Ok, after having three kids in less than three years, I definitely have a few extra pounds
that weren't there before.
How do I manage to work out when I've got two toddlers and a baby in tow?
One idea is to jump rope on the back patio.
So there I was, jumping, jumping, jumping,
and encouraging the two toddlers to sing,
"Cinderella, dressed in yella,
went upstairs to kiss a fella
Made a mistake! Kissed a snake!
How many doctors does it take? 1, 2, 3..."
You get the idea.
But they soon lost interest and each wanted their turn with the coveted jump rope.
So I asked my sister inside to turn up the music.
I was out on the patio dancing and shakin' my booty to
some hip-hop-country-funk on the radio.
And my little boy was twirling around with his super-man cape
(aka my nursing cover)
singing, "I am Super Man, come to save the day!!!"
I picked up the one-year-old and her eyes were just gleaming.
The kids took turns and I spun my son next.
So fun ;)
And that is my story about a Mom of tots trying to loose weight.
You can also link up your story here
where two great Moms are coming together to share support for others trying to lose some of those extra special pounds!
OK... now for the art part of my post, the part with the bedtime tales theme:
Some of you know that I just moved my whole family across the country. We spent 5 days on the road, 4 nights in hotels/friends' homes.
We stopped at one little spot in Kerrville TX. We stayed at a great little place
with these gorgeous trees in the courtyard:
They were dripping with fantasy and I so wanted to imagine a story about them.
So hows this?
Two little ponies live hidden beneath the ivy in the courtyard
Two tiny little ponies. One has little fairy wings and one can run faster than the wind.
And they like to come out at night and spy on hotel tenants,
showing interest and curiosity in all the different places people come from.
And... here they are!
Put together with digital patchwork:
This digital patchwork is dedicated to my little sister who loves riding horses
and imagining stories about fairies and little elves.
I also added this post to this link up because I felt this post demonstrates that I am also trying to live life consciously