Weekend Update: 4/21/13

On Friday, we drove up to the cities to take Luke to the Minnesota Zoo!

Quick stop at Cane’s for chicken fingers first. . .





And then yummy spaghetti for dinner. . . Luke’s 1st time!


I watched a documentary called Hungry For Change during my hour long run on Saturday.

It was pretty interesting. It raises some important points about sugar intake in our diets. It also piqued my interest in juicing. Alas, I don’t have a juicer. Anyone want to lend me theirs? Winking smile I think the important thing to take away from the film, is that whole, unprocessed foods are the best. One warning however, I didn’t agree with everything the film said. .. in fact, I almost turned it off they compared giving your kids sugary breakfast cereal to injecting them with heroin. I get the comparison, sugar is a drug. . . but that was taking it a little far for my taste. Have you seen it? It’s on Netflix instant play if you’re interested. I have Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead on my instant play too – has anyone seen that?

Afternoon snack time. . . as soon as Luke was done, Abby reclaimed her bed. IMG_3963IMG_3966

Sadness that my White Chocolate wonderful peanut butter is gone. . . pure puppy happiness when I let her lick out the jar.


Saturday afternoon we went to watch the Midwest ASCE concrete canoe competition on Madison Lake. Minnesota State University – Mankato was hosting 6 other schools. Scott competed when he was at Purdue, but I never got to watch. . . so it was fun to see it. Cold (about 40 degrees) but sunny! Basically the engineering students build a canoe out of concrete and race their canoes. . . and they are very heavy! It takes a whole team to carry it into the water.


Luke and Abby  playing on Sunday morning. . .


Taught body pump at the YMCA on Sunday morning. . . and the microphone didn’t work. . . I had to yell the whole class. I think it went ok and people could still hear me, but it is always super hard to teach when you don’t have the microphone.  But body pump is still awesome. Smile

And the birthday balloons from last weekend are still lots of fun.


Sunday afternoon, I had planned to take Luke for a run in the jogging stroller because it was supposed to be about 50 degrees. And just when I was going to go change, it started raining. At first, I was crabby because I thought I couldn’t go running and Luke and I would be stuck inside for the rest of the afternoon. . . but then I decided that we should at least try to go. It was raining the whole time. And I got soaked, but Luke stayed pretty dry with the stroller cover over his head and a blanket on his lap. And he just babbled away the whole run! Totally the right decision to go! And we were both happier when we came back. Smile 


Hope you had a great weekend too! Up to anything exciting?


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15 Responses to Weekend Update: 4/21/13

  1. You let Abby lick the remains of your white chocolate wonderful?!?!? I won’t let a drop of that stuff go!! It is THE BEST! It is like $2 cheaper at Target than my local grocery store just an FYI 🙂
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    • KT

      Yes – I get mine at Target too! And it was pretty much cleaned out. . . my tongue just isn’t long enough! 😉

  2. i agree with you on the cereal thing. i think they are using the scare tactic on that one. we watched “fat, sick and nearly dead” and i really liked it. it was neat to see how much healthier these people would get from juicing.
    and we were at the zoo yesterday. we go a few times a month. it’s pretty close to us. the kids LOVE it!
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  3. My boys (one in particular) is a babbler, too.
    My weekend was nice. Lots of play watching and I got a lot of work done, too.
    I’ll bet Luke is glad the balloons are down on his level but still a little float-y!
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  4. That movie is on my list, especially after you mentioned it when I blogged about Suja Juice! And can you believe that I’ve never been to the MN zoo? I think I need it on my agenda this summer!
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  5. Hmmmm, I wonder if I can find White Chocolate Wonderful where I live. Because it sounds AWESOME!! Looks like you had a wonderful weekend. We took our girls to the Honolulu Zoo in January while we were on vacation. My three-year-old LOVED it. They had a great keiki area, where kids could get up close with the animals. She still talks about the goat that tried to eat her dress.
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  6. What a fun weekend!! 🙂
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  7. Okay the picks of Luke are too cute, his dimple! I don’t think I’ve seen that documentary but I’ve seen similar ones. I love learning new things, but I too get sick of the extreme way they go about informing ppl like comparing sugar to heroin. Glad you had such a good weekend and great run in the rain!
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    • KT

      Thanks- I love his little dimple too – just like his Dad. . . And totally agree – it’s usually a problem with documentaries and another reminder to take everything with a grain of salt.

  8. I really want to watch that documentary. It sounds super interesting. This past weekend I watched “Vegucated,” which is free on Hulu right now. It was a great one!
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