Look at his face – he totally did not want me to start snapping photos of him this morning. Even when he is being a bit sassy he is too stinking cute. Love that boy!!!
Can you see who joined him for breakfast? A couple Star Wars characters. Yes, he is still heavily engrossed in all things Star Wars.
He enjoyed his Graham Bumpers with Coconut milk – this was his 2nd breakfast.
He got up around 4:30 and ventured downstairs while I was getting ready for my workout. He complained of his tummy being super hungry so into the kitchen we went. He ate a bowl of Graham Bumpers and a pancake. I guess his appetite is coming back – yay!!!!
He eventually shot me a big cheery smile.
Today I ventured out into the depressing dreary drizzle – isn’t it Summer??? Where is the sun? We have had the crummiest weather here in MA for what seems like 2 weeks. I am so ready to hit up the beach but it can’t seem to get warmer than 65 degrees lately – so not beach weather.
I did something different for a workout today. I tried my hand at intervals on the pavement. I usually only do interval training at the gym – seems to be a bit easier when I can see my time in front of me. Well instead of using time as a measure I just let my body tell me when to speed things up. I switched between walking and running while I weaved all around a cute cul-de-sac up the street from my house. I would walk for a bit then run for a bit – it was actually pretty challenging. Whenever I got to a hill I would try to sprint up the hill and get my heart rate up. When I made it back to my house I had complete a grand total of 7.75 miles – not too shabby.
Breakfast was (of course) oatmeal. I cooked up a lovely batch of banana blueberry oats again.
oatmeal, frozen blueberries, banana, cinnamon, and PB2
Look at that puddle of love. Yup, it was tasty.
I bought a bag of dried chickpeas at the store yesterday. I soaked some over night and right now I have them simmering on the stove. I adore chickpeas but I have never tried to make them from the dried variety – I always buy canned.
I am not sure what I am going to do with them once they are cooked but i am sure that I can think of something. I am still on a mission to recreate the Indian Chickpea dish I sampled at WF yesterday. I do not have all the ingredients on hand so it will have to wait till I make it to the grocery store.
Today I am going to my sis’s house to watch her kiddies while she heads out for a bit. My niece is on Summer vacation right now so I get the added bonus of spending time with her today too. I really do not get to see her that much anymore because when I am there she is always in school. I can’t believe she is going to be in fourth grade – I remember waiting at the hospital for her to be born. I was only 20 when she was born and super excited to be an Auntie for the first time. I had to spend every moment I could with her.
I am also going to try to take D to karate class today. Since he missed last Saturday and will not be able to go this Saturday due to an early wedding Charlie & I will be attending. I hate for him to miss so many classes. The owner is really cool about letting the kids attend a different class as a “make-up” so they do not get too far behind the others. I will have to see how he feels after running around with Rocco all afternoon – he might be too pooped. Looks like a busy day so I must get a move on it. I hope you have a great one. See you later.
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