Our day started at 7:30am – an excellent time!! Much better than the 6:15s and 6:45s of yesteryear.
Good morning my love!
We padded into the kitchen for breakfast. Mazen played with a fly while I made him some oatmeal. Are any of you having trouble with flies like we are!?
We shared a few swigs of this amazing Lumi OJ while I prepared our breakfasts
A yogurt and fruit bowl for me. Topped with some of our Great Harvest Blueberry Lemon buckwheat granola and sunbutter.
And oatmeal for Mazen.
After breakfast and the dishes, we snuggled on the couch for a bit and played firetruck before starting to get dressed for the day.
Mazen is really into playing Tent in my bed while I get ready. I managed to take a quick shower and put on make up and clothes throughout one game of tent!
Once we were all dressed, I packed up the diaper bag and we headed to Mazen’s new preschool to hand in some forms for the year.
He said “PRESCHOOL” about 5 times on the ride over. I think he’s excited!
And he was very excited when he saw the giant firetruck on the playground!
After our appt, we went home to change our clothes and join a few friends at the ACAC (my gym’s) waterpark. It’s an additional cost to join, but my friend got us passes to test it out for the day. It’s one amazing spot! I think we’ll have to join next summer.
Not only is there a FENCED IN spray park and baby pool, but there’s a huge water slide, a young kids’ pool, a huuuuuge lap pool, diving boards, a giant sandbox with toys, and a nice snack bar.
Shout out to my new pool + beach bag. I hunted the internet and stores high and low for the ideal beach tote. I found this Whale tote by Saltwater Canvas and knew it was the one.
It has a million pockets, has tons of room, stands up without tipping and is mesh so it dries fast and sand can fall through! I was in love.
We played for a good 2 hours!
And took a break for a picnic lunch
Mom’s plate, plus 2 more of those great sandwich quarters and more apples!
And Mazen’s. Ugh. He was not into food today and just wanted chips! He also ate a AB&J sandwich quarter and a veggie pouch.
Back at home I unpacked our bag and Mazen played for a little bit before we settled down to read some books. Curious George, of course, and a handful of other favorites. I finally left Mazen playing in his crib.
Naptime usually coincides with MAIL TIME!
I just bought these two favorites from Birchbox! Joan Vass Amethyste perfume and Supergoop’s everyday lotion sunscreen.
Before hitting the computer, I took some photos of our house for an upcoming post! Note the new board and batten!!
I wrote the first half of this post during naptime, edited my house photos, answered about 25 emails (as quickly as possible!), approved comments, finished some paperwork in my inbox, replied to a wedding invitation, folded towels, and wrote the welcome letter for my first Quarterly box! A great naptime success.
Mazen woke up at 4:30 and we had snacks together. He had crackers with almond butter…
…and I had potatoes with yogurt! An odd snack, but great for a 5:45p soccer game.
I had my last summer season soccer game tonight, which is bittersweet because I’m going to miss it until the fall season starts but awesome because I have an epic blister on my heel that needs rest. Duct tape did NOT work!!
Our game was fun because a handful of my girlfriends came to cheer us on!!
Matt snapped these two shots of me at halftime. I guess I was angry we weren’t winning here!
And here I must have been doing the robot…lol
We ended up tying 3:3!
I know it’s probably not best to drink beer right after 70 minutes of hard running, but beer is what I crave : ) 12 oz glass for replenishment.
On soccer game nights we plan easy dinners since I get home after 7. Tonight we had leftover Cook Smarts risotto that Matt turned into risotto cakes. He made it more complicated than it needed to be but for the better!
I had mine with melted cheddar!
And a side of leftover zucchini
Somebody stole half my melted cheese!
After dinner we played pillow games
And then I drew pictures during bath. It’s amazing that Mazen could recognize the figures…firetruck, airplane, bus, helicopter, bike…
And after we read and sang him to sleep, I crashed hard on the couch with Wednesday night’s So You Think You Can Dance!! Love that show. A little Breyers Vanilla ice cream to go with it!
What’s in store for tomorrow?