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Weekend Recap

With this week being officially summer I counted the days I had off until September (when to me summer is over) and I have 30 days. Which seems like a lot but at the same time I know it will fly by with summer activities, events and all the other usual weekend/life things. This weekend was a glimpse into our summer…

Friday

I was on the fence if I wanted to run with my race the next morning but decided on a fast 5km, I did 5km in 24 minutes and called it a night! We watched Table 19 later which was not too bad for a comedy.

Saturday

We had the Troubled Monk 10km so spent the morning at the race since it is much more than that – beer, drinks, and music! I will recap the race this week 🙂

Since Chloe napped on the race when we got home she was not having her usual nap so we played outside for the afternoon.

It was the perfect temperature, not too hot with some clouds.

We had my Mom over for supper then later my brothers and girlfriends came over for a games night – I stayed up way too late and might have had a tad too much wine 😉

Sunday

Thankfully the girls let us sleep until 7am! We spent a couple hours doing chores etc before heading out for brunch with Chad’s family at his Dad’s camping area. We only spent a couple hours there since after we had a surprise birthday party to attend in another town.

Trying to get a photo before we left, one looked at me, the other looked away – repeat x10, kids 😉

Both girls had mini naps on the drive to the party, which was just long enough to power through a couple hours there before heading back home. Both girls fell asleep again on the way home so we took the long way and grabbed iced coffees for the drive.

Our 2017 Father’s Day photo:

I think this guy deserves WAY more than what I pulled together for his day, but I did manage to do these photos for his office:

We had an early supper then headed to the park for an hour before baths and bed.

Such a busy weekend but that is summer! This week is another busy one, we have landscapers coming to go over our yard plan, our neighbours are hosting a BBQ & I need to find a time to have my Grandma visit the girls since we had no time this weekend.

Lindsey

 

 

Weekend Recap

I think this was the first rainy weekend in almost a month, lets hope it stays that way for the next month 😉

Friday

We had the day off and went hiking with the girls. We plan to do one month through to September and some longer ones so thought this would be a test run. We went to Bragg Creek and did the Fullerton Loop. It was 6.4km roundtrip and family-friendly according to the online description. I would say it was an easy hike but the part we missed was the 600 foot elevation gain – both carrying 25-35lbs – OY. It was a semi cloudy day so worked out well for the way up and just as we came down out came the sun and blue skies!

Lunch in the truck before the hike:

After we explored Bragg Creek – it is a cute town! We had ice cream, bought rocks, and got coffee to go.

Both girls slept the entire drive home, so since Avery had a late nap we watched Lego Batman after Chloe was in bed.

Saturday

We woke up to rain and spent the morning running errands.

In the afternoon Avery and I went to a birthday party at the gymnastics club and she loved it. She surprised me by hanging from the rings and dropping into the foam pit and bouncing off the trampoline in the pit!

We spent the rest of the day baking and hanging out at home.

Sunday

It was a cloudy morning but long runs don’t care about weather so off we went for 16km.

The cool weather was fine but the humidity was hard a couple times! We ended up running 16.5km to get coffee after then walked home – perfect cool down 😉

Sunday is chores day, so i even put the girls to work sweeping the spider webs off the railings on the porch:

My Mom bought A the cutest romper at a market so even though it was a cloudy day she had to wear it:

Some days the girls fight over whose photo I am taking so now if they are both willing both get photos…Chloe’s “ootd 😉

My crew:

We later went to my sister-in-law’s to meet our 3 week old nephew and visit.

He was so alert! Chad loves babies (no joke) so got his cuddles in.

And that was a wrap to our weekend!

Lindsey

Foodie Friday

This week has been an off one, on Tuesday I thought it was Thursday, Wednesday morning I thought it was the weekend and well yesterday was my Friday so I panicked at lunch thinking I did not do this post!

I was out of town one day for work so got home early and we did a park trip. My girls would stay at the park all day if we could!

With the great weather continuing I ran a couple nights:

Outtake – I never get a good running photo on attempt #1!

Avery pretending to fly – to be three!

And this one, she does not stop unless she is eating or sleeping. EXCEPT I found her sitting in Avery’s room (the best!) looking at books which lasted almost a full minute!

