Yep. That’s exactly what we kept doing all weekend since my last post about summer priorities.
In fact we “lived it up” so much so that I started this post yesterday, but the boys and I are all under the weather and we were in some serious survival mode to make it through the day. The bloggy blog got put on the back burner and after teaching 6 classes throughout the day, the only things I could do last night were these.
Eat one heck of a ginormous salad with a cheese less sandwich.
Oh and somehow I found the energy to watch the first part of The Bachelorette.
Funny how that happens. Ha ha ha.
Okay, back to the weekend.
We got all crazy switching up breakfast a bit Saturday.
I also came up with what’s going to be my go to sugar free syrup flavor combination for my summer mocha.
Stop staring. Coffee is for tired mamas, not cats.
Even though two look like you could really use some. Ha.
Here it is.
The Perfect Summer Mocha
(Sugar Free Almond Coconut Mocha)
brewed espresso (I used my stovetop espresso maker and cheap Costco espresso beans)
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 cup light vanilla soymilk
2 tablespoons dark chocolate cocoa powder
1 tablespoon sugar free coconut syrup
1 tablespoon sugar free almond syrup
Yep. the perfect combination.
It’s even better iced.
(I just put everything together and stuck it in the freezer for about an hour.)
I made the mistake of not measuring anything when I put together some green Coach’s STUFT Hooligan Pancakes for the boys. But, the result was this cute little coffee cake like thing they’ve been eating over the past couple of days.
We also lived it up at the San Diego Kidsfest on Saturday.
We even saw a very special monkey.
And our good Chobani friends again.
They have one heck of a bus and were nice enough to let these cool dudes drive it.
We love Chobani.
The boys are convinced that they are THE Chobani Champions.
I’m not about to tell them any different.
We even got to see our Chobani friend Emily two days in a row.
We love her so much we made this video for her awhile back and forgot to share it on the blog.
Here it is for a little
Monday Tuesday morning entertainment.
Besides the Chobani, the other highlights of Kidsfest were the Tumble Gym Bus
this blow up dragon thingy
and some pretty cool airplanes.
We also lived it up at home all weekend by making a million messes all over the house.
That’s what our family room looks like on a daily basis.
Just in case you didn’t know, this guy is the coolest Muppet of all time.
We even have a finger puppet also.
Ha ha ha.
We kept living it up on Sunday with a trip to the gym for 9 slow miles on the treadmill. It was my first longer run since the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon last weekend and it felt pretty good.
Then we braved Costco on a Sunday. Will NOT be doing that again. I couldn’t even take any pictures.
Sunday night we had some of our best friends over for dinner. (It was the first time we’ve had company in years.)
Grandma D and Papap even stopped by to check out the big party.
I had high ambitions to make some Peanut Butter Doughtzel Balls for everyone, but instead I picked up some Costco red velvet cupcakes.
I did whip together a modified version of this potato side dish though.
Oh friends, I better get a move on.
I have a little giveaway for you, but I’m going to make it a separate post because this one is too darn long already.
Send me any Flat Kitty pictures you want to include by Thursday night and we’ll have one big Flat Kitty photo dumping party on Friday.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want me to send you a Flat Kitty. He’s a pretty cool guy.
How did you live it up this past weekend?