My girl is in Art Camp this week at a very cool art school (Southwest School of Arts) that is on a quiet portion of the famed San Antonio Riverwalk. This is her second year and, as both of my kids are quite the creatures of habit, my little guy wanted to repeat some of our Riverwalk adventures that he and I had last year while she was in class. (he’s not old enough to be in art camp. plus he only holds a pencil/crayon/paint brush for about 1.8 minutes before it becomes a sword/blaster/spaceship)
We had planned to do a big Riverwalk adventure on Monday only, but he asked Monday night if we could do it again on Tuesday, and since I feel guilty about his camp-less summer, I obliged. Plus I kinda enjoyed it.
So, without further ado, I present our two nearly identical mornings (and the rest of the days that weren’t so identical) for this week’s installment of What I Ate Wednesday, hosted by Jenn at Peas and Crayons.
I started the day with some green juice while driving downtown.
We dropped off our little artist
and started our walk.
Breakfast came after walking for about an hour – it’s slow going when you have to stop to check out every duck, fish, bird and bug in sight. And climb on every other rock. I wouldn’t’ have it any other way.
Einstein Brother’s Bagels – I had half a power bagel with peanut butter and iced tea and he had the cinnamon sugar bagel, the other half of the power bagel with peanut butter and some water.
We took a picture in the bathroom mirror because we took a picture in the same bathroom mirror last year. Creatures of habit (both of us).
My self portrait skills need work.
ps – thanks to my friend A (and her daughter) who were with us for not thinking (out loud) that I’m a freakshow for taking self portraits in hotel bathrooms.
We made our way back down the Riverwalk to the art school, once again stopping to explore with every few steps.
Once the kids and I got home, I had some salad and fruit for lunch along with some (unpictured) pistachios.
Detox Salad (from OhSheGlows.com) and watermelon.
I was still hungry, so I finished off the hummus with some Mary’s Gone Crackers.
I had a couple of drinks throughout the afternoon,
some iced tea
and some kombucha (atop a newly started book – only on page 7, so I can’t tell if I’m going to like it yet).
Dinner was brown rice topped with vegetables (garlic, onions, carrots, broccoli zucchini, squash and chickpeas) cooked fajita style in a cast iron skillet with butter. We topped it with a cilantro cream sauce that was crazy good. I’ll have that sauce finished off by the end of the week, even if it means I have to eat it off a spoon.
I had a Cocoa Cookie Dough ball (from Let Them Eat Vegan) for dessert.
Just like Day 1, I had the remaining green juice en route to the Art School.
Just like Day 1, we dropped off our camper and headed back to the Riverwalk. Our destination (once again after much wildlife exploration) was the bagel shop.
We practiced our self portrait skills on a reflective window near the bagel shop
(brother’s got attitude)
and then tried again in the hotel bathroom (the bagel shop is in a hotel).
(now brother just wants to be done taking pictures and get his flippen’ bagel….)
We got a power bagel with peanut butter and some iced tea and headed to a nearby seating area to enjoy. I brought a homemade trail mix type bar from home.
We toured around a bit and found a Starbucks.
1 apple juice and 1 hot tea.
He was working really hard on getting the straw out all by himself.
We stopped on a bench and had our own little Noting Hill bench scene:
Lunch, just like Day 1, was salad and fruit. I’m thinking it will be Day 3’s lunch too.
I had a new to me Zevia drink mid afternoon. A little too sweet for me – I think I’ll dilute with sparkling water next time.
And some carrot ginger apple juice as a pre-gym drink, along with a couple of unpictured cocoa cookie dough balls (see Day 1).
Dinner was leftover vegetables from Day 1 scrambled with some eggs and topped with cheese. Very unphotogenic, but very tasty.
I had an unpictured glass of red wine (the afternoon involved the library, dentist, grocery store and gas station with two tired kids – enough said) and couple of pieces of dark chocolate.
I’m very grateful for the luxury of two lazy mornings to spend exploring a beautiful part of my city with a little boy with a huge sense of adventure.
Oh – and for the Fitness portion of WIAW – aside from walking for 3 hours with a 4 year old for 2 days, I did Insanity Plyometric Cardio Circuit on Monday and an Athletic Interval class on Tuesday.