April 15, 2014

Menu Monday


Weekend highlights:

Friday afternoon was perfect for a bike ride and park play!  E loved the tire swing and slide and even left his sunglasses on for more than 3.2 seconds!  Score!







Saturday we packed the car and headed to Palatka for some weekend funsies.  My mom and I were scheduled to go to a wedding in Gainesville while Mike and E stayed with the rest of the fam.

Everett loves to explore all around Gransie’s riverfront and had a blast on the “bridge”.






He also had tons of fun in his “new” car (we found it for $5 at a garage sale) and my old toys (actually, my cousins and I all used these growing up).  How adorable is the xylophone?




Saturday afternoon my mom and I headed to the wedding of a childhood friend of mine, Megan.  Our parents actually met at Lamaze classes and our moms still remain close to this day.



The wedding between Megan and Mauricio was so sweet and the reception was beautiful. 

The venue, The Wooly, was the old Woolworth Building in downtown Gainesville and had such a cool vibe.  It was the perfect space for their celebration with yummy food and delicious drinks.




Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Filedelfo!


Sunday morning started with a 4 mile bridge run, followed by a trip to Palm Coast to visit with my Aunt Dawnie and Uncle Clay.  They have a BEAUTIFUL house on a canal and luckily the weather made it feel like paradise.





Boat rides, kayaking, dolphin sighting, margaritas, beer, absolutely delicious food and most of all, excellent company.






E had a blast, but was SOOOO exhausted by the end of the weekend. 



Tired baby = success!

This week is one of my favorites – the start of Spring Break!  I am officially on break starting Thursday and.I.can’t.wait!


M:  Lasagna Rollups w/ Chopped Salad

T: Chicken Teriyaki w/ Broccoli and Mushrooms

W:  Grilled Pork chops w/ Mustard BBQ Sauce, Crispy Smashed Potatoes and Salad

Th:  Steak Fajita Kebabs w/ Roasted Carrots

F:  Black Bean Burgers w/ Sweet Potato Fries

Sa:  (Turkey) Sausage and Veggie Pasta

Su:  Chicken Parmesan w/ Roasted Green Beans




Stay tuned for more info on this beauty coming on tomorrow’s blog!




April 7, 2014

Menu Monday


Happy Monday everybody!  After a very sad weekend in the Alexander house (due to some March Madness losses for both of our teams) we are happy to get this week started off on the right foot. 

Weekend recap -

Somebody was happy it was the weekend!




Friday night was filled with our normal nightly activities, followed a few adult beverages for the parents and an early bedtime (also for the parents).  We had to rest up for Saturday’s trip to the beach!


We have been talking about our first beach weekend for a while and were so happy that we had a free weekend to actually make it happen!  We spent all day in Cocoa and had a blast relaxing.  E has been to the beach many, many times, but this was the first time he has been since he started walking.  I was worried that we would spend all day chasing him around, but he stayed near our tent as he explored the sand and shells.




He wasn’t too impressed with the chilly water (and the waves scare him a bit) but he did love throwing sand and climbing on Uncle Tuller’s surfboard! 

Sunday was spent NOT watching the highlights of Saturday night’s basketball games and getting out in the gorgeous weather.

We headed to the Seminole Wekiva Trail and opted for a rollerblading session instead of our usual run.  It was so good to get back into it and we covered about 9 miles in the beautiful sunshine and perfect cool breeze.  E loved going fast in his stroller, a coral snake slithered literally right in front of us (“red and yellow kill a fellow”) and I only fell once!  Score!




Who knew that bike racks were the perfect height for a toddler tunnel!?!




Everett was so excited to get out and explore after our ride and loved wearing his new-to-him red Crocs (thanks Palmer!).




This week is my last full week until Spring Break starts next Thursday and we are just.trying.to.make.it.through.  We have a pretty normal week with a trip to Palatka/Gainesville/Palm Coast this weekend for some more funsies!  We are also (kind of) training for our next race, the Lake Minneola 12K, in a couple of weeks. 

Here’s what we are eating this week -


M:  Grilled Steak and Veggie Pizza w/ Tzatziki

T:  Grilled Chicken w/ Balsamic Chutney and Corn on the Cob

W:  Cheese Ravioli

Th:  Leftovers

F:  Breakfast Sandwiches w/ Yogurt Parfaits

Sa:  Palatka!

Su:  Open-faced Tuna Melt w/ Chips