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Foodie Friday

Hey All! Hope you have had a sunny week. The weather around here had been too good to us (still) so I am hoping that doesn’t mean a not so awesome summer like last year.

Anyways, our week… We had park time, bike rides, I finally got up my gallery wall in the bonus room (it took me a year to gather everything for it) and an evening run.

I am starting to embrace the floral trend more and picked up this dress for $20 this week:

And I also dug out this oldie this week:

We also had an appointment for Miss. Chloe and it looks like we are off all dairy – even lactose free things for a bit to try and rule out a dairy protein intolerance versus lactose. This just means different milk for her (rice milk she loves!) and being extra cautious on the dairy side of things.

Meal planning. Next week is a tad crazy so I tried to keep things easy for us.

Saturday – Blackened Shrimp Tacos – Budget Bytes

Sunday – Chicken Kale Caesar Wraps & roasted broccoli  – Budget Bytes

Monday – Egg Salad sandwiches & sweet potato fries (

Tuesday – Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup & cornbread – Cooking Classy

Wednesday – Pesto Pasta with Tomatoes and Broccoli – ifoodreal

Thursday – OUT

Friday – Pizza – kind undecided 😉

This weekend we are planning a bike ride, a trip to Sunnybrook farm, our long run and a community clean-up and BBQ Sunday – should be a great weekend!
Lindsey

Gardening

At the end of last summer I purchased two new garden boxes for the new house and waited patiently all fall and winter to put them to use! Last summer was my first summer in 10 years of not having a garden and I missed it!

Even better now is sharing my love with the girls. Avery is at the age where she asks a million questions and is so interested in everything that I think this will be a good learning activity this summer as well. And well Chloe – she will enjoy eating all the veggies (and dirt) I am sure 😉

We had to fill the boxes so we started with a clay base then added back soil and some compost mix. I was not sure how many veggies I could fit into these boxes but we fit a lot more than I thought I could.

I like to do a mix of seeds and plants for a couple reasons. One, they are ready to eat at different times so I do not end up with an abundance of veggies at the same time. Two, some things we do not have a long enough growing season for – well, unless you start them inside which I do not.

So what did we plant? We have strawberries on our deck, a tomato plant that did not fit in the garden, herbs – cilantro, mint and basil, peas, beans, beets, carrots, kale, spinach and lettuce.

A couple days ago we spotted our first little plants coming up in the soil already! Now to keep a certain one year old out of the garden for the next few months…

Lindsey

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