On Thursday, I made green smoothies after reading about the green smoothie challenge here (h/t to Kelly). I watched her video and realized that her smoothie technique was similar to mine, aside from adding spinach leaves! I decided to attempt this experiment. I didn't add many leaves, but you could definitely taste a slight bit of "green."
I don't think I could drink them every day, but I think I could get used to the flavor fairly quickly. Steven and I were both a little weirded out by the color, Mary Clare tried a quick sip, but Ellie wouldn't try the smoothie at all. I put the leftovers in a plastic cup in the freezer.
Then...guess what Ellie had for dessert after dinner??? You guessed it--frozen green smoothie! She ate it with a spoon. It will probably be the most vegetable she's eaten in years! Steven Joseph loved it too!
So from the posts earlier this week, you may have gathered that we went to the beach over the weekend. We spent the morning at Galveston Beach and had a blast! I have to rave about the Water Babies sunscreen spray. We all wore it, were there for 4 hours with no shade, and NONE of us got burnt!
With all our gear (particularly the fishing gear), it makes the most sense to go where we can drive on the beach. In the evening it's great because the car makes a shaded area beside it with its shadow, but when you're there from 9am-1pm you don't get that luxury! It was fairly vacant and secluded until about noon, so that was nice. Oh how I love the waves, the water, and the wind!
Our little friend C who comes to play one day a week brought a fun plastic jumprope that attaches to the water hose and sprays water all around. The kids loved it! What a cool toy!
We're still doing our running training although we seem to be falling a bit behind our schedule with activities this week. I'm kind of losing my excitement...getting bored with running. And several times I've
Anyone else watching America's Got Talent? We've been watching it on Hulu and I have to say that I'm not all that impressed with the quarter-final contestants. So far I like the Voices of Glory, The Fab Five cloggers (who are cousins of a friend of mine!), and the Texas Tenors. I wasn't crazy about any of this week's performances. Who do you like so far?
I am so thrilled for Devin and Katie (and of course Leo and Tobias)! They are friends of ours who began the foster-adopt process about a year ago, welcomed these adorable boys into their home around December of last year (if I remember correctly), and just this week have finalized their adoption! And Katie is also pregnant. God is so good.
I will end with a few prayer requests. One for our little friend Hannah who is still in the hospital recovering from the surgery to remove her large cancerous tumor of the kidney. Then there is a friend nearby named Linda who has 2 children (ages 13 and 6) who just found out she has pancreatic cancer and was given about 6 months to live. Finally, my grandmother Doris turned 93 yesterday! She lives in a nursing home and I just pray that God grants her peace in the time she has left on earth. Please offer a little prayer for these 3 ladies, as they each face the unknown, one as a child, one in middle age, and one elderly. Thank you so much for your prayers!
Have a great weekend!