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Foodie Friday

Ever have weeks that you feel completely behind? That is my week! No idea why but I seem to be scrambling a lot.

It is fair week here which means pancake breakfasts, the parade, BBQs and lots of fun 🙂

Monday night we went to the park, we had not been out after supper in awhile and it is good to break out of the house after supper sometimes!

Wednesday morning my office was closed and my Mom and I took the girls to the parade – as you already saw 😉

Last night I planned to go for a run, got on my running clothes but Mother Nature had other plans so an at home workout it was. My knee is getting extra rest 😉

And that brings us to today! And meal planning.

Saturday – Greek Chicken Kababs with Rice – Cooking Classy

Sunday – FAIR

Monday – Recovery Quinoa Salad (Run Fast, Eat Slow cookbook) & Smokies

Tuesday – Bison burgers & Bocconcini Salad – Happy Holigans

Wednesday – Chicken Fajitas

Thursday – Pancakes, turkey bacon and fruit

Friday -Taco Salad

This weekend we are heading out to the fair a couple times, Saturday night for a date night & concert and Sunday for family day with the girls. Avery loves rides so I cannot wait to take her!

Enjoy your weekends!



Foodie Friday

I cannot say we had an exciting week really. I took a few photos though! Avery spent every morning at a day camp and LOVED it.

She has one more camp in a couple weeks so I am hoping she loves it just as much!

I got in a tempo run Wednesday night since it was a little cooler than the previous week.

Check out that air! Kidding – I think its an illusion 😉

The girls before bed Tuesday night and trying to love each other 😉

Meal planning these days has the theme of easy! I just am not in a cooking mood most evenings right now.

Saturday – OUT – Family Birthday Supper

Sunday – Grilled Chicken & Avocado Caprese Pasta Salad – Cooking Classy

Monday – Slow Cooker Chicken Cilantro Lime Tacos – Belle of the Kitchen

Tuesday – Chicken Veggie & Brown Rice Bowls with Peanut Sauce – Cooking Classy

Wednesday – Quinoa Mango Black Bean Salad & Smokies – Vanilla and Bean

Thursday – Shrimp Pasta with Tomatoes & Kale

Friday – Tuna wraps & sweet potato fries

Weekend plans include a pancake breakfast, family birthday supper and maybe the beach?! We will see!


Foodie Friday

Can time slow down?? I feel like it was just June!

Our week was a fast one with the holiday Monday. The girls have been so tired with playing at dayhome all day and the heat. Tuesday Avery was in bed at 6:45pm! Chloe enjoyed coconut milk ice cream with Dad while Avery slept – shhh 😉

Oh and her 4th of July dress/photo:

Sadly she came down with a rash Wednesday and while it looks no fun she is happy as can be 🙂

Wednesday night I went for a run, I slacked in June on my kilometers so this month I need to focus on gaining some back.

I was bummed Chloe was sick but Chad reminded me it could always be worse – SO true!

Yesterday the girls had a day with Chad’s Dad and then his Mom arrived after work from B.C. and she is spending the weekend with us 🙂

Meal planning:

Saturday – Is it bad that I am not planning anything since I am away?!

Sunday – The Best Turkey Burgers & salad – The Live Fit Girls

Monday – Fish Tacos

Tuesday – Chicken, Broccoli & Pepper Stir-Fry with rice – Julia’s Album

Wednesday – Easy Balsamic Veggie Pasta – Gimme Some Oven

Thursday – Chicken fingers, roasted broccoli & Cucumber Quinoa Salad – Gimme Some Oven 

Friday – Kale & Chicken Caesar Wraps & sweet potato fries – The Girl on Bloor

I am off work today – woot woot! And taking advantage of Grandma in town to get a pedicure and haircut. Saturday we are going out to a festival for the day and I have my best friend’s stagette that night 🙂 Sunday will be our long run and maybe a bike ride.



Foodie Friday

So I did not mean to go MIA this week but I have this problem where when I do my monthly blog post planning I always forget the last week of the month. That or I run out of ideas and hope something comes up 😉 But saying that this summer I am planning to post less, 2-3 times a week is the goal 🙂

Backing up to Sunday night. Avery went to bed at 7:15pm which is earlier than usual but after a long day at the beach I figured she was tired. An hour later she woke up to pee and was on fire. I took her temp and sure enough 102.5. I got some Advil in her and she hung out with us until she was under 100.

