Friday morning we started off on the right foot and went for a run. Things started to fall into place a little more and since it wasn’t raining and my stomach wasn’t about to fall out of my body we made it for a solid 2.5 miles and it felt pretty good. I am not a full blown running but I am getting closer! YAY This belly thing is really starting to get to me though because it just doesn’t feel great when I am running. I am just going to keep an eye on that weird painful cramp that keeps occurring and see what happens! So after our run on Friday I headed off to work with Casey and Brody. For breakfast I made a smoothie and finally remembered to put everything in it. So yes it had the flax and the spinach in it along with some strawberries, bananas, and some regular milk (I am out of Almond Breeze Almond Milk and need to get to the store). So after a long morning at work I sat down to a pretty tasty lunch!
My sister had called in the morning and said that Pey would be eating dinner with us now so I had to run to the grocery store during lunch so Casey and I multi-tasked and ate at Buehler’s Restaurant inside the store. We both decided on breakfast for lunch and I was pretty glad I did! I got this meal called the “Health break” which is made with scrambled cholesterol free eggs, squash, peppers, tomatoes, and onions. It has some fruit and toast on the side. I finished all of that but the toast and went on my merry little way for the day after gathering up some supplies for dinner!
Mid-way through the day I was told by some co-workers that they were making a Dairy Queen run and well I couldn’t pass it up. So I got a small vanilla cone at DQ and ate just the ice cream- no cone. I figured I saved myself at least a few calories that way right? I pretty much don’t remember the last day I had DQ so this was a real trip!
As soon as I got home I had to start cooking dinner! I decided on doing a picnic dinner at the park so I made some Chicken Salad that had celery, grapes, bacon, salt, and pepper in it. I realized half way through baking the chicken the George Foreman would have been a MUCH faster way so I finished the chicken off there, cut it into cubes, and mixed it with all the goodies and a bit of Kraft’s Olive Oil Mayo. DELICIOUS!
With that tasty chicken salad I also packed Stacey’s Pita Chips (one of my many favorites), some weird melon thing that Tim cut up, and apple slices. I packed all that up and headed toCroghanParkwith Peyton, Tim, and my bestest Kara. My mom were out and about inAkronpicking up some of our favorite Sushi from Sakura so they decided to stop at the park to meet us for dinner! We had quite the spread.
After our bellies were full we ran around like monkey’s chasing Peyton and playing on the playground. I’d like to say that we were there for her but clearly Tim was enjoying himself just as much as Pey was…
Pey was just running around like a mad woman tackling everyone and being her adorable self! She loves to be chased so we did quite a bit of that! Mark and Casey were at the park walking Brody so Casey got to swing Pey around a few times too! It will be sad when she is too heavy and too big for us to throw here all around! While we were playing in the jungle jim my mom decided everyone should work out a little while we were there so we did the monkey bars….
We did our pull-ups
And we tackled Pappa a few time!
Needless to say we had a great time!
After the bugs started to come out and started eating us we decided it was time to leave so we went to… get ready for it… MENCHIES! Yay for MENCHIES! It was PACKED. Literally the line was out the door but as I am sure you can assume it was totally worth it. Pey was a little overwhelmed at the amount of choices she had but Poppa hooked her up with a few samples and she finally decided on Strawberry, Vanilla, and Snickerdoodle. I think she added in gummy worms, marshmallows, white chocolate chips, sprinkles, and one random blackberry. Needless to say this was that little 3-year olds HEAVEN! See- she was loving it.
Kara and I each had our own as well! I decided on the Strawberry-Kiwi Sherbet (I really should start branching out here soon) and lots of fresh fruit. Kara’s was way tastier and had chocolate goodness and all sort of tasty treats. I was still satisfied with mine and felt good about my choice! I did sneak a few bites of Pey’s ice cream!
After we made it home Pey took a bath and we all (Pey, Tim, and myself) all laid down on the couch to watchAlicein Wonderland. I think we made it about 10 minutes in before we all feel asleep!
In the morning Pey woke up and suggested Pancakes… I realized pretty quickly that I was out of Milk (ugh!) so we took a quick trip to the grocery store in our PJ’s. My sister is VERY tidy and always has Pey looking fabulous so Pey was half excited half embarrassed I was having her go out in her sized T-shirt and pants! *Sorry Britt but there was only like 10 ppl in the store! No worries*
When we got make I made breakfast while Tim and Pey read books. We ended up having pancakes, bacon, grapes, strawberries (that Pey picked out at the store), Tim and I had scrambled eggs, and Pey had a hard boiled egg and that was breakfast. Clearly Pey enjoyed it…
She concentrated pretty hard on that breakfast
After breakfast we got ready and Pey and I headed out the door to the “Touch a Truck” event my sister was putting on for her work. The event is a way to get the community together to meet the emergency personnel in the area and for the kids to see cool big trucks and equipment for them to play on. The highlight was probably the balloon animal guy that Pey and I waited in line for (like 20 min!) so she could get a purple and pink flower. I think I took her to the event a little too tired… but hey my sister looks great!
And they even got to sit in the “Children Life Support Team Helicopter” which was totally cool!
I was sad to leave Pey but after our day of fun I had to head home to get ready for more adventures with Tim and some friends!