Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Catching Up

 So it's been a busy few weeks here at Chez PS!  Our oldest was Confirmed in the Catholic Church...
It's hard to believe that it's been seven years since he made his First Communion!  We're so proud of him!
The following weekend we were off to Nantucket for the Daffodil Festival!  We were in good company, the boats were all sold out!
 Like she owns the boat...
 After a Saturday morning run, we got ready for the day's events...
 First stop was Children's Beach for the Children's Bike Parade!
From there we headed to Main Street where the antique cars line up all decorated for Daffy...yes, this weekend is all about celebrating daffodils and the arrival of spring!
 We had to hit The Juice Bar which had reopened for the season the night before.
 I of course tried the special, Daffodil Lemon Cream Cookie!
From there we headed out to Bartlett's Farm for the Daffodil Flower Show!   Who knew there were so many varieties??
 It was back to town for 5:00 Mass and then out for dinner at family favorite, Fifty-Six Union.
 The next morning, I was off to Sconset to run the Daffy 5K before we headed home.
 My girl and I had a double chocolate donut and milk/coffee date after school that week...
The following Friday I was back to Nantucket for a girl's weekend with two friends.  It rained a good portion of the weekend, but we made the best of it!
I had made a reservation at Dune for dinner, it was hopping since there had been a Kentucky Derby fundraising party across the street at the Jared Coffin House.  I had the swordfish...
 and a blackberry tart for dessert!
The sun made an appearance on Sunday morning just in time for brunch at the Brant Point Grill at the  White Elephant.  This was my first time having brunch there, it was excellent and I would definitely return!
Of course the rain started again as we headed to our ferry, we made it back to the mainland and had to stop for one of the best lobster rolls in New England at the Raw Bar in Mashpee!  It was dinnertime after all!
I worked on a teacher/staff appreciation luncheon at Rowan's school last week, putting together about 10 arrangements with the flower bouquets each child brought.  I then picked up and delivered lunch from Panera for them.  
Friday night, Mr. PS and Reagan were off to City Year Providence's Starry Starry Night Gala while I was on rugby pick-up!  It was a great opportunity to introduce Reagan to the idea of a year of service!
After being away two weekends in a row, it was nice to have a low-key Mother's Day weekend!  I hit spin class Saturday morning and then we just relaxed at home!  They presented me with some Mother's Day driveway art!
 I warmed up at the gym and then ran a very rainy Mother's Day 5K in Natick!
After relaxing the rest of the day, we met up with my parents and Mr. PS's parents for a Mother's Day dinner at Costantino's Venda Bar & Ristorante on Federal Hill in Providence.  The homemade pastas were a hit!
Finally we celebrated National Chocolate Chip Day yesterday with some slice n' bake chocolate chip cookies and chocolate chip ice cream because who doesn't love homemade chipwiches!
I think you're caught up!

What have you been up to lately?

Monday, May 15, 2017

Menu Monday

Hello and happy Monday!  I'm still here, just took a little break from blogging to re-energize.  I will be back with an update on our goings on tomorrow.  In the meantime, here's what's cooking this week...

Monday- Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese Panini
Tuesday- Sloppy Joes, Tater Tots & Salad
Wednesday- Pepperoni Pizza Waffles & Salad
Thursday- Caprese Tortellini Salad
Friday- Chicken Sausage, Potato & Pepper Skillet
Saturday- Date Night @Alma Nove
Sunday- Mixed Grill @home

P.S.  It's National Chocolate Chip Day!  So I grabbed some chocolate chip ice cream and chocolate chip cookie dough at the market this morning...we definitely need some homemade chocolate chipwiches for dessert!
What's cooking in your kitchen this week?

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day

Just popping in to wish all the moms, grandmothers, Godmothers, aunts and special women out there a very Happy Mother's Day!  Hope you're doing something that you enjoy today!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Weekend Scenes

We've had a busy few days with lots of fun activities!  Let's start with Good Friday, the kids were off from school so I scheduled Reagan's Global Entry interview for that afternoon in Boston.  We decided to stop in and have lunch at Mr. PS's office first...
 We had a great view of the Marathon finish line!
 Reagan and I strolled through Beacon Hill on our way back from her appointment...
 and enjoyed the Marathon excitement in the city!
We stopped at Eataly in the Prudential Center to provision for dinner.  This was our first trip and it was amazing!
We picked up pasta, sauce and fresh bread.  I sautéed some peppers and an onion to add in and it was delicious!
I hit my usual Saturday spin class to warm up before the B.A.A. 5K in Boston.  There were just shy of 9,000 runners!  We started on Charles Street and ran through Back Bay.
 Coming down Commonwealth Avenue, we u-turned just before Kenmore Square.
 We crossed the Marathon finish line just after mile 2!
 Spike, the B.A.A. unicorn, was cheering on the runners!
I came home for lunch and a shower before heading back to the city for a Red Sox game at 4:05!  We met some friends for a drink at Eastern Standard first.
Then we met Mr. PS's brother and our sister-in-law at the game.  The weather was perfect for mid-April with temps in the high sixties!
 Easter morning arrived quickly and thankfully the Easter Bunny found our new home!
 Rowan's basket...
 Reagan's basket...
 Riley's basket...
 Breakfast before heading to noon Mass...
It was almost 85 degrees by the time we left!
 After Mass we headed to my parents' house where a basket of goodies was waiting for us!
 We made our way outside to the Bunny Trail...
 where lots of eggs awaited us!
 There's no shortage of candy here...
 Ready for dinner!
 We ended off with one more birthday celebration for my Dad with key lime pie, his favorite!
Mr. PS was off to work on Monday morning while the kids and I took off to Lexington, Massachusetts for a Patriot's Day 5 miler!
The weather was spectacular again!
 Reagan caught me crossing the finish!
We drove a few miles south and parked ourselves in front of Newton-Wellesley Hospital to cheer on the marathoners!
 We spent two hours at mile 16 ringing our cow bells!  Just amazing to watch...
Congrats to all the finishers, what an accomplishment!

How was your weekend?