Long Weekend Recap

I should say extra long weekend since I had four days off ๐Ÿ™‚ I took way too many photos this weekend – be warne

Friday

I had the day off work so we started our morning with a run, then got ready and went to my work for lunch since we had a food truck coming by.

We got home by 1pm for Chloe’s nap, she napped and I washed floors and did some cleaning.

Once she was up we went to a greenhouse to get our garden plants:

Then got stuck in a down pour while trying to get groceries. After supper that night Chad and I went to a movie (Guardians of the Galaxy 2) for a date night.

Saturday

We started the day with the first market of the year, then we packed up and headed out to the zoo for the day. We had a ton of fun. It was busy but still seemed okay. Chloe loved it, squealed and clicked (she clicks her tongue at animals for some reason) at all the animals and walked around so happy – even though she missed a nap by 2.5 hours. Avery was being a threeanger for a bit but still came around ๐Ÿ˜‰

We stopped at Village Ice Cream before coming home:

We had a light supper then decided to watch the new Beauty and the Beast with Avery – I think we fell asleep but she did not – HA!

Sunday

Day one of Sea Wheeze training so we did a 12km run which was not the best between us not running double digits for months and the girls fighting – but hey we did it!

My goal for the day was getting my garden boxes ready so we spent the day doing that.

We decided to eat on the deck since it was so nice out – might not have been the best idea since both of the girls were very distracted. We will work on that for this summer ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh and Chloe got her first head wound – she fell into the deck:

Monday

Since I skipped making brunch Sunday I made pancakes for breakfast then Chad headed to the gym. The girls and I attempted to paint on the deck which turned into Chloe getting paint everywhere and Avery’s (and mine) OCD kicking into high gear over it.

When Chad got home I headed out for a 30 minute run. It was nice to get out solo!

It was another beautiful day so I made it my mission to stay outside all day. We planted the garden, played in the water table, had lunch outside, played every game we came up with, went to the park, on a bike ride… and got slushes. By 4pm I needed out of the sun!

And that was out long weekend, it was so much fun and I really enjoyed the extra days off with my family.

Lindsey

 

Foodie Friday

So I totally slacked on photos this week. I took TWO.

A evening run on Monday:

And Chloe’s current favourite hobby, emptying my Ziploc bags out but then she does put them back ๐Ÿ˜‰

I really do not even know what we did all week – HA! But I do know that I am now off for four days!

On an unrelated note, these two photos below are a year old – HOW?!

Onto meal planning:

Saturday – OUT

Sunday – ย Bison burgers & grilled BBQ veggies

Monday –ย Easy Grilled Chicken (Damn Delicious) & Grilled Sweet Potato Salad – Two Peas & Their Pod

Tuesdayย – Tuna wraps ย & garden salad

Wednesday –ย Skinny Burrito Bowls – Skinny Ms

Thursday –ย Sausage & Pepper Pasta – Budget Bytes

Friday – Fish Tacos with mango-avocado salsa

Long weekend plans: the farmers market, zoo, plant our garden, a long run and hopefully lots of fun ๐Ÿ™‚

Lindsey

Currently

It has been awhile since I did a :currently” post so here we go :

Currently Reading

The Astronaut Wives Club, it is my book club book and I have to get moving on it since book club is next week. In my defense I just got it this week but so far I like it!

Currently Drinking

I never thought I would say this one but – Kombucha. I have tried some grocery store brands and was never a fan but our local Wild Brew is so good!

Currently Excited for:

Planting my garden! I missed it a lot last summer and at the end of last summer I had two raised beds built so now I need to get moving so I can plant this weekend. Avery is equally excited to tackle this project with me so we are going to have a fun summer with it.

We started our strawberries on the deck already:

Currently Obsessed with:

It is a tie here, Younique Detoxifying Mask and Lash Food. I just started using the mask but really like it so far and the eyelash enhancer is ah-amazing. I have naturally thick lashes but they are pretty darn short. In just over a month they are noticeably longer and results are over 16 weeks so I am thinking I will get great results.

Currently Wearing

This tank from The Lucky Pineapple. I mean how perfect?! I picked this up at a market a couple weeks ago after eyeing it up on Instagram for a very long time.

Photo credit: Avery

Currently Eating

All the Larabars. Enough said.

Lindsey

What are you currently excited for?

Weekend Recap

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend & Mother’s Day ๐Ÿ™‚

Friday

I promised Avery a movie night so we went to the video store after work. Bur first some Fri-Yay photos. I had to share the whole “series: of Chloe:

We watched some movie Avery picked out then called it a night.

Saturday

We spent the morning at the annual local Mother’s Day race that we go to every year. We walked/ran the 5km with my Mom and the girls and then Avery did the 100m run – next year Chloe can do it and Avery does the 250m!

It was pretty chilly but we had some sun still.

Avery ran the whole race this year and did not cry so that was a win ๐Ÿ˜‰

We were taking photos and I asked her to pose – of course she did a yoga pose:

Later we walked to the park, Avery rode her bike – she is bike obsessed now!

I think I was asleep by 9:30pm – haha

Sunday

Chad got a gym membership after not having one for 1.5 years and since the gym opened Saturday he wanted to go so I decided to take the girls for a run. Wow 6 months of not running with them plus some extra weight, I think 50lbs total plus the stroller left me tired and humbled. It was a tough 7km!

Oh yes and my Mother’s Day gifts, new Instagram magnets, flowers, crafts the girls made at dayhome and sign my Mom and a Starbucks gift card – I have the best family and dayhome ๐Ÿ™‚

I needed coffee after my run so we walked (again Avery ride her bike) and we went for coffee and treats. Avery is cake pop obsessed and loves when they get new ones, it was a pirate one today:

During Chloe’s nap I cleaned house, we made a craft for my Mom and Grandma then packed up for a picnic with my family. Once she was up we met my Mom, Grandma, her boyfriend, my one brother and girlfriend for a picnic.

Easy crafts are the best ๐Ÿ™‚

It was the perfect way to wrap up the weekend and the rain came just as we were about to go.

I am so blessed to be a Mom, have the best Mom who I admire more and more every day that I am doing this gig.

Now I am more than ready for a couple short work weeks!

Lindsey

Foodie Friday

Our week was full of sun – again! I have tried to take advantage of the nice weather spending all the time I can outside.

Week highlights:

  • Playing outside in the sun:

  • Evening runs, Avery now wants to come with me all the time, on the bright side, she is a pretty good photographer:

  • Chloe is walking almost all the time!

  • I broke out my all-time favourite dress. I paid $5 for this 5 years ago at a garage sale (it was brand new!), and have worn it through both my pregnancies too:

Onto meal planning. I have to admit here that I am struggling with suppers these days, with the nice weather I want BBQ and salads but that is not always stuff the girls will eat. At the same time I refuse to make them different meals than what we eat.

Saturday –ย Chicken Fajitas

Sunday – Mother’s Day picnic – as long as the weather cooperates!

Monday – Balsamic Penne Pasta with Tomatoes and Asparagus –diethood

Tuesday – Curry Rice Bowls

Wednesday – Greek Chicken Kabobs & pita bread – Cooking Classy

Thursday – Thai Chicken Naan Pizza – Cookin’ Canuck

Friday – Smokies & Whole Foods Copycat Quinoa Salad – Damn Delicious

Our weekend is pretty full, a Mothers Day walk/run, a Coscto trip, garden work and hopefully a picnic for Mothers Day ๐Ÿ™‚ Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!
Lindsey