It’s almost that time of the spring when you can’t sit down outside wearing black. Or a gust of wind leaves you feeling like you have sand in your eyes. Virginia is turning pollen grellow! (I hope the wind is not also carrying virus particles…)
Speaking of grellow, Mazen, Thomas and I all have very green eyes. And Birchie is all blue! Thomas and I both have specks of gold in our eyes too (I promise it’s not pollen….) and when I met him I told him I had never met anyone else with a golden streak in their eye!
Up and at ’em!
Who is this excited to get up!? Also note the 100 books he read in there. When he wakes up in the morning, or from nap, he asks for book after book, refusing to get out of his crib. It’s nice because he’s happy in there for a while even after his nap is over. We usually just sit on the bed and hand in books to read while relaxing ourselves.
unless there’s oatmeal to be enjoyed!
You know how I have gone through 1,000 oatmeal trends in 12.5 years? My latest one is mixing yogurt and Greek yogurt together. It’s a warm weather thing. I made a big batch of steel cut oats in the rice cooker and they were only prepared with water. So the protein needed a boost. Greek yogurt is the quick answer to that. I heat the oats only enough to get them warm, not hot, and then spoon on yogurt and other toppings. I love the blend!
Another version with blueberries:
You Tube + Walking
As I mentioned I’m alternating between indoor workouts and outdoor ones. It’s nice when I can just run/walk with the stroller or play with the kids, killing two birds with one stone.
As promised, Thomas took Mazen back to the pond one afternoon last week.
They caught one!!
Lunch from Roots
I got a takeout Roots bowl for lunch last week and enjoyed every bite. As much as I love dining out, dining in has actually been so nice. I haven’t really missed actually going to restaurants. I’m sure I will soon. Head’s up I have a blog post on Cville Restaurants coming soon for when you guys can all travel to Cville again!
Mom vs. Toys
Birch discovered Mazen’s playdoh basket. These boys together can destroy a room quite fast! I’m trying to balance needing lots of at-home entertainment and also doing some work around the house to simplify things so that they can’t tear a room apart by default. The answer to that is closed doors (for Birch) and toy rotation. More on that soon too!
The most common item you’ll find all around the house though is books. And I’m OK with that!
Pesto, ricotta and roasted veggies from Plenty.
This one got four thumbs up!
Leftover BBQ, leftover Roots salad, and boxed mac and cheese! One of those nights…!
My inlaws dropped off a bag of fresh garden greens (we think it was kale!) and I made bacon-maple greens. Cook bacon in a big pot, remove it to crumble. Add greens and sautee for 3-5 minutes, until wilted. Drizzle with maple and crumble bacon on top!
Served with a pot pie from The Pie Chest.
Hope you are having a good week!