We’ve got a big week over here—> Brooke’s birthday + school starts + 1/2 marathon on Saturday!
Skye is doing better with her pull-ups than I am so far.
We went to church after pancakes for breakfast and bubble time is by far the highlight for Skye at the very end of church.
At our church the first hour is combined with everyone and then for the second hour we split up into different classes (Skye is in nursery for the second hour where the bubble party happens;). Each week I try to rotate the things that I bring to keep Skye entertained during the first hour of church (and those coloring books are what Brooke and Knox usually use for part of the meeting) and here is what I took yesterday. Each week I try to bring as many snacks as possible too. BUT this gets her through less than an hour and we have a 6ish hour flight coming up… SO I NEED YOUR HELP. Any ideas of things that will keep Skye entertained on our flight?
We had my parents and my sister’s family over for dinner and I made this heavenly dish along with Rhodes Rolls and my mom brought a bunch of chicken too!
And cookies of course:)
My nephew proved to us that the Roll Recovery works well if your brain muscles need some recovery too.
My niece see’s an area that needs to be organized and she wants to fix it. She is the best.
Just a random internet reminder to make sure you are getting in your iron and to get tested if you are worried at all that you are deficient!
“Iron is involved in the function of the immune system, but it’s most critical role is in getting oxygen to your muscles. So iron is needed for the body’s metabolism and oxygen transport system to function properly- and this is especially important in physical activity… Iron deficiency is the most widespread nutritional disorder in the world.” (Source)
I recently had my blood tested and I’m not deficient but I still make sure that I get some in each day. My favorite iron bomb= a hamburger with a ton of kale on it (along with some sweet potato fries from TJ’s because that just makes the meal the best).
My favorite burger on the planet is from Seven Brothers but usually Andrew will just grill a few on Sunday when we are prepping for the week for us to eat throughout the week.
Another favorite lately has been this salad (quinoa, kale, pumpkin seeds and beans for the iron win) and I added leftover steak the other day to it also for lunch.
I definitely don’t want a nutrient deficiency to hold me back from my marathon goals so if you are worried you aren’t getting enough, go get it checked out!
Ever had an iron deficiency?
Do you take a supplement or what is your favorite way to get in iron?!
Any ideas on things we can bring for the airplane to keep Skye (20 months) entertained?
I asked this on IG and I was shocked by the results… I’ve always loved grape flavored candy/drinks but don’t come near me with banana flavored candy! What are your thoughts on grape flavoring… banana flavoring?