Monday we decided to have a sick day at home since she still had the fever. She was fine otherwise, just pretty tired. She did request for me to set-up the pool so I did and we played outside for awhile but it was pretty darn hot!

Of course after the both crashed on the couch:

By grabbing a smoothie and Subway for supper she finally ate and her fever was gone and she was back to herself:

Tuesday morning everyone got up healthy, ate breakfast and then Avery threw up her breakfast. So another sick day it was but with Chad this time. Lucky him though she was 110% okay all day, so they went to the park all morning, had naps and then walked for slurpees – only a tad jealous 😉

I brought home Chefs Plate (referral link!) for supper and we had the tacos.

Oh and this one? A stage 5 clinger these days. I do everything one handed I swear. I remember a year ago doing the same thing and thinking “next summer this will be SO much better” – HA.

Besides that we had a quiet week. I got to workout twice at lunch hours – spin & yoga but skipped a run due to bad weather (and closed trails around my house) and worked out at home instead. And last night we had a staff BBQ at a co-worker’s acreage.

Onto meal planning!

Saturday – Canada Day party potluck

Sunday – BBQ at my brother’s girlfriend’s Aunt’s house

Monday – Veggie Fajita Rice Bowls – Whitney Bond

Tuesday – Smokies & Greek Kale Salad –Gimme Delicious Food

Wednesday – Tuna & chickpea wraps and sweet potato fries

Thursday – Greek Turkey Rice Skillet – Budget Bytes

Friday – OUT

I cannot believe this weekend it is July! That also means a long weekend for us 🙂 We have plans to go to a Canada Day party with Chad’s family, fireworks that night, our long run, maybe a bike ride & picnic or a pool afternoon – we will see!


Foodie Friday

How the heck is it Friday?! Looking back on our week it has been crazy.

Monday was pretty quiet, Avery and I did a 7km run after supper -she fell asleep around 3km after she took this photo:

Oh and early morning deck cuddles to start our week:

Tuesday night around 7pm we were meeting with some landscapers in our kitchen (which is all windows around us) and I had my back to the window when everyone else was like “oh crap!”. I turned around to barely see anything outside and what looked to be a massive dust storm and winds. The wind took a gazebo from the house across the alley and crumpled it. We all watched out the window while I debated going into the basement. I fratically tried to check for tornado warnings but had no data of wifi. This lasted 5-10 minutes before it kind of calmed down.

Sadly, our poor city was badly damaged. We are known for the beautiful parks, trails and trees we have and there are huge losses. 100 year old trees ripped up by their roots onto houses, cars, power lines, roads and more. Sheds, buildings and roofs destroyed by the wind and debris. You can see photos here. We were lucky and only lost one small piece of siding on our house and our rental house was fine too. And the good news? There was no serious injuries from the storm!

It was a beautiful day beforehand though!

Oh and I tried out a new virtual reality game at a local theatre – job perks 😉

Wednesday I took off the afternoon, between no computer at work (it was being fixed), and a teething one year old I decided to work at home and have a quiet afternoon. We took a walk to the park too.

Later we went to our neighbour’s as they were hosting supper. By the time we got home I was so tired all I could think of doing was sleeping!

Yesterday we did not do much, my Grandma came for supper and then we had a quiet evening which is what I needed.

Onto meal planning.

Saturday – Salmon burgers & Kale Caesar Salad – Gimme Some Oven

Sunday  – Tuna Casserole

Monday – Asian Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps & sweet potato fries – Well Plated

Tuesday – Chefs Plate (referral link)

Wednesday – Chefs Plate (referral link)

Thursday – Work Event

Friday – Kale Chicken Sausage Pizza – Real Food by Dad

I am pretty darn excited for this weekend – tomorrow I am heading south to see some of my favourite blogging friends and kids/babies for a much overdue visit and then tomorrow evening going to a local market here with some of my favourite vendors! Sunday we will probably go exploring as a family and enjoy the sun!