I couldn't go back to sleep when I woke up super early on Friday morning, so I baked up some of Beth at Reaching Beyond Mediocrity's banana bread for my people.
After a LONG week of work and meetings, a rainy Friday called for ponytail hair.
After school on Friday, we hit up our Target to take care of errands. The kids spent the night at our friends' house so Robert and I could rest up for our 5K the next day, and when we picked them up, Ari cried because she had so much fun, she didn't want to leave! :)
We completed our superintendent's 5K on Saturday morning, and I'm officially done running until Thanksgiving! Hallelujah!
We fueled up with some BBQ and ate al fresco since the temps were back in the 80s.
Yes, we're those people. Sorry! The kids "fought" when we stopped for bread flour at the grocery store. The swords didn't make it home, but some $2 hula hoops did!
Lindsay at Lindsay's Sweet World had been posting on Instagram about Gigi's Cupcakes, and I remembered that we have one down the road. We had never tried them, so after our 5K, I felt a cupcake was well deserved. Ari picked the strawberry shortcake, Robert got the carrot cake, and Trip and I split the chocolate and the cookie dough. Apparently the strawberry and carrot cake were really good. I thought the cookie one was dry. The chocolate cake was moist, but I couldn't finish an entire cupcake (and at over 700 calories each, I shouldn't!) If we go back, we'll just get minis.
We opted to make homemade pizza for dinner, so after lunch, I made some fresh pizza dough. I may have made too much!
The boys and girls split up in the afternoon to run some more errands. Roo and I stopped by Marshall's, and since I'm in need of a new spring wreath, I picked up this one for $20. I usually have to spend more than that to make my own from scratch, so I think I'll just add a pretty bow to the top or bottom and call it a day with a semi-homemade wreath instead.
I read a little by the pool while Ari snacked and Jagger basked in the sun.
After dinner, Ari picked The Legend of Tarzan for our movie night and proceeded to walk around like a gorilla the rest of the evening.
I had a hard time sleeping in on Sunday and headed to the grocery store to do my errands before 7 a.m. When I got home, the kids and I helped Robert clean up our backyard and take care of our neighbor's yard. After lunch, I got to work on making cupcake toppers for Ari's upcoming birthday party. I never want to cut another circle in my life!
We stopped by the library and had a happy hour snack from Sonic. Ari loves to read the stories in the Dick & Jane books. She is becoming such a great reader!
We spent the rest of the afternoon lounging, and the boys caught up on Forged In Fire. We're putting out our Easter decorations today and trying to get as far ahead in our week's chores as we can with the extra day off. I hope you are enjoying a day of relaxation, and I'll see you back here tomorrow for the newest workout in my Tuesday Training series. See you soon!