Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Cookie Time!

 Like any other child, Ava is obsessed with cookies! I normally give her cookies or crackers when I am shopping to keep her entertained. I found cookies from the Annie's brand and the Back to Nature brand in the natural section of Kroger, the ingredients were vegan, so I figured why not? Ava loves them but I recently decided to try baking cookies! I found a cookie recipe on Pinterest but I posted the recipe in my Atlanta vegan facebook and the members gave me better recipes.

 Here is the recipe that I ended up going with. It is from The No Bull Chef and I wrote it on a recipe card that I received from a swap on Swap Bot.  

And here are the products that I used. 

The cookies came out soooo good! Ava gobbled them up and had chocolate smeared everywhere! I can't wait to try this recipe again. I had alot of dough left over so I made cookies throughout the week. Ava liked them so much that whenever she heard a beep on the stove, she started saying "cookies!"

-The Daily April N Ava

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Spring/Summer Bucket List

Man o man! I always do this! I always say that I have goals of blogging more often and I don't! Honestly I haven't been doing anything exciting that was worth blogging about. But it is officially spring and I am in the mood to have some fun!
The weather has been off and on pretty nice. With Ava being 21 months old, she is getting pretty bored with our usual story time and stroller walks on the Silver Comet Trail. And who can blame her! She wants to be outside running and playing! Or even if we aren't outside, she just wants to be able to move around. So I have decided to start a spring/summer bucket list for us.

The first thing on our list is:

1. Visit a new park/playground every week when weather permits.
-The area that we live in has about 5 playgrounds within 2 miles of our house. So in addition to taking her to our usual playgrounds, I would like to take Ava to new playgrounds. I think I will call this series Ava's Playground Adventures. I also want to take Ava to a few splashpads.

2. Picnic in the park
-I purchased a new waterproof picnic blanket this winter and I can't wait to put it to use. I also picked up a new cool bag for our food and a stroller fan.

3. Run a 5K
-This was apart of my new year goals and it is still a goal of mine to run possibly more than one 5K this summer.

4. Movie in the Park
-Hopefully Ava will be able to stay awake and sit for a movie in the park

5. Concert in the park
-Because well, I want to hang out without my kiddo for once lol.

I'm sure there are a few other fun things that we will do this spring and summer and I can't wait to share our adventures with you. Now, all I need is a personal paparazzi to snap pictures of Ava and I having fun! Until next time!

The Daily April N Ava