Friday, February 21, 2014

Snapshots of the Week

How Owen goes to school these days!!!
Proud Mommy moment where I decided my mind and fear were NO longer going to control me!
85 box jumps (35 on the big box), 85 wall balls, 30 minute spin class, and I ran a 3K home!!!  I didn't think I'd be able to do half of that today especially the big box jumps!  Overcoming fear and excuses!
Spider-man/ Ninja turtle vs. Ninja Turtle/ Superman!
Took Ethan to the dentist.  He was SO surprised ALL 3 of our kids have NO cavities!  This was the sign in the dentist office.  Giving kids lots of candy is a common thing here!
Ethan helping Monowara clean up toys
Licked the spatula clean and went back for seconds....and thirds.... and fourths!
The tooth fairy dropped this pillow off at our house while we were gone today when she heard that Owen might have to have a tooth pulled (his adult tooth has broken the surface but his baby tooth is still there).  No tooth pulled but one happy boy to have a visit from the tooth fairy!
Eating Mommy's first batch of black eyed peas.... yes, it is a New Year's Eve meal.... I'm just a little bit behind on getting the courage to try a new thing!  This recipe was delicious and the kids ate seconds!
  1. Place the black-eyed peas into a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let stand 8 hours to overnight. Drain and rinse before using.
  2. In a large stock pot over medium heat, cook and stir 1 purple onion and 4 cloves of garlic garlic in olive oil until onion becomes translucent, about 5 minutes. Pour in the 8 cups homemade chicken broth and 8 cups water, bring to a boil, and reduce heat to a simmer. Stir in soaked black-eyed peas, ham (I had Canadian bacon I sliced up),  1 can of tomatoes, 5 pepperoncini, garlic powder, and salt and pepper. Cover and simmer until peas are tender, ham meat is falling off the bones, and the broth is thickened, about 3 hours.
Captain Underpants- Book character dress up day at school.
 Healthy cookies I made for my friend for her birthday!  Only 4 ingredients!  3 bananas, 2 cups organic quick oats, a HUGE heaping spoon of my homemade almond butter, and a "few" chocolate chips!  Bake on 350 for about 10-12 minutes!  Enjoy!
 Bundled up and waiting for mommy to race!
 Best buds waiting for mommy to run by
She has been waiting for a month for this day!!  Finally ready to start Zumba with her wonderful teacher, friend Jai, and many other friends!!!
 Enjoying her first Zumba class!
 Ethan wanted to do Zumba too.... so mommy joined him.... despite her SORE knees and legs... one happy and bouncy boy!!!  He LOVES to dance!
Two tired people.... watching sister have fun was better after we got our small Zumba fix!!!

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