Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Twosday Ten

Two Projects Completed Last Week
  1. A measuring stick for the little ones.  E has been wanting to do something like this for a long time, I picked up supplies to finally get it done while E was out of town for work last week.  It's not perfect, but it will be so fun to have as the girls grow.  I used the records from their well child visits for previous ages.  
  2. Organized the work bench area of the scary room.  That's what I call the basement room with the furnace and water heater.  E says I should stop calling it the scary room, but after (almost) 7 years, I think it's sticking.  The room is a mess, and this was the first step to conquering the mess.  I got together a bunch of plastic storage containers, washi tape and a permanent marker and got to work going through everything that should be on the workbench.  I'm SUPER happy with the result.

Progress Made on my 33 Before 33 Last Week
  1. Visited the dermatologist.  I have been putting this off for years.  So silly.  I FINALLY made it to an appointment last week, and very quickly got things taken care of.  So easy.  
  2. Create a wedding photo book.  I didn't actually make the book, but I went through all of our wedding photos to pick out my favorites for the book.  It was really fun to look back on the pictures from our big day.  We look so young (you can see some favorite photos here).

Two Extra Fun Parts of Mother's Day Weekend

  1. My awesome mom came to visit.  It's always nice to see my mom, but so often when we see her there's something going on.  This weekend there was nothing happening, just time to sit and relax.  We went to a craft show and out to dinner, but spent most of our time outside enjoying the nice weather.  Nana helped the girls make homemade ice cream.  It was a big hit with the girls!
  2. E and the girls were really sweet all weekend.  They went shopping on Saturday to get supplies for a very tasty breakfast on Sunday.  They also got a giant frosted brownie cake that was soooo good.  I say it was good, because I'm sure by the time I post this it will be gone.  
Two Weekend Workouts
  1. A 2.4 mile run/walk.  We live by a great little lake that makes for a great short running route.  I keep thinking I'm almost done running until after baby comes, but I felt really good running this weekend, I'm going to keep going as long as I'm comfortable. 
  2. A 2.4 mile walk with E and the girls.  After dinner on Sunday night, we headed out on a walk around the lake.  The girls love walks by the lake because they can look for ducks, turtles and other animals.  Pushing the stroller around the lake is no joke.  I felt like the walk was harder than the run in some ways!  The girls did get out of the stroller to run for awhile, and did well, which gives me hope we'll be able to keep up our walks this fall.  
Two Healthy Decisions Made Last Week
  1. Smoothies.  I'm back to taking a smoothie with to school most mornings.  Last week I was taking raspberry-blueberry-banana-spinach smoothies.  So good.  An excellent choice if, like me, your freezer is packed full of frozen raspberries.  
  2. Apples for snacks.  Besides taking a smoothie each morning, I slice a Honeycrisp apple (yay University of Minnesota!) to take as a snack.  I feel less guilty about my treats when I start the day out with lots of fruit.
Two Ways I've Been Treating Myself Lately
  1. Rolos.  I'm not sure why we had Rolos in the house, but the chocolate and caramel combination has been my favorite lately.  Yum! Yum! Yum!
  2. Ice cream.  Lots and lots of ice cream.  Especially on the nice, warm days that we've been starting to have.


  1. I think I had ice cream four or five times last week! So yummy - even if my belly doesn't love it as much as I do!

  2. Chocolate and caramel is pretty much my favorite, (I've been eating caramel Hershey's Kisses recently) add some brownie in there and it's the best!

  3. I have been loving sliced apples for my mid-morning snacks too! And I totally love that measuring stick - and such a great idea to use the doctor's records to do previous numbers!!