Despite having a cold this weekend we kept busy and had fun!
Chloe started Sportball Saturday morning and was “so excited” as she told Chad and did awesome! Avery is rocking private swim lessons – BEST idea ever!
Saturday afternoon we went to the Festival of Trees, we looked at the trees (girls favourites below), did crafts, sent letters to Santa and played games! We lucked out and it was not too busy.
Girls being silly at home. One day we will nail a Christmas tree photo 😉
I went out for a friend’s birthday supper that night and had fun catching up and being kid free!
Sunday morning I decided to run outside a bit later once it warmed up which meant I had time to bake. We got our bake on for a couple hours, baking with these two is always an adventure 😉
Chloe was such a sneak every time I turned my back she was into the batter!
I had and awesome run despite the trails being very snowy and not cleared yet!
Our afternoon was spent visiting withe my brother and his girlfriend, playing outside, playing with Lego and having pre Grey Cup appetizers.
I think I almost won with this photo!
Happy Friday! Earlier this week I said that I have no idea how we all have got away without being sick in a year and guess what? I think I am coming down with a cold – I should have known better!
Avery told us this week she no longer wants to eat meat. Which is interesting and fine but also requires some more creativity! And she is a kid so who knows if it will last 😉
Saturday – One Pot Creamy Garlic Pasta – Yup, its Vegan
Sunday – Grey Cup appetizers
Monday – Sweet and Sour Chickpeas, Peppers and Broccoli – Vegan Richa
Tuesday – Pizza night
Wednesday -Peanut Tofu Buddah Bowl – Delish Knowledge
Thursday – Shrimp Fried Rice – Averie Cooks
Friday – Greek Turkey Tacos
Weekend plans include swimming lessons, Sportball, going to the Festival of Trees and a Grey Cup party!
Sometimes I am happy to go back to work after busy weekends just to have quiet time – anyone else feel this way?
Saturday my Mom and I took the girls to Disney On Ice. We had an eventful trip there when my washer fluid froze and it was badly needed! We made it, the girls LOVED it – seriously a must go for little ones but it was a long day for us all!
The girls fell asleep 10 minutes before getting home:
Sunday we had a goal – decorate for Christmas! We made cookies, decorated, worked out, I ran out to finish Christmas shopping then we set up the tree! I hoped for better light for photos of the afternoon but no dice so we only caught a few photos.
They enjoyed the box more than anything:
We will write letters to Santa next week but in the mean time… Yes, I wrote the wrong year in Chloe’s!
I enjoyed an eggnog and rum while setting up the tree and Chloe only broke one ornament so I call that a win!
I think I am in shock it is Christmas in just over a month but not complaining at all!
4 day work weeks fly by – maybe too fast for my liking when I am busy at work! This week we also had Avery’s 5 year check-up, she moved up to the 15th percentile for height and weight – but still is a peanut – no idea where she gets her size from 😉 I had a much needed haircut and that was as exciting as our week got.
Saturday – Pizza Night
Sunday – Chicken Pot Pie – Magnolia Table cookbook
Monday -Shrimp Fajita Bowls – Skinny Taste
Tuesday – Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup & biscuits – Family Fresh Meals
Wednesday – Quick & Easy Creamy Tomato Mushroom Pasta – Oh She Glows
Thursday – Sweet Chili Chicken Stir-fry Bowls – Budget Bytes
Friday – Blackened Fish Tacos with mango and cabbage slaw – Magnolia Table cookbook
If you have seen from my Instagram stories that cookbook is my current fave! Every recipe is amazing – especially the baking and pancakes!
Weekend plans, we are going to Disney on Ice with the girls and I am thinking we might decorate for Christmas 🙂
Our weekend seemed extra long – and not just by a day or two. Chad said it was since we actually did something Friday night – HA.
Highlight of our weekend was participating in a curling bonspiel with my work Friday and Saturday.
The theme was denim on denim which made it extra fun 🙂 We also had my brother and his girlfriend babysit on Saturday night and went to the after party, I took one lame photo 😉
Saturday was also Avery’s 5th birthday! We had coffee and treats at a local coffee shop in the morning, then coloured at home before going to the curling rink.
Family photo, a big win – I never remember them on birthdays!
We spent all of Sunday at home! We made waffles, worked out, baked, cleaned, set up the girls new Christmas tree and did a lot of colouring and crafts.
Avery is colouring obsessed – she coloured this all by herself!
Monday was pretty awesome too – a stat holiday where kids go to school and adults have the day off?! Yes! We had Chloe home with us so ran errands – including the mall, which she never gets to go to and I was reminded of why. But we had lunch and one on one time with her which never happens. Later she boycotted her nap so we picked up Avery and painted more:
Finally she passed out on the couch at 3pm – thankfully since we had a family birthday supper out.
Our unicorn lover had to have her picture in this:
And Chloe trying on my brother’s hat and glasses:
And that is a wrap to our long weekend!