Our Weekend + This Week's Menu

Monday, April 30, 2018

How was your weekend? 

Ours was good and, on Friday, stretched out before us with no plans. I love those. :) We had our first real family movie night (Moana) on Friday after dinner and it was a success. Hadley definitely liked the popcorn the best, but who doesn't? After the girls went to bed I headed to Old Navy and picked up a couple of things for all of us during their in-store 40% off sale (I shared a few of those items in this Facebook post!). Old Navy already has great prices and at 40% off we really were able to stock up for spring and summer. 

On Saturday morning Hadley had her last mommy & me dance class (that flew by!). It's actually amazing how she progressed in her ability and willingness to listen to and watch the teacher over just eight weeks, although at this age I guess it shouldn't be a surprise that two months makes such a difference. 

After lunch we put the tiny dancer down for a nap and Carrington and I headed out to Barnes & Noble for a special "mommy & Carrie" date. In all honesty, we've had a challenging few weeks with her -- the stage she's going through right now is probably the most difficult one I've faced as a parent -- four and a half has been full of hilarious, sweet highs and also sassy, tearful lows. But hey, it all comes with the territory, right?

I thought having some one-on-one time where I could (within reason) say "yes" a lot more than I can with a one year old in tow would be a positive thing and it turns out, it was. We grabbed a juice box and a coffee, did a cheers, and then spent almost two hours slowly perusing the kids' books. I must've read 18 Pinkalicious books to her. :)

For dinner on Saturday we were planning to go out but the kids were really enjoying playing so instead we ordered in which was a nice change. Then the kids played in the backyard til bedtime, splashing in the water table and dragging dirt wherever they could. The weather was beyond beautiful.

On Sunday morning we went out to breakfast at our favorite local place, Turning Point, and then spent the day just hanging out, playing, watching Toy Story, cleaning up inside and outside, and grocery shopping. We ended the weekend with a sprinkle cone from the icecream truck. Which brings us to today! Not to sound cliche, but weekends should really, actually be more than two days long, am I right?

I'm sharing our weekly menu with you today and I think I'll try doing so every Monday moving forward. It is in no way, shape, or form fancy but if it can inspire some simple meal ideas then I'm glad! The kids eat what we do unless otherwise noted (even if it's only a few bites) and if I'm using a specific recipe, I'll link it. What's on your menu for the week?

Our Weekly Dinners April 30 - May 4

Monday: Pizza & Salad

Tuesday: Tacos w/ Rice & Corn

Wednesday: Grilled Pesto Chicken Kebobs & Pasta Salad

Thursday: Pasta w/ Broccoli & Parmesan, Garlic Bread

Friday: Broccoli & Cheese Omelet w/ Tots & Maple "Sausage" Patties (I use Morningstar)

Saturday: Tuna "Crabcakes" with Salad

Sunday: Out with Friends


  1. Sounds like you all had such a great weekend! your meal plan looks great! I need to get on planning out my meals on Sundays so that I actually stick to a routine!

    Southern Style 

    1. Thanks, Zelle! It was a nice one... relaxing for a change. :) The meal planning has been life-changing for me! Let me know if you give it a try. Have a great start to the week!


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