Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Market, Canada’s Wonderland and Catching Up

Hi everyone!  It just started pouring out so I figured it was a good time to get down to business and write a post for you.  I haven’t been on the computer much the past few days.  I’ve been spending time outside, with the fam and reading.  It’s been marvellous!  I promise to keep the past few days short and sweet for you..
I started the day out with some English muffin French toast:IMG_2818 This is 2 English muffins soaked in USAB, egg whites, vanilla, chia flour and cinnamon.  I put some honey pecan butter, agave and fresh bloobs on top for some pizzazz!IMG_2817 The kids hung out with the neighbour for a few hours while my hubby and I went to St. Jacob’s market.  It was a gorgeous day and the market was jam packed.  I got some peaches, nectarines, bell peppers, cherries, eggs, raw honey and granola:IMG_2821
We stopped at Williams Pub on the way home for some lunch.  I went with a grilled veggie and goat cheese panini with a side of Greek salad.IMG_2819
I had a choice between chips, a cookie or an apple with my combo an seeing as I went healthy with an apple at Panera, I got a pecan chocolate chip cookie this time!IMG_2820
I know it looks like I took a bite, but I actually broke a piece off because they served it on the same plate as my lunch and some salad dressing got on it.  Ewww!  Yes, I’m picky that way!  HA
I can’t really remember what I did all afternoon.  Probably reading!  My hubby bought some really nice steaks at the market so for dinner I made a huge salad and topped it off with some sliced steak:IMG_2822
I don’t normally eat beef as I’ve never, ever been a fan but I do appreciate a nice steak every now and again.  And this was a GOOD steak!!  I’m sure I snacked after dinner, but there’s no pictures so I can’t remember what it was!  Hehe!  I do remember that we went to DS’s soccer game.  I can’t believe they only have 3 left.  Time fly’s, my friends!
This was a FUN day because we went to Canada’s Wonderland!  I love this place and have ever since I was a kid.  Rides, games, shows, water park; this place has it ALL!  I made a filling bowl of oats before we left:IMG_2824
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup Quaker oats
  • cinnamon
  • blueberries
  • apple honey
Whenever we go to a big “park” where you can’t really bring food in unless you sneak it we time it so that we arrive around lunch so that we can eat a picnic style lunch in the parking lot.  I had a simple mortadella, mozzarella cheese sandwich:IMG_2825 And we were off!IMG_2835 IMG_2828 The “Mountain”.  We watched some dudes dive off this thing!IMG_2830 DD (in)patiently waiting for us to get a move on!  :)  She’s a ride freak, this girl!  We did a few roller coasters:IMG_2839 IMG_2836 IMG_2838 She went on a few spinning things that make me positively nauseous to even watch!IMG_2844 She also went on a contraption called “The Drop Zone”.  Check out how high this baby goes!
You can just barely see the cars at the top.  She made the funniest face by the time they reached the bottom (which is a free fall).  IMAG0043
It’s kinda tough to see, but she’s on the far left.  We cracked up when we saw her!  She told us she was never going on it again because it scared the crap out of her.  She shook for a good 10 minutes afterwards, but couldn’t stop laughing.  What a nut bar!!  We enjoyed soft serve cones again…IMG_2848 Then the kids enjoyed some time at the water park!IMG_2849 They’ve got some pretty decent water slides and a huge wave pool.  A kids dream come true!!  We finally left about 6pm and some caffeine was desperately needed!  IMG_2850 When I was a teenager we’d spend a good 12hrs at the park hitting every ride and attraction available.  Now, 3 roller coasters, one “wet” ride and the water park are enough to turn me into a zombie!  LOL  Dinner was fast and easy….egg whites scrambled with a LC cheese wedge, a toasted Ezekiel muffin and some fruit:IMG_2851  I’m sure I ate a bowl of homemade pineapple coconut froyo, but I musta forgot a photo.  I blame it on exhaustion!  I spent the evening chatting with my neighbours and watching some Criminal Minds.  Perfectly relaxing!
I slept until almost 9am!!!  WOW…I must of really been tired!  It’s been overcast all day with heavy air and for the first time since I’ve been on vacay, this asthma business of mine is acting up.  Irritating to say the least, but it kinda forces me to sit back and catch up on everything I’ve let slide the past few days.  Blog reading included!  Damn, you guys have been up to some GREAT stuff! 
Breakfast was a 1/2 cup of granola from the market with blueberries and USAB:IMG_2852
Aside from doing some laundry I pretty much camped out with the computer all morning.   Lunch was light today.  I toasted an English muffin and topped it with mortadella, LC cheese, lettuce and mango mustard.  There were also some sweet cherries on the side:IMG_2857
I also downed half a peach because it was starting to go bad…IMG_2856
We ran some errands in the afternoon for supplies to get us started on our deck tomorrow.  We got home just in time to unload and get the sheets off the clothesline before it started to pour buckets! 
Dinner was also simple and a lot more “healthy” than what we’ve been eating all week.  Turkey sausage, corn on the cob and green beans!IMG_2859
My parents will be here shortly for a visit and them I’m sure more TV will be watched.  I have a feeling that I’ll be good and fresh for deck building activities tomorrow!!  :)
Bye for now!!


