Saturday morning started out bright and early with our Natural Baby Care Class taught by our doula Sarah. In this class we discussed a variety of topics including attachment theory parenting, breastfeeding basics (we’ll learn more about this in our breastfeeding class in a few weeks), newborn hygiene, baby cues, newborn sleep, cloth diapering, car seat safety and babywearing. We learned so much and I can’t wait to share this on our new family blog Naturally Family launching in 2 weeks.
It was such a beautiful day that we decided to head downtown to the Burlington Farmer’s Market after our Natural Baby Care Class We walked around and decided to share a raspberry lime popsicle at the Adam’s Berry Farm stand while we decided what we wanted for lunch. We checked out a few food stands but in the end left disappointed that our favorite Tibetan stand was all out of the veggie options, that’s what we get for arriving too late in the day!
We ended up heading over to the new Himalayan restaurant to give it a try and because it had similar options to our favorite Tibetan stand. We ordered off the lunch menu which came with a drink, an appetizer and an entree. I ordered a housemade lemonade, pakora and chana masala, Neil decided to go with the spiced ice tea, dal and vegetable momos. The lemonade was good, not too sweet and not too tart but the real star was Neil’s spiced iced tea, it was amazing. Once our food came we decided to share everything and both the dal and the parkoras were really tasty. We waited awhile for our entrees to finally come out but when they did we really enjoyed both the momos and the chana. Overall we enjoyed the food although it took a bit longer than we would have liked for us to get our food (we were there over an hour, most of it waiting) and we both would have liked a little more spice (but we just love spicier food).
After lunch we decided to really take advantage of the beautiful weather and spent a few hours wandering around downtown enjoying the day. It had been weeks since we really had a Saturday to spend together and so we decided to treat our Saturday afternoon/evening like a mini-staycation. We did a little window shopping and then decided to pop into El Cortijo for an afternoon snack since we our lunch was fairly light and we had plans for a late dinner with friends.
At El Cortijo we enjoyed a ginger beer and a basket of chips, salsa and guacamole- a perfect hot afternoon snack.
After our snack we headed home for an afternoon nap and then we were off to dinner with friends. I decided not to take any photos but there was good food, good conversation and lots of laughs.
How did you spend your Saturday?