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Weekend Highlights {9/9}

by Courtney on September 9, 2013

Highlight #1 from this past weekend was most definitely the amazing sushi takeout that Jay and I got on Saturday night. Ohhh myyyyy.


Compared to the last time we got takeout sushi, this one was just soooo much better. (For the locals, we ordered from Sake in Latham) We shared some spicy tuna rolls, California rolls, and salmon avocado rolls and each of them was equally delicious. It really hit the spot!

Another highlight would have to be the chocolate chip cookie cake that I made on Friday evening. I made this recipe, which I found on Pinterest, and I can’t even begin to explain just how delicious it was.


Then again, judging by the amount of it that’s already missing, that probably gives you a good idea. Granted, I took that photo last night, but umm, yeah…

Lucas, of course, is always another highlight. This was his “who farted?” face from while we were out visiting his Uncle Dan’s house on Saturday.


And on Sunday morning? Little guy right there actually ROLLED OVER for the first time from his tummy to his back. Jay and I are no baby experts, but we had no idea that it could happen so soon, at six weeks? We thought maybe it was a fluke, but then he went and did it three times in a row…just enough for us to grab our phones and get a video. Oh my gosh, it was so fun to watch.

Actually, Sunday was an overall really good day. Starting out with Lucas’ shenanigans, and then him giving us a nice morning nap so I could get my workout on. Winking smile

Last week, I was cleared from the doc at my six week checkup, so I am good to resume physical activity. I thought a lot about what I wanted to do when I started getting back into it, and wound up deciding to participate in Tina’s Best Body Bootcamp. I’ll talk more about fitness/exercise in another post, but yesterday I completed my fit test and was actually pretty pleased with how things went.


It felt great to be a little sweaty again…gotta love those endorphins!

Post workout and shower, I still had enough time to head out and get the much-needed pedicure I was hoping I’d be able to squeeze in before we all had to head back out for the afternoon.


That little hour of quiet time was just fabulous and now my ugly feet are happily looking slightly less disgusting. Winking smile

Before stopping back home, I also made a quick stop at our local beverage mart.


Hey…’tis the season, right? Hubby said we were out so I figured it’d be good to stock up a little for the house.

Shortly after I got home, I fed the little man and we were back out the door again. My friend Heather’s son Logan turned two (Seriously. Where does the time go?) so we went over there for his party.


And yes, mommy was thoroughly enjoying her first Octoberfest beer of the season. YUM.

Please notice Lucas’ fantastic onesie here, too. As Jets fans, we really aren’t expecting much this season, but we just had to dress him up for the first game. But now, since they actually won (who knew?!?) we’ve decided he will be wearing this outfit for every single game.


And when he can’t fit into it anymore, we’ll figure out another way to use it. Since he seems to be growing like a weed, I have a feeling it’s not gonna last forever. Winking smile

After the party, we stopped over and visited with Sarah and Jeff for a few hours, they fed us this delicious soup for dinner, and then we were back home to tuck the little guy in to bed. It was another great weekend for sure!

For those of you eagerly awaiting to see the winners of the Trip Tribe giveaway, stay tuned. I’m just waiting to hear back from them to verify winners who have signed up so I’ll most likely have those results for you tomorrow.

So how was everyone else’s weekend? Do anything fun? Eat anything amazing? Do any baking? I’m off now to go take care of a few more things around the house while I can before Lucas wakes up from his morning nap. Chat with you guys soon! Smile

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1 Jamie @ Sometimes Healthy Living Blog September 9, 2013 at 9:47 am

Yay for being able to resume exercise! I’m sure you enjoyed the break, but I’m sure it was also nice to get back to it.

I’m pinning that cookie recipe as we speak :-). This weekend, I spent part of it in NYC for FASHION WEEK, which was a totally different world for me. Not that it wasn’t cool…but the highlight of my weekend there was going to the Chobani Soho Yogurt Bar. So cool to see all of the things you can do with yogurt!
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2 Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat September 9, 2013 at 9:49 am

Sushi take out is the best! So good! That chocolate chip cookie cake…ummm…yum! We would’ve gobbled that thing up in no time too!

