Monday, August 17, 2015

Weekending

Is it really mid  August already?  I'm torn...I love fall but with fall comes some big changes...primarily that my baby goes to kindergarten!   OK, I guess that's really the only "big" change on the horizon, but that's pretty big, right?   New routines, new school, new teacher, new friends, new schedules.  Last Friday we got the kindergarten letter telling us who his teacher is going to be and assigning a time to come in for Meet the Teacher.  So I guess there's no denying it, this is really happening!

But anyway, on to the weekend recap!
Saturday morning we laid around, watched TV and relaxed!  I worked on some 31 stuff and caught up on some of my favorite blogs while the kids watched Ratatouille.  Then in the afternoon we headed out to the Times Union Center to go to Discovering the Dinosaurs.  The kids had a good time checking out the dinosaur exhibits, unearthing dinosaur bones, and most especially, jumping in the bounce houses. Again and again and again.  After they had jumped themselves silly, we headed out to dinner at Red Lobster.   Yes, I hate seafood. But I love those cheddar biscuits!   And they usually have some good chicken options so it's all good.  :)   The plan for the evening was to watch a movie with the hubs.  Instead we watched 1 episode of The Brink and fell asleep on the couch.    #parenthood










Sunday was one of those glorious days spent cooking, cleaning and grocery shopping. #momlife  I do feel accomplished though because I actually made a meal plan for the week and even got some meal prep done!  Dinner was cajun chicken stuffed with spinach and pepper jack cheese and a tossed salad with fresh tomatoes and peppers from my dad's garden.  I also made 2 delicious loaves of double chocolate zucchini bread  (thanks to dad again for the zucchini).  Fresh garden veggies are definitely one of my favorite parts of summer!  We asked the kids if they wanted to go for a bike ride or the playground, but they preferred to chase each other around and around and around the house, ocassionally taking breaks to play the Kindle or Ipad.  And despite my vow to get outside more, it was so hot and humid that I was honestly fine just hanging out in the house.

Best bread ever!
After baths and book reading for the kids, the hubby and I did some online shopping for beach gear for our vacation on Friday.  Thank goodness for Amazon Prime and expedited shipping!  Despite the fact that I am usually prepared for vacation weeks in advance,  I have absolutely nothing ready for Friday.  Not even one single list made! My goal for tomorrow is to get things organized, at least on paper.

In other news, on my way home from grocery shopping this morning I stopped at Dunkin Donuts for coffee.  The girl working the drive thru asked me if I wanted to try a pumpkin muffin!  Like I said, I love fall but can we at least wait till Labor Day to break out all things pumpkin??

I hope you all had a great weekend and your new week is off to a great start!  Enjoy these last bits of summer friends!  It's going to be hot and humid in NY (not like Phoenix hot...117??  Holy cow!), but hot for these parts with heat indexes around 97-98.  Stay cool and hydrated!

15 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fun weekend! My kids would love that Dinosaur exhibit!

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    1. I love finding interesting/different stuff for the kids to do!

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  2. Great weekend, Betty Crocker!!!! Hehehe. I hope your week is fabulous!

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    1. Betty Crocker! HA! Hope YOU are enjoying your last week of summer!

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  3. I want to dance when I think that summer is almost over! Kindergarten is a big step though! Sounds like a glorious weekend :)

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    1. Normally I would be dancing with you. Fall is my favorite season!

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  4. ummm that dinosaur place looks amazing!! what kid wouldn't love that?!

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  6. Sounds like a really great weekend. I wish I would have got some meal prep done, but didn't get to the store until today. My kids love Ratatouille too!

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    1. It's a nice change of pace from Frozen!

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  7. HI :) I love all of your pics! The Discover The Dinosaurs looks like so much fun. I hope they come here. Okay, the Cajun Spinach Chicken and Chocolate Zucchini Bread look and sound amazing. You need to email me the recipes. Yummy!! I love Autumn & Fall. I am excited about this Pumpkin stuff, lol. I'm going to mail you pumpkins, haha!! I hope you have an amazing & beautiful time in Maine. Like I said in our email, I cannot wait to see your pics. xoxo

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    1. Mailing pumpkins...now that would be some serious shipping charges! Love ya friend!

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  8. I'm team #pumpkinthingsallyearround! : ) What a great weekend! My daughter really loves the dinosaur restaurant near us so she would love Discovering the Dinosaurs and I just polished off a loaf of zucchini bread, but I need this double chocolate recipe! Please share!

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    1. I will share in a post soon! You should share some pumpkin recipes!

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