Our weekend began on Saturday morning with smoothies and a family workout! It’s been more than a month since we’ve made it to the YMCA on the weekend and I was reminded just how much I love Saturday morning workouts.
There’s something about kicking off the weekend with a workout I really enjoy. I think it’s because Saturday morning workouts feel like a “bonus” — something that doesn’t happen all the time but begins the weekend on an active note — and I love it!
(My slightly terrified and totally awkward smile is brought to you by my everlasting fear that someone will see me snapping a gym selfie.)
I took myself through a quick shoulder workout that looked a lot like this superset shoulder workout and then walked a few laps around the track with Ryan before we scooped the boys up from childcare. We were in and out of the gym in less than an hour and made it home in time for Ryder’s morning nap. While he slept, I made a big pancake breakfast for all of us since our smoothies didn’t fill us up too much and we dug in!
After breakfast, we showered, Chase took a mid-morning bath (he LOVES daytime baths) and then Ryder was up and he joined in the fun! The weather was rainy all day on Saturday so it was a perfect day to hang around the house. We finally left home base a little before 4 p.m. to attend the early Saturday evening service at our church where we were surprised with a sweet framed picture of our family from Ryder’s dedication.
Before heading back home, we decided to pop into Carburrito’s in Davidson for chips, salsa, guacamole and quesadillas for our crew for dinner before walking across the street and ordering frozen custard at Whit’s.
Ryder shocked all of us when he was way more into the guacamole at Carburrito’s than the frozen custard and it makes me wonder if he might be the very first person in our family to prefer savory food over sweets!? Only time will tell!
Sunday morning was foggy and drizzly but we made the most of it! Ryan had the idea to pack up some snacks and pile into the car and head to the airport overlook to watch planes land and take off.
I’m pretty sure Chase could’ve stayed there for hours! It was such a neat spot and I’m kind of surprised it took us this long to check it out but we will definitely be back with the boys soon.
We spent the rest of our Sunday morning and the early afternoon meal planning, grocery shopping and doing odds and ends around the house. Here’s a little glimpse into our meal plan for the week:
- Monday: Vegetarian Meatloaf
- Tuesday: Crockpot Coconut Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Stew
- Wednesday: Black Bean Burgers with Ginger Sesame Broccolini and Sweet Potato Fries
- Thursday: Red Curry Noodles
- Friday: Up in the air (leftovers/takeout)
I also prepped a bunch of my favorite chicken thighs to use for lunches this week.
Chase clearly needed a nap later in the day, so while Ryan read him stories and put him down, I leashed Sadie up for a walk around the neighborhood with Ryder.
It felt good to get outside after so much rain late last week and we covered right around two miles while I listened to a podcast. By the time I made it home, Ryder was ready for his nap and while the boys snoozed, I did a little work on the computer before everyone was awake again.
We rounded out our Sunday with a walk to the park and pizza for dinner!
I think Ryan and I commented on the beautiful warm weather no less than 10 times on our walk. Bring on spring!!!
Once we had the boys in bed, Ryan and I were both in the mood for a dessert of some sort so I halved this recipe for lemon curd bars (made in a pie pan) for us because we had lemon curd leftover from my lemon sugar cookie ice box cake and we thought it was fantastic.
Now I’m crossing my fingers for a smooth Monday since we all know the time change can be a bit of a beast with kids in the mix! I hope you all have a great week!