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Mazen’s eleventh Birthday • Kath Eats

Listed here are photographs from Mazen’s eleventh birthday, some happenings in the home, and different updates on the house entrance!

Mazen’s eleventh Birthday

Final Thursday this boy turned 11 years previous! 

Whereas it doesn’t really feel like yesterday that he was a child, it does really feel like yesterday that he turned 10! That yr simply flew by. 

Mazen's 11th Birthday

Birch and I picked him up from faculty with a bunch of Star Wars balloons and headed house for a scavenger hunt for presents. His foremost reward was a Meta Quest 2 digital actuality headset. He’s been speaking about it for months, and couldn’t wait to play Gorilla Tag!

Meta Quest 2 virtual reality headset

He additionally bought matching Nike Frees together with his brother as a part of the #nike365 partnership I’m doing. These are his 4th or fifth pair, and they’re the BEST athletic sneakers for youths! No laces and straightforward to slide on. 

matching Nike Frees

matching Nike Frees

Mazen's 11th Birthday

dad and sons

Dinner at Public

Public is Mazen’s favourite restaurant, and he LOVES the steampot. It’s a mixture of big crab legs, shrimp, mussels, corn, potatoes, and sausage.

Dinner at Public

We additionally shared oysters – M tried two uncooked! He says he prefers them roasted. We additionally shared an heirloom and burrata tomato salad. 

mazen oysters

And key lime pie for dessert <3 

Household Get together

We additionally had a little bit household celebration for him with the grandparents and it was the primary time we entertained in our new kitchen!

Family Party

I’d say the kitchen carried out very nicely. In fact we gathered across the island.

wine glass on island

We had a traditional cookout with burgers, corn, watermelon and tomato/basil/burrata. 

classic cookout for Mazen's 11th Birthday

tomato burrata Mazen's 11th Birthday burgers

And Nona made an excellent key lime pie for dessert (Mazen’s favourite!) Whipped cream on prime and a Biscoff / graham crust. Should get the recipe! 

key lime pie for Mazen's 11th Birthday

We’ll be celebrating extra on the seashore this weekend! Sure it’s late within the season for a seashore journey, nevertheless it’s a Donne fam custom! 

Extra Household Dinners on the Porch

Pizza night time!

Family Dinners on the Porch

Steak by way of Blue Apron

Steak via Blue Apron

Additionally loving the Maker Wines! I shared this one with Ellen for a porch hold. Get 15% off with my hyperlink anytime!

Maker Wines | Mazen's 11th Birthday

Breakfast Meals

Look what I introduced again! I noticed it at Dealer Joe’s and I feel the Biscoff in the important thing lime pie set off a craving. Sure it’s extra like dessert than breakfast, however dang is it good! 

Biscoff cookie butter

breakfast bowl

Protein Granola

I’ve been loving this protein granola Cascadian Farm despatched me as a pattern. It’s made with pea protein and the cluster crunch is nice. 

Protein Granola

Bodos bagel with egg and cheese from Thomas! 

Bodos bagel with egg and cheese | Mazen's 11th Birthday

Different happenings in da home

This little man comes as much as my room each morning as quickly as he wakes up. We snuggle actual onerous! 

morning snuggles

He additionally had a giant day final week: BIRCH was the Wordle! It has been my beginning phrase earlier than, however alas I began with one thing else. I did get a 3 and was glad I didn’t get an X on today! 

Wordle screenshot | Mazen's 11th Birthday

Work Arduous, Play Arduous

Thomas continues to be onerous at work getting the outside of our home to hurry. You may see the half-built trash can storage deck he’s engaged on. And there may be mulch and dust everywhere in the yard to get the spots we excavated again to grass. Birch helped him unload among the supplies. 

unloading materials from truck

Take a look at that gaze of admiration! 

gaze of admiration

Gradual Circulate Faucet

Additionally on the house entrance, our kitchen faucet – what a headache! It stopped working at full pace earlier than we moved out and we forgot about it, so once we moved again in, it was nonetheless not working proper (shock, shock). Water comes out, nevertheless it’s solely a drizzle and it’s important to transfer the deal with backwards and forwards 10 instances to get it to full stream for laundry dishes.

We thought it was the valve and we spent a couple of hours one night attempting to get the valve changed ourselves (this is the reason usually we’d simply name a plumber! Time is cash!) nonetheless after chatting with Kohler assist, we lastly bought it. However seems that wasn’t even the issue! They decided that our faucet is simply damaged. Fortunately they’re sending a alternative at no cost! I actually hope that is the final move-in hiccup we’ve got for some time! 

Slow Flow Faucet

On A Quiet Road

Lastly, I simply completed this e-book and it was SO GOOD!!!! A little bit creepy, a little bit thriller. Simple to know and observe. Stored me up studying previous bedtime as a result of I couldn’t put it down. All of the issues I search for in a e-book! I simply began the brand new Elin Hilderbrand a couple of blogger – 5 Star Weekend. Excited to dig in!

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