Sunday, March 28, 2010

Early Easter

We were lucky to have some early Easter fun together as a family. Isabella was excited to sit in the Gator car on the Kiddie Train (The cars were all painted for different SEC teams).

Joshua was more interested in the gate than the animals.

Isabella loved the bunny rabbits.

All smiles until she was bodyslammed by a big boy. She is still telling me how they need separate malls for boys and girls so they can have separate playplaces. This idea stemmed from an encounter with a rowdy boy at Oaks Mall over a month ago, so I can only imagine the plans she is devising for "girls only" bounce houses.

While everybody gathered for the Easter Egg hunt Joshua had free reign of the bounce house. Good thinking Kurt!

This egg hunt didn't require much searching but it did require speed. Luckily, the kids were divided into age groups so Isabella was with other 3 and 4 year olds.

Where's Isabella?

Joshua was over in the 1 and 2 year old area. He picked up one egg, turned around and walked away from the action. It would have been a great video, but Kurt was recording Isabella at the moment. We kept trying to get a picture of him with an egg in his hand but he would throw the egg before we could.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Family Fitness Day

Gainesville Health & Fitness, a local gym here in Gainesville, sponsored a Family Fitness Day. We heard free t-shirts and a zumba class for kids and we were there. The free t-shirts were only issued after you had your fitness card checked off in eight categories.

1. Soccer Kick
Despite looking like I am doing some serious coaching, Isabella actually just needed a little moral support on the first event. She ended up telling us afterward that the soccer kick was her favorite. Kurt and I sighed as we just passed on signing her up for soccer this year.

Joshua did most of the events as well. We figure he'll grow into his free shirt.

This picture cracks me up! Eye on the ball buddy!

Hula Hoop
(this was one of the events on the adult checklist)
I really didn't exert enough energy to break a sweat hula hooping because I totally couldn't do it. I remember back when I could keep a hula hoop going forever. At least I gave the lady next to me a good laugh. The truth behind the sweaty armpit is we ran to the park with the kids strapped in the jogging stroller.

Kurt looks like a pro!

2. Relay Race

3. Sprints

4. Tug O' War
Kurt was at the other end and managed to beat us while holding Joshua in his arms.

5. Vertical Jump
(no picture but you get the picture)

6.Football Toss

7. Basketball Shot

8. Wheelbarrow/Sack Race

They're a great team!

All eight checks and it was time for t-shirts and slushies.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Kurt and I would often go into Isabella's room when she was younger and admire her sleeping. With Joshua we don't dare. But this particular nap I not only ventured into his lair, but I returned a second time with the camera and took a picture. He didn't move a muscle!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Brides, Princesses... who could ask for anything more?

We were relieved that Isabella was equally excited over the bride and groom who walked out of the temple while we were there as she was about the Disney princesses she met later that day.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Winter Clothes

We've had some record low temperatures in Gainesville this winter so we're learning what it means to bundle up.

Swinging from the trees!

We have two trees in our backyard the perfect distance apart for a hammock. Of course Kurt and I like it for relaxing and the kids like it for swinging.