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Foodie Friday

That was a whirlwind of a week! I still feel like it should be mid-week, not Friday!

Week highlights:

I went to an Orange Theory Fitness Class. While I liked it a lot more this time I just do not have the extra time for two sessions a week there with Sea Wheeze training which is #1 for workouts right now. I think after the race as my running break I will go and do a month there though.

We had one nice night outside, I love being outside and so do the girls:

Tuesday I had a stage 5 clinger on my hands:

We had a crazy wind and rain storm Wednesday which was also Chad’s birthday. We had family over for cake and that was about it – I felt bad not doing more for him!

Full disclosure, these photos were taken last night since we did not take one Wednesday. Oops.

Onto meal planning. I need some serious motivation here you guys. So please leave your comments on easy and favourite meals!

Saturday – Smokies & Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad – Canadian Living

Sunday – Rainbow Buddah Bowls – Super Healthy Kids

Monday Salmon burgers & The Best Kale Salad – The Balanced Berry

Tuesday – (Crockpot) Souptacular Soup & veggies and hummus

Wednesday – Asian Chicken Wraps & roasted broccoli – Well Plated by Erin

Thursday –  Thai Cashew Chicken & rice – Well Plated by Erin

Friday – Greek Turkey Tacos – Whitney Bond

We have no weekend plans! I have a few things w will probably do but no real agenda 🙂

Lindsey

Long Weekend Recap

I should say extra long weekend since I had four days off 🙂 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 😉

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 🙂

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

 

Weekend Recap

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend & Mother’s Day 🙂

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 😉

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 🙂

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 🙂

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 – 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 🙂 Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!
Lindsey

Foodie Friday

This week spring – well, maybe summer? arrived and we could not be happier! This meant many evenings outside after work which I l love!

The girls love riding their bikes out front:

Chloe is so obsessed with food these days, she easily out eats Avery and finishes up her meals most days. Growth spurt? Oh and never take food away from her – end.of.the.world.

I got my Sea Wheeze shorts! These are my first Lulu shorts and I love them – my fear as to why I never bought any! Me trying to get a decent photo showing them off:

They fit so nice!

More – outside play, this water table is the best outdoor toy ever!

Chloe has become headband obsessed, and every morning picks one out to wear:

Avery helping me wash the vehicles, yes she soaked me:

Chloe loves to walk around the yard, but has to hold our hand:

Yesterday was so nice out I might have found a way to sneak in a mojito on a patio to enjoy the sunshine:

Rough life, I know!

I am gearing up for Sea Wheeze training in the next few weeks (training plan post coming soon!) but in the meantime, I have been getting to spin and yoga weekly as well as doing Hard Corps (BeachBody) workouts at home. I think this training plan will include these weekly classes since I love them too much not to!

Onto meal planning:

Saturday – Bison burgers & garden salad

Sunday – Sweet Potato Black Bean Quinoa Bowls – Recipe Runners

Monday – Salmon Tacos

Tuesday – BBQ Chicken Quinoa Salad – Iowa Girl Eats

Wednesday – Hoisin Stir Fry Bowls with Spicy Peanut Sauce – Budget Bytes

Thursday – Easiest Pasta and Broccoli – Skinny Taste 

Friday -OUT

Weekend plans – a community garbage pick-up with Chad’s work (the girls and I will help I am thinking), a craft sale with my Mom & Avery, a “long” run Sunday and that is all for now.

Lindsey