That’s how Tutu answers the phone. The boys are at her house right now and I’m on a mission to get as many things done as possible (starting with this post of course).
We try to be cool like Tutu around here (because she’s just THAT amazing) and since STUFT Daddy locked up all of Judah’s phones the other day
only the real thing would do.
These guys are obsessed with this thing.
Luckily they haven’t quite made any real phone calls, but I’m sure that’s coming soon.
And while were on the topic of “yello”, we went to lunch at this amazing place yesterday.
Wait, don’t be fooled. These guys were impressed too, it just took them awhile to warm-up. And it’s a good thing they were because this is as close to Disneyland as we’re going to get for awhile. Ha!
Check this place out.
The boys and I rarely go out to lunch, but yesterday we couldn’t pass up an invitation. We went with our friends and all their kids- 4 adults and 7 highchairs.
Hmm… I wonder why they put us in the corner.
I didn’t get the memo that we were supposed to look cute. I had on “my uniform” (Old Navy tank top and shorts) but did manage to get some lip gloss on. There’s Ari from The Diva Dish on the right. She’s the one that told us about this fun place! My new Strollerwise friends are so fun.
The Yellow Deli people were very accommodating with our big group and the food was delicious.
The boys got a hot dog which they seemed to like a lot better than the veggie dogs I make them at home. I had a Chef’s salad.
and the top of that blueberry muffin (that was also for the boys). Mmm……. and love that the dressing comes on the side so you only have to use a little bit. It was the creamiest full fat ranch.
After lunch (and waiting in line at the Vons gas station for 15 minutes) I just HAD to take a nap. It was one of those days and I needed to rest up for a big night of teaching my spin class followed by a trip to Costco (yes, I shop all sweaty and gross).
I got home at 9:30 with a car full of Costco goods. Thank goodness Andrew got out of bed to help me unload or I would’ve been one really grumpy mama.
Today started with a protein pancake for me and the boys. It’s perfect for a light breakfast packed with protein.
Protein Oat Pancake
1/2 cup egg substitute
a little vanilla soymilk (or other nondairy milk)
splash of vanilla
cinnamon to taste
pinch of salt
sweetener of choice (I used a Splenda packet for mine and a little regular sugar for the boys)
2 tablespoons oats
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Pour into nonstick pan sprayed with cooking spray. (I use PAM Butter flavor spray for these.)
Cook evenly on both sides.
You can serve it on a fancy Costco paper plate with some agave. (I did this for the boys.)
Or put it on a cute plate with some sugar free maple syrup for yourself.
Sometimes I like to add a couple sprays of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Spray too. I’m sure it’s no surprise that I pretty much always have it with an iced mocha.
I’ve also made green versions of this before by blending in a handful of spinach.
And sometimes I like the oats to be a bit crunchier so I add them on top instead of in the mix.
Feel free to experiment.
Okay, I’m on to tackle my MONSTER to-do list. I have to make the best of my couple hours ALONE. I better be productive. In my mind the entire house and closets are organized 3 hours from now. Ha!
I’ll share some fun things I found at Costco later on. It was a good trip.
Random questions for the day:
What’s your favorite pancake topping?
Does anyone else have to tuck in their belly button in their workout pants? I do and I feel like this guy.