Happy Hump Day! I went to bed WAY too late last night and Keenan woke up twice again (thankfully, he went right back to sleep, but I’m not sure why he is waking up), so I’m sure feeling it today, as I’ve been dragging since I woke up. When I don’t get enough sleep, my patience immediately decreases with Keenan, so  if he isn’t listening to me when I ask him to do something, I always have to take an extra deep breath and make sure to stay calm. I hate feeling like that, so I definitely need to go to bed on time tonight…UGH!

Fortunately, we started the day off with a fun play date of making rhythm instruments out of coffee cans and popcorn kernels at our friend’s house, as part of our MOMs Club. It was good to get out of the house, catch up with other moms and Keenan had fun playing with his favorite buddy!

Shaking their newly created rythm iinstruments together!

Buddies shaking their newly created rhythm instruments together!

Anyhow, since it is Wednesday, it is time to link up with Jenn at Peas and Crayons for her fun link up of What I Ate Wednesday.

Peas and Crayons

Here are my eats from today, including a tasty slow-cooker recipe:


No Oat Oatmeal with spinach, dried blueberries and of course, topped with almond butter! I also enjoyed my morning coffee with with a little bit of leftover homemade whipped cream (made with Xylitol) that my husband made over the weekend (sorry, I forgot to take a picture of it!).

I was craving this after our extended weekend away!

I was craving this after our extended weekend away!

I had to take a picture of this, it was too cute: Keenan and my husband eating their breakfasts together this morning!

Keenan and Daddy eating breakfast

Keenan enjoying his No Oat Oatmeal, while my husband had Cheerios!


– Leftover Slow-Cooker Savory Butternut Squash Stew with a dollop of garlic chili paste on top.

Even better the next day!

Even better the next day!

– Keenan’s lunch: Enjoying his favorite sandwich, a Micky Mouse Special (peanut butter, honey and banana), with carrots!

Loving his Micky Mouse Special!

Enjoying every bite!

After Lunch:

– Iced coffee with a tablespoon of milk and a sprinkle of Xylitol to get me through the afternoon!

The pick-me-up that I needed!

The pick-me-up that I needed!


– Last night: Slow-Cooker Savory Butternut Squash Stew, which was delicious!

So good!

So good!

– Tonight: We are doing something quick and simple: Slow-Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken with Paleo Creamy Dreamy Cauliflower (except with cheddar cheese added, so not 100% Paleo!).

That is it for today; it is time to head to CrossFit. Have a great afternoon!

Questions: What was your favorite thing that you ate today? What is on your menu for dinner tonight?

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