This weekend was super relaxing for us! We had no plans, so we just hung around the house and did pretty much nothing.
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3 Ashley @ Life and Fitness September 9, 2013 at 9:58 am

I should be able to exercise again in another three 3 weeks (post injury). I’m still deciding what I want to do to get back into it. Curious to hear how you like the bootcamp.
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4 Madison September 9, 2013 at 10:02 am

I pinned that cake too! I am glad you tried it and love it–cannot wait to try it myself. Who doesn’t love cookie cake?
My favorite weekend activity was grilling pizza at a friend’s house last night. SO scrumptious!
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5 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles September 9, 2013 at 10:12 am

You definitely have me thinking that I need sushi soon! Gotta love getting sushi for takeout :-D That’s awesome that he rolled already, I’d say you have an advanced baby on your hands!
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6 Haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine September 9, 2013 at 10:14 am

That sushi!! mmmm!! And I just made a chocolate pizookie pumpkin cookie cake last night. Tis the season! You look wonderful and little Lucas is such a cutie pie :)


7 Kristen @ notsodomesticated September 9, 2013 at 10:21 am

Aww such a fun weekend!! :) We had a great weekend, too. It was my birthday on Saturday, so Brandon did plenty of sweet things to make my day special.

Addie rolled over at an early age, as well. It shocked me the first time it happened. Make sure you keep that camera handy at all times … he will start doing more and more things that you want to get on film! ;)
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8 Claire @ Keeping Up With Claire September 9, 2013 at 10:27 am

What a fun weekend! Every time I see a picture of Lucas, I change who I think he looks like the most-you or Jay. He’s adorable! :) I wish my weekend included some of that cookie cake-it looks delish!
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9 Parita @ myinnershakti September 9, 2013 at 10:30 am

You look great, Courtney – glowing in fact! I’m participating in this round of BBB as well. I think it’s a great way to get back in the exercise groove. :)


10 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries September 9, 2013 at 10:31 am

Ooooo I may have to make that chocolate chip cookie cake for Cody’s birthday this week! That would be PERFECT!

Lookin’ great Mama! xoxo
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11 Heather @fitncookies September 9, 2013 at 10:40 am

I thought I knew what I wanted to bake tonight, but now this cookie cake looks unreal! Oh my, it might be on the list for tonight. I just can’t stay away from cookies! Such a fun weekend you had! I went to a family picnic, and went to the first Steelers game, even though they lost it was fun!!
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12 Audrey @ In Shape Cupcake September 9, 2013 at 10:42 am

Such a pretty mom! Cute little family :)
And now I want sushi!
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13 Lauren September 9, 2013 at 10:50 am

I’m so happy to see your finally enjoying your missed beverages! Just in time for football season!!! Even though I’m wearing green for EAGLES! :-P I baked reeses banana bread and zucchini cookie whoopee pies! So good!


14 Gracie September 9, 2013 at 11:09 am

I think it’s safe to say that looks like the perfect weekend – from the cookie pie to pumpkin ale and Lucas cuteness…I have serious weekend envy!
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15 Nicole September 9, 2013 at 11:41 am

I ran my fifth marathon on Sunday…..and now, I am moving s-l-o-w-l-y! It was in Ventura, CA and the weather was a perfect 61 degrees at the start and remained foggy/overcast throughout the race. My post-race treats included pancakes and ice cream (not together!)….then I got home in time to watch the 49’ers/Packers game with my feet up! It was a great way to spend a Sunday!


16 Katie @ running4cupcakes September 9, 2013 at 11:49 am

Cookie cake – that looks amazing. I tried 2 new Pinterest recipes – cheeseburger casserole (yum!) and slow cooker pineapple chicken – also yum but the cheeseburger casserole was the best!!
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17 Jolynn @ Lift Pray Love September 9, 2013 at 11:57 am

SO jealous of your sushi! I’m counting down the days til I can have it again. Ok, and till my little man is here :)
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18 Stacey M. September 9, 2013 at 11:57 am

WOW … based on your fitness test stats, I think I need to step it up a little! Geez … I don’t have any children and I’m not sure I could even do a 1:22 minute plank OR 31 push-ups in a minute (I struggle with those every time)! Way to go Courtney … what an inspiration for us all!
P.S. You look absolutely lovely … still exhibiting that new mommy glow!


19 Ashlee@HisnHers September 9, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Mmm that cookie looks so good. I had some awesome cheesecake brownies during the football game last night!!
Awesome job on that fit test!!


20 Krystina September 9, 2013 at 12:19 pm

I made your crockpot stuffed pepper soup yesterday! It was delish!


