I was up bright and early to get a good workout in, before leaving for Melissa’s house in Colorado Springs [about 1hr from me]. I ate 1/2 a banana so I wasn’t starving while working out.
It was 7deg. when I left for the gym…eeek!
- 25min treadmill – 1/2 hill walking 4mph @8% incline – 1/2 running 6mph @2-3% incline
- 20min elliptical with arms
- quick ab workout
When I got home I was in a hurry to shower + pack + make something to eat! I chomped on a deeelicious pear. My sis [in law] left me a cute note this morning. Happy Hannukah, if you celebrate!!! [I was raised Jewish, and had a Bat Mitzvah when I was 13. My dad isn’t Jewish, so we always did all of the holiday.]
Got all ready and made a PUMPKIN green monster for the road!! It rocked but not as much as the first one. My can of pumpkin was low [only about 1/4 cup] and I didn’t use enough cinnamon. Oh well, still really creamy and tasty!
Jake is the best baby I have ever been around. Seriously…he is so calm + happy. He is content just hangin out on the floor, on his playmat, or in the his excer-saucer. I had him on my lap facing me for at least 30min tonight too and he was just babbling away as I talked to him. He only fusses [a tinnnny bit] if he’s hungry or sleepy.
His famous HUGE grin. He makes this face all the time. Like I said…he’s a really happy baby!! I think our dogs are needier than Jake is, haha ;)
Snack time for me! Stonyfield plain yogurt [1cup?] and Bob’s Red Mill muesli. I know you’re supposed to cook this stuff, but it was yummy uncooked on the yogurt. I just bought it for the first time and am super excited to make it for breakfast tomorrow!!
Bottle + nap time for Jake!
I’ve always heard, when the baby sleeps, the mom is supposed to sleep too…so that is what I did, hehe :) Then I woke up and had this coffee drink! It tasted a little “tinny” from the can, so I poured it in a glass and it was much better. The flavor was great and not thick/syrup-ey or too sweet, like a lot of the Starbucks cold coffee drinks. I would buy it again for sure.
Melissa was totally awesome and had me make her a grocery list for the food I wanted this weekend. I found 2 recipes and she got everything I needed…Including a HUuuge butternut squash!
She told me to help myself to some of their wine. Not a problem! I had the shiraz and it was tasty!
The view out of Melissa’s kitchen window. Awesome!
The view out of Jake’s window.
I had to wake him from his 2hr nap so he could eat. I didn’t want him getting off schedule!! Sleepy kids are so so cute.
Dinner for Jake! fruit + rice cereal + veggies
nom nom nom
A little messy but not bad at all!!
While Jake was taking his little evening nap, I made dinner. I’ll post the recipe tomrrow. There are minimal ingredients and it was a really easy recipe. It was also SO yummy!!! I wanted to make it while I was here, because Chris, Pat + Nat do not like butternut squash. Had to take advantage while I was away :)
Ricotta dollops on top + sprouts on the side. I’m excited for the leftovers for lunch!
Off to bed…gotta be ready for Jake bright + early!!