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Crunch Wrap Supreme and a Day in the Life...


What makes a child gifted and talented may not always be good grades in school, but a different way of looking at the world and learning. 

Chuck Grassley

This week was... interesting. To give you a little insight to my week let's look at just 1 day. It's something I like to call... A day in the life of a SAHM.

Monday

6:50am Ninja walks in and says, "time to get up."

7:05 leave bedroom dressed and somewhat ready for the day.

7:10 start loading the van with auction prizes. The Preschool auction ended the night before and winners had the choice to pick up at the school, from my BrownieBesty, or from my place.

7:30 get the kids ready for school. SBean has her usual (of late) meltdown that she HAS to wear a dress. "But Mooommmmmmyyyyyy I'm only pretty if I wear a dress!" She wails. I don't know where this came from but I am seriously thinking about throwing every dress out and showing her how pretty she is in WHATEVER she wears!

7:45 make lunches.

8:00 drop off the prizes for preschool and for after school drop off PLUS I drop off SBean for BBesty to take her to school.

8:25 go home and quickly grab prizes for after school delivery.

8:45 get to the Gifted school for their end of the year field trip. HBear was so excited and I can't lie... I was too! This year the Gifted theme was Artkidtecture ๐Ÿ˜‰. They learned all about unique structures all over the world. The field trip was designed to show the kids 3 different amazing architectural designs right here in our own backyard.

9:00 split into groups and get field trip info.

9:20 get to the Okanagan College.

9:25 tour the tiny house. The school has built the 1st tiny home in our city. They are hoping to start selling them but as of right now, our city is not zoned for them. It is so much red tape. 






9:45 tour the multi purpose room. I was BLOWN away by this entire building! All the wood is BC wood that has been taken down because of the pine beetle. 


 

10:00 view the building. Recycled rubber floor, smart boards, all led lights turn on only when people walk by. The building has a Wind chimney to help cool it and Solar tubes light up rooms from the ceilings. The Gym has heating and cooling tubes in walls and all the rest of the building has the tubes in the floors. Solar panels help keep the building warm and are used for electricity.




 

10:15 view wine sensory class ๐Ÿ˜œ. 


10:30 end tour and have snack. As soon as I got to the picnic table I put my bag down... apparently in a big pile of duck poop ๐Ÿ’ฉ. It spread all over my hand and my sweater. Perfect. It was SUPER awesome because the geothermal water system uses untreated water from the geothermal system that has high mineral content and stains the toilets. It also trickles out of the faucets so removing the poop was difficult and I just had to accept the fact that it was going to be in the small creases of my friend and cold hands... for a while.



10:40 leave for our next destination. I almost missed the bus because I was in the bathroom washing off duck shit.



11:00 arrived at Structurlam. They are a timber manufacturing company that creates complete mass timber packages that include connection details, and project design, engineering and installation. They built the tallest contemporary wood structure in the world with 18 floors. It is in Vancouver. It took 8 weeks. Within seconds one of the boys said, "actually by my calculations that is 3.5 floors per week." ๐Ÿ˜‚ It was a fabulous presentation. 






12:00 The kids got to look at the 3D computer. This was a major highlight for the kids ๐Ÿ˜‚.



12:15 left for our next destination the park for lunch. Freezing!! It was right on the lake and the wind was COLD! It was 16 degrees out but the wind was whipping and we weren't dressed properly at all. The Kids ate and played at the playground to let off some steam.


12:45 Leave for our next destination.

1:00 arrived at Outma Sqilx'w Cultural School. Another fascinating structure! It uses 8 km of pipe for geothermal heating and cooling. It was built by Structurlam and just like the other 2 facilities we had toured, all the wood is pine beetle wood. They had a Cultural Room that was designed to look just like a typical home for their ancestors. It is a round room with a window looking up to the sun/stars. It was magnificent! The Kids learn about their culture and their native language there.





The school is built on the West side on the Reserve. It over looks both lakes and our city. It was amazing to stand on the grounds... on top of the world! They also have a large fire pit for their ceremonies and for the community to gather around.






1:50 went to Snxastwilxtn Centre which means, A Place to Heal. Across the street from the school is a wellness centre for their community. It has Drs, councillors, dentists, early learning and teaching areas. It is stunning. Out back over looking the valley is a gorgeous art installation that represents the Survivors of the Rez Schools. Survivors placed their rocks in the water in a ceremony and Elders and anyone that wants to can come sit out there and reflect. It was nice.






2:20 back on the bus and heading home. 

2:30 get back to the school. Quickly get in the van and get moving!

2:45 PM go to HBear's school and drop off auction prizes to generous folks who donated to our preschool auction. Pick up ReadingBesty. 

2:55 PM fly to SBean's PSBesty's house and pick up SBean!



3:05 PM pull-up in the driveway and see a wide open door.


However, I don't see Dad or Ninja's trucks. ๐Ÿ˜ณ I do however see a van sitting on the street waiting for me to get home to pick up another prize from the auction. I was so busy... I forgot to lock up! In fact, I forgot to even close the door! Brutal!

