a smoothie & a trip to the zoo

I have a recipe to share today! Its one that I’ve been absolutely loving lately & I can almost guarantee that you’ll love it too!

Thats right. A green avocado, date, & banana smoothie. It tastes like ice cream for breakfast…without the guilty after taste. Ingredients: 1/2 c almond milk, 1/4 avocado, 1 pitted medjool date, 1/2 frozen banana, & a lot of spinachPut it all in the blender… and kerchow! One single serving smoothie coming right up. There will be some tiny chunks of the date left over, but don’t worry about it. They still happen even if I cut the date up into tiny pieces before putting it in the blender. But the result of this smoothie is so thick and creamy. I love to eat mine with a spoon (really adding to the ice-cream effect you know?). If you’re a person that prefers to drink smoothies, then by all means just add a bit more almond milk to your recipe & it will thin right down. Try it!

Now onto my most recent trip to the zoo. I have a niece that is the most hilarious thing, just look what we found her doing…Ever seen that episode of Friends where they’re in London & Joey has to go into the map? I’ve been known to do that a time or two but I didn’t think that the little ones had caught onto it! Sly little devils.As I was taking this picture of the tigers, I thought hmmm thats funny… all thats separating us from them is a chain link fence. Let me repeat that…A CHAIN LINK FENCE. What? Some one please esssplain this to me?All in all it was a great trip to the Hogle Zoo with most all of the grand kiddies. And no one was eaten… so lets call it a successful trip as well. I’ve got me a season pass over here so lets go! Its all happening at the zoo.

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Disneyland Trip Video Preview

Ok… and because I couldn’t wait any longer I made a mini video of some of the video taken on the trip. We had over 2,000 photos taken on the trip and hours of video so I’m going to put together a movie which I’m sure will take multiple days to organize and complete but heres a little snippet… sorry its not in HD… the final version will be!

 

The Wheatley’s Have Officially Taken Over!

I’m sure if you follow any of the other Wheatley sisters/family blogs then you already know that there were 20 Wheatley’s invading the Disneyland Resort last week. Let’s just say… it was a blast. And enjoy the photo below… probably the only pic you’ll be seeing of me in costume 😉 Especially as when the kids saw me in they asked if I was going on a mission? Good to know my costume is sister missionary-esque… polyester, shoulder pads, and nylons!!! Woot Woot!

First people into the park, front of the line with intentions to V-line it to Peter Pan… of course we still waited 15-20 min… I’m convinced I’ll never be able to walk onto that ride.

 Disney smiles…

 Pure joy…

Characters galore….

Parades…

If you haven’t already been eyeing down my niece’s and nephew’s adorable hats… then… here’s a gander

My sister made these adorable hats last minute as the weather during their stay was a bit colder than usual. You wouldn’t find me whipping up something as cute as these last minute, and by last minute I mean making most of these while in line for Its a Small World, Jungle Cruise, Midway Mania, etc! She sells them on Etsy too… check it out!

And here’s the whole brood, well almost… we’re missing our little miss Ivy Jane… but still pretty impressive eh?

And we couldn’t of pulled it all off without these two kids…

Thanks Mama & Papa Wheatley! Trip of a lifetime!