I planned (or rather, didn’t plan a thing) a week of relaxing summer fun in between Mazen’s last day of school and his first day of summer camp. He has an epic mix of camps this year, including his first visit to a rustic woodsy camp that reminds me of Salute Your Shorts! <—I still know all the words in character to this and Hey Dude! Two best shows ever. (He won’t be spending the nights but it’s all day.) He’s also doing a camp at the San Diego Zoo while visiting Karen late in the summer!
Also new to our summer schedule this year is swim team! Practices started up this week, and he’s doing a great job already. He swam a full lap! He will tell you he now plays three sports: “Soccer, swim team. and golf.” Ha! Too bad we’ve had rainy weather all week.
We’ve been staying in bed late and enjoying our lazy mornings. I made blueberry pancakes for me, and chocolate chip pancakes for him. This child will eat a sardine but totally gagged when I convinced him to try a blueberry!
These were made with the Great Harvest pancake mix, which is the best ever.
Continuing the blue theme, I bought some Blue Majik on Amazon to experiment with some mermaid-colored recipes. This stuff is insanely expensive, but wait till you see what it does for smoothies and chia pudding! I stirred a little into my oatmeal.
Bodos for lunch! Thomas brought me a smoked salmon bagel (and microwaved the salmon) with cucumber and cream cheese. I’m off sprouts till October!
On our date night, we went to see the movie Tully at Violet Crown. It’s about motherhood and postpartum mental health, and we really liked it. It’s not too long, and Charlize Theron did a great job. It was a good movie to discuss over dinner, especially since we’re having a baby ourselves.
We went to The Fitzroy, and I asked the bartender to make me a mocktail that wasn’t too sweet but to surprise me on flavor. She brought me one that was a mix of their honey mixer that they put in their bourbon cocktail and lemon – maybe a splash of lemonade? When I have a good mocktail, I never miss alcohol. I loved how tart this was and it was fun to sip slowly.
T and I shared their kale caesar and a rueben. Delish!
Afterwards, we couldn’t resist Chaps Birthday Cake cones! I swear by this ice cream as one of the best flavors I’ve ever had, and when Thomas tasted my cone a few weeks ago he agreed. (I couldn’t believe he hadn’t tried it before!) Now he’s even more hooked and requested it.
Hope you guys have a great weekend!!
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says
What a fun week between school and camp! Glad you’re enjoying summer, Kath 🙂
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
Two big thumbs up for “Hey, Dude!” What. An. Awesome. Show. 🙂
How does the Blue Majik taste? I’ve heard differing opinions, but never tried it myself
It is slightly….seaweedy? But once it was all stirred in I could barely detect it. I wouldn’t do a TON though or it might change the flavor too much.
With the Blue Majik,is your goal just to have blue food, or are you hoping to get benefits from the spirulina? Why not just use blue food coloring?
Both! And it’s a lot more natural than blue food coloring, although I know there are natural versions out there. But spirulina is good for ya too so it’s a bonus.
*raises hand* I also still know all of the words to the Hey Dude theme song, and still fantasize about spending time on a dude ranch… 🙂
Just curious, do you ever miss the buzz alcohol gives you? Or do you drink it exclusively for taste and that’s why a mocktail is so satisfying?
Yes all the time lol. What I miss most is the taste of wine. There is nothing like it. I’m not normally a cocktail drinker so mocktails only fulfill 75% of the cocktail hour fun 🙂
Got it! That makes sense 🙂
Speaking from experience…nothing makes you miss a Good buzz like pregnancy lol!
I cannot believe you went to Tully in your condition!
My condition?! Why?
It just made pregnancy look so awful!
Haha its not as bad as she makes it look (the pregnancy part) and the postpartum period was a good reminder to take it easy.
Kath, I realise your diet might look a bit different at the moment due to your pregnancy, but I would love to see one of your ‘what I ate in a day’ posts. I’m trying to eat a healthier diet and I’m really struggling with sensible portion control. What is a sensible serving?
Can you help? x
Good idea! I’ll try to plan a “everything I eat” day this week 🙂
I’m glad to hear you liked Tully! I am pregnant with my 3rd and have been dying to see it since it’s about having a third baby but some of the reviews I read made it sound like it’s pretty dark in some parts, and that made me worry that it might hit a little too close to home at the moment…I’m leaning towards seeing it anyway!
It is dark but there are also some good reminders to note and it’s not scary dark.
It’s a little wild and a little strange….
Finish that sentence without singing! It’s impossible!
I did it! But might have mildly sang…