Monday, June 22, 2015

Sick Kids on a Monday

My oldest was up at 2:30 am throwing up. I am thankful that she has been through this fairly recently and remembered to throw up in the garbage can, at least once she got into my room. She had decided to sleep in her castle last night, so it was fairly easy clean up of her pillow and blanket. She crawled in bed with me, which would not have happened if Wally was around (he is away for work). She threw up 4 or 5 more times until 6 o'clock.

Once Walter woke up, he looked like he had spit up on his pj's so I decided to give him juice instead of milk first thing. Good thing I did, not long after he was throwing up in my bed. It's harder with him, he just doesn't get what is going on. Thankfully I had towels in the bed from overnight with Faelyn and that caught most of the mess. We had a quiet morning of hanging out in Mommy and Daddy's bed and watching cartoons.

Neither of them ate very much, but they did eat and we held off on all dairy. Which I have learned is key when there is vomitting involved. 

Once they were feeling a little better we played outside for a little while and ate lunch. 

She is starting to refuse to nap, however she fell asleep while watching Princess and the Frog. 

After dinner we decided to work on our Father's Day project. Better late than never right. I decided to have the kids make a stepping stone. We have one area that is shady and won't be a great place for flowers and I like the idea of having this keepsake. This is probably more for me than for Daddy.
This kids had a great time doing it and needed a little help to make sure MOST of the stones are right side up. Walter also refused to put his hand in so there is only one.

On Sunday, my sister, mom, and I ran the RibFest 5 miler. It was RAINY, but warm, so it wasn't too bad to run in. It was not our best time, however we were just out there to have fun. My mom, however was only 40 seconds behind us. Man her speed sure has picked up. She recently has taken up cycling after doing the 5 bough bike tour of NYC. Which is also a fun event, not competitive at all. She has completed a duathalon and signed up for her first tri. I am so proud of her, at 61 years old she is still running marathons and now doing triathlons. 

On saturday, we took a trip to the dump, the recycling was overflowing in the garage. Typically Wally makes the dump runs however since he gone for the next few weeks I NEEDED to go. At the dump we have a "Treasure Shack" where people bring things that are still good to use. I found this lovely item, for my little boy that loves tractors it was a win. and FREE. This drives my husband crazy that I do this, but I love it, and also return the favor.

So there was my last few days in a glance, a little backwards but thats ok.

I also had to do some meal planning - just for my sanity as a single mom this week. However things are always subject to change.

Monday: Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas

Tuesday: Eggplant Parm

Wednesday: Curry Chickpeas with Rice (from Pioneer Woman)

Thursday: Mac and Cheese (may also use the Pioneer Woman recipe)

Friday: Leftovers

Question of the Day:

What is on your menu this week?

Do you every pick things up at the dump or off the side of the road?

Friday, June 19, 2015

Love Summer!

Hello All -
It has been a while since i have been back on here. Have you all survived the winter. It is springtime in New England and getting warm, only a few more days until summer officially hits.

This week was the first week of our CSA ( which I love. It is all locally grown and organic. This was this weeks pick up. Spinach, Lettuce, garlic and onion scallions, basil, radishes, swiss chard, and rhubarb. I don't know what I am going to do with the garlic and onion scallions at this time. So if you have any suggestions I am open to them. Just leave me a comment at the bottom. The rhubarb will most likely go into a pie with some strawberries. Strawberry picking started this week in New Hampshire.

In addition to the CSA we also have a garden of our own. I am doing things a little different this year. We have expanded the garden to 20' x 20'.  I am also using soaker hoses for the first time instead of a sprinkler. The past few years I have had issues with my tomato plant leaves yellowing and dying therefore not producing a lot of fruit. I will keep you updated on how it works. I am also putting the weed blocker fabric down to cut down on weeding. Trying to keep things as simple as possible for myself this year.

This week was this little dude's birthday! He is 2! I can't believe that the time has flown by. He is such a little boy. Loves wearing his boots, riding his bike, trying to ride daddy's, playing in the dirt, climbing rocks, playing the the dogs ... and of course he loves his Mommy.

Bison Lasagna -
This is a basic lasagna recipe just using ground bison instead of beef.

 Relaxing after our run - I love sitting on the porch, in the shade to rehydrate and stretch after running. The pups still do some short runs with me. My little black dog has a bum knee or 2. Depending on the day so he doesn't go with me much any more. Forest (here) goes every once in a while. He doesn't do longer than 3 miles on a leash very well.

Any good plans for Father's Day? I am running a 5 mile race on Sunday with my mom and sister. My dad will watch the kids then RibFest afterwards. Wally is away for work, so we will celebrate with him later. I also have a little craft to do with kids for him. 

Do you buy Father's Day Gifts or make them? I like to make them, a little more personal, and the kids are small. I will buy my father something and we got him a card at the store.

Hope you have a great weekend!

~ Katie