Saturday, March 21, 2009

Matthew's question of the week

"How big is a leprechaun?"

What, are you planning your
strategy to catch one or
sizing up a possible
opponent in a fight?

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Matthew's question of the week

"Can we cut a hole in my wall so I can climb through my shelf to Ethan's room?"
Hide your saw, Glen!

Breathtaking mornings

These pics are 3 days apart. Taken in the morning from my back porch. Weather is so unpredictable.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

An unpleasant awakening

This is Emma asleep, sitting upright, in the corner of her crib with her thick quilt pulled over her head. I know some people sleep in quirky positions, but I've NEVER seen this before. How was she breathing under there?

Monday, March 2, 2009

Matthew's question of the week

It was a statement, actually: "Hey - why have they got my ball?!" Said while watching the Man United vs. Spurs football game (soccer for the Americans) and noticed they were kicking around the same ball he uses in the backyard. We could not stop laughing!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Winter break

What self-respecting athlete takes a winter break from exercise? Unfortunately me, and now I'm paying for it. In an effort to get back into shape, (oh yes, I ate that bad during the holidays) I went to the gym with my super-charged can-do-anything friend Kandy. WOW! What a workout! We spent over an hour together running, using the eliptical, the stairclimber, free-weights, doing killer crunches and squats. She took it upon herself to be my personal Jillian from the Biggest Loser. Really. People in the gym were turning around and staring with sympathetic eyes everytime she'd shout "COME ON TRISCIA! JUST 5 MORE MINUTES! DON'T WIMP OUT NOW! YOU CAN DO THIS! GO (insert faster, harder, higher restistence, etc)!" I think I'll be in shape sooner than I think!

Glen has started his workouts as well, doing swimming or biking daily during his lunch breaks and a weekly spin class. The guy is so motivated. He just slips back into it so easily. He's amazing!

Now, Glen and Kandy can't work out with me all the time, so: Does anyone have any tips for how they've kept a personal goal that could help me stay motivated to exercise? I'll make it worth you're while... for the best advice I'll give/send a thank you gift. Seriously!

Yellow Belt!

Ethan tested for his yellow belt.... he was well-prepared and so serious. He even kicked a wood board in half (which is now proudly displayed in his room). The best moment was when I asked him and his 2 friends to do their best karate moves for a picture. Now those are some kids I don't want to meet in a dark alley!