Friday, January 17, 2014

I bow down to single parents

...and it's only been two days :)

This is what happens when your husband is out of town for a couple days:

- You let your kid play on your phone unsupervised so you can put on some makeup and tame your bedhead before work

- You open your beautiful new purse at work and find two kids shoes, a sock, and a sippy cup. But not the snacks or lunch you meant to bring to work

- You deliver your kid to the dayhome, in the winter, without a toque or mitts (um, its warm, right?)

- You were up at 4:23 AM because there was no one else to push out of bed to get the kid when she started playing

- You showed up at work yesterday in a white shirt, with yogurt on it. You didn’t change because the yogurt was vanilla and that it is practically white anyways. Spend the rest of the day smelling like vanilla dessert

- Grilled cheese and soup is an acceptable supper, always. And lunch.

I’m sleepy
And hungry

All you single parents out there are my hero's!

Nap time?

Really, who doesn't love grilled cheese? Right?

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Swimming Lessons!

During the months of April and May Lilly and I spent 2 mornings a week at one of my favourite places, the pool!  I have always loved swimming and playing in the water so I could not wait to sign us up for some Mom and Tots swimming lessons.

During the month of April my best friend was also able to join us with her adorable son. It was a blast taking the class together with our two cuties.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Grilled Steak with Caprese Salad


Another Monday and another amazing meat-centered salad inspired by How Sweet It Is!  What can I say?  That girl makes me think of flavourful summer meals so that is where I have been going lately when I need some inspiration!

This is another quick meal that you can whip up and have on the table in no time.  We had this with some roasted veggies and garlic peppercorn bread to round out our meal (and clean out my fridge!).  

Monday, June 3, 2013

Summer Salad with Corn Salsa and Spicy Lime Chicken

Lately I am all about the quick and healthy meals.  What I seem to be making most often are fresh salads that are full of variety and then topping them with some sort of marinated grilled meat.  Easy and tasty!

This is a prime example of what has been happening at our house.  Mixed greens topped with some grape tomatoes, avocado, black beans, corn salsa, homemade croutons and then finished off with some grilled spicy lime chicken. Oh man, this was a good one.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Baked Blueberry French Toast - A Mother's Day Treat

This year was my very first Mother's Day!  Both my husband and my daughter did a fabulous job of making me feel extra special, I don't think I changed a single diaper that Sunday!

In addition to being spoiled myself, we hosting a Mother's Day brunch since both of our mom's (and my husband's Grandmother) are in town.  We ended up with a total of 16 adults and 2 kids! But that's how my family rolls, the more the merrier.