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My Sensational Sunday in 25 Shots

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Today was truly a Sensational Sunday in every sense! The house is clean, the fridge is stocked, I spent time with the family AND caught up with an old friend at the movies. It was just a fantastic day all around! You’ll see…

It all started at 7AM. Little Guy had an early soccer game. Here he is writing his name on his water bottle before they left.

The Husband took him to the game while I stayed home with Little Bean.

He was not as amused with my dancing as he normally is. With 2 front teeth breaking through he was quite the grump. I could barely get a smile out of him!

We split 2 eggs for breakfast…

…like this.

With Dad and Big Brother gone, Little Bean and I had to handle the laundry on our own.

We sorted… crawled… sorted… and crawled. :)

While organizing his clothes I was inspired to to write… 5 Baby Fashions I Could Never Get Away With. Click here to see his striped pants. lol

I then decided to tackle the fridge.

It was so messy I didn’t even know what I had in there!

That’s when the boys came home with…

They were nice enough to bring me home my favorite, a chocolate frosted.

I didn’t eat it.


Because I didn’t want it.

More on this later this week. I had a revelation on the weight loss thing.

Anyway, back to the fridge.

MUCH better.

With the baby napping and the boys relaxing, I decided to grab some mags and take a bath.

Real Simple contacted me after seeing GreenLiteBites and sent me some issues. I hope to get a chance to work with them one day!

I came down from the bath to 3 boys watching "How It’s Made" on the Science Channel. They are running a 5 day marathon. We’ve been obsessed.

Then we took a break for a family game of UNO Roboto. We LOVE this game!

I made myself THE Smoothie as I was planning a late lunch out.

Irish was chilling on the stairs.

Someone caught a glimpse.

They are so cute together!

I decided to save the cat and swiped Little Bean for some kitchen dancing…

… while we cleaned up.

Everyone was doing their share.

We finished just in time for me to head out for my friend date! I met an old friend for lunch and movie. We went to Carrabbas. I’ve never been.

I had a cup of Mama Mandola’s Sicilian Chicken Soup…

…and an Insalata Fiorucci salad with the dressing on the side.

Both were amazing!

After lunch we saw The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 at the cheapo theater. It was as bad and as good as I thought it would be. lol

On the way home I hit the grocery store ALONE! That rarely happens. Little Guy helped me put everything away.

Dinner was a mish mosh of leftovers.

After dinner I gave Little Bean a bath…

made Little Guy’s lunch… (I’ll post a better photo on the GreenLiteBites School Lunch Idea page tomorrow)

and rallied the whole family to put away their clothes. (yes we ACTUALLY got it all done. The husband kept it going while I was at the movies.)

While making Little Guy’s bed The Husband did a little impersonation of him.

It cracked us up! If you can’t tell, Ryan is laughing hysterically. lol

Before bed we snacked on some strawberries and opened a LEGO minifigure.

Series 6 came out and we’re ecstatic. Click here to see our shrine of Minifigures. The Husband has officially turned me into a collector.

Afterwards I read Little Guy a story and then relaxed in my clean living room while watching Once Upon a Time.

Now I’m frantically trying to get this post up while watching the Food Network. :)

Hope you had a great weekend!

(Note for those looking: There’s a finger but it’s a tough one. I didn’t even know until he mentioned it.)

Oh! and I forgot I wanted to share this video of Little Bean knocking down block Little Guy and I set up for him. It’s super cute.

Ok, now I’m REALLY go to bed. :)

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    January 30, 2012

    Hi Roni!
    Every Sunday I wait for your Sensational Sunday update to end off my weekend – I love seeing how much you enjoy time with your family and somehow manage to get everything done! Thanks for the great posts, and I hope you have a wonderful week :)


    January 30, 2012

    Reading your Sunday post is the first thing I do on Monday. Its like I am living vicariously through your well planned efficient weekends! :)


    January 30, 2012

    I looked and looked and didn’t see the finger. sad to have missed it. :)


    January 30, 2012

    The finger is either far away in the last pic or that is it sticking up along the edge of Ryan’s bed?

    What a wonderful day! Looks like the perfect mix of family, productivity, and relaxation. Here’s to a great week :)


    January 30, 2012

    I don’t think I could get away with any of those baby fashions. Especially not the stripe or anything that draws attention to my butt.

    I really need to go in and reorganize my fridge I never know where anything is I always end up buying 2 of a lot of items because I can’t find the first one.


    January 30, 2012

    Janine was right. He poked it up on the bed when I was snapping. I had no idea. I told him at the end of the day that he didn’t give me the finger again and he said… “yes I did, look again.” LMAO


    January 30, 2012

    what a sensational Sunday! :) Love the video of king kong Evan the destroyer! :)


    January 30, 2012

    That finger shot barely qualifies!He could be flying ANY finger! We demand restitution!
    ( I thought I saw it, just above Bean’s head, in the ” How It’s Made” marathon shot…maybe not… Anyway, LOVE that show!)

    Looks like a wonderful day, finger and all!


    January 30, 2012

    Awesome Sensational Sunday, as always! And I am super excited at the thought of you working with Real Simple magazine. It is my favorite magazine and I too hope you get the chance to work with them one day!

    Kelly Eaton

    January 30, 2012

    Love your SS posts!! :-) can’t wait to hear about why you didn’t want to eat the chocolate donut!


    January 30, 2012

    Look at Evans curls! Beyond adorable!!! And how sweet of your husband to not let his fans down! He’s got a crowd to please! Sounds/Looks like a sensational Sunday to me!


    January 30, 2012

    Hey Roni —

    Where do you get your mini honey mustard packs? I live in Northern VA — haven’t seen them around. Thanks!


    January 30, 2012

    Anne – They are McDonalds! I always ask for extra and keep a stash at the house. :)


    January 30, 2012

    I have that very same fridge in white…I LOVE IT!!! I can’t wait to read this week what your weight loss revelation is. Sounds like a perfectly perfect Sunday all around. Thanks so much for sharing your life in photo’s with us all!!!


    January 30, 2012

    BTW I always ask for dipping sauces at McD’s when I go. My 6 year old doesn’t dip his nuggets, so I order a grilled classic with no mayo and put the buffalo sauce on my chicken sandwich instead!!!


    January 30, 2012

    Roni – GREAT post – what a perfect Sunday. By the way, I should read up on it, but when you make those lunches, is he able to heat them up? I have tried to mix and match my son’s up, but there is no way to heat up some of the foods that he really would not want to eat cold. What is your secret? (and the finger, found it even before I saw the answer…but I agree, it could be just any old finger – recount, recount)



    January 30, 2012

    Me secret? I’ve inadvertently taught him to be a room temperature eater like his mom. ;)


    January 30, 2012

    I love this Sensational Sunday post. Little Bean sure looks like his lost his grumpy by the afternoon. What a smile. AWWWW! LOVE the pic of Irish giving him the “oh no, you again??? look” from the stairs – adorable. Have a great week.