Yesterday was such a great day. It started out as usual with an early morning T25 workout. Right now I’m up to the middle of week 4 of the beta phase and surprisingly, I’m still loving it. Honestly, I’m shocked that I’m not bored out of my mind yet, but I think the fact that it’s only 25 minutes and is mindless to get started at 5:45am helps. Plus, Jay told me the other day that “it looks like it’s working,” whatever that means. But I’ll take it! I’m really thinking I want to try the gamma phase next…we shall see.
So once I was finished, showered, and all that jazz, it was time to start the work day. I worked from home yesterday, meaning that gave me all day to spend with my favorite little boy. I was actually extra glad to have him home with me because we recently found out that he may have been exposed to the Coxsackievirus. UGH.
However, we’re now actually wondering if he may have had a mild case of it last week? He ran a fever for about three days last week and just was not interested in eating at all, which is totally unlike him. He also had an awful butt rash (not out of the norm for this kid), but all of these symptoms actually point to Coxsackievirus…soooo, who knows. I’ve been watching him like a hawk for any new sores, hives, or rashes, so we’ll see what happens. Seriously…can’t we just keep them in a little bubble forever?
Thankfully, Lucas took a killer almost-3-hour nap in the morning so I was able to get through all of my work no problem. Once he got up we sat and had lunch together; turkey, cheese, veggies, and avocado with grapes for him,
and an unpictured green smoothie + a salad of corn, tomato, and avocado for me.
My house may smell like fall right now, but I’m not quite ready to give up the flavors of summer just yet!
After lunch I worked some more and Lucas had some fun being a super hero in his new favorite “cape.”
He’s so funny…he’ll come carry it over and say what sounds like “cape” and wait for us to tie it around his neck then he runs away.
Eventually it was afternoon nap time and my work day was over, so I took care of some laundry and a few other odds and ends around the house. Jay got home a little while later and started getting dinner ready for us since we were having our in-laws over.
Healthy Chicken Parmesan Burgers were on the menu! Along with some sweet potato fries and green beans.
Those burgers are easily one of our top five favorite dinners. So easy, SO good.
After dinner, we all got crazy and danced the hot dog dance.
And of course, there was dessert to be had…homemade ice creeeeam.
So about 2-1/2 years ago, you may or may not remember I ordered myself an ice cream maker. Believe it or not, this past week is the first time we ever even opened the box. What were we thinking…?
It was actually super easy to make. We just used the recipe that came in our Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker (<—majorly on sale right now, BTW!) for Simply Vanilla.
But, of course, we had to jazz it up a little, Cookies ‘n’ Cream style with some crushed Oreos.
I’m not sure who was more excited and amazed by it all…me or him.
After about 20 minutes of churning…we had ice cream!
I think we’ll play around with the recipe a bit because this stuff was RICH, but we’re totally sold and can’t wait to try more flavors.
Have you guys ever tried making your own?! Tell me your favorites!