Lately my days seem to always start with a puzzle. Someone’s quite obsessed.
For breakfast I finally got BOTH boys interested in helping make pancakes. This rarely happens. They actually fought over who would crack the egg.
At breakfast the 8-year-old tried the juice from my grapefruit. This was his reaction.
Afterwards a little pull-up practice.
With laundry started, I left the boys for the mobility class at the gym and a mile run.
It was the first time I’ve run since pulling a muscle on the cruise. I’m trying not to say “only” but it was only a mile. I felt OK. Not 100% but definitely better than I did last week.
I returned to a clean bathroom.
Apparently when you assign a dollar amount to chores it REALLY motivates 8-year-olds.
And 2-year-olds really like rolling balls around train tables after moms build new tracks for them.
In that photo the boys are “arguing” with Dad about what song to play.
I made myself a Kale Salad With Pecans, Dried Cherries and Gouda. Super simple and tasty!
The boys had a mishmash of stuff including chicken nuggets, hard boiled eggs, apples and pepper strips.
To make my life easier tomorrow, I made the Toddler’s lunch for tomorrow, too.
Then I had homework!
I had to make a word search for the 8-year-old to do after he finishes his standardized tests this week.
After a few more spurts of cleaning, I wrangled the boys for a haircut trip.
Here’s the before…
(Notice how miserable the 2-year-old is. He didn’t want to go at all.)
I love this photo.
He’s dancing to this (click here.)
OMG SO MUCH LAUNDRY!
That’s just me. To help me get my steps in today I took each pile up separately to be put away. Currently I have 33 flights on my Fitbit.
The boys while I cook dinner…
Minecraft and Temple Run are the two current obsessions.
For dinner I decided to have a little fun and make sweet potato pancakes as a side to some pork loin and broccoli.
I don’t usually fry much at home, but I figured the loin was lean and since I don’t add any fat to the broccoli, tonight was the best night to do it.
I thought they were AMAZING but as you can see the 8-year-old didn’t agree.
He ate half of one. The 2-year-old had a bite.
After dinner I enlisted the 8-year-old to clean the living room.
He wanted to know why he has to do “everything around here.” lol
The 2-year-old hit the button on the Roomba.
Quite possibly his favorite thing to do.
It was a great day! My goal was to set the tone for the week.
After a few days’ break from the Fitbit, I started wearing it again. I realized today that just because I can’t run it doesn’t mean I can’t walk! So I’m restarting my mile-a-day goal and if my leg starts to bother me, I’ll just stroll.
I don’t know why I didn’t think of that before!
OK, I’m going to run. Everything I want to watch on TV is on tonight: True Detective, Walking Dead, Resurrection, Cosmos. I’ve got to go!
Hope you had a great weekend!