Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Beating the Heat

Today is Day 25.

That's 25 straight days of temperatures above 100 degrees in Fort Worth, Texas.

We are starting to get creative when it comes to staying cool.

Any better ideas?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Call me Jillian Michaels

I've had a number of people compliment me recently on my arms.

"Have you been lifting weights? Your arms look great!" people ask.

"Thank you!" I say. But no, no lifting weights for me. Just taking care of my child all day.

However, if you don't have a baby, I've put together an arm-toning workout for you:

1. Find an object (weighing around 23 pounds). The chunkier and cuter the better. Something that looks like this will do...

2. Pick that object up first thing in the morning. Then put it on the ground. Then pick it back up again. Do this until you go to bed at night... approximately 300-700 times each day.

3. About 30 seconds after you begin to do ANYTHING (ex: cook dinner, sort laundry, shampoo your hair, grocery shop), pick that object up, and then complete the task one handed! Feel free to switch arms so that both arms get an equal workout.

Just follow these easy steps, and you too can have toned arms!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

A Weekend at the Lake

Every year for the 4th of July, my family gets together at Tablerock Lake near Branson, Missouri. This was Denver's inaugural visit (not counting his trip last year in-utero).

Lots of fun had by all.

with my cousin Megan

a picture is worth a thousand words... and i can't come up with any words for this one. it speaks for itself

current favorite fruit... peaches

I think Denver ate his body weight in peas during this trip

his new favorite sport... "cooler-diving," where he digs in coolers for ice until his hands and face are freezing cold... then he goes back for more.

wiped out