Archive for June, 2013

Smacksy Saturday Photo: Looking for Lizards

Saturday, June 29th, 2013 by by

“I think I just saw a baby one.”


Mud Run

Friday, June 28th, 2013 by by

Over the weekend a few of my friends from the gym and I did a mud run together.  A mud run is typically a 5k run broken up with several different obstacles and/or barriers, many through mud.  I’d never done one before so when one of the girls asked me back in March it seemed like a good idea…and really far in the future.  May 18th came pretty fast!

Unlike some of the more hardcore mud runs, this was a “girls only” race and the obstacles were fun rather than super-challenging.  Example: some of our counterparts were doing the Warrior Dash across town that day and while they were slogging through chest-deep water filled with ice cubes and running the gauntlet through dozens of live wires (!), we were sliding down giant inflatable slides and climbing over 12′ walls that had footholds.  Clearly we picked the better race.

We were truly a motley crew.  For one of the girls, this was her first ever race of any kind.  When she started CrossFit she was overweight and her fitness level was pretty low.  Now, several months later, she is lighter, stronger, and a total go-getter.  Another friend is one that I’ve run a couple of regular 5k’s with.  She’s a regular runner so it’s nice to race with her because I have to try and keep up (which I never do).  Another friend is my regular weightlifting partner and the perfect sarcastic yin to my equally sarcastic yang.   (more…)

Extreme Close Up

Thursday, June 27th, 2013 by by

“Hi, Bob.”


“Why are you so close to my face?”

“Is that a mosquito bite?”


“You have a bump on your face and a little hole. What’s that hole?”

“Skin has lots of little holes all over it called pores.”

“I bet that hole has alien babies in it.”

For Shizzle My Bizzle

Thursday, June 27th, 2013 by by

You’ve heard of “party poopers” well in the beginning we were “poop party-ers.” See, you never fully appreciate the act until you’re the parent of a newborn and knowing that your baby is #1 at number two means you are at least doing part of the job right. Because what they leave in that little diaper means they’re getting all of nutrients and sustenance they need to grow into a mischievous toddler and eventually obnoxious teenager.

The first time “it happened” it was like “So You Think You Can Dance” in the nursery. Seriously, we busted into a two-person flashmob – the dog even took a break from updating her Facebook and joined in because we were so excited she thought we were praising her for something. (more…)


Dairy Farm

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 by by

A couple of weeks ago Larissa’s preschool class took a field trip to a local family-owned dairy farm.

It was a beautiful day for walking around the farm.  All of the cows were out and there were new babies to be visited! (more…)

Muscle Men

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 by by

“Look, Felix. This mini-figure has muscles and a six pack.”

“Do you have a six-pack, Bob?’

“Sort of one because I do gymnastics. Do you?”

“Yeah, I have a tiny six-pack from being good at monkey bars.”

Mommy Meme Monday: 8 Sleeping Baby Memes

Monday, June 24th, 2013 by by

If you are a mom, you know how babies sleep.  Read on for sleeping baby memes that will make you chuckle.

We’ve all experienced the baby that will never let you leave.




Crescent Roll S’mores

Friday, June 21st, 2013 by by

S'mores Crescents - Combining crescent rolls with s'mores? Yeah, that works.

Who doesn’t love a good crescent roll recipe? From a breakfast, to a main dish to a dessert, you can truly do it all with crescent rolls. Today’s crescent roll recipe is sure to become a family favorite. How do I know? Well, I’ve combined all the elements you normally find in a s’more and added a crescent roll. Hmm…maybe I should call them s’mescent rolls. Think the name will catch on?

You will need:

  • Tube of refrigerated crescent rolls
  • Marshmallows
  • Chocolate chips
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Graham crackers


Scene From the Art Table

Thursday, June 20th, 2013 by by

“Bob, you didn’t make checks all the way down like you’re supposed to.”

“You’re not the teacher Layla, you can’t judge me.”

“I’m not judging you, I’m telling you what I think you did that’s wrong.”

“That’s what judging is, Layla.”

“I’m just telling you.”

“I know what you’re telling me.”

Baby Bear and her REAL Pony!

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 by by

Baby Bear will be at summer camp all summer and so she will not get to see our dog very much.  I told her that instead, she will get to have a pony for the summer.  I have been telling her that she gets a little horse called a pony for a few weeks.  She told me right away that her horse’s name was Karat.

I had to go work at camp for a pre-camp day for new campers.  I was able to bring Baby Bear with me so that she could see what camp was like so that it was familiar for her when we come for the summer as a camper.  She got to stay with me as the kids came though the art station.  Baby Bear was so excited to see her ‘friends’ (the kids).

This shirt was mine when I was little!