjoyed bites of clementines & Mommy’s vanilla froyo while there. {Of course I read yesterday no citrus fruits til over 12 mos. Oops!} Then I ran into Trader Joe’s while Lucy & Zach had a bottle chillin’ in the van with my Mom & aunt. Yay for having a stocked fridge, freezer & pantry!

I felt like a baby chef this weekend as I blended up a bunch of purees for my growing eaters. I made black beans, avocado, peas, green beans, white potatoes, bananas, blueberries, mangos & pears. I set out enough for the next couple of days & froze most of them. I think I’ll do a post next week on my/their puree favorites including recipes & photos.

Lucy & Zach exploring the den, Zach trying out black beans & avocado puree Sunday night & mango puree all ready for the freezer.

Lucy & Zach exploring the den, Zach trying out black beans & avocado puree Sunday night & mango puree all ready for the freezer.

Mom & I threw together a few make ahead adult meals too. Our go to baked spaghetti & a new one, Pesto Chicken Penne Casserole which I plan to post the recipe to once we try it & I can take a few photos. The tastes of the sauce were amazing that I snuck from the bowl!

The babies slept in a bit, but Mom, Lucy, Zach & I still made it to the later church service Sunday morning. It was the babies first time in the Sunday morning church nursery. They said Zach was laid back & fine & that Lucy “was quite the busy girl”. They got that right!!

Lucy, Mommy & Zach all ready for church.

Lucy, Mommy & Zach all ready for church.

After naps & playing {the babies}, Costco lobster bisque & sandwiches & puree making {me}, Mom & I took the babies for a lap around a local lake. We ended up running into friends of ours & it was so fun to catch up for a bit. I’m really looking forward to doing more of this on the weekends.

Since the babies had both woken up from a stroller nap, we put them in a swing for the first time. At first, they weren’t sure what to think. They really liked being able to look around at all the other kiddos on the playground. Lucy kept reaching up to check out the chains & also reaching around to hug Zacher. Zach pretty much said as long as tiger wubba & Mommy comes too, you can put me anywhere for a lil while.

Swinging for the first time!

Swinging for the first time!

Next Mom let Lucy “slide” down a slide & then we put both of them on these bouncing tractors. Good times for their first time at the park.

Playground fun!

Playground fun!

Hope your weekend was also warm & sunny & filled with smiles!