Category Archives: Spring

Weekend Recap

This weekend felt like Spring! It was so nice to be able to be outside more and actually be warm!

Friday

My Mom joined us for supper (Subway) then came over so we (I mean her) could work on the teepee for the girls more. After she left Chad and I caught up on Big Brother.

Oh and it was St. Patrick’s Day! The best we could do before work…

Saturday

Our day: Morning Costco trip – a (mucky) walk outside – cleaned out the garage and cars – family movie night.

Avery wore this necklace around her head all morning:

Sunday

I wanted to run outside but we had booked Avery into yoga since she did not go last Sunday and it would be tight for time running outside so I opted for This Is Us and 8km on the treadmill.

During yoga I caught up on my latest book club book, I just got it and have until Thursday to read it!

 

Chloe was grumpy after a short morning nap and thankfully she napped for 2.5 hours in the afternoon. I did chores then Avery and I played outside until Chloe got up and she joined us.

Chloe getting into trouble, as usual 😉

The rest of the day was spent blogging, doing laundry and relaxing!

Lindsey

Weekend Recap

Today marks my first day at home with both girls, wish me luck! Not that I am too worried, I am sure it will go great. Onto our weekend…

Friday

In the morning we met Avery’s dayhome at a park for awhile. Avery told me that she was not coming home with me after – haha, thanks kid 😉 After lunch we had mat time, ordered C’s birth certificate and went to my work for a visit, oh and went for a walk.

Chloe during her mat time:

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We picked up Avery, it was harder than her first day at dayhome! Seeing her hug all the kids goodbye and everyone telling her they will miss her – tear.

I asked Chad if we could go out for supper and he agreed so once he was home it was off to our favourite place, Famoso! It is also Avery’s:

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It was delicious as always and I got to also enjoy an adult drink 🙂

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We caught up on Big Brother after the girl’s were in bed and that was our night.

Saturday

Nothing too exciting in the morning, Costco and a grocery run. It seems like such a rush to get the errands done to get home so Chloe can eat and Avery can nap but it always works out with minimal crying!

I power cleaned the house while both girls napped and finished a good 30 minutes before either woke up.

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Both girls woke up within 15 minutes of each other, so we decided to get out for some fresh air and try them both in the double stroller (MEC bike trailer/jogger).

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I am not sure how I will like running with it since I LOVE my Bob stroller but I am also not spending money on another double stroller as I will never use it except to run. BUT the girls loved it.

And of course we stopped at the park:

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My Mom joined us for supper before me, her and Chloe headed to the All Things Pretty Market. It was in an awesome larger venue with a ton of vendors. But I ended up not buying a lot.

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I was too indecisive on things!

The rest of the night was uneventful and I think I fell asleep on the couch around 9pm.

Sunday

Our dumb cat was banging on the door (she is locked up at night) at 5am and woke up Avery SO we started our day very early. Thanks cat.

I made oatmeal for breakfast and let Avery choose her toppings which seemed to get her more interested in eating – these days she will rarely eat meals, just snacks.

My oatmeal:

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Our morning consisted of going to our neighbourhood clean-up and BBQ lunch which had a great turnout. I am excited to have these things in our new neighbourhood and look forward to being involved as I sit on the neighbourhood association board now.

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After nap time we got outside to enjoy the weather – 21 degrees on May 1st!! We took a 6km walk down to the trail system, had some snacks, played on playgrounds and headed back home up a very large hill. Thankfully I survived so now feel better about my 5km Mother’s Day run next weekend – which will be walked.

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We came home a little pink, dirty and happy – so excited for this summer after days like this. Our evening involved bathing both kids, Big Brother and an early bedtime.

Lindsey

 

Currently

I see currently posts all over the blog world and not sure I have ever done one! I semi missed this week in blog post planning so it freed up a day for me to finally squeeze one in Smile

Currently Reading…this book:

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It is our next book club read, it sounds really good, but I have yet to start it, hopefully this weekend!

