Whew! We are back from a hectic week of vacationing and now I need a week of a relaxing vacation to feel relaxed. You know how some families go on relaxing vacations and just soak up the sun? Well, not us - not ever. Even when I was young, my mom always had our vacations jam packed with activities and we always came home exhausted. I always said when I get to be an adult, my vacations would be relaxing but you know the old saying, "we all eventually turn into our mothers." Love you mom :)
My husband was off work for a week and we ended up being at home for one day. That one day was spent pulling weeds, doing yard work, and washing the cars. I know just too much fun.
We went to St. Louis with the kids and caught a Cardinals game. The kids were able to get autographs of a few of the pitchers, so they thought that was really cool. Not cool was the weather. It was 90+ degrees with high humidity that night and I think I sweated off the naughty ballpark nachos that were my dinner. We also went to the Science Center and enjoyed the latest exhibit with the kids. Our son loves anything science and so does my husband.
By chance, we ended up at a local restaurant that has its own TV show. We didn't know anything about the show when we decided to try it out. I had searched on my phone for restaurants near the science center with positive reviews and found Sweetie Pie's. Do not visit their page or check it out unless you have saved up around a million extra calories! Seriously. The soul food is out of this world and so are the calories. After we left the restaurant, we saw a sign that by entering you agree to be taped for filming purposes. We then did some research and found out the restaurant has a reality show on OWN. I had the fried chicken, corn, and mashed potatoes which I split with my husband with plenty left over. I thought this meal would do me in for weigh-in day.
We also managed to fit in a trip to the zoo, a party, and a trip to a state park where we live before the week was all over. We are all exhausted and needing a vacation from our vacation :) I did manage to get in a lot of walking. One good thing about a city vacation is all of the walking. When I weighed on Saturday I was up 4 ounces from the previous week. Bad news but not terrible news considering all the restaurant meals consumed for the week. The only thing that saved me was all the walking in the city.