We stayed busy on this beautiful fall weekend. With some stressful news that came into our lives Friday, and totally derailed potty training, our goal was to get outside and enjoy the fresh fall air as a family.
On our way to breakfast at Toast Saturday morning, we stopped by the Davidson Farmers Market. The delicious smells coming from that direction were too enticing to ignore. It turns out they were having a chef cook-off between several local restaurants and catering companies.
I perused the menu at Fork, a new farm-to-fork restaurant in Cornelius and put it at the top of my must-visit list.
We arrived at Toast famished.
By the time I got my camera out, my breakfast had been disassembled by a hungry toddler.
With full bellies, we ventured out to the Renaissance Festival!
It’s been years since I’ve been to one and forgot how much fun it is. Between the people in costume, the games and the food. It’s quite the experience!
Hailey was in love with the petting zoo and kept insisting on ‘More An-mals!”
I took notes on pretty ways to display herbs and spices.
We pushed well past nap time, but had a ball.
We spent the afternoon kicked back and watched Georgia start strong, then barely squeak by with the WIN against Florida. Three years in a row- whoop!
Sunday I was set on seeing leaves.
We took a family hike (Koda too!) at Lake Norman State Park. I’m constantly impressed with Hailey’s increasing ability to keep up. We didn’t break any speed records, but she hiked nearly the whole time and loved it. I loved the fresh air, family and the view.
It’s fall, y’all.
Sunday afternoon filled up with meal planning and epic toddler meltdowns in Target grocery shopping. On the menu this week…
Sunday– Grass-fed Steak, Roasted Asparagus, White Sweet Potatoes and Tomato Slices
Monday– Layered Mexican Fiesta Bowls
Tuesday– Spicy Shrimp, Avocado and Black Bean Salads with Cheese Quesadillas
Wednesday– Crockpot Soft Chicken Tacos
Thursday– Spice-rubbed Baked Chicken (bone-in), Green Beans and Brown Rice Pilaf
Friday– Veggie Pizza
Breakfasts– Love Grown oatmeal cups, egg and avocado on bagel, goat cheese and veggie omelets with grapefruit
Lunches– Salads with millet and feta, leftovers
Snacks– Deviled eggs, Greek yogurt
Did you do or cook anything fall-inspired this weekend??