Hello hello! Happy Monday to you all! Did everyone have a great weekend? Ours was a total blast.
We had a family Christmas party to attend on Saturday which was a great time. Oh, and if it looks like we all have bags under our eyes in the above picture, it’s because we do. Lucas decided to get up and party from about 2:30-5am Friday night into Saturday, so needless to say, we were all feeling just a bit tired. Oh, children.
But despite the lack of sleep, Lucas was a fantastic party-goer…just as long as Santa didn’t get too close.
At first, he was super curious and just kept staring, but as he got closer, Lucas kept getting farther and farther away.
We tried our best to get a picture with him on Santa’s lap…
But I guess…maybe next year.
Hey, at least he’ll still take pictures with us.
We hung out at the party for a few hours, and no joke, Lucas spent a good majority of that time on the dance floor…right up until we left, rockin’ out in is PJ’s with his teddy.
Gosh, he made us laugh that night.
On Saturday morning, I also met up with Lucas’s sitter and her kiddos at Tumbling Tykes to give them a chance to run around and play. With the weather now getting cold and crappy, I’ve been looking for things to do with him to keep him busy and not cooped up in the house all day.
I am absolutely sure we will be back. Lucas had a blast!
Other happenings from the weekend? Well, let’s see…
I gave myself a much needed manicure.
Jay and I had fun with our Elf on the Shelf (aka, Franklin).
I baked some cookies.
And then I baked some MORE cookies…
I made a batch of Turkey Apple Meatballs for Lucas (and us) to have during the week.
I had a killer T25 workout on Saturday (Speed 3.0…gets me every time) and took a rest day on Sunday.
Cody chilled out by the Christmas tree on Sunday morning, basking in the sunlight.
While we all watched my dad and brother on TV!
Last weekend, my dad and brother both qualified for the taping for our local capital region bowling show, which was a family mixed doubles event, and it aired yesterday morning. Lucas loved watching “papaaaa,” and we were all proud, even if they didn’t win the whole thing!
Every once in a while, I get the itch to get back to bowling . For those of you who may be newer to the blog, I used to bowl quite a bit…I also qualified and bowled on that same TV show with my dad (we won, ahem…) and I was actually a NYS champion in high school when we won my junior year. There is also some good money to be made in bowling tournaments, too! I don’t know if/when I’ll ever get back into a weekly league, but I’m thinking I may need to break out my stuff this winter and give it a shot…it’s probably been 3+ years now since I’ve bowled!
Tangent there, sorry.
So finally, I also actually did a little meal planning on Sunday, and my wonderful husband went out and took care of the grocery shopping for me. He’s such a trooper! Here’s what we’ve got on tap this week…
- Sunday: Shrimp tacos with brown rice (they were goooood)
- Monday: Quinoa Enchilada Casserole
- Tuesday: Baked chicken with roasted fingerling potatoes and green beans
- Wednesday: Apple ‘n’ Bacon Mac & Cheese with side salads
- Thursday: Brinner or leftovers – whatever we’re feelin’ that night!
- Friday: Pizza and salad
- Saturday: Ha…I don’t meal plan this far out
So how about you guys? What’s on tap for your meals this week? Anything good? I need some new ideas…things that are quick and easy for weeknights.
Hope everyone has a great week!