October 30, 2012

October 29, 2012

Weekly Mean Plan: Week 6

Last week I feel off the bandwagon for meal planning.  But this week I am ready to try some new recipes!!Maybe its because its chilly and I am looking for some comfort food :-)

Monday - Chicken (Recipe called Worlds Best Chicken) - see below
Tuesday - Meatloaf
Wednesday - Penne & Volka Sauce

Thursday - Chicken/Side Dish: Orzo w/ Parmesan and basil
Friday -Baked Spaghetti

The World’s Best Chicken
Serves 4

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup Dijon mustard
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
Salt & pepper

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl, mix together mustard, syrup, and vinegar. Place chicken breasts into 9×13 baking dish. Season with salt & pepper.
  • Pour mustard mixture over chicken. No need to marinate.   
  • Bake for about 35-50 minutes or until meat thermometer reads 165 degrees. Season with rosemary.  

Fall weather?!

This is what our weather looked like this morning?!  I am guessing the fall weather has finally reached us! The girls are totally not use to the cooler weather.  I told Payten she had to wear a jacket this morning and she went into complete meltdown mode.  She said she had a long sleeve shirt, why did she need a jacket?  Haha, gotta love Floridian children :-)

Last weekend in October

We had a super busy but fun weekend!  The hubby and I started out the weekend at the Magic game Friday night.  Unfortunately the Magic got killed but we still had a blast!  We had AWESOME seats!!!  Only a few rows from the court!!

We spent both days this weekend at fall festivals.  Saturday we were at the Holy Family Festival and yesterday we went to Sanlando Festival.  We have been to both several years now.  The girls had a blast!  And of course I am exhausted and I didn't even feel like we had a weekend... I need a day to recoup!  I took a ton of photos so I am going to try to not to over post :-)
Holy Family Festival

Sanlando Pumpkin Patch/Festival

October 26, 2012

Fall Weather/Christmas Outfits

Can we really be getting some fall weather?!  It's only almost November and we might actually get a feel for some cooler temps.  I am sooo excited!  Since the girls now have a closet FULL of fall clothes they will finally be able to wear them!  Fall is one of my favorite seasons.  But of course living in Florida we don't always get to experience this season.  

I am shocked but I already have the girls Christmas Eve and Christmas Day outfits all picked out and purchased.  I usually don't even have anything picked out but this year I just found outfits that were too cute and well of course the girls loved them so I had to get them!  Oh and the they were on sale so how could I pass it up!  I paid less then $12 for their Christmas day outfit :-)  I love when I get a deal!

 Payten will be wearing the black sweater and Camryn will be wearing the silver.

We have a fun weekend planned!  I just hope the rain stays away so we can actually do everything we have planned!  Happy Friday!

October 23, 2012

ENT & other stuff!

Yesterday was Camryn's appointment with the ENT.  Luckily we only had to wait like two weeks for this appointment, which isn't bad at all.  I thought for sure we'd have to wait at least a month.  Things went pretty well, at least for now.  He is not recommending that we have the sleepy study just yet.  First we are going to try some nasal sprays first to see if they work, and we'll follow up in 6 weeks.  If not then Camryn will need an X-ray or a scope done to determine whether or not she needs her anodes out.  I am praying the nasal sprays work.  The last night I want to see is my baby have surgery :-(.

She loved sitting in the BIG chair at the doctors!  She thought she was all that! :-)
It was a CRAZY Monday, like always!  Payten had dance class last night, so its one big RUSH after work.  But its totally worth it because she absolutely loves dance!  She keeps asking me to take another class a week but unfortunately they don't have any for her age group.  Maybe next year!

October 22, 2012

Fun fall weekend!

I feel like by this time of the season we have done so many more fall acitivies but this year we've been slacking!  I think with soccer and dance for the girls, that is keeping us pretty busy so doing other actitives has kind of taken the back seat.  :-(

Saturday morning we started our day at the soccer field.  From the pictures you'll see how well the game went for Payten.... or I should say how it didn't go well :-(

Payten was doing great in the beginning... but then her Daddy got frustrated and put in Camryn....  Payten has told us that soccer isn't her thing and that is okay.  But just like my parents taught me you must finish the season out.  It's only fair to your team.  So Payten needs to step it up for the last two remaining games, and I guess she'll just stick to the girly activities for now :-)
Cam did pretty well for her first game... I think she is going to be our soccer player :-)
 Despite him being frustrated, he still loves them to pieces!!

The weather was beautiful Saturday!  There was actually a breeze and wasn't crazy hot!  Well maybe it was when you were in the direct sunlight but it was still really nice.  A treat for us Floridians for sure!  We headed to SeaWorld for the Halloween Spooktacular!  We didn't do too much trick or treating but we had a blast seeing the shows and riding the rides :-)

Yesterday morning we had a yummy breakfast at Perkins.  We did some window shopping and then headed home.  Both girls were exhausted from our busy day on Saturday so they were both napping by 12:30p.  And of course I squeezed in a nap too!  I loev Sunday afternoon naps!  I had every intention of taking the girls to the pumpkin patch but once I was home I didn't feel like leaving the house :-(.  I am thinking we'll go one day this week after school!
Hope everyone had a great weekend!!  Happy Monday!