Sunday, August 29, 2010
Every Sunday I get to wear this bright orange shirt and comfy pants and spend an hour and a half with 15 + first graders every Sunday morning before I go to worship. It's a morning filled with smiles and laughter, and music and movement, Bible Stories and learning.
Such a great way to start my day!
I've wanted to do this for a couple of years now and I finally signed up. I am so glad I did. Not only is it important for my children to see me involved, but now I get to be apart of what they are learning every Sunday morning.
Red and Yellow mixed together give you ORANGE! It's a big color at our church in the children's and student ministry. Red represents the heart of the family and home. Yellow is the
light of Christ. The combination, Orange, is the color worn by the volunteers that are sharing that light and spending the next year making a difference in the lives of children and students at our church on Sunday mornings!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Michael was so excited! He spent most of last year walking Jesse to his kindergarten class every morning. Today was finally his day to walk to that same classroom and spend the day getting to know his teacher and his classmates. He's in the dual language program this year and his teacher is Ms. Sanchez. It's going to be a great year for my littlest man!
And this little man started 1st grade. He was excited too. Jesse's continuing the dual language program this year and he is lucky enough to have Mr. Aranda again!
Monday, August 23, 2010
I have been promising the boys we would get in some last minute fun stuff before school starts and one of the things on my list was to take them bowling. So, this afternoon we headed on over to.....
We've been there once or twice for birthday parties and it has always been crazy busy with people, but we always had fun. I knew today was going to be different when I pulled into the parking lot and there were maybe 8 cars. It was pretty much like a ghost town-I wasn't even 100% sure it was open, even though it was 11:30. They were open and it was pretty much empty and it was so nice having the place to ourselves. Liz and the girls joined us and I am so glad they did. The girls had never been bowling before and they did AWESOME! It was great to be able to share such a fun first with them. We got our lane, our shoes, and our balls and we were ready to roll.....
Last up: Nani
We took a break around the 6th frame for pizza and drinks, then we finished up. Here are a few more pictures of the kiddos having a ball.....
The mamas smiling, enjoying the last day of summer with our babies-in the a/c!
Saturday, August 21, 2010
3rd lap 5:20
Friday, August 20, 2010
For Michael's birthday he wanted to go eat at McDonald's and play on the playscape, so we went for lunch. Grandpa and Deborah met us there and we were able to visit while the kids played.
Next up, naptime! Okay, so nobody actually slept, but we did lay down and rest. The boys don't know it, but I signed them up for Kid's night out at gymnastics. They get to go have fun and Phillip and I get to have a date night-Chinese and a Movie!
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Frontal and Horizontal lunges--that's what this mornings workout was called. Like always, it was a good one! Lot of legs. Worked out for 1:22 and burned 744 calories!
Meet the teacher:
Tonight was the right night to meet the teacher and drop off supplies. I got a call yesterday telling me that Michael got into the dual language program like Jesse. I was so thrilled! I've known that Jesse would have Mr. Aranda again, since the beginning of summer when he decided to move up to 1st grade, but I didn't know who Michael would get until I got that phone call. I had seen Ms. Sanchez at the dual language meeting last week, but we didn't get to meet her until tonight.
Phillip had an office day today, so I was able to go to a quick PTA board meeting and set up the icee pops table before he brought the boys up to the school.
I can't wait for school to start next week!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
An early workout first thing this morning was a must, but after that-NOTHING! It was fabulous to just spend some quality time hanging with the boys, in the A/C!
Today's workout--1:33 PT-*Body Shapers* 756 burned
Monday, August 16, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
to get these.....
I have wanted to say that I am a runner for a long time-at least a year and a half. It was hard at first, because of my weight. Since I joined the Y in January of 2009 I have been working hard to lose those extra, extra pounds to make running easier. I have made progress, I started walk/running a mile in 14 minutes, 9 seconds and today I ran the entire mile in 10 minutes, 15 seconds. My record, back in May was 9 minutes, 45 seconds. Anyway, I haven't really been running consistently, so I have gotten a little faster, but I'd like to work on longer distance and faster time. So, I joined a beginners running club at the Y! We will meet on Saturday mornings, have homework assignments during the week and after 10 weeks, I will run my first 5K!! I am so excited. I absolutely LOVE the YMCA-the programs and the people!
Here I am smiling.....
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
It has been exactly 2 weeks since Michael mastered riding without training wheels.
Monday, August 9, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
*It was a great party and that part about wearing the kids out.....it didn't work for mine! It is almost 10 and they are wide awake. Also, ya see that big red balloon in the 2nd picture? Miss Amy gave the boys that balloon to share. When we got home we let it go. I thought that was what they both decided to do with it, but once it was long, long gone-barely a dot-Michael's eyes fill with tears and he says, "I wanted to keep it." His feelings were hurt and it really broke my heart. I promised him I would get him another one and he could keep it forever!