And Abel tried out his Halloween outfit.
I also ran six miles on Saturday morning, and then in the afternoon Jonathan and I went to a fundraiser for Swede's preschool. It was fun to finally meet and chat with the parents of Swede's school friends. There was also a silent auction and I picked up a series of learn-to-quilt classes at a local sewing shop. I've always wanted to learn how to quilt so this seems like a good opportunity.
On Sunday we took our annual drive to Silverton to see the fall colors. It was gorgeous!
We went to a coffeeshop in Silverton for chai tea lattes and breakfast burritos and the kids were miraculously well-behaved. Abel did have some trouble settling down in the afternoon once we were home. I can't really blame him though; Babies like routine and this was a different day for him.
In the afternoon I made pretzel rolls. It's quite a project, but they are so delicious. We had some for dinner as barbecue pulled pork sliders. Homemade pretzels will always remind me of Swede because I made a batch while I was in (early) labor with her.
I also went on a nice little hike around the neighborhood with my mom and Abel and the dogs.
And... That was the weekend! Here's what happening this coming week:
Mon: Cider Cheese Soup from How Sweet It Is (with more pretzel rolls)
Tue: Chicken Tikka Masala. My super easy version is: Add chicken + a jar of prepared Tikki Masala sauce to the slow-cooker. Shred the chicken & add frozen peas in the last hour. Serve over rice.
Wed: Spanish Chickpea Stir-Fry from Real Simple
Fri: I'll be in Denver for work.
I'm planning to do a couple short runs and/or 21 Day Fix workouts then am taking Thursday-Saturday off before I run the Durango Double Half Marathon on Sunday. [The "Double" is a trail half marathon on Saturday and a road half marathon on Sunday - I'm only doing the road race.]
Mon: Board meeting for a new charter school opening in Durango next year.
Tue: The last appointment to finish up my root canal. Finally!
Thu: Flying up to Denver for work on Thursday night and back again on Friday night.
That's all! Did you have a nice weekend? Are you doing anything fun this week?