I didn't do nearly as much prep last night as I should've so when Carolyn and Abigail arrived this morning I was still scurrying around eating the last of my breakfast
|Strawberry blueberry oatmeal with chia seeds, scrambled egg, a tiny bit of Kona Coffee|
Then we were off! Actually, I also had to stop for gas. THEN we were off!
The girls love Port Discovery, and I love it too...all except for the fact that it is SO HARD to keep track of Emily in the huge 3-story playground that has entrances and exits on all 3 floors of the museum. Luckily Charlotte doesn't really like going into the playground much yet, so I kind of just try to interest Charlotte in activities in the main area and try to make sure I get a glimpse of Emily every 5 minutes or so while I follow Charlotte around.
The girls and I were especially excited to see the Clifford playground since Emily is such a big fan (her name IS Emily Elizabeth after all) and it wasn't there yet the last time we visited.
|Charlotte, not quite excited enough about Clifford to actually go interact with him|
|I don't remember this from last time, but it was really cool|
|Interactive "water"...so neat|
|Emily specifically requested this picture|
|Greens, leftover quinoa, blue cheese, hummus blob, balsamic vinegar|
|She's eating it the lunch I packed!|
When Charlotte started to get tired of being in the water room she just went over and luxuriated in the sheer number of Crocs. The girl is obsessed. She kept wanting to put on different colors though that didn't fit her.
|So many choices|
Once we got home I ate a Tanka Buffalo Jerky Stick (I didn't take a picture) and then made myself a smoothie.
|Orange, banana, greek yogurt, milk, vanilla extract, nutmeg, ice|
It was almost 4 by then, so I decided not to try and make Charlotte nap. I sat down and started messing with pictures on the computer, then noticed Charlotte had been quiet for awhile. She reappeared about 10 minutes after she disappeared calmly pushing the frame of her stroller and casually wearing my hat she had apparently dug out of the hat box in the front hall along with some of my lip gloss from the drawer judging by the smears on her teeth. I got up to snap a picture of her, and she went NUTS running around like a crazy girl. I blame the hat. Does this look like a girl who has missed her nap for 2 consecutive days to you?
Will had a beer club meeting tonight so I had to have dinner ready right at 5 so he could scarf and run back out. It was fine with me, because I was hungry by then anyway! I bought a big bag of frozen veggie mix at Costco last weekend and that was the inspiration upon which dinner formed in my head tonight.
|3/4 cup sweet brown rice, veggies and salmon in a soy/rice vinegar/oyster/maple/garlic sauce|
Then I even made my dessert tonight. I was feeling worn out from the day I guess and I tend to eat when I feel that way, like I "deserve" to be able to eat whatever I want after a tiring day.
When we got home and I had put both girls to bed Will was back home, so I ate the mango he had cut up for me,
then had a barley wine he had brought home. Apparently I didn't feel like I had indulged enough yet tonight.
|So good though|