It’s 10:30 on Thursday night and I’ve got a sleeping baby in my room along with a golden retriever who has curled herself into a ball on one of Finn’s activity gym play mats. I’ll let you guess which pup.
Today was a good day. I made some last-minute Labor Day Weekend plans that I’m REALLY excited about. I’m going to leave you in suspense for now but you can follow along on Instagram stories to see what they are.
Tonight was special because we shot Finn’s three month photos with Amanda James. She is the one who did Finn’s newborn photos which I never did a dedicated post about but have sprinkled in here and there. She shot the newborn photos at my house but we went out to the lake at sunset for this round. I cannot wait to see them. And Mandy is just the nicest, most easygoing photographer to work with.
A few Friday faves…
Bread baking. I’ve been baking sourdough again and I just love the whole process of doing it as much as I love the bread itself. Here’s a link to my step-by-step tutorial.
Mornings with my little man. Finn is just the sweetest in the mornings and so smiley! Related…after going basically my whole life without watching TV in the mornings, I’ve decided that we now watch Good Morning America or the Today Show while we do coffee/morning feed/breakfast.
Nature walks. I have the most amazing trails and greenways just a quarter of a mile from my house and the time we spend on them walking is so special to me. I tallied up the number of miles that I’ve walked in 2018 so far (like going out for a walk, not just daily steps) and it’s over 350!
Teaching again. I taught my first class this week since May 16! That is the longest break I have taken from teaching since I started teaching. I subbed a circuit training class at the Y and I’m teaching a cardio strength class on Friday. I have several more sub classes coming up soon. It felt great to be back at it. Here is the circuit workout that I had my class do. It was one minute each station, 15 seconds transition between exercises, 3 rounds total. Rest 1 minute between rounds. They were toast at the end.
New hummus flavors. You might remember that Hope Foods sent me a selection of hummus flavors to try out that included their new Jalapeno Red and Buffalo Bleu flavors. The Buffalo Bleu is SO GOOD. I was honestly not that excited about it but it blew my expectations out of the water. It is crazy delicious!
Shooting with Wanda again. I had a photoshoot with Wanda Koch on Wednesday to get pose photos for the yoga teacher training manual that I am putting together. Let me just tell you, my yoga practice after months of pregnancy and the postpartum period is not yoga manual picture perfect by any stretch but we got it done. And Wanda was sweet enough to grab a few photos of me and Finn after we wrapped! 🙂
And that’s all. I’m getting sleepy so I’m going to read my book and unwind. Tomorrow is going to be a big day!
What are your Labor Day Weekend plans?
Do you watch any morning shows?
I have a eight week old infant and have been loving having GMA on in the background while we get going in the am!!
I have a side hustle idea for you! Host a sourdough baking class! I know you have the written tutorial, but I would pay good money to learn how to make those delicious looking loaves in person! The money to learn could also include some starter—- think about it!!
So excited you are teaching at the Y again! Hope to catch one of your classes before I have to break from working out- I’m at 7 mos now. I love watching the morning news shows as I get ready. Today is my go to – but GMA is great too! I think I’ve been watching Today since I was in high school – so that’s crazy to me that you’ve never watched tv in the mornings! Hope you have a fabulous Labor Day weekend!!
No big plans for the weekend, but my brother is being honored at our high school this evening and my parents are so proud and excited. Taking my little guy to that!
I love sourdough bread, my starter is made with potato, though. Going to try this one as well!
I LOVED watching Kathie Lee and Hoda while on maternity leave. I got hooked and now DVR it. Their morning chat is great.
Who watches Finn while you workout? Finding a babysitter is always a challenge and the guilt that comes along with it. Even if it’s just an hour.
i DVR them, too! love love love
I like to watch my local news in the morning while I eat breakfast. It’s typically only 10 or 15 minutes, but it gets me up to date with what’s been going on in my city.
We are at the end of our vacation so our weekend plans will be unpacking and getting life back in order.
When I was on maternity leave I would watch the today show and Kathy lee and Hoda while we did our morning feeds/nap/ and laundry =) I miss those days.
I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing weekend. I look forward to hearing where you are going.
Btw if I lived in the area I second the person who suggested teaching a bread class. I’m on the opposite coast but think it’s a great idea for your local readers.
My daughter is 8 weeks old and she’s always happiest/smiliest in the morning. It’s my favorite part of the day 🙂 Glad you’re enjoying your time with Finn!
work has been SO crazy that i ended up doing hardly anything all weekend…and kind of loved it. i was rather lazy and feel a little guilty about not doing much of anything productive but sometimes you need that!
i LOVE morning TV! nothing better than an easy wake up with coffee and gma and/or today. seriously it makes me way more happy than it should 🙂
Are those breadsticks or pretzels on your hummus plate? I am always looking for fun things to dip in hummus!
I’m surprised the dogs didn’t try to run after the two deer on your walk!?
Haha, they would if they weren’t leashed!