Holla! Sunday night again? I think it’s safe to say that after one soccer practice and three afternoon games, we’re all a little more tan (er, freckled- except for Isla, who turns brown in May and just gets progressively darker all summer…. where did she come from??). We had a LOT of outside time this weekend. Taking advantage before it’s 105 out in a few short weeks.
On Friday we stopped by my brother and sister-in-law’s new house so the kids could play for a minute. Jack loves him some sweet Stevie:
We attempted to clean out a bunch of toys this weekend. I gave the kids 2 big boxes and told them that if they filled them with old toys, they could each have $10 to buy ONE new toy at Target. It kind of worked. We got rid of a bunch of outgrown dress-up dresses and like one tiny stuffed animal (out of hundreds). Also this weird handmade Winnie the Pooh banjo that Brian came home with after a work white elephant gift exchange. It’s huge and has basically been the bane of my existence since it came into our house. Anyway it’s apparent that I’m raising two tiny hoarders and this job needs to be done when they’re OUT of the house.
Meal prep! I actually managed to get breakfasts and lunches prepped for the week. Dinner, not so much. Brian and I are headed to Virginia on Thursday so I didn’t need quite as many meals as usual.
I marinated a couple of chicken breasts in Greek dressing, baked and diced them. Those went in containers with that roasted artichoke-red pepper quinoa from Costco, and for lunch I’ll heat them up and serve over arugula with feta, diced tomatoes and balsamic (like last week). Also prepped four jars of overnight oats and cut up some fruit (strawberries, oranges, lemons, limes) and cucumbers to add to my water. Trying to up my intake and I’ll drink way more water if it’s jazzed up a little. My favorite combos from last week were watermelon-cucumber-mint, strawberry-lime and lemon-lime-cucumber-mint. I just throw some fruit in my water bottle in the AM and keep refilling with water all day.
OK that’s all the randomness I have for you tonight! Hope everyone had a fun weekend!