Sunday, 19 May 2013

And The Favourite Parent Award goes to ...




Not me!


No surprises there then seeing as I'm the one that yells, is grumpy and says no!


Daddy being the favourite has been further confirmed this week ...

Evidence No. 1. It's been my turn to do the DayCare pick up this week. Imagine my delight when greeted each night with 'I don't want you to pick me up, I want Daddy to pick me up'.


Evidence No. 2. Daddy has been the preferred bottom wiper this week! Not necessarily a bad one this. Especially at 6.46am this morning! They have such a sweet routine though! Darling Daughter yells to Daddy that she's finished, Daddy yells back to assume the position, Darling Daughter lies down and throughs her legs back over her head!


Evidence No. 3. The Boy has learned to pucker up and give wee kisses! Soooo cute but he only dishes them out for Daddy!


Humph! Never mind The Hound loves me! As demonstrated by him spooning with me each night this week!




Monday, 18 February 2013

... get fitter, eat healthier, drink less, have fun with the kids... DAY 48

Get Fitter
  • 2.5km run to beach.
  • Sea swim.
  • 2.5km run home.
Bit odd getting in the water with my clothes on and getting out and running straight away! Bit squelchy! In the actual triathlon you get a bit of a wind drying in the bike at least!

It's going to be a bit odd once the event is passed. I'll need to keep my motivation up some other way than having a Triathlon to compete in!

Eat Healthier
  • Bit odd but pâté on toast for Brekkie.
  • Light crisps for morning tea.
  • Sushi for lunch.
  • Prawn stir fry for dinner.

Drink Less (Alcohol, More Water)
  • Zero alcohol! I've got my game face on now! No nonsense now until race day ... Then I will get plastered!
  • Bad water effort today! Probably only managed about 1.5 litres of water.

Have Fun With The Kids

Working day today so tricky to fit much fun in! I feel happy in the knowledge that they have such awesome fun at Daycare, certainly more fun than any day with mum and dad! They have a white board on the way in the door where they write on the days activities! Great to see what they have been up to! It's always things I would never think of!

I'm off for the next two days and we have fun planned.

It's Monday! Weigh in Day! Surprise surprise no weightloss! Getting a bit sad now! Wondering when I will get my triathlete body HA HA HA! Never I assume!

Linking up to Pinkoddy and A Party Of Seven for Motivational Monday!

Motivational Monday

Meal Planning Monday 18/2/13

This week chez Simpson I asked Mum and Lil' Sis' for requests. Mum isn't bothered, Lil' Sis' wants curried mushrooms and ratatouille!

Therefore this weeks menu is as follows ...

  • Steak plus leftover picnic food, we're home alone! So choice is ours!
  • Chicken, potatoes and curried mushrooms.
  • Pork, potatoes and ratatouille.
  • Chicken and chick pea curry
  • Prawn stir fry.

Only five nights accounted for but we are out one night and my imagination can only go so far! Who knows maybe Lil' Sis' will cook for us before she moves out!

Sunday, 17 February 2013

... get fitter, eat healthier, drink less, have fun with the kids... DAY 47

Get Fitter

I had my first shot on a racer bike today! I had a wee 4km practice on the flat in Queen Elizabeth Park then did the actual Tri course! One of the wheel spokes went pop at 2km in! Not knowing any better I kept going! Pretty quick bike but I struggled with the gears! I didn't really feel like I knew what I was doing! Whole different kettle of fish. Not sure what I'll do....

Eat Healthier
  • Avocado on toast for Brekkie.
  • Picnics lunch, bread, salami, blue cheese, pâté.
  • Steak plus leftover picnic food for dinner.

Drink Less (Alcohol, More Water)
  • White wine is being consumed.
  • 3 litres of water.

Have Fun With The Kids

As the Triathlon Event gets closer I am having to train more and am asa result a tired bo bo! As a result I have little time or energy to think of and do fun things with the kids but I made up for it this afternoon!

Waikanae Outdoor Pools can fix everything! Especially when there is picnic, sunshine and our lovely friends and their very own boy cherub joining made a very pleasant afternoon!

Mummy boast time! Maisie and her little chum were going for glory, diving in with no flotation device and kicking and splashing under water like proper little water babies!

Silent Sunday 17/2/13


Saturday, 16 February 2013

... get fitter, eat healthier, drink less, have fun with the kids... DAY 46

Get Fitter

My friend and fellow triathlete (ha!) attempted the full course this morning! Not sure who was most awesome! Us for doing it or her Husband for watching her two kids and mine!

Swim - bit scared going in so early in the day! Thought it was lovely and warm in the shallow bit once we got swimming it was bloody chilly! For some reason I managed to swim deeper and deeper! I stopped short of the finish, I was scared coz there was something splashing next to me! Turns out it was me!

Bike - had a shot on Lovely Hubbies bike today! It felt so much better but my chum was still much faster! Gonna have to go for glory on the day!

Run - we talked for most of the run! Something I wouldn't normally be able to do! I also didn't want to die/spew at the end! In fact I fancied another swim to cool off!
I'm registered today! So I am fully committed! Registration, Tri-pants and bungee/toggle laces I'm good to go!

Eat Healthier
  • I'm not a good Brekkie eater but coz I knew I was training I tried to force down some toast.
  • Morning tea after Tri was restore drink and protein shake.
  • Baked potato for lunch.
  • Arrow root biccies for afternoon tea.
  • Pasta, courgette, cherry tomatoes, bacon for dinner.

Drink Less (Alcohol, More Water)
  • House warming party tonight so I had a couple of glasses of bubbles.
  • 2 litres of water.

Have Fun With The Kids

I was a bit worried they would be all funned out after their daddy daycare morning but we managed some ...
  • Block building fun.
  • A scooter outing.
  • Archie has an interest in the iPad at the moment so I have downloaded a couple of baby iPad bashing Apps so he can have a play!
  • We took them to a house warming party where we courted a future babysitter! A lovely 13 year old who took great delight in entertaining the bums! Happy babies with there new chum!

Saturday Is Caption Day 16/2/13

Scooter fun for Maisie ...

Wether I am behind her on in front of her I get yelled at!

'Come on mum' ... If I'm too slow!

'Waaaaaaiiiiiiiiit' ... If I'm too fast!

A couple of screams and she's too tired! I have to carry the scooter on most walks!

Can you help me out with a caption lovely peeps?

Linking up to our #SatCap leader ... Mammasaurus!