Currently Wearing…too many dark clothes! I need to find some spring/summer work tops BAD. But have had no luck. I have lots of great coloured and neutral pixie pants so now just need to find some tops. In the mean time I am wearing my colour on my toes:

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Currently Excited for…EASTER! I love Easter *almost* as much as Christmas and cannot wait to share it with Avery this year. Here is her Easter basket, I went a tad overboard…

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A bubble wand, Mess-free Colouring, Animal Facts book, Lil’ Shopper Play Set, a watering can, Easter straw cup (Target), sidewalk chalk and Alpha Block book.

My plan is to a trail of plastic eggs from her bedroom with the purple basket and have the rest in the livingroom. If the weather was nice I would do an outdoor egg hunt too, maybe next year!

Currently Drinking…water, coffee and tea. I am trying to only drink those things and coffee in moderation Smile My Camelbak water bottle saves me here, my daily goal is four a day.

Currently Dreaming… of the YOGA WINE + UNWIND I booked for this summer! Guys, I could not be more excited about this. As soon as my studio announced they’d have a summer retreat I knew I would go no matter what. Turns out we will be in the area (Osoyoos, BC) that week at my Mother-in-laws so I will just head a bit south for a couple days then come back and we will all head home. This also checks off three things on my 30 before 30 (now 31) list – girls weekend (a good friend is joining!), a yoga retreat and stand up paddle-boarding.

Currently Watching…Big Brother Canada! Amongst too many other shows, if I am being honest.

Current Workout…whatever I feel like! I am taking a couple weeks to just go with the flow before I start a 4-5 week 10km training plan to attempt and kick my PRs butt at a May race.

Currently Wanting…This water table for Avery. I had planned for it to be an Easter gift but its on sale the week after so will be a tad late. It will be great for her to play with on the deck while I am cooking supper Smile

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Lindsey

What are you currently excited for, watching and dreaming of?

Spring Bucket List

Every season I create a mini bucket/to-do list for us, and hang it on our fridge so as we go along we can check off some fun things every season Smile Here is this year’s spring bucket list:

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Lindsey

What is on your spring bucket list?

Small Changes, Big Impact

I really struggled for a title to this post, just so everyone knows. Post titles just are tough for me!

Anyways, with spring comes a refreshed feeling, the feeling where you want to make changes, whether it is to your diet, house, or wardrobe.  It is an awesome feeling (I think) so I take full advantage of it.

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One area we really wanted to focus on this spring was our diets. We eat good, but we also had a lot of room for improvement. Being honest, since having Avery our diets have slipped a bit so we both knew this was the time to get back on track. Nothing drastic, or life changing but small changes which all (can) lead to a big impact in many ways.

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Here are the small changes we committed to making a few weeks ago. I have to say though Chad has really impressed me and had awesome will power, me? I am a tad more weak Winking smile But this not about perfection, it is about trying to make these changes.

1 – Drink more water. Duh. I know everyone says this but it is true! I cannot stress this enough. For two years now I aim to drink 3-4L a day. I am pretty good at sticking to this one.

2- Add more vegetables into our meals. This fell off this winter especially, less fresh veggies from the garden, and less salads. My goal now is to have 3-5 veggies in our meal, including at least one side veggie. This summer we will have our garden again making this a lot easier!

3- Stopping buying flavoured Greek yogurt. We never use to buy this and then started buying it again last year. We both like plain Greek yogurt with fruit so have decided to stick with it. We do usually have a small container of Vanilla on hand for Avery though.

4 – No more nightly treats.  Once you start you cannot stop! Anyone else with me here?  Of course, if we are hungry we have a snack. but no more snacks/treats just because. And treats are still allowed but just not every night.

5 – Less alcohol Sad smile Another bad habit that started about a year ago. We have drinks at home 2-3 nights a week. Now, we save it for nights out with friends or when we have company over.

6 – Very limited pop/juice. I was not too bad here, Chad had room for improvement. It is pretty simple though, we just do not buy it!

All these small changes definitely add up over time to make a big impact on your body, and again, it is not about perfection but doing your best. I like to follow the 80/20 rule, after all we all still need alcohol and treats! Not sure I could ever give up wine and chocolate…

Lindsey

What are some small changes you make to your diet to feel better?