Weekend Fun: [Breakfast] + A Giveaway

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

It's no secret, I love my weekends..!! It's so nice to have the mornings together and start slow.
Saturdays are the only mornings we don't have to be up, dressed, and out of the house at a particular time (unless we have something planned), so I like to take that day to make a sit-down breakfast, maybe catch some 'toons, take care of things around the house, and chill out.
We always do eggs and either sausage or bacon - give us all the protein!!
Sometimes I'll get fancy and whip up a batch of pancakes, I love using this super simple recipe (which works great with gluten-free flour) or a fun mix from Trader Joe's. And of course coffee..!! We got a cheapie frother, it works perfectly and makes my morning caffeine seem a little more special.
Homegirl is in a major picky phase but will usually devour any/all meat; she tends to eat a big breakfast, then tapers off throughout the day so we load her up while we can. Occasionally, she'll take extra bites if she has a utensil (plus it's great practice), so I have no problem with letting her stab or scoop as much as she'd like, to help sneak in a few more bites.
Tyson is a pretty good eater and it's obvious when he's growing..!! He loves breakfast, but otherwise will always at least try whatever we are having, even if he thinks he doesn't like it.
I love our time together as a family, around the table, sharing a meal. It's always been a place of fond memories for me - between my love for food/drink and my family, can't go wrong!! I hope to make mealtime a place of fulfillment, in more ways than one, for our kids too. When we are usually up and at 'em and running out of the house every other day, Saturday mornings are an especially sweet way to start my favorite time of the week, together!!
Sometimes we sneak in guilty pleasures, like frozen waffles/pancakes and movies while eating breakfast, I mean it's the freakin' weeken'..!! 
I always offer their fruit last, otherwise I think that would be all they'd play with eat.
We love our new Re-Play Recycled set which adds some fun flair to our meals. The quality design and fun colors are perfect for kids of all ages, plus earth-friendly!! Tyson was especially excited for his new plate with compartments and Homegirl was able to maneuver the silverware perfectly, helping to encourage more bites. I can't wait to add to our collection!!

Disclosure: The green dish set was given to me free of charge, all opinions and lax weekend behavior are my own.

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Happy Hump Day - half way to another wonderful weekend!!

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  1. I received one of those amazing sets to try from them and we love it! I want to buy more plates and utensils. They are the best!! Our kiddos are so similar with food.

  2. Could you all BE any cuter at your weekend breakfasts?! Nope!

  3. This is so sweet!!! Weekend breakfasts are a fave here, too!

  4. What a sweet time together! Love that set {especially the turquoise!!}!!

  5. This made me want breakfast. It's my fave meal of the day, and Aria tends to eat the most then as well.

  6. Your breakfasts sound a lot like ours, but we have ours on Sunday instead of Saturday since Mason has his school on Saturday. But we love eggs and bacon (Mason LOVES BACON) and if I can convince Seth, pancakes too! I just ate dinner, but you're giving me a craving for breakfast!
    Oh and also, we LOVE our replay recycled dishes!

  7. I think we need to start having weekend breakfasts like this! I made everyone pancakes for Father's Day and it was such a nice treat! Thanks for the reminder that we should be doing this more often!

  8. I have been eyeing those RePlay dishes! Glad to see that your family enjoys them. I hope I win! My little one is actually in a contest and I would love it if you would take a second and vote for her - http://woobox.com/hpzocp/gallery/eX-1fe5QRhg. Thanks!