I am definitely in full-out summer mode…not really sure what day of the week it ever is, what day of the month…wearing no to minimal make-up…living in a t-shirt and short shorts around the house…sweating….eating lots of ice cream…
I love this time of the year. Even the sweating. Especially the ice cream!
This week was another fun one: some new fun findings, cute Riley sayings, athletic feats and woes, culinary adventures, and more.
So I already posted about our meals through Wednesday. Here’s the rest of the week:
Thursday: mac and cheese, baked beans, and hot dogs (yes, all mixed together)
Friday: pizza slices at TransMet. I had gone to the one downtown last August, and we all had a great time and a great meal at the one right down the road from our house tonight. The kids scarfed three slices of cheese, Shawn had two BBQ slices, and I had a veggie pesto slice (plus the kids’ crusts). Sidney slept. I’m already looking forward to our next visit.
Saturday: Veggie bake and leftovers.
(I adapted this from an idea I saw on Pinterest…zucchini, squash, and tomato layered on top of some cooked onion and garlic powder…sprinkled with some olive oil and breadcrumbs…will add a little cheese half-way through cooking for an hour on 350. Can’t wait!)
Girls’ Breakfast @ Panera on Wednesday
Movie morning (1 dollar tickets) on Tuesday
The YMCA most days for 1-4 hours (swimming, basketball, Kid-Watch, running, playground, and hockey). Unfortunately, I am sort of falling apart. Between my feet, ankles, and knees, I am all sorts of sore.
DQ Happy Hour!
Botanical Gardens. We had a blast…checking out some flowers, taking a hike on the purple/orange trail, swimming in mud (Riley, that is, after trying to climb up on a sideways tree after her father), climbing trees, telling another He-Man/She-Ra story, wiping mud on each other (well, Riley tried to get me muddy), and cooling off in some water (well, I dumped two water bottles of water on Riley after she got mud on me). Once it cools down a bit, we will definitely head back. The area was beautiful, and we’ve got a nature scavenger hunt I found on Pinterest to finish.
Highlight of the Week
Lunch with CAROLINE outside Atlanta!! Hands down. Riley, Sidney, and I met Caroline on her way home from TN. So, so cool! We ate at Panera, did a little shopping, talked in person…it was awesome!
New and Refined Feats
Sidney has mastered the army crawl
Riley ran/walked 3/4 of a mile. The goal is a mile. If she does, she gets another monster cookie from Publix. The things this girl will do for a monster cookie! She’s pretty quick, too.
(Monster cookies look something like this!)
I can code Objects and Methods.
Sidney is starting to consistently sleep through the night! Woot. But of course, she’ll be up a lot tonight because I typed this.
I think Panera coffee makes me sick…I had it twice this week, and afterwards, my head was seriously spinning for a bunch of hours. This makes me unbelievably sad.
My phone or battery is dying. Boo! I just ordered a new battery…we’ll see if that works.
Adrian loves to pull Shawn’s body hair (especially leg and chest hair).
Riley’s Favorites and Least Favorites
(Can you guess which are which?)
He-Man and She-Ra stories.
Sleeping on the couch.
Brushing her hair.
Sweet potato bread.
Riley: Aunt Caroline is poisoning us?
Me: She is? How?
Riley: With this lip gloss. And our new clothes.
Me: Do you mean spoiling?
Riley: Yeah. Poisoning.
Adrian’s Breakfast One Morning
Two frozen pancakes (one toasted, one frozen).
Half of a bagel thin.
Fun @ Home
Water balloon fight!
Cardboard box house-building.
Puzzles, coloring, and reading.
Baking. Four loaves of sweet potato bread!
Playroom obstacle courses.