Sunday, June 15, 2014

Scenes from Father's Day 2014

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads, especially... dad...

...and my hubby!
We had a fun day today, despite the fact that our 5-year-old has been running a fever for 3 days, and I woke up with a swollen left eye that was completely sealed shut. Yep, pink eye. Ugh.

Anyway... the kids must've known it was a special day because they let us sleep until 7! I couldn't believe it when I opened my one good eye and realized what time it was. I desperately needed that sleep. I was completely wiped out after yesterday's run.

I woke up not feeling very hungry, which is totally unlike me. So I made some smoothies for daddy and me before we got ready to head out for a walk.

Banana, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and vanilla brown rice protein powder. Simple and delicious.
After grabbing some coffee at Einstein Bros. (their vanilla hazelnut is amazing!!), we headed over to the South Peachtree Creek Trail for a family walk. It was our first time walking this trail, and it was just our style - very few people and lots of nature. (Most of our family activities center around being active. My kids definitely already know the importance of exercising. In fact, my almost-21-month-old even knows how to say the word exercise!)

"Look Daddy!"

"Hi Mommy!"
The trail connects 2 parks, so we stopped in the middle of our walk, at the turnaround point, to enjoy the playground for a bit.

We ended up walking for a total of 53 minutes, and had a great time in the fresh air! (Although our 5-year-old whined a little on the way back about all the walking...but that's to be expected.)

Once we got home, the kids ate some lunch, wore themselves out some more outside, and then took naps. I capitalized on nap time, and FINALLY cracked open my personal trainer study manual. Chapter 1 - done! I have a long way to go to prepare for the exam, but I'm excited just to have finally gotten started.

Even though it was my "rest" day, I also squeezed in some gentle pilates and abs during nap time. And I got a little bit more walking in, taking these munchkins up to pool.

Freeze pops!
We capped off the day with this very summery, very delicious vegetarian/ vegan meal, followed by family movie night. Tonight's flick was Dumbo!

Whole Foods veggie dogs, fingerling potatoes, and grilled corn
I hope you all enjoyed the day as much as I did. Back to the grind tomorrow - although it looks like mommy will be working from home with a sick child for the second Monday in a row!

What did you do this weekend?

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