Wednesday, March 28, 2012

hitting the trail, central market, playing, randoms

I want to start off by saying that for the last four days in a row, I've been hitting the trail in the mornings!  I'm proud of myself.  Avery and I have been going over to a really nice trail at Arbor Trail and doing a few laps.  it is so much nicer than walking around the neighborhood.  Yesterday I even ran a little!  Yes, I did that three letter word that I always say I hate.  I actually enjoyed it! 

Eric joined us yesterday morning and we did 4.6 miles.  Afterwards, we headed over to Central Market to have lunch at the cafe and pick up some grocery items.  Avery enjoyed checking everyone out at the cafe while we waited for our food. 
The food was great.  Eric got a Greek chicken salad and I got a turkey sandwich with fruit.  We just gave Avery food off our plates.  She tends to eat less when we are out, so I can't see spending the money on a meal just for her.  It is a waste. 
While at Central Market i picked up some strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries.  I love having berry mixes in the spring and summer all washed and ready to snack on during the day.  I also got some cucumbers, tomatoes, and a red onion to make a cucumber and tomato salad.  I'm also planning on making a big bowl of a cool summer macaroni salad soon. 
Avery and Rolo hanging out before it was time for Avery to go down for her afternoon nap.  We have officially transitioned to one nap a day.  She stays up all morning which works out great.  We get our exercise in and any errands we need to run.  We have lunch and play.  Then it is nap time starting anytime between 12:30pm and 1:30pm.  It's nice!
I have all of Avery's toys in the playroom, but some toys are ignored most of the time.  I pulled out her learning tables without the legs on them.  She hadn't played with this in about a month so it was like a brand new toy!  So exciting!
Lately before bed, we've had fun playing in our big king sized bed.  Avery likes to flop all over the place and toss the throw pillows around.  She still doesn't understand that it is a pretty decent drop over the side of the bed so we have to watch her like a hawk.  I'm looking forward to the day that she just likes to hang out and snuggle in the bed and read books together.
OK, now for a few random pictures.  While at the grocery store the other day I came across this:
Salon Selective shampoo and conditioner!  I haven't seen this in years and always loved it in high school.  It smells so pretty and is pretty cheap for a large bottle.  As soon as I run out of what I currently have, I'm buying some.

I also made my favorite oatmeal raisin bars the other night.  These are a hit in our house with everyone.  They are great for a quick breakfast or a snack.  I didn't have any raisins so I used Craisins instead.  Still delicious.  Here is the recipe.
Today the plan is to hit the trail and possibly stop at Costco afterwards.  I'm making salmon with rice and vegetables for dinner tonight.  Have a great Wednesday!


  1. Go you!!!! I'm so proud of you. It's crazy how fast it falls off just from changing what you've been eating and portion size. We're going to look HOT for summer. hehe!! ;-) I can't wait to see you on Thursday!

  2. We love berries too...and usually have them ready to go in the fridge. I must try those bars though! And I can't believe we live right by Arbor Trails and I've never gone to walk around it. I always see people and it looks so nice. I need to go out there one day :)