Happy Monday to you all! After such a great weekend (much better than last weekend) I’m really sad to see it come to an end. Needless to say, getting up this morning for work was definitely not fun. But rather than dwell on the Monday blues, I’d much rather recap some highlights from the weekend!
Starting with a Friday night in with my two best boys. Take out Panera for the adults (BBQ Chicken salad + turkey chili…omg YUM) for the adults; peas + apples for the babe.
There wasn’t a whole lot more happening on Friday…pretty sure I was asleep not long after 9pm. No shame.
Saturday morning included an insane workout and I loved every. single. minute. of it.
I was recently sent this R.I.P.P.E.D. DVD to try out and WOW, it was crazy. It’s 48 minutes long and includes resistance, intervals, power, plyometrics, endurance, abs, and a cool down. I will definitely be doing this one again in the near future!
Oh, and post workout scrambled eggs + cheese + ketchup is always a highlight, too.
Later that afternoon, Jay had to go out for a little while so that meant Mommy & Lucas time. No complaining from this mama.
At one point, I grabbed myself a banana to snack on, but somebody else had other plans for it…
While we usually do purees with him, I have no problem with him trying out something like a banana in its regular form. As you can tell, he thoroughly enjoyed it for a while.
Sunday morning started out with a favorite…pancakes!
I was recently sent these flapJacked protein pancake mixes to try out and, honestly, I was a little skeptical about ‘em. Point being, I know plenty of you love your protein “pancakes” but I’m sorry…egg whites + protein powder + a banana (or something of the like) is not a pancake. It may look like one but it does not taste like one (at least not from what I’ve experienced!).
But anywho…I was thrilled when I discovered that this mix does not taste at all funky and they really DO taste like delicious pancakes. I topped mine with some Justin’s vanilla almond butter, banana slices, and a drizzle of maple syrup.
Another perk of ‘em? They kept me full for a good five hours, which was good since we had a busy afternoon…
It was Lucas’s baptism!
Lucas did absolutely amazing the entire time and was so calm and chill. Father Butler (who is actually my mom’s cousin) even wound up taking him for part of the service and he just hung out with him, taking it all in. It was totally one of those ‘proud mama’ moments.
Jay and I had my brother, Dan, and our cousin and BFF, Sarah, stand up with us as Lucas’s godparents, and it meant so much to us to have them there on his special day.
After the baptism, we invited the grandparents and godparents back to the house for some lunch, where we all feasted on lots of goodies. I made salad and BBQ Pulled Chicken with mini slider rolls; my mom made some baked ziti and kielbasa and pineapple.
Seriously…so much good food.
But, of course, we had to save room for dessert! Now you guys know (although it’s been quite a while) that I’m usually more of a cupcake baker), but I decided I really wanted to attempt to make my own cake for Lucas’s baptism.
So I made a scratch vanilla cake with strawberry filling, and my favorite vanilla buttercream frosting, and then I had a little fun with the decorations.
Thankfully, it turned out delicious and everyone really seemed to enjoy it, so I was happy with that.
The rest of the afternoon was fairly low key and everyone just hung around for a couple of hours before calling it a day.
Oh, I love those boys. <3
So yeah, I’d say it was a pretty great, and pretty special weekend over here.
How was your weekend?? Do anything fun?