3:07 quickly run inside collect the 3 prizes and run them out to the van. As I am handing those over I see another car pull up. Another prize winner! Quickly run in the house and get her prizes as well.

3:12 get the kids out of the van.

3:25 3 snacks for 3 kids. Get the kids set up at the table for reading and start unpacking lunch bags.


3:35 fold the load of laundry in the dryer still from last night.

3:40 start another load.

3:50 empty all the garbages and recycling and get the bins out.

4:00 start making dinner.

4:20 start to take RBesty home but realize his Uncle just pulled up, he's one of our employees, so hand off that responsibility and go back into the house to finish making dinner. 

5:00 unload all my many many many many pictures from this week.

5:15 finish getting all the prizes ready for delivery the next day.


5:30 dinner! We had Chicken Caesar Salads and Ninja help get it ready! 3 cheers for a fabulous partner ๐Ÿป. 

6:00 Bathtime!

6:30 date night with my Sis. Every Monday night we FaceTime each other to catch up on our week. I look forward to date night all week ๐Ÿ’›. 

8:00 realize I still need 1000 steps to hit my goal! WTF? I think something is wrong with my Fitbit because there's no way! Turn on Big Brother and get stepping!

9:00 prepare for my school board meeting tomorrow. 

9:45  make my menu and grocery list for tomorrow. 

10:30 yoga.

11:00 brush my teeth and get ready for bed.

11:15 start to write my blog…

11:35 zzzzzzzzzzz

So this past week was Cinqo De Mayo! We love Mexican and I'm always trying to find new yummy dishes. My Sister made this dish a couple weeks ago and raved about it! It was super duper tasty but I messed up! I did not buy the proper sized tortilla wraps so I wasn't able to wrap them the way they were supposed to be and it made for difficult toasting LOL however, when I try this again… And I will because it was so good! I now realize I will have to follow the directions better!

Crunch Wrap Supreme
Adapted from Delish

1.5 lb. ground beef
1 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
teaspoon paprika
teaspoon cumin
8 small flour tortillas
8 large flour tortillas
1/2 cup Nacho Cheese Sauce
8 tostada shells
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup lettuce, shredded
2 Roma tomatoes, 
chopped
1 cup Nacho cheese, 
shredded
vegetable oil
enchilada sauce, for serving

In a skillet over medium heat, add ground beef, chili powder, paprika and cumin. Cook, breaking the meat up with a wooden spoon, until the beef is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Drain fat, then season with salt and pepper.

Build crunchwraps: With large flour tortillas, add a scoop of ground beef to the center of each tortilla, leaving a generous amount of space around the edges for folding.


Drizzle cheese sauce over each, then place tostada shells on top.


Spread sour cream over each shell, then top with lettuce, tomato, and cheeses.


Place the smaller flour tortillas in the center of each crunchwrap then tightly fold the edges of the large tortilla towards the center, creating pleats. After wrapping, quickly invert crunchwraps so the pleats are on the bottom and they stay together. (I tried to get away with using the medium tortillas that were in my cupboard... WRONG!)


Cook crunchwraps: In a medium nonstick pan over medium heat, heat a very thin layer of vegetable oil. Working one at a time, add crunchwrap seam-side down and cook until tortilla is golden on the bottom, 3 to 5 minutes. Flip crunchwrap and cook until the other side is golden, 3 to 5 minutes more.
Repeat with remaining crunchwraps and serve warm with enchilada sauce.






 

The sun has finally been coming out and it finally feels like an Okanagan spring! This past week I picked SBean up from school… Using my feet. She whined the whole way home ๐Ÿ˜‚ I told her every time the sun is out we will be walking. That shut her up pretty quickly!


This week was the preschool auction I put on. It was a ton of work but we raised over $1100! I can finally get into my craft space again and have begun cleaning up everything I've just been piling up while the prizes have been taking up all the room.



I took the Girls to the park the other day after school just to enjoy the sunshine. Listening to them play together is the best thing in the entire world ๐Ÿ’›!




On Friday HBear won student of the week! We all went out for dinner for my FIL's 72nd birthday! Then we went over to their place for cake, coffee and presents ๐ŸŽ.






SBean and I had some time on our hands ๐Ÿ™„ so we recorded a duet ๐Ÿ˜‚. 


SBean is in her second week of soccer and the whole family came out to play this weekend!

 




 


After soccer we headed over to the market for some yummies.

 



That evening HBear had swimming. Right after swimming we got ready and went to the Kiwanis's Dance Festival Highlight Show! It was amazing!


 


Of course Ninja and I fit in date night ๐Ÿ˜‰ You can check out our latest episode, The Myre Festival HERE.


Sunday was the annual SORCO open house. One day year the South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls opens up for the day. We get to tour the grounds, learn so much and donate to a great cause. This year Grandma and Grandpa came with us!

 



 




On our way home we stopped and did a little geocaching. 




 






 




 







As for our step challenge... it is doing so well! We have more people than allowed in our challenge now! It is so exciting to have a group that is so encouraging and motivating cheering and challenging you throughout the week. I am very very lucky.



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