It’s ironic that I’m most exhausted on the days that Jack has Mother’s Day Out. I think I just defer all of my errands/chores to Thursday because it’s easier to get stuff done when the little man is in school, plus he “naps” there so we end up with a loooooong afternoon once I pick him up. Luckily today was crazy gorgeous outside- we left our house to walk to the park at 3:15 and walked back in the door at 6:15. That’s got to be some kind of record. We met up with a big group of Jack’s buddies and he had a blast climbing, sliding, and (primarily) begging for snacks from the other mommies.
We ended up grabbing dinner at my old garlic-crazy workplace, Alfonso’s, so no dinner pics. However, I have my first MOPS meeting tomorrow and was racking my brain as to what to pack Jack for his lunch. My Mother’s Day Out lunches have been a massive fail lately. He’ll eat the grapes and chips and that’s it.
So tonight I took advantage of the Central Market salad bar fixin’s to throw together a pasta salad:
Barilla has this great Piccolini line of pasta that features tiny versions of their pasta shapes (penne, shells, rotini and wagon wheels, I think). It’s perfect for toddlers, because cutting up everything gets to be a whip sometimes. I just boiled some of the penne and then mixed it with chopped grilled chicken, broccoli florets, edamame and tomatoes (all from the CM salad bar). I drizzled a little Italian dressing on top and sprinkled on some parmesan. Easy.
Now we’ll just have to see if he eats it.
So here’s the rest of his lunch, if you’re interested:
Squeezable applesauce (he’s obsessed with these at the moment), grapes and Wheat Thins. Is it weird to give a toddler Wheat Thins? It’s kind of a geriatric snack. Oh well.
I’ve been feeling some crazy movement from Baby #2 lately. Like not just the little bubbles- actual kicks and rolls. We find out the sex on Tuesday and I can’t WAIT.
Hope everyone has a great weekend! I’m going to go pass out now.