Have you missed me this week? Did you even notice I haven’t posted? I hope so. Along with Cupcake’s school I took a fall break this week. After spending the weekend out of town shopping, eating, and getting pampered with my best mom friends I was ready to tackle another week of stay at home mom life. Recharged, refreshed and ready. And good thing, too, because Cupcake didn’t have school all this week.
On Monday we went to Stroller Strength, which is a big deal because Cupcake typically doesn’t like to ride in the stroller. Unfortunately it meant I couldn’t run because I don’t have a double jogger. But it worked out because it was legs day! And we got a killer lower body workout in. Afterwards we played at the park, ran an errand and headed home for lunch and a nap (for Pumpkin). And Cupcake and I made a grocery list. And then we put off grocery shopping on account of rain. I went after the girls went to bed.
Tuesday I woke up so sore from legs day, but that didn’t stop me from taking my girls to the museum!
It was a slow day at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery so the girls got to play a lot! Without much sharing or waiting. They loved the Discovery Zoo, the grocery store, the pizza parlor, digging for fossils, the water table, the color room and the tidal pool! We had so much fun! We had packed a lunch, which we ate there, and played some more. We had to wait for the tidal pool to open so Cupcake could touch the starfish. We then headed downtown to pick up some race packets. That’s right. Sore legs girl had a 5K on Tuesday night!
Despite my inability to sit down or stand up without feeling the sore muscles I managed to run that 5K and run it well! So well, in fact, I PRed.
My chip time was 27:07. I was hoping to keep it under 28:30. #nailedit #andthensome So, now I have a new goal for Jingle Bell Run in December (my original goal, last winter, was to finish under 30:00).
Wednesday we were off to play again. We met up with some friends at an indoor play area that had fancy swingsets, trampolines, and inflatables. We scored some free passes, so bonus!
Pumpkin loved the trampolines. Cupcake loved the inflatables. Fun was had by all. And appetites were worked up so it was off to Chick-fil-a for lunch. We love Chick-fil-a. I don’t have to fight with the kids to eat. The food is good. The staff is so nice. Total package. We couldn’t stay long because we had to head back up north for Kiddie Kraft day! We only have one more Kiddie Kraft class left and I know Cupcake is going to miss it. Pumpkin won’t because it’s during her nap time…………
Back at home we settled back in, started some laundry, played, got dinner going and made cookies.
Cupcake played so hard earlier that she lost a ponytail and wouldn’t let me fix it and Pumpkin was grumpy from no nap so she got a piggyback ride. 5 minutes later she fell asleep. We made roll out cookies and used our new cookies cutters.
The fun just kept coming and on Thursday we went to Stroller Strength again, still no running for me. Made a quick grocery stop before heading home to prepare for a playdate. Thanks to Thirty-One I get to meet new people and one of those people happens to just live a few minutes away and have two girls the same age as my girls. And now we have playdates! We had lunch, the girls played, we ate dinosaur cookies, played some more, cleaned up and called it a day so the littles could nap. It was a lot of fun!
Cupcake worked on her art projects while I got working on Pumpkin’s Halloween costume. Yeah, I need to get on that. We had dinner, played outside and called it a day!
Tomorrow we’re off to story time at the arboretum and to return our library books. And hopefully some real work on that Halloween costume.
So, it’s been an unusually busy week, but I promised Cupcake we’d have a ton of fun while she was on fall break. Mission accomplished. I’ll try to be better next week, but no promises, unless of course I get the last Halloween costume done.
Have a great weekend!!