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A Family, Food, And Fitness Update

Hi, all!! The baby is napping and my cleaning is done, so I am relaxing with my cats and favorite chocolate. My mind has been racing quite a bit with everything going on, but I have been counting my blessings every day. Here is a little life update….

BABY:

Or should I say toddler? This kid keeps me on my toes, and I just adore her. She is learning new skills every day, and is absolutely hilarious. She is walking along everything, but not quite without support yet! She makes my days fun, but definitely has way more energy than me.

FITNESS:

Working out at home has been pretty fun actually! I have been using bands, my new kettlebells (thanks, mom), running, and the baby is awesome added weight for squats and stairs. Plus, she thinks it is funny. Win for everyone!!

FOOD:

We are trying to continue to eat well, and cook healthy, tasty meals! Just a few favorites that my wonderful husband cooked…

FAMILY:

When the days are nice, we take walks. Yesterday, we went for a long family walk. It was wonderful! We have some beautiful areas around and the baby loves riding in her truck.

We utilize facetime often to see our families, and play trivia with mine! It has been so fun. We miss everyone though!

PROJECTS:

We have been trying to do some fun projects around the house. My sister-in-law and I made a flag pallet and it turned out so cute!

We also have been working on a puzzle and have a great start on it.

OTHER:

My husband is still working, but baby K and I are hunkered down and enjoying our days together. I hope you are all staying safe and healthy!

That’s all for today!

All my love,

Carly

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Warm Weather, Family Time, Food, Fitness, And Finding Happiness

Hello, all!! We had such a wonderful weekend. Between beautiful weather, family time, and spring cleaning, I really couldn’t have asked for more.

Even though things are crazy right now, I have found that my family brings me so much happiness, and time spent with them takes my anxiety away. Despite my husband and sister-in-law still working, we are taking every precaution necessary, and I know this won’t last forever. Until then, I will enjoy every moment together, and soak in sweet baby cuddles as much as I can.

Let’s take a look at our wonderful weekend…

SATURDAY:

The weather was STUNNING and we spent most of the day outside. During baby K’s first nap, I got in a loop band workout with a short jog outside. When she got up, my husband brought her out to finish my workout with me (aka squats with her on my shoulders).

Next up, we took a long family walk and the baby loved taking in her surroundings. She waved to the water when my husband showed it to her.

After lunch and baby’s second nap, I put her in a swimsuit and sunscreen so that she could play in her baby pool. She had fun splashing around. She enjoyed another walk, and watching daddy play with his remote control car haha.

Later, after she had dinner, my husband made a fire in the fire pit and baby got to enjoy it before a bath and bed. She is so adorable, I can’t handle it sometimes.

My husband made us a delicious dinner!!

After dinner, we made banana boats and s’mores by the fire. Oh my gosh, the banana boats were amazing!! I stuffed mine with almond butter, chocolate chips, marshmallows, and coconut. I put it over the fire until it melted then scooped it onto graham crackers.

We sat by the fire for hours just talking and enjoying each other’s company. A lot of people were having fires in their backyards, and it felt like life was normal for a little while.

We crashed hard that night!

SUNDAY:

I made baby K healthy pancakes and fruit. She devoured it!

We spent all of her nap times organizing and spring cleaning. It felt SO good!

That is about all for today, friends! Stay safe and healthy.

With love,

Carly

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My Quarantined Birthday And A Baby Update

Hello, all!! This whole pandemic has been a whirlwind, and with a stay at home order, baby K and I have hunkered down. My husband and sister-in-law (who lives with us) are both considered essential, therefore are still working. My worries come in waves, but I am doing my best to stay calm, and enjoy time with my sweet baby.

Speaking of baby K, she has gained SO many new skills since her first birthday. She is pulling herself up on everything, and learned how to climb the stairs. There is no stopping her! She is chatty and now says “bye-bye” and “belly.” She knows her body parts and LOVES books. Her gym class has been doing Facebook live videos and we have been joining in! Watching her learn and grow is the greatest joy in my life.

Yesterday was my 31st birthday, and despite being in the middle of this crazy time, it was still very special!

My celebration started on Sunday with Starbucks of course! We had family time, and I took a bath during the baby’s nap.

Once she went to bed, my husband cooked a delicious dinner of salmon and vegetables. I also had a salad and my favorite wine!

My sweet husband made me brownies (which I got into before the picture haha). My sister-in-law got me wine and ice cream!

After dinner, we played a few games of Clue, then watched The Greatest Showman because I love that movie!

Monday was my actual birthday and baby K and I had fun at home! My mom sent me pretty flowers, and ordered me and baby lunch from my favorite place (Northstar Cafe). Curbside delivery for the win. I had the Thai burrito with broccoli and peanut sauce. YUM!

She also got me a tablet!! I LOVE IT! I definitely have the greatest mom!!!

My husband and in-laws got me a Shark vacuum and it is amazing! I have been wanting one for SO long. I cleaned the house during baby’s nap and enjoyed every second of it haha.

After dinner, we facetimed my mom, brother, and sister-in-law to play trivia. Even though we couldn’t be together in person, this was a perfect way to spend time with each other. We all had to come up with categories and mine was Friends (the TV show). We had a lot of fun!!

I also had my brownies and ice cream before bed. It was a great birthday!

Well friends, that is all for now. Stay safe and healthy!

With love,

Carly