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Foodie Friday

I actually just typed “weekend recap” for this post! With a mini holiday this week I am even more messed up on my days than usual!

Our mini holiday got semi foiled by the rain as you will see!

Monday

I think this was the worst weather day of the summer, so much rain and wind and just plain cold. We planned to do yard work at our house and rental but that did not happen. Instead we organized the garage a bit then headed to Costco to get out & for ice cream ๐Ÿ˜‰ Avery found this costume and HAD to have it. We are suckers, but she is “supergirl” obsessed.

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That night I got sucked into two hours of Bachelor in Paradise and packed for our mini trip.

Tuesday

The plan was to meet my in-laws for a day at Calaway Park then camp overnight with them. BUT the rain & wind had other plans so instead we took the girls to Telus Spark (science centre). This was a GREAT idea. I only wish we had longer there!

Avery was obsessed with this table:

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Chloe enjoyed looking at all the lights etc:

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We did not make it to any shows but got through the exhibits.

We saved the kid’s play area for last – thankfully. Chad literally had to dive in to catch Avery and she made a couple escapes. Then we checked out the outside park – might be our favourite part!

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We had back to the campsite (at Calaway), had some drinks and supper and called it a night. I forgot my pump at home – FAIL so I had to feed Chloe versus her dream feed. Not ideal in “sleep training” but we made it through with a 1am and 5am wake-up then up at 7am so not too bad. She was so cold at 5am (I think why she woke up) so she came into our bed and Avery followed so it was a full bed!

Wednesday

We woke up to sun so as soon as the park opened we went over. I will let all the photos do the talking but Avery had a blast for a solid 5 hours before she passed out on me. She LOVES rides, and would have gone on everything if she could…unlike me!

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Chad did not get on any rides – poor guy so we might have to go there again this year!

On our way home both girls were sleeping so we made a stop at the Marda Loop Village Ice Cream, such a cool area and yummy ice cream:

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We got stuck in traffic on the way home and got in the door at 6pm which meant no spin class for me ๐Ÿ™ Instead we made a fast supper and got the girls to bed, we tried to watch TV and both fell asleep!

Thursday

Since I skipped spin our morning consisted of a core workout and 7km run. It was a tad windy but great running weather, I am done with hot runs!

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After we got ready and did a few errands which included getting cupcakes – I say I will eat better then buy cupcakes…sigh…

This photo of the girls I posted on Instagram but wanted to share what the 20 others I took looked like:

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Chloe’s nap schedule has been off from Avery’s lately BUT Avery also seems to want to nap later so I put them both down at 1pm & SUCCESS!! Now to make sure Avery is up by 3pm so she goes to bed by 8pm – lucky girl has got a new bedtime for the next little bit we decided.

Our afternoon consisted of picking up our CSA veggie box, getting a million pickling cucumbers so coming home to make pickles. I only had three jars so will have to pick up more stat.

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Onto meal planning…

Not sure I am ready for fall meals yet but I will slowly ease into them ๐Ÿ˜‰

foodie friday
Saturday – Family birthday supper (belated for my Mom & early for me)

Sunday – Quinoa spaghetti & turkey meatballs

Monday – ย Cilantro Lime Blackbean burgers & salad – Be Whole. Be You

Tuesday – Chicken Lime soup & cornbread biscuits – Budget Bytes

Wednesday – Grilled Cheese & Greek Kale Salad – Chef Savy

Thursday – Chicken smokies & Sweet Potato Green Salad – Veggie Primer

Friday – Chicken Taco Salad

Weekend plans – family birthday supper, a family fun run (Chocolate Chase) & my long run which will be solo – in other words a lot of running and eating!

Lindsey