9 Years Of Mazen

A recap of Mazen’s 9th birthday and lifestyle of late!

Happy 9th Birthday, Mazen!

Can’t believe this big guy has been on earth almost a decade. 

We celebrated his birthday yesterday at home, and with a few friends and family on Monday at the pool! 

He let Birch blow out his candles <3

Nutella cookie sandwiches made by Katie and Matt!

Best Buds

Story of my life:

A recipe for Mazen: 

  • A cup of humor
  • A dash of clever
  • A sprinkle of sweetness 
  • A pint of wild
  • A quart of smarts 
  • A gallon of energy
  • And a large dollop of rebellion 👿 

I think he looks just like Birch in this 2015 photo!

He loves STEM, working with his hands, Minecraft, and Legos. 

And he’s getting great at the guitar – and baseball!

He’s also the best big brother to his little Birchie, who copies every single thing Mazen does. It’s hard not to break into a smile when they are both being naughty together and giggling in sync. 

Check in the box

Speaking of Birch, if you can’t find him, check in the box!

He’s been living in it for a week. 

Real Food: WIAW!

Breakfasts

Yogurt, fruit, granola, almond butter

Pancakes + peaches

(with all of our garden tomatoes!!)

Kodiak cakes + cherries

And Kodiak Cake homemade waffles!! 

Weekend omelet with a JM Stock biscuit and all the fruit

The Bodos special

Lunches

BLT with garden tomatoes!! 

Leftover-jammed salad

Salmon salad in a Hugh Jass bowl

Leftover beef and veggies with salad on top and some Mezeh dressings I saved 

Caprese salad (with a sammie too)

Dinners

All the delicious Blue Apron meals we’ve been eatin’ up! So much goodness. 

Glazed Chicken & Peanut Noodles with Sweet Peppers & Green Beans

Shrimp & Pesto Barley with Tomato & Corn Relish

(SO so good!! These next two were part of the Sam Kass collab with Blue Apron

Apple Cider Pork Chops with Mushroom Farro Risotto

Shrimp with zucchini and cheesy orzo

Another favorite meal of the week!! 

Tilapia & Creamy Curry Sauce with Sesame & Bok Choy Rice

Happy hump day!

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