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Spring Festival

The church where Steph and I teach Zumba on Monday and Wednesday evenings hosted a Spring Festival for the community on Saturday morning.  The youth director asked if we would do Zumba for the children in the gym.  Since Steph worked on Saturday I took the job solo.

Whew!  What a workout!  I essentially jumped and danced around for 3 hours straight.  It was a lot of fun.  The children LOVED it and that makes my job worth while!

J came up to the church with our boys around 10 AM.  He took them around to check out all the fun things like the Easter egg hunt and the pony rides.  Wildman’s face in this picture cracks me up.  J assured me that he actually did have a good time on the pony even though he looks thoroughly pissed in the photo!

There was a pot-bellied pig for the children to pet as well.  Cutie Pie looks so cute pondering the pig.

I was finally able to leave my post in the gym around noon.  I met my men outside for a hot dog and popcorn.  I was able to watch the boys wear themselves out on the huge slide and bouncy house that was set up in the church’s side lot.

All-in-all it was a great way to spend a beautiful Saturday morning and I got a great workout to boot!

Park Day

Cutie Pie and I ran a bunch of errands after we dropped off Wildman at preschool yesterday morning.  As a special treat I swung by a local park on the way home.  The weather was gorgeous but slightly too warm for my taste.  The incredible heat we’ve been experiencing needs to go!

Cutie Pie ran right over to the canal that borders the park.

And began throwing leaves and mulch into the water.

This is a favorite past time for him.  It makes me nervous.  Even though he can swim I’d still be terribly freaked out if he fell into the canal.  I can only imagine how traumatized Cutie Pie would be if he fell into the water unexpectedly.

We checked out this lizard sunning himself next to me on the bench.

After several minutes of leaf/mulch throwing and lizard investigation I suggested we head over to the play ground equipment.  He happily agreed.  I just love the huge grass field at this park.  It makes me want to run too!

There were a bunch of other kids playing on the playground so Cutie Pie, being the slow-to-warm child that he is, was reluctant to play.  Eventually he did manage to climb up one structure that was far away from the other children and slide down the slide.  That was about it.

He much preferred sitting next to me on the bench and using my camera.  Silly kid!

Later that evening, we headed back out for more park fun.  This time Wildman got to go and we went to a different park.  The park we went to was on the beach and we stayed until sundown.  The boys had a blast playing with all of their friends.

Afterward, we headed over to Pizza Hut with Steph and her two boys for dinner.  We sat in a corner where the four boys got their own booth and Steph and I got our own booth.  It worked out wonderfully as long as I kept the carrot sticks and ranch coming!