Thursday, August 7, 2014

Friday faves- A happy week!

This has been a great week!  Here are some of my favorite moments...

1.  Mommy and Nick's day of fun!

Ready for some fun!
The best part of my week was playing hooky with my son on Thursday.  I think it's important to make sure we get some one-on-one time together now that he's not an only child anymore.  We started off the day at Toys R Us where Nick got a new Batman Lego set and we bought a present for his friend who is having her 5th birthday in a couple weeks.

After Toys R Us, we headed to the theatre to see Planes Search and Rescue.  Nick was really more interested in the popcorn than the movie!

Movie time was followed by a trip to the illustrious McDonalds for a happy meal and some time in the "Play Place."   Yes, I know how unhealthy McDonalds is but this was a special day of fun!

He's somewhere in there!

After McDonalds we ran some errands and then headed home because Nick couldn't wait to build his new Lego set.  He did some Lego building while watching Wreck it Ralph.  He requested Frozen, but I just didn't have it in me to watch it for an 8th time this week!!!!  It was a lovely day with my big boy!

2.  This new recipe!
My parents gave me some zucchini from their garden and I was looking for something delicious to do with it.  I found a new recipe for chocolate chip zucchini bread that is absolutely amazing!  Here is the LINK.
I think I put too much baking cocoa in, but I'm glad!  It was so delicious!  Like a sweet and moist chocolate cake brownie!  If you are looking to use up your zucchini, I highly recommend this recipe!

You'd never know there's a vegetable in there!

3.  Team building days!
Monday we left work early and headed out to watch the Valley Cats play for our team building event.  It was a hot day, but we were in the air conditioned luxury suites with a great view and good food.  And we got to go home early!  WIN-WIN!

 4. Bedtime stories!
Alec has been really into stories lately.  His favorite right now is Llama llama nighty-night.  He LOVES it.  He wants it read over and over.  AND OVER.  We also like Llama llama red pajama and plan on getting a few more of the Llama llama series.

These are some of our current favorites right now.  Nick loves Tiny-Rannosaurus and Just A Little Luck (really any of the little critters book).  We also love Pout-Pout Fish.  Such a cute read!

5.  Crockpot recipes!
I love quick and easy dinners for the weeknights.  I've been scouring Pinterest and am finding some really good stuff!  Tonight I tried crockpot chicken tacos.  This is literally the easiest thing you will ever make for dinner!  All you do is throw chicken breast, taco seasoning and salsa into a crockpot.  Cook all day on low (or high for 3-4 hours like I did today), mix & shred and voila!  You've got a tasty base for your taco!  I threw cheese, pico de gallo and green onion on mine with a side of guacamole.   YUM.

It's been a fun week and I am hoping for a fun weekend too!   Hope you all have a lovely weekend!
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  1. What a cute family you have! And man those taco's look delicious!

  2. Sounds like a good day!
    On a side note, I love the (what looks to be) Forsythia wreath! Did you make that, if not, where did you find it?


    1. It is a forsythia wreath! I got it a couple years ago and I'm 90% sure I got it at Michaels (10% chance it was Pier One) :)

  3. Zucchini everything! I'm going to have to try that bread! And Riggs love llama llama too!!

  4. HI Kimberly, I love that you had a one on one date with your son. That is really important. :) That Zucchini bread looks total delish! I also love your wreath and your front door, looks very inviting! Have a wonderful day! :)

  5. Love all of your photos! I'm actually making that shredded chicken tomorrow night for tacos! Instead of the seasoning, I just add a jar of salsa. So yummy!

  6. Playing hooky for some one-on-one time is totally a-okay!

    I need to use my crockpot more often, I'd really like to try prepping crockpot meals for the freezer in baggies then cooking in the crockpot. Now that school is starting soon it's the perfect time to crank it back up.

    Have a great week!

    1. That sounds like a great idea for crockpot meals!

  7. What a great list of fabulousness!

    I'm totally wanting to do more Crockpot cooking. I specifically want to do more freezer meals to crockpot dinners. Such time-savers when life gets hectic!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.

  8. That zuchinni (courgettes here in the UK!) chocolate concoction looks absolutely delicious! Thanks so much for linking up to #AllAboutYou!