Thursday, January 9, 2014

**Brrrrr** Baby it's Cold Outside!

It has been super duper cold here this week (like -15 temps and -45 wind chills)! Which has resulted in spending two full days (Monday-Tuesday) where I really did not leave the house. The boys were pretty good during this duration and played well (thankfully!). However...based on their overall behavior I'm considering changing my blog name to "Just Another Day in the Circus". What do you think? I feel like I have so many ridiculous stories from them on a daily basis....some are very bad and should not be shared, but a few are cute, so I'll share here:

  • Logan pretended to be Daddy and grabbed a pail put somem "food" in it and came to tell Luke and I "Bye Bye" and give us kisses, like he was leaving for work....super cute, especially when he kissed Luke goodbye. 
  • They dumped Special K on the floor in front of their barn so they could farm it with their tractors
  • Broke open a bag of flour and spilled some on floor...again drove our tractors and trucks through it
  • They can count out loud to two, so when there are more than two things it goes like this..." One, two, One, two, one....." LOL :)
  • Their favorite color is BLUE, so when we give them each blue suckers they stick their tongues out and try to see how blue their tongues get. 
  • We dance and play games together, including Ring Around the Rosey (where we all hold hands :) and Duck, Duck Duck (no Goose here)
The boys have been growing up so much lately, really starting to repeat our words frequently which is nice since they are late talkers and reduces the "Uh uh uh uh" whining that is a constant around here. It also helps us know what they want and reduces frustration, so we are definitely working on words.

With the new year I am working on normal trips to the gym and teaching my group fitness classes in the morning before everyone wakes up. I also am going to be getting my personal training certification so I can be official :) Since things are getting back to normal around here, thought I would leave you with one of my favorite morning smoothies. Enjoy!

Breakfast Smoothie
1/2 Cup Frozen berries
1/2 Banana
Handful of Baby Spinach
1 Tablespoon of Almond Butter
1 to 2 Tablespoons Ground Oats
Unsweeteened Vanilla Almond Milk -

Put all the ingredients into the blender together, ending with almond milk. I just eyeball most of the ingredients so you can add enough almond milk to make it the consistency you want in a smoothie. If you use frozen berries you don't have to add ice, and it's better!

Farming Special K

Watching Veggie Tales

Sitting by the door, posing for a picture for Holly


Farming Flour


Alicia said...

Yes changing from Park to Circus sounds about right! Looks like lots of fun and glad you didn't go stir crazy with the cold weather. Miss you all and I enjoy our facetiming!

Danielle said...

Miss you too! We'll have to Facetime this weekend! Hopefully you're a little warmer in Virginia!