Mother’s Day Weekend Recap!


Actually it’s because I don’t have any food to show you.

Mother's Day Recap / Bev Cooks

I swear I’ll keep this as boringless as possible! I just have all these photos from the weekend that don’t really fit Flotsam, and I’m pretty sure our families are a wee bit sick of me sending 57 photos per hour of exactly what we’re doing. So I’m showing you! Sorry?

Mother's Day Recap / Bev Cooks

This weekend of the Mother’s Day variety was perfection. Slow paced. No frill. Cozy. Elegant. Sweet. It was awesome, too because neither baby cried or whined or got hungry or needy or bonked heads or even pooped! #ornot

We spent the first part of Saturday doing our normal coffee/park walk in our lil’ neighborhood. Aaron wanted me to tell you that a small gust of wind blew up his shirt right at the moment this photo was taken, and he is not in fact pregnant with an airplane neck pillow.

Mother's Day Recap / Bev Cooks

Later that afternoon we went to my friend’s house for a pre-mama’s day cookout/toddler hang/husbands-should-finally-meet shindig.

It’s too bad they don’t have an incredibly flawless home. So embarrassing being seen over there.

Mother's Day Recap / Bev Cooks

Snacks! I ate three times my weight in brie and honey this weekend. I’m pretty disappointed in myself. It should have been at least four times my weight.

We brought over goods for steak tacos with chimichurri and grilled corn. I HAVE-A-GOT-TA put the recipe on the blog. It was pure insanity. What made it so outstanding was this Spanish cheese I got from our little cheese shop. Everyone was like, “What is this cheese and how can I replace my blood with it?” I forgot to take photos of the final plated dish because I was in a coma.

Mother's Day Recap / Bev Cooks

Here are our two little families. Basically everything happening to the left is calm, tranquil and serene, and everything happening to the right is near death/disaster/end of the world.

Mother's Day Recap / Bev Cooks

Contrary to popular belief, I am not actually belting out My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion.

…it was Mariah.

Mother's Day Recap / Bev Cooks

This is Theo, Amanda’s little man, letting us know that the compost and worm castings in her raised bed could use a pinch of salt. And then we barfed.

Mother's Day Recap / Bev Cooks

This is Natalie and Stella, practicing to become Bev and Amanda. Although I need to clarify, I’ve never attacked her quite on this level. Right, Amanda? Tell them I haven’t, Amanda.

. . . Amanda?

Mother's Day Recap / Bev Cooks

Oh look! You can kind of see our tacos. I have no idea where are the dudes were. Still don’t.

Mother's Day Recap / Bev Cooks

Hammock! We desperately need a hammock.

And I desperately need to stop taking feet shots. #ornever

Mother's Day Recap / Bev Cooks

This is the face Will makes when he’s contemplating alternate applications of the flux mandibular valve, given the universe’s accelerating rate of expansion. Actually, I think this is his pooping face. I get confused. Never mind.

Mother's Day Recap / Bev Cooks

Then it was Sunday! And I baked. Can you even begin to believe that? I sent this practice loaf to Aaron’s work to test on his co-workers. AKA: my imaginary focus group. And I got the results back. And I’m tweaking it today. And showing you soon. And eating it all immediately. And goodbye.

Mother's Day Recap / Bev Cooks

We had an indoor picnic! There were thunderstorms all afternoon, so Aaron put together the coziest coffee table spread. Toasted chicken salad sams, endless mimosas, fruit, mini chocolate bread, and again with the brie and honey. What is my deal?

Oh, and the Princess Bride on the Dee Vee Dees.


Mother's Day Recap / Bev Cooks

Theeeeen Aaron took the babies and Charlie on a long while I napped! But I’m that a-hole who takes a photo of herself pretending to nap, so we can just move past this because I’m starting to gross out at myself.

Mother's Day Recap / Bev Cooks

We finished off the evening with one of my favorite, simple dinners – bruschetta. I ate all four! Just kidding I ate two.


And an ice cream cone.

Two cones.

But no wine!

Okay one glass.


