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This week was filled with lots of food and business, as per usual!
Here’s what happened this week:
Well, I’m working on a wee little Christmas project which involves lots of recipe testing and lots of picture taking. This week, I’ve been doing a TON of testing…meaning no gym time and lots of eating. So I’ve been picking up some poundage. GO ME! More details of this project to come in November and December 😉
Brooke had volleyball this week and is starting to enjoy it a little more! Her first week was kind of a bust because she felt unprepared, like the game of volleyball had changed once we crossed state lines and it was foreign to her. But this week was totally different! They were working on a different skill, and she got partnered with a girl coach which made all the difference (in my opinion). So, yay! She’s back to liking it again.
Blake also started Soccer this week and so far loves it. But, it’s mostly just running at this point, so we’ll see how he progresses. That boy is such a goofball and a ray of sunshine wherever he goes. I love him so so much.
I’ve noticed my eyes getting worse and worse and one of my teeth starting to hurt. So I’ve been wearing my glasses and amping up my flossing game. I know I should floss a lot more than I do, but MAMA TIRED.
Gordon came back this weekend and we really didn’t get to spend a whole lot of alone time together because of our kids sports and general attention they need. I saw a lot of him in passing. So, better luck next weekend? 7 more weeks to go until he works out of NYC!! Not that I’m counting or anything.
Eddie is really good at climbing directly onto our kitchen table and trying to scale our lower cabinets, dishwasher and stove. Actually this week, he tried climbing up the oven WHILE THE OVEN WAS ON and the door fell open and he fell flat, directly to the floor. He got a nice big bump on his head and had a good cry session, but still didn’t learn his lesson. What the heck, child?!?!
Eddie is also good at opening all the doors in our apartment, playing in the toilets at the most inopportune times and screaming bloody murder if he can’t push the elevator buttons. So, that’s fun. The terrible twos are starting early. Lucky me!
We also started slowly switching over to buying many gluten and dairy free products to see if that will help Brooke’s tummy aches. She is consistently complaining about an upset stomach, so this is our fix for now. My hunch is lactose intolerance, but we’ll wait and see once we start integrating it all back in. Thus far, it’s been pretty simple. We have to make substitutions here and there, but generally, we’re doing great! And Brooke hasn’t complained about an upset stomach since we started this. Just this afternoon, she tried to convince us that “she was healed” after four days of this no gluten no dairy diet. Haha! That’s not how it works, kid. So, we’re loving naturally gluten free meals, like chicken and rice, eggs and bacon, roasted sausage and veggies, General Mills Cereals with unsweetened vanilla almond milk etc. etc. And her school lunches are pretty similar, just as they were before but with a few modifications. No cheese sticks or yogurts. Still adding one fruit, one veggie and juice box of her choice with either hummus/guacamole/salsa with gluten free crackers or corn tortilla chips. Bob’s Red Mill has really good protein powder that isn’t milk-based, so we are enjoying that for breakfast/snacks too. And, I’ve had some good success making gluten free pizza crust and muffins! We’ll probably try this for a month or so before re-introducing some foods. But, already I love how we are seeing our kids ask for more fruits or veggies in place of a starch. I love love love carbs, so this has been really good for me too!
What’s Happening This Week:
I have a new babysitter/nanny starting this week. I hope my kids love her as much as I do!
Tomorrow, I have two friends coming to visit meeeeeee! You’ll see a lot of them on instagram stories 😉 They are helping me get a ton of recipes done for this Christmas Project I mentioned above.
I also have a list hot NYC hotspots I want to take them too, so it’ll be lots and lots of fun for sure! I’m so excited to have a girls week with some really dear friends.
Hope you all are having a wonderful week!