Saturday morning began with his and hers workouts. Once Ryan was back from the gym, I headed out to take an early morning Burn Boot Camp class after breakfast.
One of my favorite trainers who doesn’t usually lead classes on Saturdays ended up teaching over the weekend which was a welcomed treat! We went through a chest and core workout and while it wasn’t the sweatiest workout ever, it was a good one.
Once I arrived home, I grabbed a quick snack and then Ryan, Chase and I headed out because Ryan and I had plans to take a yoga class together and utilize the on-site childcare.
We’ve been chatting for ages about incorporating more stretching and yoga into our respective fitness routines and I’m hoping the occasional yoga class will begin to make a regular appearance in our weekend routine. We both LOVED it.
The class was more of a yoga stretch class than an intense workout which was exactly what we were looking for after our early morning workouts. I haven’t taken a yoga class since Chase was born which is crazy to me since it used to be something I did fairly regularly. I forgot how much I love sinking into the poses, feeling a deep stretch, focusing on my breathing and getting lost in my practice. It was a great class and I left feeling fantastic. I clearly need more yoga in my life!
After scooping Chase up from childcare, we headed home but decided to stop at a local park to enjoy some playtime in the sunshine since it was so gorgeous outside. By the time we made it back to our house, Chase was ready for his nap. While he slept, we made lunch and did some chores around the house.
Our next big adventure of the day included our favorite furry lady and took us to the vet’s office. Sadie had stitches removed (she had a liver biopsy a week ago and we’re still waiting for the results) and we figured she deserved something fun after a visit to the vet, so we took her hiking on the Davidson Cross Country trail.
My friend Lauren told us about the trail and said it was great for dogs, so we had high hopes. We parked on the Davidson College campus and made our way around the loop while Sadie sniffed everything in her path and had a blast.
After our third active adventure of the day, we were ready for a fairly relaxing Saturday evening. Once we made it back home, we ate an early dinner and hung out for a bit until the weather took a turn for the worse and it started raining. We decided to roll with the dreary weather as best we could and took Chase out to play with the trains at Barnes & Noble, one of our favorite rainy weather kid-friendly activities.
Chase “choo-choo-ed” and played with some of the other children at the bookstore before we walked over to Kilwin’s for a couple of slices of fudge to enjoy during our movie night that evening.
By the time we arrived back home and changed Chase into his cozy pajamas, he was ready for bed, so we read some books and tucked him in for the night. The rest of the evening was spent watching Inferno and eating fudge on the couch!
Sunday was a little more chill than Saturday and began with a trip to Sunflour Baking Company for breakfast treats and coffee. (Sunflour was actually one of the very first places we visited when Ryan and I were considering moving to the area from Florida following his job interview!)
I am now on a mission to find the recipe for Sunflour’s Morning Glory muffin. It is SO good and reminds me of carrot cake with more flavor and texture.
Cropped sweater: Fabletics Josie Sweater (The back of this one is my faaav!) / High-waisted leggings: Fabletics Lisettse Leggings (I ordered these last month and they are AMAZING. Perfect for smoothing over the tummy and pairing with cropped tops!) / Diaper Bag Backpack: Ju-Ju-Be Legacy BFF (I have the Queen of the Nile pattern and cannot recommend this diaper bag enough for on-the-go activities)
Once we were done with our muffins, we headed off to Freedom Park with what seemed like the rest of the city of Charlotte.
It was unbelievably beautiful outside on Sunday and everyone clearly wanted to take advantage of the sunny 70-degree weather.
(Mama wanted kisses and Chase wanted to play. Story of my life with an active toddler these days!)
We spent quite a while at the park, bouncing around from the playground equipment to the walking trails around the lake. Freedom Park is apparently the place to walk your dog and Chase had the best time petting all different kinds of “dahs,” including a 205-pound Great Dane. He is fearless around dogs, that’s for sure. We always ask the owners if Chase can pet their dogs first and have to laugh because to Chase “pet your dog” seems to really mean “stand really close to your dog without actually touching it.”
Sunday morning passed by in a flash thanks to our bakery and park adventures and we arrived home around lunchtime. Chase snacked a bit before hitting the hay for his nap. While he slept, Ryan took Sadie on a walk and I worked on the computer and did some meal planning for a couple of hours.
We spent the rest of the day flip flopping between playing outside and getting our lives organized for the week ahead before settling on pizza for dinner and calling it a night.
I hope you all had a great weekend!