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Saturday Family Time

What a beautiful Saturday morning! Warm weather, gentle breeze, blue skies! We got up early and went to Tandem Creperie in downtown Travelers Rest to meet up with my cousin Anna from Boston and a friend Allison, along with the babies. So good to catch up! And the coffee and crepes are always a delicious start to the day!

Then we walked around various little shops in TR till Bryan had to go to work. Kyle fell asleep in the stroller on our walk, so I decided to keep walking the Swamp Rabbit Trail. He woke up about an hour later and this was my view: cute little fingers and toes, toddler trail mix (cheerios, goldfish, and puffs), and a sippy cup of milk and strawberry-banana smoothie–held on by a “SippyPal” strap (amazing invention!).

Came home, ate a little lunch, read “The Little Blue Engine That Could” and played with trains, dinosaurs and soccer balls (#boymom) till Kyle went down for his nap. Thankfully, he’s napping well today, so I got a chance to sweep and straighten up the house…and blog a little. peanuts-movie-sweeps_pbNext up is dinner with Anna and my sister’s family–grilled cheese sandwiches and the Pioneer Woman’s “Best Ever Tomato Soup” (I can’t stop making this soup!). And I picked up a copy of “The Peanuts Movie” to watch with the kids (throwback to Kyle’s bday party a few weeks ago).

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Sunny Saturday

Today, I slept in late, got up, made a smoothie, watered the garden and the flower beds, and took a walk. I came back and mixed up two batches of bread dough, and set them aside to rise. (I’ll try to post pictures of varieties made in later posts.) Once again, the windows are open wide. I’m trying to see how long I can hold out before turning on the A/C for the year. So far, so good.

After a short nap (I obviously stayed up too late the last two nights), I made some Kashi and cod for lunch, while I sliced an apple, a pear, a banana, and a grapefruit to dehydrate. I also had a loaf and a half of sourdough bread that was no longer good for sandwiches, but it wasn’t moldy. So I cut into small squares, drizzled it with olive oil, and sprinkled it with garlic salt, parsley, and basil. I lined two trays of the food dehydrator with parchment paper and placed the bread cubes on them to make homemade croutons. Can’t wait for those! There was a small handful of bread cubes left, so I made a mini-egg casserole for breakfast tomorrow. (See the recipe category for my mom’s sausage-egg-and-cheese casserole.)

Then I started on my book reviews, while watching The Gospel of John on DVD. Now I’m off to workout. I think I’ll try a P90X video with my friends Rick and Jan.

Happy Easter! ~Melissa