Happy Friday one and all!! I love weekends so much. Kev and I are thinkin’ we may go on a short date tonight. Woo hoo. That sounds so so nice!
Look at this cutie pie…
I took that pic just now. He’s totally sacked out on me while I’m typing. I am LOVING having a baby SO MUCH! He is such a sweetie and he’s starting to get a little chubby! Check out that double chin. Love it.
Anyway, I’m still doing pretty good on my healthy diet thingy, but I did have one “small problem” that I’ll talk about in just a sec. I’ve mostly been eating a lot of the same things; eggs, more eggs, salads, yogurt, protein pancakes, fruit, chicken, cottage cheese, etc.
I didn’t take too many pictures this week, but here are a few things I did take pics of…
This was my yummy breakfast this morning…
It was my version of a breakfast sandwich. I scrambled one egg + 3-4 egg whites, topped it with cheese and put it in a La Tortilla Factory tortilla with some ham. I also cut up a peach on the side. Everything tasted so good to me and I was stuffed for hours! Sadly, there weren’t any veggies in it, but it was chock full of protein. It was super tasty and I’m sure I’ll be making it again.
I’ve had a crazy busy week, so I grabbed this as I ran out the door the other day…
A few slices of turkey, an apple and a Greek yogurt. Totally random. I ended up eating the turkey and apple and was too stuffed to eat the yogurt. It was such a quick, easy and portable meal though.
We had this for dinner the other night and it was so so good!
It’s a recipe for Olive Garden’s Pasta e Fagioli soup and it is awesome! My friend gave me all of the ingredients for this soup at my diaper/frozen meal shower that my friend’s held for me just before Carson was born.
The soup is TASTY, quick to throw together, somewhat healthy and super filling. We’ll definitely be making it again. Here is a link to the recipe my friend gave me. It’s a keeper.
I also decided to make a batch of my Best Breadsticks Ever to go with it. They are seriously SO DANG GOOD!
They are NOT healthy at all, but I decided to have just ONE with my soup. They are just too dang good.
Oh, and I didn’t consider the breadstick to be my “one problem” this week. THIS ended up being my problem…
Auuughhh! Yes, my 10 year old is now ELEVEN. I thought I could resist the birthday cake, but I COULD not. I just had one small piece, but it was so so good, I must say.
My son decided he wanted to have a “Lego birthday.” We let the kids have a “friend party” every other year and they have a “family party” on the off years. This year it was a “family party” and we had a great time.
He wanted a Lego cake, so I decided just to make the cake myself (I think homemade is much better than store bought!) I also decided to just take the easy route and buy a $10 Lego set to go on top. My son was thrilled. We washed all of the Legos the night before his birthday and I told him he could build it ON his birthday. Soooo, he woke up at 6:00 AM to build his car. Too cute.
My son wanted Dominoes Pizza for dinner, but I made myself a big salad instead. After dinner, we took the family to The Lego Store at the mall.
It was such a fun store and full of so many cool Legos. I totally forgot to take any pictures while we were there though!! Lame. As we were leaving the mall, I said, “Wait, I forgot to take a picture.” So, this is what we got…
We let the kids each pick out a small thing to buy at the store.
When we got home, we had cake and opened presents. Guess what my son got!???!
He was in heaven and said it was one of his all-time favorite birthdays.
Ya know, I felt pretty good about having just ONE small piece of cake and I didn’t beat myself up about it. HOWEVER, that night my baby had the WORST night sleeping ever. He woke up at 3:00 AM and didn’t really want to go back to sleep after that. It was torturous.
In the morning I felt terrible. I had a huge headache and just wanted to crawl back into bed for the rest of the day. Sooooo, when I saw the leftover birthday cake on the counter, I just thought, “Hand me a freakin’ fork!”
Ya, it wasn’t pretty. It did make me feel a little bit better though. I have to say that lack of sleep is one of the biggest factors in how well I eat. When I’m super tired, I lose all motivation and just fall apart.
But, after the “cake massacre,” I got back on the wagon and have eaten well ever since (that was Thursday morning.)
I guess we just live and learn, right?
I have to share some cute pics with you guys. On Wednesday, I went over the Elementary School to watch my kiddos run in the Jog-a-Thon for the school’s fundraiser.
My 4 year old gave his older brother a high five every time he came around.
The kids were also encouraged to wear “crazy socks” and “crazy hair.” We didn’t do much with my boy’s hair, but they both wore crazy socks.
It was such a cute event! The kids ran for 20 minutes or so and the parents cheered them on. There was a DJ there playing songs like “Everything is Awesome” and “What Does the Fox Say.” It was such a fun event and I have to say I got teary-eyed as I watched and cheered for my kids.
Yes, I’m a sap.
Sadly, it was 95 degrees (WOW!), so my boys were melting. Thankfully Carson stayed nice and cool in his stroller…
I love my kidlets.
Oh, and look what Kev brought home from work yesterday…
HOLY COW! He spent the day with a client who gave him all of the things in that green box (zuicchini, spaghetti squash, peppers and corn.) He also stopped at a local fruit stand and bought a bunch of apples, peaches and tomatoes.
Sooo, we plan on making some salsa tomorrow and will make applesauce if we have time. Otherwise, we’ll do applesauce next week. I’m also going to be busy making a million zucchini things! I’ll let y’all know what I decide to make!
Well, Kev’s home from work and we’re getting ready to head out, so I gotta run! Have a wonderful weekend!!!