Last night we checked out the new Goodlife Fitness gym that opened by us, I was there on work duties since we had a presentation congratulating them. They had an amazing turnout and it was a ton of fun – they know how to throw a grand opening!

Oh and these two beforehand, such hams 😉

Today we are off work and going on a little adventure – just hoping for no rain! Other weekend plans are a birthday party and meeting our baby nephew since it is supposed to be rainy we kept it to indoor plans.

Onto meal planning…

Saturday – Smokies & Greek Kale Quinoa Salad – Chef Savy

Sunday – Turkey burgers & strawberry, avocado & spinach salad

Monday – “Gourmet” Mac & Cheese

Tuesday – Cod & Chicken Pasta Salad – Pulse

Wednesday – Quinoa Veggie Fried Rice – Damn Delicious 

Thursday – Chicken Burrito Bowl –  Damn Delicious with Cilantro Lime Chicken – The Lean Green Bean

Friday – Tuna Melt quesadillas – Garlic & Zest

Enjoy your weekends!

Lindsey

Weekend Recap

Is it possible that a weekend can leave one so exhausteed yet satisfied? Because that is how I feel these days. We pack a lot into two days since during the week our family fun time is limited.

Friday

Not much exciting to share, I went for a run & Chad assembled our new patio furniture.

Saturday

We swapped our long run for Saturday morning and boy did our legs struggle – we will blame the Friday run and Thursday leg workouts 😉

The girls looking too cute for a run:

We ran 14.5km before calling it quits.

Our afternoon was spent biking just over 15km to a little farm in our city (Sunnybrook for locals). It is easily one of our favourite summer places to visit. We met my Mom, brother and his girlfriend there too.

The animals are all so good with kids, both girls love animals so they were in their element.

After supper Avery and I cleaned up to go to a Peter Pan musical that a youth theater group put on.

I was beyond impressed and will be going to their future shows for sure!

Sunday

We had a semi slow Sunday morning until we headed to the neighbourhood clean up and BBQ. I helped with set-up while Chad and Avery did clean up. It is so awesome to be part of a great neighbourhood that puts these things together. I sit on the community board and love being able to plan these event with like-minded neighbours. We had a bouncy castle for the kids, face painting and the free BBQ.

I only took one photo of Avery’s face painting:

The rest of the day was spent visiting with my brother and his girlfriend, going to get Chloe a helmet and looking at stain for an outdoor project.

And that was our weekend! We have another busy week, Chad has a work event, I am out of town for work one day, have a dentist appointment a work luncheon and Friday we are off work and as long as the weather holds we are heading out on a hike for the day.

Lindsey

Weekend Recap

So remind me not to say “we have a quiet weekend and no plans” and jinx it! Our quiet weekend was anything but…

Friday

After a long day and 2 hours at walk in, I am fine, just swimmers ear again – irony of that is that I do not swim but get these infections yearly I did not feel like running but had an interval run on the plan so off I went once Chloe was in bed.

It is never as bad once you are out there running! I came home and we watched Wolverine (I think that was the title – HA) and did not like it at all!

Saturday

We started our day with a market trip:

Then Costco and another grocery store with a pit stop at the Cool Beans bus for coffee and a snack:

We came home, Chloe napped and I did my usual power clean session. After her nap we headed out of town to the nearby city my Grandma lives in and went to a park.

My Grandma made them dandelion necklaces:

We left there and made a pit stop at home before heading back out to Chad’s Dad’s for supper there since his Aunt and Grandma were in town. Chloe was in a crazy mood- what’s new and by the time we left I was exhausted so basically called it a night.

Sunday

We were out by 8:30am for our 14km run:

This was a much better run from last week and the girls did not fight – win!

We spent the new few hours picking up a rug from our deck, having lunch (sushi!) and then more chores, while Avery played outside – she ended up in her bathing suit shortly after this photo:

The rest of the afternoon was spent at a small fair that was set up for the weekend. Since I drive by it on the way home Avery had asked to go but I had not made up my mind until a friend asked us to join them there since their little girl is a couple years older than Avery. It was perfect – they had so much fun!

I think Chloe felt left out 😉

Our weekend wrapped up BBQ’ing supper, hanging out on the deck and of course with ice cream. Chad took this photo and Chloe posed like this – while not at all a flattering photo of me I had to share of Chloe, sums her up these days.

Lindsey