Last weekend, our kids went to visit their grandparents to kick off our daughter’s first ever Fall Break. She has two weeks away from school, and one thing she has really missed is the chance to hang out with grandparents (especially my mom) who often comes to visit us on weekdays. And of course, they miss her too, now that her days are full of school.
While they were all very, very excited for the zoo and parks and grandma’s homemade cookies, Zach and I got a chance to rest after what has been a crazy September. Without the noise and normal kid schedule we operate around, we found ourselves wondering what we used to do with a wide open Saturday before we had kids.
We slept in!! It was a huge shock to both of us. Then we headed to get a fancy coffee downtown at my brother and sister-in-law’s recommendation. Coat Check Coffee did not disappoint. It’s located in a historic building, which also houses a Y, so I’m hoping to visit again soon.
Then we drove over to browse Society of Salvage, a place we would never take our kids. So many cool breakables. They have the best selection of vintage science ware, coming from this biology teacher. I love using beakers and flasks as vases, although their price tags are a little hard to swallow when I know how much they cost in a supply catalog. I was mostly curious to see their vintage lights. I’m hoping to replace our dining light at some point, but I’m still saving up for this industrial option over any of the vintage lights I saw.
Saturdays, with sleeping in and cappuccinos and lazy window shopping, aren’t our norm, but it was fun to hang out and be a little selfish with a day to ourselves. I looked through some of our newlywed photo albums, and I now I remember spending a lot of weekends taking bike rides, long walks, hot breakfasts, and exploring new places around the city.
And of course, we were SO happy for the kids to come back home to us and give them a thousand kisses each.
Everlane cashmere crew
Madewell black denim
Tretorn tennis shoes
Lively wireless mesh trim bra
PS: I can’t believe it’s been a year since we started meal planning. It’s been a massive game changer for my stress level. Plus, this soup has become a cold-weather family favorite. I am a sucker for soups with toppings.