  1. Oh my gosh Canada's Wonderland looks like so much fun!!! What you said about eating in the oarking lot reminds me of last time me and some friends went to Six Flags- we just had a picnic out of the trunks of our cars whenever we got hungry! :P And I'd do the same thing with that cookie- salad dressing typically doesn't go well with baked goods. :P

  2. What a great couple of days. The amusement park looks like a total blast. And now I want some soft serve <3! Glad you're having so much fun with the family. Although all of your meals look yummy- your breakfasts always look best

  3. Wow! That looks like a lot of fun. I've never been a ride person. I've always gotten motion sickness very easily sadly.

  4. DD is such an adventurous girl... I'd never do all what she did!!! you as her mom must be really nervous watching her on those games.
    glad you're having a blast with your family! enjoy~~~ :)

  5. Looks like you got a lot of yummy goodies at the market! Canada Wonderland sounds like a good time to me :-)

  6. and here i thought the french toast was the highlight of the day.. then i saw canada's wonderland!!! omg!!! <3 <3 FUNNNNNN

  7. Looks like a ton of good eats, Krista! Canada's Wonderland looks like so much fun! I was just like DD at her age -- a huge ride girl! Now I can't go on anything that spins, lol!

  8. Canadas Wonderland looks amazing!!! Love that DD rides all the rides, even the scary ones! She is brave! I cant handle those crazy rollercoasters sometimes!

    Im glad you had a great vacation girl, its nice to have time off, and yay for sleeping in til 9 am! I did that on Saturday and it was the first time in forever I slept that long!!!!

    Have a great day! xoxo

  9. what a fabulous couple of days! The amusement park looks like so much fun and the food looks amazing!


  10. haaha i cracked up at the pic of her on that scary ride! She's got guts for trying that

    I agree, nothin beats a good hearty steak when you're craving it-- yum yum :)

  11. I would be one of those people who has to get on as many rides as possible, even at my advanced age. Gotta get my money's worth! LOL.

  12. Yay for target, yes you can join me in target rehab!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love the coffee flavors you said you got, I saw those there, Im going to try one of them next time for sure!

    Yes the plates and bowls were so cheap, and so cute! I cant believe you didnt find the coconut spray or creamer, : ( I hope they start carrying it out your way maybe, we can hope!
    Have a great day love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxo

  13. Woohoo for Wonderland!! I went earlier this year, LOVE it. I hadn't been for a few years for some crazy reason but I'm such a ride freak too that I was craving some rollercoasters BADLY. Miss DD is much braver than I am though, I'll go on pretty much anything except the drop zone. I'm NOT a huge fan of straight up free fall rides, yiiiikes.
    Smart move eating lunch first though, food is CRAZY overpriced... I got a 6inch sub and was blown away at the cost. Ridic!


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