Get you pads and pens ready because it’s time for the Week In Review.
The Week In Review is a list, in its purest form, not of the things you still need to do, but of all the things you have done in the last seven days. It’s an achievement list, an ode to yourself, a celebration of sorts, and a virtual pat on the back or smack on the ass. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.
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Let’s get listing:
With Ave fully recovered from her cold, we got up to our usual shenanigans last week. We did Baby and Me story time at the local library, we sang Valentine’s Day songs in music class, and we attended our last swim lesson. I’m debating whether to sign up for another round because the tiny dictator is water obsessed.
We did lots of cooking last week, including our own version of this Artichoke Bread Pudding (it was really good), bean and corn quesadillas (which includes all of Ave’s favorite foods, yet she won’t eat them (insert eye roll here)), and of course our favorite healthy banana bread recipe.
We made multiple batches of snickerdoodle granola so I could share a new recipe with all of you. Believe me, you definitely want to make this one. It’s rich and buttery, packed with clusters of cashew butter and sprinkled lavishly with cinnamon sugar. Even Oscar’s a fan.
Speaking of my furry feline, the whole family took Oscar to the vet for his annual physical, on Valentine’s Day, because we’re romantic like that. We had Chipotle for dinner too. The Hubby went out and picked it up; he’s my hero.
We also hit up the playground twice on warmer days. Ave has become enamored with the slides, and it’s super interesting to watch her tackle things easily she couldn’t quite do independently last Fall.
On Friday, Ave and I hit the road and headed to Buffalo to hang with my family. We got spoiled rotten and fed “tasty” food (Ave’s words), which included lots of ice cream, M&M’s and pastry hearts. It wasn’t all sugar though; we had homemade mac and cheese and a fabulous bean soup.
We stayed with my dad and stepmom and had and still are having a wonderful time. It’s always a plus when you have a higher adult to child ratio. It’s allowed me to work out a handful of times and shower without an audience. Such bliss; it’s the little things in life.
We concluded the week with family dinner on Sunday night, and the whole gang, minus my older brother, made an appearance. Ave had a blast with her cousins, and nobody went home hungry.
Now it’s your turn. I’d love to hear from you. Link up and get yo’ list on.
What is something you accomplished in the last week? Big or small. Have you ever had a pastry heart? They’re buttery, flaky and covered in a rich, heavy layer of icing. They’re also my kryptonite.