|Grandma's first "trip" with the grand kids.|
Here are some of our favorite pictures from the day at the zoo:
Highlights of the day:
|The Butterfly Garden|
|The Dinosaur exhibit|
|The kids feeding the Giraffe|
|Watching the baby Snow Monkeys|
After the zoo we thought it was only fitting to finish the day off with dinner at the Rainforest Café in the Mall of America! We ended up separated due to the length of the wait to all sit together. Aidan wasn't sure about the "thunderstorms" or the décor of the Rainforest Café but everyone loved the food! Since we had done pretty good on the eating for the day we opted to share the "volcano" for dessert- you have to splurge once in a while right?
After dinner we had to find the important stores before leaving the Mall of America- Lego, Athleta, and Lululemon! The boys each got a new small Lego set and I walked away with lots on my wish list from my stores! After that we were all exhausted and were ready for bed!
Sunday we hit the pool one last time before we needed to check out. We had "brunch" at a nearby Denny's and then made quick stops at Trader Joe's and Whole Foods before going our separate ways and heading home. It was a great weekend and a nice "mini vacation" for our family!
Yesterday was a little crazy and then I had to work so I missed getting my Weekly Chase report done! Here I am today to let you know how last week's goals went and set some goals for this week! I may be a day late but- better late than never!
Here are last week's goals:
Run at least 3 times Done! 3.1 miles on Monday, 3.1 miles on Tuesday, and 4.36 miles on Thursday
Bike 3 times Almost! 8 miles on Monday and 5 miles on Wednesday
2 strength training sessions Done!
2 core workouts Done!
Try one new healthy recipe Yep! We tried a new baked chicken recipe and it was a hit with everyone! We took chicken breasts and dipped them in light ranch dressing and then rolled them in Panko, placed them in a baking dish and popped it into the oven. It was so easy and the boys all loved it! We also had sautéed zucchini and had fresh strawberries with it. The boys wouldn't try the zucchini but I was happy with them trying the chicken and loving it. Maybe next time we will get them to try the zucchini! Progress:)
Do something active with my boys each day SUCCESS!!
3 blog posts (with one being an update on my ear/neck) Still only got in 2 posts but I did get in my update on my ear/neck!
Report back on The Weekly Chase on MONDAY! Fail! I am reporting back but I am doing so a day late:(
Here are my goals for this week:
Run at least 3 times
Bike 3 times
3 strength training sessions
3 core workouts
Try one new healthy recipe
3 blog posts
Read with the boys for at least 15 minutes each day
Report back on The Weekly Chase on MONDAY!!
What did you do over the weekend?
What is your favorite animal to see at the zoo? Monkey and Giraffe for me
What are you goals for this week?