Our candy boy turns Four years previous on Saturday, so celebration preparations are in full swing this week. I like celebrating birthdays, so I’m particularly enthusiastic about Quinn’s large day – perhaps much more than him? 🙂 He’s SUPER excited and has talked about his birthday for months now, so he’s greater than able to PAR-TAY this weekend!
My morning began with a quickie breakfast: A banana muffin with sprinkles (Quinn’s concept), a few hen sausage, and my common iced espresso blended with collagen. The banana muffin recipe is definitely one for banana bread, however I nonetheless can’t discover my loaf pan, so we opted for muffins as an alternative. I truly used gluten-free all-purpose flour, and so they turned out so nicely! I extremely suggest this recipe – for those who’re gluten-free or not!
After breakfast, I bought Quinn and myself prepared for the day. I dropped him in school after which headed to OPEX for a exercise. There was a superb group of us figuring out collectively and we had tons to speak about, so the time actually flew by! One in every of our matters of dialog: Michael Pollan (yep, the meals man) exploring psychedelics (yep, medicine). I actually heard him on The Joe Rogan Experience not too long ago, and it was FASCINATING. Now I wish to learn his new book!
After OPEX, I ended by Cease & Store to order Quinn’s birthday cake. He requested for vanilla cake with vanilla frosting and sprinkles, which is my favourite mixture too. I swear, we’re the same person – a minimum of internally. He’s clearly Mal’s twin! 🙂 Then, I got here dwelling and bought proper to work. I used to be at a media occasion on the Westin Copley Place on Thursday and Friday, so my To Do listing was a mile lengthy – tons to do!
Round midday, I broke for lunch, which was a bunch of random leftovers and meals prep elements, together with arugula, hen breast, Parmesan Roasted Fennel, sunflower seeds, and Tahini Dressing. The flavour mixture was wonderful!
After lunch, I bought proper again to work. Mid-afternoon, I snacked on some Deep River Snacks Aged Cheddar & Horseradish, that are certainly one of my favourite flavors – along with the Ninja Ginger, Candy Maui Onion, and Rosemary & Olive Oil. The Rosemary & Olive Oil chips even have a particular place in my coronary heart as a result of they’re scrumptious (clearly), but additionally as a result of they function the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. You’ll discover a completely different charity on the again of each bag of Deep River Snacks as a result of the corporate donates 10% of internet income of those featured charities annually. I like when manufacturers give again like this – it makes me wish to help them much more!
A short while later, I packed up my laptop computer, took Murphy for a stroll, after which headed to preschool to choose up Quinn for a enjoyable afternoon journey to Goal! 🙂
With Quinn’s party simply days away, we wanted to purchase some provides, together with plates, napkins, goodie bag prizes, and extra. I requested Quinn if he needed to assist me, and he was ALL about it. He picked Batman plates, Spiderman napkins, and a pizza tablecloth. I like his celebration decisions! 🙂
As soon as we bought all the things we wanted, we stopped by the toy part to play with a number of of them. Quinn loves a certain kind of toys, and he’s talked about one specifically since Christmas: Serpent Strike Pyramid. Mal and I can’t imagine he’s nonetheless speaking about it almost 6 months later, so, in fact, it’s certainly one of his birthday presents from us. I can’t wait to see his face. He’s going to be PSYCHED!! We additionally bought him a scooter and a set of PicassoTiles (like Magna-Tiles, however method cheaper).
By the point we bought dwelling, I used to be hungry for dinner, however Mal nonetheless wasn’t dwelling, so I snacked on some sliced cucumber with lime juice and sea salt. The combo may sound a bit unusual, however I swear it’s scrumptious!
Dinner was a giant salad made with arugula, roasted butternut crinkles (from Dealer Joe’s), a damaged up hamburger, and guacamole as “dressing.” I do know it’s not the prettiest image, however this meal was so, so, soooo GOOD – undoubtedly a profitable mixture!
And no day is full with out dessert, so I whipped up a Warm Chocolate Chip Cookie Bowl, which I made with a packet of RXBAR Vanilla Almond Nut Butter. Yep, you heard that proper! The RXBAR folks are actually making nut butter, and it’s unimaginable. It’s additionally loaded with protein – 9g per packet! 🙂
Query of the Day
Dad and mom: What toy(s) is your little one obsessive about these days? Any Four-year-old favorites?
What was THE BEST factor you ate yesterday?
RXBAR lover? What’s your favourite taste?
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