Foodie Friday

It was a quiet week around here but with a busy weekend this weekend and next I was okay with that. Fall brings a sense of slower days anyways, whereas summer I feel the need to go-go-go and fit in everything before the fall arrives. Anyone else agree?


Ack – I am not sure what we did! I have two photos from our day:

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Avery climbed into the crib when she heard Chloe up from her morning nap.

In the afternoon we baked and decorated pumpkin sugar cookies – they spread a ton but apparently taste good still. I would not know since they have butter they are on my no go list still.

After supper we met up with friends that wanted family photos. When they asked me I told them I would do my best but I have never done photography for others! We had a great evening with it, I learned a lot in the 90 minutes on where the light needs to be for good photos. In the end I had 80 edited photos for them and they were beyond happy with them! I wish I could share but I just do not feel right sharing others photos!

After the shoot I did some editing and surprisingly most photos did not need much!


Yoga playground in the morning which means a chai latte for me and some time with this smiley gal:


Avery came out upset 20 minutes in (no idea why!) but after some juice I got her back in for the rest of class. While she loves other kids and is very social she is not a fan of a lot of noise of loud kids so that is usually the issue.

Avery was not napping (I see a end to naps in the next few months) so instead she gets quiet time. We rented a Halloween movie at the library so she watched it while I did a few things around the house.


Chloe, in her third outfit of the day:


My Mom came over to the house at supper so Chad and I could escape for a belated anniversary supper at Browns. We walked over, had a great (and quiet!!) supper and came back home. It was not long but sometimes just that 90 minutes to eat in peace is all we need.


I think I had some weird filter on the selfie mode, but this was the only photo we took!



My Grandma visited us for most of the morning and lunch:


I found Avery napping like this:


We went to Winners after naps since Avery got money and HAD to spend it. She bought a princess dress (another one) – we should not be surprised.



Since I am working on speed work with my runs I am going to be doing more treadmill workouts now. This morning was 5km in 24:24 – more on my goals in a couple weeks!

She is in a princess dress 80% of the time we are at home now, it is the first thing she asks for when she wakes up.


We got ready and ran a few errands then came home for lunch. Avery was not napping again so she chose quiet time while I started this post and meal planned.

Once Chloe was up we headed to the Jungle Farm for our last summer veggie box pick up! Both girls fell asleep on the drive so I just grabbed the veggies and left – Avery was sad she did not get to play but I told her that why she should nap at home 😉


Meal planning:


Saturday – Salmon burgers & salad

Sunday – Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies – Damn Delicious

Monday – Chicken Taco Salad

Tuesday – Avocado Pasta – Damn Delicious 

Wednesday – Slow Cooker Turkey Quinoa Chili – Well Plated

Thursday – Kale and Sweet Potato Burritos – Ceara’s Kitchen

Friday – Quinoa Fried Rice – Gimme Some Oven

We have a full weekend ahead, Chad’s Mom is visiting form BC, my Mom and I are going to a local market and on Sunday off to Calgary for the Baby & Tot show.


3 thoughts on “Foodie Friday

  1. Kelly

    I think Swede is getting close to being done with naps as well. Boo. We are working on quiet time.

    That slow cooker chicken & veggies looks great! Have you tried it before?

  2. Brie @ Slice of Brie

    Hey, I think Leigh, Alison, Nicole and I might be going to the baby and tot show on Sunday! Are you going with the whole family? Maybe we can meet up while there!


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