Just over a couple weeks until Christmas you guys!! All the squeals.
I do not have a lot to share from our week but found myself wishing a few times that I was not at work and outside with the girls enjoying the beautiful days we are having. Avery has asked every day to go skating!
I did pick up Christmas/winter jammies for the girls this week after Nicole’s idea to give them before Christmas Eve to enjoy them longer (great idea!) so will have to get photos of them in those once I have good lighting to do so – downside of working during the daylight hours in winter!
I wrapped some gifts and so far we have not had too many issues with the girls and them – but Avery asks all the time to open them, apparently “Christmas is taking forever”.
AND I got my Christmas Blog Swap goodies from Stacy! I have to share better photos later when I have real light 😉 But it was the perfect package for us! The black ornament is a “Santa cam” which I just saw out somewhere and thought it was really cute!
Onto meal planning! Last week we gained a new favourite – Smoky Potato Chickpea Stew – seriously try it!
Saturday – Black bean burgers (Costco) & fries
Sunday – Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken & Veggies with kale Caesar salad – Damn Delicious
Monday – Turkey Taco Rice Skillet – Together as a Family
Tuesday – Vegetable Stir-Fry
Wednesday – OUT
Thursday – Hoisin Stir Fry Bowls – Budget Bytes
Friday – Chicken Fajitas
Our weekend plans include a princess tea (Avery and i) and maybe some Christmas baking!
Happy December! Can you all believe it? I can’t. We had a good week over here – no more sickness!
Avery loves to dress up when we get home from work/dayhome:
Chloe found this hockey jersey in her closet and had to wear it:
And the best photo for last, me in my Mom’s old fur coat for our staff Christmas photo:
Moving onto meal planning!
Saturday – Penne Pasta with Sausage and Greens – Budget Bytes
Sunday – Smoky Potato Chickpea Stew & cornbread – Budget Bytes
Monday – Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki Bowls – Six Sisters’ Stuff
Tuesday – Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos – Belle of the Kitchen
Wednesday – French toast & fruit
Thursday – Turkey Bacon Avocado Wraps & sweet potato fries
Friday – Pizza night
Weekend plans include my Christmas party tonight and a craft sale tomorrow and maybe we will start Chirtsmas baking and/or our craft we are making for family 🙂
Between working full time, the girls and now marathon training these weeks fly by for us. I find it Friday before I know it and do not know where the week went!
The weeks started out cold and Avery asked Chad for the biggest suitcase we had so she could pack her entire dresser and closet and head out to Arizona for a long time. I thoughts I disliked the cold and she has me beat!
Chloe has been great with the Christmas tree leaving us shocked 😉
Avery’s bed head 😉
I love how much Avery loves the tree!
That is all from our week! Onto meal planning…Last week’s winner the Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowls – burrito bowls are easily a favourite meal in our house these days!
Saturday – Salmon Burgers & roasted cauliflower
Sunday – Turkey Taco Rice Skillet – Together as a Family
Monday – Pesto Pasta with Broccoli
Tuesday – Crockpot Pulled Chicken & Greek Salad – Natsha’s Kitchen
Wednesday – Iowa Girl EatsThai Peanut Chicken Quinoa Bowl –
Thursday – Black Bean & Corn Quesadillas –Budget Bytes
Friday – My Christmas Party!
Weekend plans include the Festival of Trees and brunch with Santa! Tis’ the season!
This was on of our first normal weeks in a bit! We had no evening plans all week! It also flew by being a short work week. The snow has continued to fall here so I think we are in for a long winter… We spend a lot of time playing in the playroom these days, it had been a neglected room until now so I am glad the girls love it.
The girls also had their 18 month and 4 year old shots which went okay. Being that Avery was more aware of the needle now she panicked a bit when she saw the needle this time.
Since there is nothing else exciting from our week I will jump into meal planning! Oh and my favourite from last week? Greek turkey tacos!
Saturday – Salmon burgers & kale caesar salad
Sunday – Chicken Pot Pie soup & biscuits – Skinny Taste
Monday – Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowls – Dinner at the Zoo
Tuesday – Gourmet Mac & Cheese and roasted broccoli
Wednesday – Smokies, Perogies & salad
Thursday – Turkey Lettuce Wraps – Eat Youself Skinny
Friday – Tuna Wraps & fries
This weekend is the city hall park lighting – always a favourite event of mine to go to! Besides that I am crossing my fingers for a mild Sunday morning so we can get out for a run 🙂
Happy November! Today is feels more like December with all the snow we have suddenly got. Avery told me it was “freezing cold and we need to take a plane to Arizona until the sun comes back” – I am with her!
This week’s highlight was Halloween! Despite the weather being less then ideal we still enjoyed trick or treating around the neighbourhood! I love going out trick or treating and think it is sad so many people just go to the mall now – they are missing out on all the fun! We went out for around 15-20 houses in 45 minutes and they girls baskets were both over full when we got home.
My little kitty who loves to meow:
And the very spooky vampire…
Enjoying some candy after:
The rest of the week was quiet which was good since next week is crazy for me with my work schedule, first week of marathon training and Avery’s 4th birthday!
My favourite meal from last week was the Turkey Kale Pasta bake! It was an old favourite that I am happy I made again. I only used spinach instead of kale and no cheese on some for Chloe.
Saturday – Chicken Burrito Bowls
Sunday – Tomato Spinach Chicken Spaghetti – Julia’s Album
Monday – Hoisin Stir Fry Bowls – Budget Bytes
Tuesday – Leftovers (I work late)
Wednesday – Souptacular (crockpot soup)
Thursday – OUT
Friday – Chicken fingers, fries & salad – Avery’s birthday choice!
Our big weekend plans are Avery’s birthday party! We have rented a place so this is the first non-home party we will have which meant a lot less work for me too 🙂