My friend Tracy May over at It Builds Character started a “Motivate Me Monday” weekly link up to help motivate her to train for the Chicago Marathon. Well, count me in. I’m not training for a marathon, but I am attempting to convert to a hot mama for the cruise Mike and I are taking in October. Due to a variety of reasons, my workouts and eating habits have been pretty lousy the last couple weeks, so I’m committing now to turn things around. My goals this week are:
1. Bar take out and make dinner every night this week (M-F, hoping to cook with hubby on the weekend)
2. Get in six workouts (this will actually be the easiest of the three goals for the week)
3. Skip Starbucks chai lattes (if I must go, it will be an iced green tea)
Please wish me luck, yell at me if you find out I’m slacking and if you need motivation too, consider linking up.
Today we celebrated four terrific little people’s first birthdays: Awesome Alaina, A-MAY-zing Austin, Marvelous Mia and Nifty Noah! Together they made the Super Ones Squad. Their “Super Stats”:
The three other moms and I had so much fun putting the party together. Activities included a Super Quackers Water Table, Superhero Transformation Station (Capes, sunglasses, stickers, throwing stars, etc.), Defy Gravity Bounce Zone (Bounce House), Color Me Super coloring and comic books and Superhero cutouts.
The Super Ones are ready for their cake!
Super Mom Planning Squad:
Thank you to our friends and family for helping “Save the Super Ones” birthday party!
We’ve been trying to potty train Evan. What that’s resulted in is Evan “potty training” Mia:
Cousins Cormac and Addie were in town visiting from Manitiwoc, so the kids and I headed to Bubbie and Zadie’s house to play. After air hockey, music, bouncing and more, we headed to Rainforest Cafe for lunch and then the Looney Toons play area at Woodfield. Evan and Mia love their older cousins and don’t get to see them enough–what a fun day! I think my favorite picture is the one of the four of them playing in the Looney Tunes wagon–it pretty much sums up what happens when you try to take a pic of four kids together.
Evan: I have to make poo poos
Mommy: do you want to go poo poo in the potty?
Evan: no, I make poop in that room (family room)
Mommy: are you sure you don’t want to go on the potty?
Evan: no, family room. (followed by loud pooping noises)
Happy 2.5 Lil man!
One of our favorite outdoor places to play is the Morton Arboretum. It was a bit cool, but it was partly sunny and we needed something to do so we headed to the Children’s Garden. We haven’t been in a few months, so it was fun to see how much more Evan can do now and to see Mia actually explore (the last time we were there she wasn’t moving).