Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Warming up

Just like every year, I am so thankful for the warm weather! Keeping happy kids is just easier in the summer, I'm convinced! And happy Mom too :) Casey took a day off on Friday and didn't tell me until...Friday. ha! It was awesome. Since we hadn't had a chance to "make plans", we spent the entire day outside as a family, working on our yard. We worked really hard and yet, it felt so relaxing. The yard is looking so pretty!
I sprayed all the darn dandelions yesterday. Any tips on how to keep those at bay would be appreciated!! The kids and I are excited to plant some things. Here in Colorado, though, we can't plant til a bit later. But, after Mother's Day, we are going to get right on it! Last year we planted a bunch of flowers. Some worked and some didn't, so now we know. This year we will tackle just a few vegetables in containers and we'll learn a bit more. 

 Some backyard FUN!

I've been using Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred DVD. Anyone tried it? I've had it for a few years, but last time I tried it, I thought I was going to die. Now that I'm in better shape, though, it doesn't seem like such a near-death experience, although it's still tough! In a good way. I'm on Day 8 of Level 1 and have seen changes in places already! Casey wants to do Insanity together when I'm done. Eek!
Anyway, my kids enjoy working out with me too. The other day, Kelby got his tinker toys (my latest vintage score at the thrift store!) and made his own weights. It was sooooo cute.
Natalie uses hairbrushes for weights, haha! Then, sometimes, after Jillian, Natalie watches exercise videos on Netflix for awhile and tries all the moves. It's super cute and funny :)


  1. How cute! My kids are the same way with working out, they love putting on workout DVDs ad imitating the moves! I tried Jillian's 30 day shred, but could only make it 5 days before I gave up. I was in pretty good shape then too, but I can't tolerate hard workouts like that. I get really bad migraines, and nauseated. I'm glad you are already seeing progress, and I hope you hand in there!

  2. I'd say to keep up the hard work with her video. i actually enjoyed level 3 the most and thought those moves were way more fun that level 1. It took me longer than 30days to get there but did pay off. She works you hard but you get so strong!You can do it :)

  3. LOVE the pictures of the kids!! The one of Natalie is exceptionally good. Looks like you guys had loads of fun :)