^^ That’s Mazen’s new favorite phrase, and it’s so hilarious when he says it with huge enthusiasm!
So imagine his little brain spinning when I said “Do you want to go back to the Jumpy Jumpy place today?” GREAT IDEA MOMMY!!
First: a power breakfast. Eggs (for me, not him, but I tried!), cinnamon swirl toast and blueberries. Coffee. The usual. Protein + whole grains + produce.
And then we jumped!
We went with our friends Brett + S. Brett stepped onto the trampolines and immediately began doing backflips. #impressed!
This was the only photo I sort of got of them together. One up, one down!
And the least blurry photo of me channeling my inner gymnast. I’m not ready for flips yet!
We stopped by Pearl’s Cupcake for a massive cupcake tasting party I’m attending tonight. Got one for M and Matt too!
Back at the casa we had lunch – hot smoked salmon + apple + coconut butter broccoli for M. (Trust me, all of his lunches are not this healthy!)
And a salad with baby kale, chili olive oil, rosemary cheese, green peppers and cornmeal breaded baked tofu! I need to write that up as a recipe, but we basically dipped tofu in egg and then a cornmeal blend mixed with some Mexican spices and baked it for about an hour – till everything was crispy. Delicious!
Want to hear about another great idea? A little bird has shared with me that White Plum, aka the Land Of The Awesome Leggings, is having an epic giveaway – for a $1,200 wardrobe! The giveaway runs from Feb 11 to the 22. Simply enter by going to their website and joining the mailing list. I just entered!
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Cheri @ Overactive Blogger says
I am entering right now! I am scared to try the jumpy places – I had a friend sprain his ankle pretty badly and usually I just sit and watch!
Winding Spiral Case says
I’m a little wary of those trampolining places too now, as I saw a broken foot from one while in the emergency department last night. The ER doc was just like “oh yeah, we get injuries from that place all the time” :S That being said, I’d still totally jump around in one!
Jess Geisler says
I need that tofu recipe now! Mike and I are tofu fiends!
Also, why did these cupcakes not exist the 7 years I lived in Cville?!? (The stuff in NYC is not nearly as good except for Magnolias IMHO!)
I made cornmeal-crusted chili tofu from the cookbook Veganomicon on Monday (a component to the most rad vegan po’ boy sandwich ever.) That recipe is the tops for me! I’d highly recommend it.
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I really want to go trampolining!!
Ashley @ Saving Money in your Twenties says
I LOVE when little kids say ‘adult’ phrases like that! My niece used to use the word “apparently” in her regular vocabulary (she was 5ish) and I cracked up every single time. So cute!
Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork says
I’ve been wanting to check out a trampoline place so badly! We had a trampoline growing up that I spent endless amounts of time on (back before they had cages). So much fun and quite a good workout!
Angela Gilmore says
My son says “good job, mommy” for little tasks like getting him a napkin or changing my clothes. I’m guessing he hears it a lot at work, lord knows we praise him constantly, and I just love it. Is that kid OK in the photo between the two of you jumping (the one with Bret)? They look like they are in rough shape!
Ha yes – he was just rolling around!
It does look like he got jumped on by a giant teenager! But he’s just chillin’
I can’t do trampoline places…it has to do with having three kids and a leaky bladder, lol…
Hahaha. I will say there is buzz in my circle that it is recommended to go with a sport bra and a pad on : )
How do you make the tofu??? It looks amazing!
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul says
I love trampoline places! SO fun!
Linda @ the Fitty says
When I was 10 years old, I attended a gymnastics camp. We had floor, vault, beams, and bars–everything but a trampoline! Which is unfortunate because that’s such a great workout, not to mention bounds of fun.
Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out says
That coconut butter on broccoli sounds so good!!
Tara @ Living Light says
Fantastic idea for the tofu!! I am always looking for new ways to use it as it is such a healthy, cheap protein source!
I hope Mazen isn’t like me… I hated eggs as a child and continued to dislike them up until a year ago – I’m now in my late twenties!!
We just found out that there is a trampoline place near the house we are in the process of buying and I can’t wait to take my grandson there.
I would be so ecstatic if I won! Those cupcakes look amazing. I honestly am happy to hear y’all need to wear a pad because I seriously thought I was having issues the last time I went to Jump Jam. 😉 I used to jump on a trampoline all throughout my childhood!
Kristen @ Change of Pace says
As soon as we moved away from North Carolina a trampoline park opened up! We were so bummed we didn’t get to try it. What a fun concept 🙂
lisa @bitesforbabies says
That looks like SO much fun!!! I think I would have more fun than the kids! Also, I love baked tofu (or pan fried)…I haven’t had it in a while so thanks for the reminder!
Emily @ Life on Food says
Those jumping gyms look like such fun. I wish there was one near me. I know they are a great workout too. I would be exhausted with all of that jumping.
Colleen @ Keep it Real Clean says
OMG those cupcakes look amazing!! Andd, so do the trampolines 😉
Liz @ I Heart Vegetables says
Haha Alex took me to one of those trampoline places for my birthday and it was so fun!
I hear the one in Richmond is three times as big!
You’re really an amazing mommy. I wish, I could be like you in future 🙂 Fun loving and energetic!!
Thank you xo
Cara's Healthy Cravings says
Ohh, I like the idea of the battered tofu! Always fun to add a little crispiness to something.
You should try it with crushed tortilla chips sometime, like that red pepper dish you like from that restaurant.
Haha, now we know where Mazen gets it from!!
Hannah @ eat, drink and save money says
Fun day! Broccoli is the only green thing I can get my kid to eat. I snuck in some butternut squash to his macaroni the other day and actually told him, “no more broccoli until you eat your macaroni”. Words I never thought I’d say! Mazen seems to eat very healthy, even if you say all his meals aren’t this healthy!
Amanda @ Slimplify Life says
Your meals always look so delicious!
I took my husband to a trampoline place like that for his bday last weekend, it’s fun even for adults! I haven’t had kids yet and still feel on the verge of peeing every time I jump high!
Thanks for the heads up about the White Plum giveaway! I entered!