Hey everyone!! I hope you all had a really great weekend!
It was an awesome weekend here, super active and a smidge lazy. It felt great! Yesterday, I rode 33 miles for The Ride for Roswell, which I’ll be writing about and sharing my story, tomorrow (be sure to stop by). When we got home, I showered and napped while Emmett napped and then we all went out to a yummy dinner at Friendly’s. Most definitely not the healthiest of food (by ANY means), but I feel like I deserved it after working so hard that morning and afternoon. It was delicious, and I don’t regret a bite!
Today, Emmett had us all up EARLY! We cuddled in bed for awhile and then made our meal plan for the week, showered and headed out the door for groceries. I love shopping early because there are few people in the store and you get through everything quicker. We got home, put the groceries away, watched a little Thomas the Tank Engine (Emmett’s newest obsession), had lunch and then Emmett went down for a nap.
While he was sleeping, Seamus pulled out his pool and the hose and we filled it up so it could warm-up for some play time in the evening. While it was filling I read and relaxed, and then went back to doing laundry. womp. womp.
I wrote a little bit, did some professional development courses online, cleaned (a wee tiny bit), and then Emmett was up. We went to Carter’s, then Target to get things for Emmett. Then back home to change and go play in the pool. He LOVED it! I was worried because last summer he was nervous and didn’t like it, but not this summer. This summer he nearly jumped right in! He was psyched!
Now, I’m here writing and getting things ready for the week ahead. I’m excited because it’s a four day week! WOOHOO!
This Week’s Meal Plan
Sunday: cheeseburgers & baked chips (we’re avoiding the oven, the humidity is insane)
Monday: Grilled chicken & Zucchini Salad
Tuesday: Teriyaki Pork Loin & Corn on the Cobb
Wednesday: Mexican Pizzas (I hope it’s a cooler day, because these require the oven)
Thursday: Steak, Chick Pea & Tomato Salad (YUM!)
Friday: Orange Chicken & Rice (carry-over & I hope it’s cool)
Saturday: Mom’s house for a cookout
We’re trying so SO hard to keep things out of the oven. We were stumped this week, probably because Emmett had us up so early and we were tired, but we ended up with a couple oven meals. We’ll just need to watch the forecast slowly.
I am super excited for the cookout next weekend, at my mom’s. It’s always laid back when we’re there, which I appreciate! Plus, Emmett will love seeing his grandma. <3
Here’s the video of Emmett sliding down the slide this evening.
What are you cooking (or not cooking) up this week?
What fun things did you do to keep cool?
I’m linking up with Laura from Mommy, Run Fast! and Jill from jillconyers.com – please join me and link-up your best meal planning posts.
Awesome job on the bike ride! And weekend naps are the best. So glad he loves the pool this year- L does too. It makes summer so much more fun!
Hey Laura!! It does make summer much more fun! I love water and I’m really glad that Emmett does too!! Thanks for visiting!
I’ve been trying to avoid the oven at all costs lately, as well, but have found myself using it quite a bit in the last week or so. I don’t know what it is, but I always crave the foods that are either out of season, or do silly things like use an oven during the summer in a house without air conditioning (like almost all houses in the Netherlands).
Hi Yuliya! I grew up in a house w/o air conditioning, and honestly didn’t have even a window unit until I was about 28, when my then boyfriend (now husband) purchased one for our bedroom. I always just had a high powered fan directed at my bed. Now I’m glad to at least have it in the bedroom, it allows for better sleep. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!