Good morning! It’s thundering here, which is making Koda a bit jumpy, but there’s nothing like a good gullywasher to get rid off all the pollen! Finally, my eyes aren’t itching my face off (because that statement makes a lot of sense, right?). Hoorah!
…does the word gullywasher make anyone else think of Fern Gully?
Fantastic flick. But I digress…
My first Mother’s Day weekend was wonderful. It began Friday with a neighborhood event. We all gathered with blankets and food and set up a picnic while a band played.
Veggies, grapes, hummus, pretzel chips and sliced turkey make for tasty finger foods that you can grab while holding bouncing babies and petting pups.
Unfortunately the littlest one didn’t nap so well that day, so it was an early night. No matter, I knew I had to get up Saturday morning to volunteer at the Girls on the Run 5k. Girls on the Run is a wonderful program that focuses on building character and self-esteem in young girls, and it just so happens that my friend, Tanya, is the Council Director.
(I know, I’m so far past due for a hair cut that it isn’t even funny)
It was really inspirational watching all the girls get excited for their 5k. They warmed up, stretched and sprayed their hair different colors. You know, the pre-race norm.
Cheering on the girls and handing out lap-counting beads has me really interested in being more involved next year. Maybe I’ll coach?! Can I do that with a baby? Can I do that if I’ve never run more than a 5k myself?
Sunday was Mother’s Day and I can honestly say it was exactly what I wanted. After David made me an omelet, we proceeded to spend the day as a family, doing whatever I chose and I didn’t have to change a single diaper. It was bliss.
With a whole day to plan myself, what did I choose?
A turkey burger salad from Bad Daddy’s (H demolished some mandarin oranges and black beans) and a family trip to the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market!
Please notice my desperate attempt to get a bow into Hailey’s hair. It’s hanging on by about 5 strands.
The family date was perfect; the farmer’s market slightly disappointing. It was smaller than my beloved Davidson farmers market and didn’t offer as much variety.
Once home, we played in the kitchen. As a family.
We went a little nutty with the dehydrator and made some incredible homemade jerky (with thinly sliced and seasoned flank steak) and apple chips (sprinkled with cinnamon).
Why the dehydrator? And why the new toaster oven? Well, the Mother’s Day fairy paid us a visit and finally killed our oven, which means…. I’m getting double ovens!!! …in about a month, so I’ll be using the toaster variety until then.
Excited?! You betcha!! People say you never use both ovens, but I really think I will. Am I fooling myself?
If you have double ovens, do you use both?
If you don’t, do you think you would?