Friday, October 26, 2012

Toddler bed switch

We finally set up Evelyn's toddler bed. It is freshly painted with a new custom made mattress. We went to target and she picked out her own bedding. Minnie Mouse of course. It's a really cute set.
It's been 3 days and she has been sleeping 9 hours a night and napping great too.
I hope this continues. I would like to eventually be able to get up early and get a work out in.
I just can't believe my little lady is a toddler.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

20 months

Evelyn just passed her 20th month bday. We go to the park all the time and she still has a great love for the swing. I can't believe it's been 20 mo this already. I need to get going on her 2nd bday party planning :)

Friday, October 19, 2012

Running and falling

In the short time I've had this blog I don't think I've ever talked about my passion for running.
I'm not a fast runner and I don't run to beat any records. I run for my health and fitness but most of all, I run for me. It's my time. I look forward to it all day. I put on comfy clothes, put on my head phones and I'm out the door. I get to choose where I go and when l be back. It's a great time to clear my head.
Well tonight it was a bit rainy but, I still wanted to run and I really wanted to run 5 miles. I usually try to go 3 miles.
I was feeling great and was almost home and was at 4.6 miles. The run thus far had been one of my best in a long time. Then it happened. A van parked blocking the side walk so I had to go on the grass to go around. Just as a did I fell. Sliding across the cement sidewalk on my hands and knees. Immediately I felt like I couldn't get up. So I called my husband. I was just 2 blocks from home. He of course yells at me telling me I should run in the rain then he goes the wrong way taking him even longer to get to me. By that time I dragged myself up and started to limp towards home. He met me at the corner and drive me the one block home.
Ugh. I am so mad. Now my knee is swollen and all scraped up. Worst of all I'm pretty sure my husbands going to give me a hard time whenever I want to run when it's sprinkling.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Breakin out the uggs

We tailgates this morning. It was so cold. In the 40's. I layered up and wore my uggs for the first time. I love how cozy they are.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Running errands

We are going to be all over today running errands so I tried to pick something comfortable and a little warm so I didn't have to wear a jacket.
Happy Friday!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Homemade baked donuts

As soon as the weather starts to cool and it feels like fall, I crave anything with pumpkin. I bought some donuts from the grocery store and wanted to recreate them in a more healthier version. So, this is what I came up. I used a mini donut pan and this recipe made 36 little donuts.
Pumpkin donuts

1/4 cup oil
1 egg
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup pumpkin purée
1 1/5 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
Mix everything together well.

I baked them for about 18 minutes at 350.
When they were still warm I sprinkled cinnamon and sugar on top.