August 29, 2013

Getting Fit

Three weeks ago, my bestie and I decided to get fit!
We even created a blog for ourselves to keep track of what we are up to and our progress. Just for us!

I finally got off my butt and got in a little exercise.
When I say, "A Little", I mean, "A little".

I'm not SO lazy, I've just been swamped the last couple weeks.
 Finishing up summer break with Ryleigh.
Creating dresses and skirts for the website.
Meeting with my friend and web designer for some much needed counseling and business input.
Sewing... a lot of sewing. Can't wait to share what I've got coming out for Christmas.
Yes, I'm thinking about Christmas already.

Back to getting off my behind and getting in a little exercise.

Zach took off for work early this morning and after listening to the dog whine after hearing the truck leave her behind, I decided to take Zoie and Zive (the dog) for a walk.

Walking down our road with a stroller this time of year, isn't exactly easy.
It is the best example of a washboard dirt road I've seen in a LONG time. Pushing the stroller down the road is a challenge all in itself. But Zoie LOVES it. Which I can tell from the, "More Mama" screams.

At the end of our road, there is a cemetery on one side, and a field with goats and a llama on the other side. The cemetery, which in the evening is a bit scary, during the morning hours was somewhat peaceful. beautiful actually. I found myself thinking of people there. The beautiful stone that were chosen by loved ones to remember family and friends. The stories of all the lives there, wishing I could have a conversation with someone from the late 1800's and hear about their life in our area. Wishing I knew their history.

The llama, who normally runs to greet us on our journey, wasn't in the big field today. That didn't stop Zoie from yelling Hello to him. The horses down the road remind me to call someone about getting Zoie some riding lessons. She loves horses and I hope that is something that she will like to learn about.

Can you see him? Hiding in the distance.

At the end,
we only made it a little over a mile. I would have liked to go further, but at the end of the road was a dog that didn't take to kindly to Ziva. So we were forced to turn around.

Recorded with the MapMyRun app.

Hopefully, we can go further tomorrow. I need to keep this up if I'm ever going to be a #fitmom.


August 16, 2013

Preschool and Planes

I've been reading a lot of blog posts about pre-school lately, or school in general.
It seems to be a popular topic this time of year.
The time when mama's all over the blog-o-sphere start writing about back to school shopping and preparing to get back into the swing of the fall routine.

Crazy to think we're already nearing fall.
Even crazier to think that Zoie is old enough to even start thinking about preschool at all.

These last two years have flown by!
She's going to be 2! 

So... Back to subject.
Zach and I have been talking A LOT about sending Zoie to preschool this year. She isn't quite two yet, so it might be a bit early. Our thoughts though, are that she could really use the socialization aspect of it. I don't want to send her to daycare. I want to send her to a place where she will learn something and maybe make a few friends.

Don't get me wrong, we teach her every day. She is always learning something.
But, it's kind of hard to get Zoie to play with kids her age.
She is very independent.

We have older kids in our house. She loves playing with my niece, Maci, but she is 7. With Maci, Zoie does more following than playing together. It's hard with that big of an age gap.

Most of my friends have older kids as well. When she is around kids her own age, she tends to sit by herself and read or play quietly. It was really cute the first time, but now it sorta breaks my heart a little. I want her to run and play and have fun with kids her own age and own size.  

Preschool is Cool!!
Now I just need to find one in our area.

What are your thoughts on preschool and what age do you think kids should start?

On another subject

Zoie went to her first movie in a theater the other day!
My mom and I took her to see Disney's Planes.

It was super cute and Zoie did a great job.

She sat in her seat with her popcorn and Twizzlers and watched almost the whole thing. She got a little restless near the end of the film, but overall she behaved and did much better than I thought she would.

Hope you all are having a great summer!
We sure are, can't wait to fill you in on everything we have done.

August 12, 2013

I'm Ba-ack...

I was only going to take a break for a month. Then the time away kept getting longer and my thoughts on blogging and topics of what to blog/share further onto the back burner. Today I sit here (by the pool mind you) and I have about a gazillion topics and ideas running through my mind. 

I am supposed to be relaxing. Well, I guess I've had the last two months for relaxing and it's time to get back on the gravy train. 

I'll give you a more detailed explanation as to my absence as soon as I can figure out how to put it in words that won't upset or anger anyone. I'm still gettin there. The wounds are still fresh (so to speak) and I'm not sure I can explain without portraying the anger and betrayal that is still so fresh in my mind and heart. 

So for today I'm just going to sit here and enjoy the view of my girls swimming and having a blast thanks so much in part to my dear friend, Suzanne, for letting us borrow her pool. 

Happy Monday Friends!
It's good to be back!!