I have a confession:
Every Sunday I love taking photos throughout the day and then every Sunday night I’m like… Gah! Now I have to post them! And frankly, all I want to do is veg on the couch. Since my laptop died I’ve done ZERO work in front of the TV. But then I look at the photos and I realize how awesome it will be to look back at random days of my life.
What am I saying? I already love to do that!
Anyway, there are, like, a billion things floating through my head I want to get out. Thankfully I can let the pictures do most of the talking.
This is how my day started.
A 3-year-old and Peppa Pig. I mean, it doesn’t get much better than that!
Once I got downstairs I checked on my overnight oats experiment.
Green Tea and Almond. It came out great! I’ll be sharing on GreenLiteBites ASAP!
These two came down all smiles and giggles.
They are such great brothers. It’s so fun to watch.
Egg cracking and cooking lessons.
The boys split a bacon omelet but someone needed a little incentive to finish.
I am NOT against the bargain. The egg was finished. The cookie was enjoyed. Win-win. The way I see it, he’s getting used to lots of flavors and textures, which will lead to a diverse eater later — at least that’s my hypothesis. So far it seemed to work with his older brother.
I ate my overnight oats but my stomach was still rumbling so I made a quick snack before my run attempt.
Cocoa-Dusted Banana Bites are one my favorite go-tos.
I got ready for my run and realized I had the perfect shirt to match my new sneaks!
That was The Husband’s one attempt at a shot. He’s just not into the picture taking. lol
I decided to splurge on a new pair of sneaks considering all the foot problems I’ve been having.
I went with Brooks Women’s Ravenna 5‘s and I love them!
Unfortunately, I didn’t love my run. I’m not sure if it’s my foot or my neck or my head but I just couldn’t find my groove. My plan was to attempt 5 miles so I could report back to the podiatrist and physical therapist. Well, my foot didn’t hurt the same way but I still have pain down the side of my left ankle. I walked most of it.
I came home very disappointed. My training was going so well up until 2 darn weeks ago! I was loving the long runs and really felt like I was making progress.
I just keep reminding myself that it’s not the end of the world. I’m doing what I can when I can. I’d rather walk and avoid injury than not attempt it at all.
Next weekend is the Baltimore Half. I’m still not sure what I’m going to do yet. I have to see how the week pans out.
I came home to these two monkeys running around.
I probably should not have been letting them do that but they were having so much darn fun!
I put dinner in the crockpot…
Simple Chicken and Oat Stew With Northern Beans. I used my frozen homemade broth, which is why it looks funky.
With dinner on, a family game of hide and seek!
Then a mini figure opening lunch party.
We collect them. It’s so fun to do as a family.
My two favorite this series…
For lunch I had Chopped Avocado, Cucumber and Beet Salad and it was DELICIOUS!
Totally a new favorite of mine.
After lunch a little reading.
We are upgrading to the new quantum boxes and our fear of it being a big ordeal was realized.
I checked in on dinner and discovered I put in WAY too much broth.
I forgot I froze 2 cups per bag and ended up using 8 cups instead of 4 for my recipe.
Everyone got a good laugh and then I said, “Well, it looks like soup tonight!” I added a bit more oats and another chicken breast just to help it spread a bit.
During the box upgrades we moved the entertainment center and found this…
I totally forgot someone sent it to me last year. I never even opened it! To be honest, I was on some list for workout DVDs and I just don’t do them. They aren’t my thing so I have a box full of them all unopened. I should start a giveaway a week or something.
Speaking of, if you are interested in the Supreme 90 Day system, which is a $50 value according to Amazon— leave a comment letting me know. I will then pick a random winner Saturday and announce in next Sunday’s post.
No shipping restrictions on this since I’m handling. :)
Back to my Sunday…
Someone was not very happy they have to clean up their mess.
Someone else was not very happy they have to clean up the bathroom…
Ahh, the joys of parenthood: dealing with whiny kids who never want to do anything.
After chores we played a family game of Candy Land.
Dinner came out pretty good considering my misstep.
Everyone actually ate it!
After dinner I made lunch for the 3-Year-Old: Sunflower Seed Butter on Whole Wheat, Pomegranates, Carrots and a fruit leather.
I haven’t updated my School Lunch Section in a while mostly because Little Bean’s new school doesn’t send home his leftovers.
During dinner I roasted a butternut squash plus the bulb of another so I could use it during the week.
I saved the other half of the second squash so I can make butternut squash fries. :)
The squash came out and the seeds went in!
I just rubbed a little coconut oil on them, sprinkled with salt and roasted at 225 until dried and crunchy. These are a favorite of the 9-Year-Old. He can’t wait until we do our pumpkins!
Before bed we cleaned up and played a little game of vacuum chase. I set the timer on the camera and shot a few random pictures. This was the best one.
That’s it! My complete Sensational Sunday. I’m about to pop some popcorn and watch the season premiere of Walking Dead. I can’t wait!
Hope you have a great weekend! Don’t forget to leave a comment if you want a chance to win the DVD set.