Mother's Day Recap / Bev Cooks


Yeah I should probably chill with the Princess Bride. #ornever

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24 Responses to Mother’s Day Weekend Recap!

  1. Sues May 11, 2015 at 8:46 pm #
    Cutest family ever!!
  2. Carrie M. May 11, 2015 at 10:10 pm #
    So glad you had a great weekend.
  3. Natalie @ Never Serious Blog May 12, 2015 at 6:48 am #
    Gahhhh that was FUN.
  4. Eva Cooper May 12, 2015 at 7:35 am #
    All the kids are so cute! Great pictures!
  5. Brianna May 12, 2015 at 8:57 am #
    What a wonderful way to spend Mother's day weekend. Beautiful photos of all the food! ...made me want to dive right in. :)
  6. Heather May 12, 2015 at 9:03 am #
    Bruschetta is always a meal in itself....with wine of course ;)
  7. Sharana @ Living The Sweet Life Blog May 12, 2015 at 10:10 am #
    soooo .... what you're saying is you pretty much had the most perfect weekend of life.
  8. Jen @ Carlsbad Cravings May 12, 2015 at 10:21 am #
    I love your photos and your adorable family but your commentary kills me - you are HILARIOUS! always.
  9. Ashley May 12, 2015 at 12:07 pm #
    That last photoooooooooo. Heart explode.
  10. Karen Penner May 12, 2015 at 12:21 pm #
    You had me at The Princess Bride quote.
  11. Melissa @ Treats With a Twist May 12, 2015 at 1:13 pm #
    Absolutely LOVE this! Ugh, and I hate those friends with embarrassing houses. Such a pain ;)
  12. Adiya Brook May 12, 2015 at 2:57 pm #
    those vases you use and post pictures of your flowers...where did you get those? cuz im in love with them! p.s. i find your style of writing hilarious and therapeutic :)
    • Bev Weidner May 12, 2015 at 4:04 pm #
      Aw, well thanks! The vases were actually thrifted yeaaaaars ago. I'm no help. Sorry! :)
  13. Emily @ Life on Food May 12, 2015 at 4:11 pm #
    Your food looks so amazing. But your kids. Darn cuties!
  14. Jillian @ Yoga Pants Kitchen May 12, 2015 at 4:44 pm #
    Love these pics! Such cuties those twins! Jillian
  15. Jamie May 12, 2015 at 5:05 pm #
    Wuv, twu wuv... You have such a beautiful family, Bev. And I sincerely hope that chocolate cake thingy was a pumpkin chocolate cake thingy (you know, with the pepitas and all). = )
    • Bev Weidner May 12, 2015 at 5:25 pm #
      It's not pumpkin, but there IS a special magical wizardy ingredient. Coming sooooon.
  16. jess May 12, 2015 at 8:01 pm #
    You have the most beautiful family! And I love your humor and wit :)
  17. Smash Attack Ash May 14, 2015 at 10:22 am #
    Wow. I want to inhale all that brie. No joke. And your kids. I die over their cuteness!
  18. Natalie May 14, 2015 at 5:37 pm #
    You got the shoes! How do you like them? I have a pair sitting in my online shopping cart, well actually 2 pairs, and was hoping you'd gotten them so you could tell us readers if you like them :)
    • Bev Weidner May 14, 2015 at 5:40 pm #
      I LOVE the shoes! It took me a good few hours to break them in, because the leather on the heel strap is pretty tough. Not bad tough, but thick! After a good walking in for a bit, they're alllll good. I absolutely love them!
      • Natalie May 14, 2015 at 5:49 pm #
        Oh, I'm so glad to hear that! They look so cute. I like the way the wedges look, too. Yay for new summer sandals!
  19. HomesteadGlamourGirl May 23, 2015 at 4:36 pm #
    I love The Princess Bride. Hmmmm. I think I've chosen the theme for my birthday party.
  20. Elise February 13, 2016 at 3:28 pm #
    I absolutely love all your posts, and your snapchat! I know this one is a bit older but I had to comment somewhere. You make me laugh so much and you're kids are simply perfection. Thank you for brightening my days!!!

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