Our Own Zumba in the Park

Last week we had a conflict with our Wednesday night Zumba class.  The room we’ve been using was double booked.  Instead of canceling our class or asking the other meeting to be moved, Steph and I decided to take our event outside.  The recreation center where we normally have class is surrounded by a large, gorgeous park.  The park features a pond with an observation pier.  The end of the pier opens up to a large area that is about the size of our meeting room and it has power.  It was a perfect spot for us to hold our class!

The weather was perfect too!  It was touch-and-go all afternoon but started clearing around 4 PM.  By class time at 6:15 PM, it was sunny and breezy.  We bought colorful balloons and a hung our Zumba banner from the railing.  It looked like a party out there, for sure 🙂

We had a nice turnout for the class.  Needless to say, we got all sorts of curious people checking us out.  I’m sure it was quite a spectacle for those who usually enjoy a leisurely evening stroll in the park!  We even had one guy openly stare at us at the end of the pier for half of the class.  Ha!

If you want to see our next endeavor, check out this link.  Downtown Yoga wants to diversify their class offering by adding Zumba to their schedule.  The Zumba button at the bottom of the homepage is us!


Easter Party

Dog in Hell...

He pled for my help... Instead, I took a picture.

Okay, so, it’s taken me an entire week to get the Easter Party post up on the blog…  Pathetic, I know.  It’s been one of those weeks again.  Dr. Cindita was in town for a couple of days, I had CPR training, and my busy life in general…  These are the many reasons I’ve been letting the blog slide this week.  But I find myself with a few hours this Sunday morning to catch up on things before I take off to Tampa to visit friends for a couple of days.  I’m taking this opportunity to update you on our family Easter party.

We had an awesome Easter last week!  We joined J’s parents for sunrise service at the beach at 6 AM on Easter morning.  Then we came back to our house for coffee, doughnuts and naps.  Later, we invited a bunch of friends and family over for ham sandwiches, pasta salad, deviled eggs, etc.  My mom’s sister, Mimi, brought her wonderful bunny cake.  It was adorable as ever!  The homemade icing was to die for.  So good!

I found it strange that there were all sorts of Easter pinatas in the stores this year.  I had never seen them before.  Perhaps I just never noticed them in the past or maybe this pinata deal is a new thing.  They seemed to be front-and-center on the shelves this year though.  I knew that the boys would love to go to town on one of them so I obliged them.  Here is J rigging it up on the monkey bars out back.

Nothing says “resurrection of our Lord” quite like smacking a paper Easter basket with a bat…

Cutie Pie wanted nothing to do with the pinata.  I tried to help him but he wanted none of it.

After several minutes of intense batting, the Wildman and his two cousins got to the good stuff!

After the pinata was smashed to smithereens the Easter Bunny was called.  The children were herded into the house so J and Big Red could consult with the Bunny about hiding eggs in the backyard.  Thankfully, the Easter Bunny was available to come over on such short notice and hide eggs while the kids played inside.  It did not take long for him to hide all of those eggs either!

Cutie Pie enjoyed this activity much better.

It was a fun day filled with faith, fellowship, and fun!