Thursday, February 18, 2010

More fun than a barrel of monkeys


On Thursdays, I have training, so the kids come along to the gym with me. In order to get Chase to go willingly, I bribe him with the promise of Wendy’s chicken nuggets after Mama is done exercising. This works well because there’s a Wendy’s right by the gym, so the drive thru people are probably used to seeing sweaty people—I mean what’s the point of all that working out if you can’t get a Junior Bacon Cheeseburger and a Frosty when you’re done.

Anyway, because lunch is earlier on these days, we always have an hour or so to kill after we finish eating before we go up for our nap. Today we really packed a whole lot of fun into those 60 odd minutes.

First, we sat on the slippery stairs and sang songs and shook our booties. 


After that, we played Hide & Seek. That goes like this:

Mama (while the kids run to their preferred hiding spot of the half bath): 7, 8, 9, 10! Ready or not, here I come!

Chase & Amaya: giggles. lots of giggles.

Mama; Now where could they be?

Before I’ve even taken one step in the direction of the door, suddenly it pops open and out storm two little munchkins.

Chase (laughing): Here I am mama.

Amaya: Tee Hee

Chase: Let’s do it again!



After we’d played 10 rounds of Hide for Two Seconds and Come Out Before Mama Has a Chance to Find You, Chase rode around on his scooter wearing his “Diving goggles” while his sister raced after him. Safety first—the living room air is awful salty.


Then it was time for Ring Around the Rosie—minus all that dreadful singing. We just went straight for the all fall down part.

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Whew! We sure wore ourselves out. Good thing there’s this handy bench here where we can plop down and rest for a spell.



  1. Anonymous9:29 PM

    Great Job for providing such fun entertainment for the little ones. Seems like you should earn an A+for the day. :)

  2. Anonymous5:28 PM

    Amaya isn't looking like a baby as much anymore... She's growing up Laura!

  3. okay so I'm here from my own blog because it came up in one of my google ads. I was browsing through your pictures and noticed your floors. I LOVE THEM! We are thinking of refinishing our hardwood floors and would love the same sort of color as yours. If you don't mind my asking, what kind of wood is it? I would love to try to match the color :-) Thanks!!

  4. The floors are just the factory color--they're bamboo, but I don't remember what the brand name was. I think the color name might have been spice, but I'm not 100% sure on that. Wish I could be more help. :-)

  5. your kids are soooooo adorable :)