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Hi friends, so good to see you today! How was your weekend? We had a pretty great one over here, with lots of fall activities with the babies.
The weekend started out pretty mellow. The hubs worked late, so the babies and I had a clean out the fridge dinner, relaxed and went to bed pretty early. I got in a little reading time (still working on Sleeping Beauties by Stephen and Owen King) before bed, but that is about it.
I am glad it was such a restful evening because Saturday was go, go, go from the onset. The little guy woke me up before 5:00am. We did a little yoga together and made a banana coffee cake. It tasted great, but the texture wasn’t quite what I wanted. I’m going to try a couple tweaks and hopefully share soon. We also did some grocery shopping before it was time for me to teach my class. After class, the hubs whipped us up awesome burgers for lunch. These were green chile turkey burgers with guacamole and bacon, so good! It had been a while since I had a good burger and it totally hit the spot.
After lunch, I had an appointment to give blood. They had me in and out pretty quickly. This year, I have been trying to make sure to donate more often. I feel like it is a way I can make a difference, and since there is a donation center near me, it really isn’t that difficult to work into my schedule.
Then it was back home so we could get ready to head to a local Oktoberfest with some friends. It was at this adorable little restaurant and shop area called Pinnacle Peak/Trail Dust Town (I think Pinnacle Peak is the steakhouse located there and Trail Dust Town is the place as a whole.
It was a blast! They had German food, beer, and rides for the kiddos. I enjoyed sharing a soft pretzel with the little miss and going on multiple carousel and train rides with the minis. Also, I stumbled across a whole bunch of kids books I now want to add to the kid’s collection (only kinda/sorta for me).
The kids were worn out from the festival and went to bed pretty quickly after we got home. The hubs and I then spent the evening watching a movie and reorganizing the pantry. Cleaning out the pantry might not sound especially exciting, but I love organizing and cleaning out closets. I feel so much better now that it is done.
Sunday morning we got up and at it as soon as the babies woke up. We had a fun trip planned to Apple Annie’s to pick apples and pumpkins. We had such a good time during our last visit, and I was super excited to take the kids again. Our first stop was at the produce area. The little guy had a great time picking out his pumpkin! (Not our first visit, but our first time picking pumpkins.)
We then picked zucchini, crookneck squash, green chiles and green beans. Turns out my little dude is a huge fan of green beans!
After picking produce, we headed over to the orchard for apples. The orchard is always fun, but I think we waited a little too late in the season. It was pretty slim pickings on the trees. We were still able to snag some Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, and Braeburn varieties though. Here is our haul. Some of these apples are destined for homemade applesauce later this week/next weekend, so that recipe will be coming soon. The tortillas were just because. The hubs and I have a hard time passing up freshly made tortillas.
At the orchard we also picked up some apple cider donuts. It was my first time trying one. The verdict? Delicious! The whole family loved them and on the drive home we were both happy and sad that we only got half a dozen.
Then dug into this delicious dinner: roasted turkey breast with roasted root vegetables (courtesy of Trader Joe’s), and our freshly picked green beans. We also had warm bread with herb butter on the side. It was a perfect fall dinner.
How was your weekend? Are there any Oktoberfest celebrations in your area? Are you planning to decorate or carve pumpkins this year? Since the kiddos are so little, we decided to stick with decorating pumpkins, but I love carving as well.
Hope you have a great day!