21 Sara @ LovingOnTheRun September 9, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Aww looks like you all had such a fun weekend! What a great time! I am going to have to try that cookie cake recipe – that is one of my husband’s favorite things!
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22 Steph @ StephSnacks September 9, 2013 at 12:41 pm

What a nice weekend! I am so excited to have my first pumpkin beer :) soon enough!


23 Ellie September 9, 2013 at 12:41 pm

What an awesome weekend you guys had! The rolling over part def. sounds like the best part, and I guess Lucas is athletic?! Haha. And don’t get me started on the sushi takeout~I’ve been craving it for a while now ;)
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24 Tina @ Best Body Fitness September 9, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Yep! Gotta have pumpkin beer available. It does sound like a perfect weekend. Some you time, family time…all that you need. :)
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25 Angela @ Health's Angel September 9, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Your Friday night dinner looks absolutely perfect…and topping it off with that chocolate chip cookie cake? Awesome. I’m definitely going to have to check out that pin since it sounds like a winner.
Your little family is so cute!
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26 Jenny September 9, 2013 at 1:12 pm

LOVE seeing your family pictures! I made your stuffed pepper soup. SO GOOD! I used wild rice and added a splash of worsteshire (sp?) sauce. Oh. My. I ran a half marathon on Sunday as well.
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27 Linz @ Itz Linz September 9, 2013 at 1:22 pm

holy delicious looking sushi and holy cuteness lucas!!!
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28 Miranda @ Miranda Runs September 9, 2013 at 1:57 pm

He’s such an adorable little baby!! His onesie is just too cute!
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29 Annette@FitnessPerks September 9, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Ahhhh Lucas is so cute!! Love that you dressed him in the attire of your football team. Too cute!

I so need a pedicure soon too!
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30 Shel@PeachyPalate September 9, 2013 at 3:06 pm

He looks so big sitting in that photo on your lap!! The cookie cake looks amazing – it almost looks like it was baked in a tart shell!


31 Tiff @ Love, Sweat, & Beers September 9, 2013 at 3:13 pm

I think Tina’s BBB is a great idea. Oh, and I looooove Octoberfest beers. They’re my favorite, so be sure to have an extra one for me!
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32 Stephanie September 9, 2013 at 3:30 pm

I have that cookie cake on my to-bake list. I made her Funfetti White Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake and used it to tell our brother- and sister-in-law that we were expecting and none of us could get enough of that cake so I highly recommend you try it next.


33 Tara@PNWRunner September 9, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Ohh Lucas is getting soo big!!
I tried so many pumpkin beers over the weekend. Unfortunately, they just aren’t for me. However, I did find out that I like Cider.
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34 Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves September 9, 2013 at 3:32 pm

That’s amazing that Lucas is already turning from back to belly. And awesome that you got to sweat it out :)
Glad you enjoyed your sushi too! Have a great week!
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35 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 9, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Thank you for reminding me that it’s been WAY too long since I’ve made a cookie cake. Omigosh those things are incredible. The only problem is that they have this strange tendency to disappear in a few short days. No idea what’s up with that ;)
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36 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl September 9, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Yay for all things pumpkin related…especially alcohol! ;)
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37 Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections September 9, 2013 at 4:46 pm

I could go for some of that pumpkin beer about now! I had one pumpkin beer a while ago but it wasn’t my favorite. Can’t wait to start drinking that!

I did some baking today ‘case it was feeling like fall, but I ended up kind of burning some banana bread. Oh well. Maybe I’ll make cookie cake!
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38 Leigha @ Minougirl September 9, 2013 at 7:33 pm

That sushi!!! So yummy! Lucas is so adorable :D
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39 Catherine @ foodiecology September 9, 2013 at 7:34 pm

Aaaannnddd…now I want pumpkin beer! ‘Tis the season, as you said, though we don’t get too many pumpkin varieties in my neck of the woods.

I had sushi this weekend, too–and I have to say, yours looks pretty darn good for takeout.

Have a great week!
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40 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake September 9, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Looks like a lovely little weekend! :-) I’m not a huge beer drinker, but I love the “fall beers” for some reason!
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41 Jamie @ fitfortherun September 10, 2013 at 6:39 am

That sushi and cookie have me drooling over here! I had a great weekend with my bridal shower and bachelorette party, and ate lots and lots of good food :)
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42 Hanna September 11, 2013 at 7:03 pm

Oh my gosh Lucas is the cutest little baby I have ever seen!


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