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A Sensational Sunday Overloaded with Pictures

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What a day we had! Actually, scratch that, what a WEEKEND! Yesterday we spent the whole day outside watching the husband play Gaelic football and strolling around the Irish Festival. It was a gorgeous November day and I’m glad we had a reason to spend it outside.

Today was going to be just as nice so I really wanted to get outside again. Little guy woke up chipper at 6:30AM like he always does. I, on the hand, needed a little time to wake up so we hung out in his room and doodled on the chalkboard wall…

We started with your classic hand turkey…

Which turned into a whole Thanksgiving/fall scene…

Then our attention turned to the Magformers.

These things are GREAT! I totally recommend them for any one with little ones. Ryan got a set last year for Christmas and they are still one of our favorite toys. I actually want to get him another set so we have more pieces to build with.

We finally headed downstairs and Little Guy did a Hidden Pictures from his new Highlights Magazine (another recommendation of mine if you are thinking of holiday gifts)…

while I made breakfast…

Quick Banana Pancakes with blueberries for Little Man, Bacon and Eggs for Hubby and a little bit of everything for me. :)

Notice the pot full of hard boiled eggs. I’m rediscovering them again. So great to have on hand mid week for a quick breakfast or lunch. If you are interested I have a video that explains my hard boil technique for easy to peel hard boil eggs.

After breakfast I started the laundry and Little Guy Helped me experiment with a new recipe for GreenLiteBites.

Curried Apple and Sweet Potato Soup

It came out DELICIOUS! I will have the recipe up tomorrow. I had to pick between this one or that one before I completely passed out. This one won. :) UPDATE: Recipe posted, click here for Curried Sweet Potato and Apple Soup recipe.

While making the soup, the Little Guy was asking about the apple seeds. So we decided to do a little planting.

We reused one of the Husband’s soda bottles cutting the bottom off for a planter…

We filled it with top soil and planted our apple seeds.

I LOVE doing this kind of stuff with the Little Guy!

Finally we got dressed and headed out for a stroll at the park. We didn’t walk as far as we normally do but it was still great being out on such a beautiful day. Here are some pics from our adventure…

On the way home we stopped at the grocery store for supplies.

For dinner we decided on a snowman pizza. An idea we got from the Highlights Magazine. It was SO fun!

All we did was separate some Trader Joe’s whole wheat pizza dough into 3 sections, large, medium and small and rolled out our "snow balls." We then topped it with sauce, cheese, and pepperoni for the button, peppers for the scarf and what else but a carrot for the nose! ;)

After dinner I took a short nap while Little Man watched TV. We then finished the laundry, took baths and settled in for the night.

Right now I’m trying to wrap this up before my new TV obsession, Walking Dead, starts on AMC. This horror fan is completely ecstatic to have an hour of Zombies a week. :)

So there you have it. You can’t get anymore Sensational than today. I prepared for the week as best I could and made the most of this fabulous Sunday!

Hope you all have a great weekend. I’ll be back tomorrow with a pregnancy update!

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There are 15 comments so far.


    November 15, 2010

    Beatiful day!! And yes, 1,000 points to THE WALKING DEAD!! FTW!! I mean: zombies, in a weekly basis? Count me in!!!


    November 15, 2010

    I am so in love with the snowman pizza. I may not be 5 but I am going to be making that for myself…

    Cynthia (It All Changes)

    November 15, 2010

    I love that snowman pizza. I have pizza on the list for this week and I really want to make it a snowman now.

    Michele @ Healthy Cultivations

    November 15, 2010

    Looks like you had a busy and wonderful weekend. I love the photos from the park…


    November 15, 2010

    What a fun weekend. I love that huge chalk board (I want one!) – and the Fall drawings are awesome :)


    November 15, 2010

    Holy busy batman! I’m going to have to check out those magformers, my boys would LOVE those(they JUST got their first sets of REAL legos this weekend).


    November 15, 2010

    It amazes me how much you can get done in a day. My husband and I took both girls to the mall yesterday and it took me a hour just to get out of the house!

    Tabitha @ Just Weighing In

    November 15, 2010

    love the pizza idea – such fun for kids!


    November 15, 2010

    Sounds like a WONDERFUL day! I normally do not like any kind of horror movies or shows (rollercoasters are my kind of scary :) and I have to admit that I really like The Walking Dead!

    I love that the little guy is taking pictures and drawing, he is so artistic!

    That looks like so much fun! This is why I look forward to having kids. I love doing fun stuff like making food into snowman shapes! And other adults won’t do stuff like that with me!


    By the way, Little Guy is a fantastic artist! I don’t think I could draw that well when I was his age, and I went on to be an art major!


    November 15, 2010

    The Walking Dead is fantastic! We have last night’s ep on the DVR, but am definitely going to watch it!

    Just wanted to say that I came across your site while searching 5k tips and I’m proud to say that my husband and I ran our first 5k yesterday and finished at 32:38! We both lost a considerable amount of weight last year; me with the help of WW and just eating better/working out. Last year I couldn’t run a block to save my life. Thanks so much for your site and the inspiration. I’ts great to know everyone has a starting point and has struggled at times too. I’ve been reading up on your journey thus far and it’s amazing to see what you (and one) can accomplish. Kudos to you for a great site!


    November 15, 2010

    Wow, you are SUCH a great mom. <3


    November 15, 2010

    I have an idea for Ryan. Take two soda bottles put water and food coloring (your source) in the one. Tape the two necks together. when done shake up the bottle and then let the color water fall into the empty one. Its a tornado.
    Cool. I still have the one my kids made when they were younger.


    November 15, 2010

    oh man he’ll love that! He’s totally into science experiments and stuff. Thanks for the idea!


    November 15, 2010

    Thanks for the Magformers idea! I needed a gift for my little cousin that isn’t a video game!

    I love Highlights! That was my favorite magazine as a child!