Friday, September 2, 2011

Cleaning up my Pantry, I am making some much needed changes to what I have stocked.. I recently watched a very frightening "Doctors" episode while on the treadmill.. and I convinced myself I need to watch a little more of what I am feeding the boys (all Three) and myself. let's start with some of my changes, and move on to the boys.. they'll put up more of a fight :)

A few Changes to begin with...

-----So, let's start with what I start my day off with everyday.. COFFEE

So, I have been drinking about 2 cups of Folgers everyday.. I have been wanting to make a switch to something more natural/organic.. but, everything I saw in stores was so expensive.
Recently on a girls' trip, we stopped at TARGET and purchased  the Seattle's Best Organic Fair Trade Coffee.. It was so good, and, bonus, it was marked down to $3/package. Apparently, if it gets anywhere near the use by date , they mark it down.
 ------ Creamer. Embarrassed to say, I had been using the powdered cream.. and after looking at the ingredients, and seeing it didn't have any sort of milk product, I knew I needed to make a change. So, I splurged adn bought Horizon Organic in Vanilla. It actually wasn't that expensive, and it doesn't take a lot to flavor my coffee.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Hot Day at the Zoo

I admit it, I was desperate for something to do after school last week... So, the boys and I drove out to the zoo.. prepared with lots of water and cool snacks. Drove up, and thought they were closed.. only about 3 cars in the lot. The person at the check out desk looked at me like I didn't get the memo. Whatever.. let's see if they can get creative inside after 3 months indoors..

Ok.. so, here are a few shots..

Conner was questioning this whole zoo visit in the 90 degree weather at this point..

keegan didn't let the heat get to him... he still had a blast!

my boys weren't phased by the tiger jumping up right against the glass in front of them. I mean, not even a flinch. This is probably because they have been to this exhibit since they were little bitty. I would like to think they would at least run if they encountered one in the real world :)

keegan thought this was the coolest thing. i was giving him branches off of the bushes to feed them. We haven't been back to the zoo to see if they survived all the random plants we fed them.

I figured since I was the last one a the zoo.. it would totally fine to go ahead and let them hop in the fountain. Oh, the little things. To be honest, I was about to dive in, myself.. It was brutal.