Monday notes.

This past weekend I took the girls and went down to CT for the day to drop oof Sophia (she spent the week with us) and to see the fam. We had a lot of fun, especially since the weather was beautiful and we were able to spend some time at the water. It was a bit windy, but not cold and Adri was able to shed her socks and shoes and splash in the ocean, to her great delight. 
Now we are back home and it's my Tuesday (Adam works Sunday, Monday, Thursday, and Friday). It's a rainy Monday, however, and I've already pulled out all the art supplies to keep the kiddos busy. I also have a Kiwi Co. Crate for Adri to work on later (it's a dinosaur themed one!). 

It's been a while since I've done a round-up of all we've been reading, watching and doing lately (a Notes post) so without any more ado, I give you everything I've currently been loving!

Reading: after watching the PBS Poldark series, I decided it was time to read the books. I've got the first two (Ross Poldark and Demelza) from the library and am planning on diving into book #1 today. I've also been reading a re-telling of Beauty and The Beast, called The Beast Within, and so far it's good!

Watching: is anyone else a fan of Good Girls? I started watching it last week with Sophia and blazed through the first season and all the new episodes of the second. It's funny, but intense, and I love it. 

Trying: out a new thing. I've was listening to Miranda's podcast where she talks about her simple meal plan and I've decided to give it a try. Although I am doing it a bit differently since I'm doing various recipes each night for dinner (otherwise Adam would go crazy) instead of the same meal/same recipes every night. It's basically the same meals every week, so it looks like, Sunday pizza, Monday meatballs/pasta, Tuesday tacos, etc. If it sounds interesting, I could probably put together a post that goes into more detail about how it works. 

Listening: right now I've been listening to Miranda's Live Free podcast. It's inspiring, and I really enjoy it every week  I usually listen on the 2-hour drive to CT. For the girls, they've been loving the Circle Round podcast. Okay, well, I love it too. The episodes are relatively short, so they hold their attention well.

Planning: out our week,. Tomorrow is supposed to be rainy, so I'm taking the girls to a play place here in town. There's tons of art supplies, little kitchen stuff. a wooden ship, a castle, and a ton more. Adri is sooo excited. Wednesday is library day, and after that, I'm not sure how the rest of the week will go. 

Loving: living right down the road from a playground again (the girls love it!), that living in a smaller house means it takes under an hour to clean everything, and that the weather is finally warming up and SPRING is here.

Have a wonderful Monday!