Happy Saturday!! Did y'all have a nice Easter celebration last weekend? I'm definitely not great at keeping up with Saturday Seeds, but read on to see what we've been up to since the last update!
GLADD FAMILY HAPPENINGS:
A quick journal of this week with the Gladd’s (that’s us)!
Many of you know that not only do I run this business of food/travel writing, blogging, photographing, but I am also an Occupational Therapy Practitioner. A couple weekends ago the national AOTA conference was held only 3 hours away in New Orleans, so my coworkers and I met up for one day at the conference.
We sat in sessions alllllll day in order to gain as many continuing education credits we could! Because, man, the conference is EXPENSIVE so we were making sure to get our money's worth! 🙂 Kelli and I drove down at 4AM and we came home at 8PM. It was a long day, yet it didn't feel that long! The drive was fun since I had a friend to talk to!
Simon Turned SIX!
Our little Simon-goose is SIX! I cannot believe it's been six years, then again, sometimes I think he should be a teenager by now. HA! We celebrated for like three days straight. Of course, we started with our favorite Birthday Cake Pancakes!
His birthday was on a Wednesday, so I took a cookie cake to his school and then checked him out of school and took him to Newk's for his free birthday lunch! We then picked up cupcakes at Sam's Club to share with the neighbors that evening. For dinner, we celebrated at Chick-fil-a where he opened his presents. In the middle of all of this, we also had our elementary school's Color Run fundraiser event.
Madison Station Elementary Color Run
The Color Run was scheduled for Thursday, but because the weather forecast called for strong storms, it was moved up to Wednesday (Simon's birthday). We were SO busy the entire day fitting it all in. We even skipped a make up baseball game for Judah in order to make it all happen.
The Color Run is always so fun. This was our third year to participate (and the third year since it started). It's really the perfect fundraising event for the school. The first year we got a new playground from it!
For Easter, we drove the 10-12 hours to North Carolina to spend the weekend with Ben's side of the family. We had a blast with the cousins hanging out. The kids even jumped in the freezing pool on our last day, because they are CRAZY! 🙂 They had SO much fun "swimming" and playing baseball, bowling, egg hunting, video gaming, etc. Cousins are the best friends!
This year, the Easter bunny brought Simon and Judah these football sequin pillows. I couldn't be more happy with them!! The quality is great and the boys absolutely love rubbing the sequins back and forth to draw whatever they want and to uncover their name/football graphic.
THIS WEEK ON SEEDED AT THE TABLE:
Links to recipes or other posts published lately on Seeded At The Table.
Our Visit to LEGOLAND Dubai - A collection of photos of our visit to MINILAND at LEGOLAND® Dubai — an indoor exhibit of iconic buildings and skylines from around the Middle East made from 20 million LEGO bricks. (I'm really excited right now because my favorite travel blogger, Amanda, is currently in Dubai and I'm loving following along on her Instagram!)
Healthy Freezer Italian Meatballs - Healthy Freezer Italian Meatballs are a mixture of ground beef and ground turkey, slow cooked in your favorite marinara sauce straight from the freezer! These Italian Meatballs are perfect for Whole30, Paleo, low-carb, gluten-free and Keto diets.
Simple Chicken and Cheese Tortellini Soup - This weeknight Chicken and Cheese Tortellini Soup is an easy and flavorful dinner to quickly get on the table. It’s a simple dinner idea for a family favorite meal!
Cauliflower Tabbouleh Salad - This Cauliflower Tabbouleh salad is a twist on the traditional Lebanese Tabbouleh with cauliflower replacing the wheat. There are less herbs and more fillings like tomatoes and cucumbers in this Cauliflower Tabbouleh Salad recipe, but the spices of our favorite Middle Eastern dish remain!
Dallas Cowboys Stadium Tour - My football loving family thoroughly enjoyed touring the entire stadium, from the gift shop, to the field, to the locker rooms and more! Scroll for more about our experience and to view photos of our tour.
Easy Fluffly Cornbread - This Easy Fluffy Cornbread recipe makes THE BEST fluffy buttery cornbread. Mix simple ingredients in just one bowl then pour into a hot skillet. You can’t go wrong with this tender and moist cornbread recipe!
Easy Mexican Rice - This Mexican Rice recipe is SO easy that you’ll want to make it for all of your Mexican dishes! You can serve this Easy Mexican Rice (or Spanish Rice) as a side dish for all your Mexican meals!
Whew! What a round up! Cinco de Mayo is coming up and I have two more Mexican recipes to share with you as soon as I find a moment to sit, edit the photos, and type it all up!
Have a great weekend!