Hey guys! Yes, I have been away for quite a while……again! With the rest of Spring break and Courtney being out of school, and catching up on housework, I’ve been exhausted; like going to bed at 9:00 PM exhausted! Since I started Fun With Family and Fitness, I had been writing my posts after Greg goes to bed (9:00PM!), but it just couldn’t happen this week.
The last post I wrote was somewhere around this time last week. We’ve been super busy (in a good way!) since then! My parents went home and it was just Courtney and I during the day for the rest of Spring break. We made plans for Thursday and Friday to go see a couple of our friends from karate. Thursday, we went to see my friend, Amy. She is one of the moms I met when Courtney joined karate. Courtney quickly formed a friendship with Amy’s daughter, Alyssa, who was a karate student also (Amy has a son in karate too.), and Amy and I struck up a friendship of our own. Anyway, Amy is studying to become an esthetician, and part of her assignment is to have a portfolio of photos taken of individuals to show makeup applications that she has done. She knows how much Courtney LOVES makeup,(Alyssa’s not interested!) so she asked Courtney to be her model! They had a blast! The three of us all hung out while Courtney had her makeup done and I must say, it came out gorgeous! What do ya think???
Friday, we went over to another friends house. Yeah, we met them in karate, too. I know, everyone’s from karate; what can I say, we’re always there! Anyway, while Courtney was playing with Emma and Braden, us moms were downstairs flappin’ our yaps like all us gals love to do! Everyone needs girl time once in a while, right? So that was our Friday. I am leaving the boring parts out of this, so if it sounds like we weren’t that busy, I promise you, we were!
Now Saturday was something totally different; something we have never seen in person before. Courtney and I went to see our Sensei at his power lifting competition! As much as we enjoyed it, it turned out to be a long day! Everyone thought his division would be finished by noon, but we were there until 4:00; and there was still the whole afternoon of the really heavy lifting to go! We didn’t stay to see that, although it would have been pretty neat to see a skinny boy from the country squat 810 pounds! (That’s what we heard had happened!) I gotta say, Courtney and I are so proud of our Sensei. It is wonderful to see the people who you trust to teach you self-discipline and perseverance practice it themselves. It was great for Courtney to see.
We didn’t stay all that time and not find out the final numbers. He had a 405 lb squat, 315 lb bench and a 465 lb dead lift! Way to go, Sensei!
Sunday was family day! We went hiking at the same park we went to a few weeks ago, this time on a different trail. When we got there, they were having a kayaking event (that we were not prepared for!) so I just took some pictures of it. One of our local health food grocery stores had a tent at the event, so when we walked down to check out what they had, we scored free bananas and some coupons! $5 off of a $35 purchase, I’ll take it!!!
One of the funny things about this day was this soda machine.
A few years ago, on our very first visit to this park, for some reason, we were either very unprepared and didn’t bring anything to drink with us or maybe we did and ran out. I can’t remember, it was so long ago! Anyway, Courtney, who was around 3 at the time, kept telling us she was thirsty. We came up on this soda machine and it was that day that Courtney has her very first…………soda. Yep, I said it, soda…..at 3! I know what your thinking, but gimmie a break guys, the kid was thirsty, it didn’t offer water (at the time) and we were desperate! (In case you’re wondering, I learned my lesson a LONG time ago….NEVER leave the house to go anywhere without water!!!!! )
Back to the soda machine. Sunday, as we were walking past the lake, we came across that same soda machine, and just for the heck of it, I took a picture if it. After I snapped my picture, Courtney was fooling around pressing on the buttons, and when she got to the 7Up button, we heard a rumble. It was the rumble of a (FREE!) soda can dropping down after she pressed that 7Up button! Here we go again; another soda! At least this time, Courtney didn’t guzzle it down like it was liquid gold. Oh wait, yeah, she did. We really need to stay away from that soda machine; it’s a bad influence.
So that was the rest of our Spring break in a nutshell. I do hope that I can get back on my regular schedule for blogging now. I’m playing the catch up game with the chores now. Today was sweeping and mopping floors and tomorrow’s good ol’ grocery shopping. I’ll probably use my coupon that I got while we were at the park!
Have you had to take a break from your blog to “play catch up” on other things?
Have you ever had to “give in” to your kids when you had no other choice? (I’d rather drink a soda than be thirsty if that was my only option!!!)
Ever been to a power lifting competition before?