Monday, February 28, 2011

Stormy Workouts

I had the most awesome workout today! Just kidding, ha, it was less than 5 minutes long and I didn't even break a sweat. The reason? Well, as soon as I got on the treadmill they came over the loud speaker and asked everyone to make their way downstairs. Apparently there was a tornado warning, so everyone went to the basement with all the kiddos. Thankfully all my kids, neighbor's kid included, did amazing. Ava played with the Ipod because I was afraid she would get bored and start having a melt down. We left when the warning was almost passed and got to witness some amazing lightning on the way home. I get more anxious when I'm taking cover in situations like that because I don't know what's going on. Also, it felt like we were in Kansas all over again with the tornado warnings!

Our weekend, on the otherhand, was so nice!
We went and did some scouting for areas we are going to be camping this spring. We bought our tent Saturday and are more excited than ever to get to start camping. Our local lake will be the place we camp first and then hopefully we'll start finding some more exciting places.
Ava had a fantastic time running around the grounds. They were all blocked for the season, but the caretaker stationed there let us walk around and take a look. He had just ran some other guy and his family out. In the caretakers defense, the guy did have quite a mullet. There just isn't any excuse for that!
The girls found the tent pad they wanted, right next to the beach. It was the perfect spot, so hopefully we'll get it a few times.
This next few photos shows Ava's stubborn side. She got mad at me because I was telling her that if she didn't come with us to the car I was going to drink her chocolate milk. Dumb idea, obviously. SO she sits down on her toosh and refused to move.
Then when you get to her, she takes off, giggling the whole time. I'm telling you, we can't stay mad at this little stinker!
Finally Rusty had to grab her and carry her the rest of the way to the car because she kept trying to run off in the opposite direction that we were headed in. She protested, but lost. Please note that in this picture her legs are kicking wildly, poor Rusty suffered a few blows!
We have so much to do these next few months. It seems like this is always a busy time of year for us. School, testing, family starts visiting. We're trying to get the girls enrolled in some extra activities. Mallorie doesn't have any idea, but we are trying to find her a place to start taking horse riding lessons and Hannah wants to start swimming competitively, so she needs to take some classes on strokes. Plus she's all about the babysitting right now, so I've got to get her into the CPR classes and babysitting training. I can't wait to see them start some outside activities to see how they do. Mallorie's favorite thing on this earth is horses and we would love to help her be able to do something with that. Plus she'll look so adorable in her riding pants and boots. Oh, the cuteness! Where we live is really big into Polo and riding, so we shouldn't have any problems finding a place for her to get involved.

Anyway, I hope things are going well for you this week. And that it's starting to warm up a little. We've had several days in the 70's and I am loving it!


Anonymous said...

Great pictures. Looks like it was a beautiful day. Spring is just around the corner. Have a great day Love MOM

Anonymous said...

Mmmm. I read your great blog yesterday. Picturs are GREAT! Story is great..I am ready for springtime! Hi Browns!! Love Mom