Wednesday morning means Mommy&Me class.
Today, Ava was at the play kitchen for a majority of the class. She colored for the 1st time today :)
They had a coloring station set up when we first arrived. Look's like I'll have to start investing in some crafts! yay.
Today, I was nominated for our Mommy&Me class's "Basket coordinator.".
The Amanda's Place raffle night is to raise money for the program that has about 200+ families.
I am organizing the "Fit & Fabulous" basket that our class voted on.
I'm not going to lie, I'm pretty excited to be the coordinator and collect all of the donated items / and purchase the rest of the "goodies" with donated money!
Fit & Fabulous covers so much area: spa items, health goods, work out clothes or classes: yoga/ pilates/crossfit etc., family activities for the outdoors... So many things can fit into our category which is great
(and I have tax write off papers for the donors which is always a plus!!!)
They are aiming for a $100-200 value basket of donated items but I'm hoping to exceed that!
I'll post the finished basket in about a month or less. I already can't wait to see which family gets the "Fit&Fabulous" basket that I will work so hard on!
(I wonder if I am allowed to bid on it too?! Haha)
Here are some free apps that help if you are wondering which brands to buy to switch out something you already use but want a healthy option instead. Hope you like them!
And when in doubt, this little butterfly label below is the official 3rd, outside party (Non-GMO Poject) that uses it's stamp of aproval to assure customers that they have verified a product to be not genetically modified. (USDA Organic label also ensures that it is non GMO.) You may have seen these popping up more and more. Love that little label!
And my favorite helper... Ava knows it's smoothie time when we get home from mommy&me class.
Thought I'd ask if anyone's ever tried this organic black bean spaghetti? Kind of odd haha but I thought it could be a great little addition to a taco salad or veggie tacos ? Maybe even a fun way for kids to chow down on some healthy, gluten free spaghetti ? It is naturallyblack so many you can name it something creative that your kid will think is cool... Nighttime noodles? I am not that creative so I am sure some mom will come up with a great little name.
I'm going to look for it in Whole Foods next time I go.
Last night, we drove over to my mother in law's house to visit with Grandma Ann (Mark's grandma) who is in town from ND... they pulled this picture out of Luke (Mark's half brother) and Ava is a spitting imagine of him!! Looks like she and Uncle Luke are two peas in a pod. Too cute.
Have a nice rest of the day! I'll be heading outside with Ava when she wakes form her nap and then off to who knows. Maybe I'll find some nice donors for my basket today *hint, hint!*