Beachin’ in April

Hi friends!  Whew, I’m glad Monday is behind us!  My day was full of testing {for kids not me} and getting behind in my lesson plans.  I know…it takes great skill being as it is only Monday, but I’m officially behind with in about three areas.  No biggie.  So much to do in those busy hours!  We had a fabulous weekend here.  The Mr. creeped around in the woods looking for turkeys, and H and I enjoyed a playdate and a picnic lunch.  Who had the better Saturday?  Hmmmm.

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Sorry for a million and one pictures, but it was a gorgeous day.  It had to be documented.  Also – It is important to note that Holden doesn’t mind rolling around in the sand.  I truly hope this holds true for him.  I believe in being content at the beach with sand coating you.  I mean, I don’t intentionally roll in it.  Sand happens.  Love it.  Embrace it.  I know some people {Ahem…the Mr.} who have a little “no sand is good sand at the beach” mentality.  I just don’t get it.  Glad the little man is taking after me on this topic.  😉

We relaxed the rest of the day, ate brownies, and had a weird but good dinner {scrambled egg, toast with olive oil, carrots, popcorn}.  Holden is so much fun and such a blessing.  I’m so thankful for him every day.  However, I’m ever more aware of it as he grows older.  I truly enjoy his company and his never-ending conversation.

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Brownie chowing.

In other healthy news, I started on my odd morning beverages on Saturday morning.  I had apple cider vinegar (1 tbsp.) and lemon juice in hot water followed by a green tea.  I’ve read lots of benefits of apple cider especially for those with diabetes.

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I also made a rather thick green smoothie using frozen spinach to make it icy.  I’m no great smoothie maker, but I do always use Greek yogurt, a banana, and spinach.  The other items change.

Sunday – H and I did an early morning walk, enjoyed homemade wheat biscuits {with the Mr. too 🙂 }, and attended church.  I went to the gym and did a couple of returns while H helped the Mr. in the yard.  Yard work is not my forte.  I’m cool with it.  I think I get it from my mom.  Non-gardeners unite!  😉  If you grow it, I’ll cook it!  Good trade?!?!?

Monday Afternoon…

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These pictures are from today.  Holden is finally brave enough to attempt these swingy pole things.  He was a little scared/unsure of them over the past several months.  However, he saw some bigger kids racing across them today, so I guess he was inspired.  What a big boy!

How’s your week going?

I’m so excited about my upcoming trip with my mom and sister to Charleston, SC.  Getting ready to make dinner reservations for Friday night right now!

Have a great week!

Natalie

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