Friday, July 9, 2010

Dancing hip-hop and little, tiny fairy horses



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.

That's right!
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



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10 comments:

Kimberly said...

What an awesome post! Way to get some activity! Thanks for linking up with us over at Krystal's blog! We look forward to supporting you and getting to know you on your weight loss journey!

PERMANENT POSIES said...

Well, first of all, when my grandkids come over, we do seem to dance a lot too. They all love to dance. I was never one to dance but with them, i will dance. Second, I like your creative tale and your digital artwork. Wish I knew how to do that.

Krystal said...

I LOVE your post! Thanks so much for linking up at Fight the Scale Fridays! I hope you'll come back next week; I'm looking forward to following your weight loss journey, and getting to know you (not to mention another story)!

Ms. Understood said...

I love how you can see whimsy in things that just look "normal." I love riding horses as well. Even those the horses kinda scare me (they are huge animals after all), but there is such a peaceful escape when you are on the back of a horse.

Donna Perugini said...

Your horses of material is good. There are thousands of little girls who will be in love with ponies and horses until they're adults. It's quite a market!

Maybe you could use the idea of putting your girl's curls for a keepsake on the pony-tail :) It would be extra useful to have a story around the pony who looked for a pony-tail because it didn't have one.... for looks, to swat flys, to jump high!

Carrie K said...

That's a cute idea, Donna! Ya never know what to do with those first hair-cut keepsakes.
-CK

Papgena Made It said...

Great way to lost extra pounds! I like to punch our punching bag! It is also great if you are insane mad with anything!
Love the ponys and Donna has a great idea!
Thank you for your 'visit' also! :)

Natalie said...

My favorite post that I've read today!

I lvoe your story...the real one and the made up one :) One of my favorite things to do is dance with the kids - they love it and it doesn't feel like work!

Liz said...

i have never heard that jump rope song before!

Jill said...

Love it! Thanks so much for linking up to me! I hope it inspires others to do the same :)

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