Saturday, August 14, 2010

Sensational Saturday

It seems like this summer I have blogged the same story: No time for blogging, enjoying life. 

This week was no different.
My brother and his family were visiting this past week so we were running here and there, hanging out on the beach, riding the boat, playing board games, enjoying yummy food. It was wonderful.

Yesterday the weather took a turn for the better as the humidity left and a beautiful breeze blew in.  The kids and I visited daddy at work for lunch and had some fun geocaching on the way there and back home (I'll be talking more about our geocaching adventures soon!).  Last night we took a family bike ride to a local nature center where we enjoyed the view together.  The kids played on a playground there while Dave and I enjoyed some stolen kisses and hugs.  It was a perfect family night!

Last night, we slept with the windows open and I think I slept the best I've slept in quite awhile!!  I woke up to sunshine streaming in my window, curtains blowing in the breeze, birds singing, cicadas buzzing and  Oh and my neighbor mowing, but moving on. I enjoyed my two cups of coffee and cereal on the front deck while watching Zoe ride her two wheel bike up and down the road.

Not sure yet what today is going to bring.  
Thinking a bike ride, picnic, and some more exploring in a local park.

Definitely a bbq for dinner cause this weather is perfect for grilling and eating on the deck.

We will see.
Life is good.
So I'm just going to enjoy this sensational Saturday and all it brings!

Monday, August 9, 2010

She Came, She Conquered, She Rides

Look what Zoe can do!!

We have been riding bikes a lot this summer, especially after we got our new Schwinn bikes and I got that uber-comfy seat.  We have ridden to parks, the beach, the library, and all around town.  Zoe, though, was still sporting the training wheels the whole time and it made for pretty slow riding.  The boys would often ride ahead while we girls caught up in time.  

We thought perhaps getting rid of the training wheels may speed her up some so the other night we talked her into letting us take them off.  Within minutes she was up and riding.  Gotta credit her dance and gymnastics with the awesome balance.  Turning made her nervous and we had a few crashes trying to master it, but before the evening was through she was riding up and down our street, turning successfully.  

The next day we tackled starting off.  Zoe had it in her head that she couldn't get going  by herself and needed us to give her a push.  Hubby, being the convincing man that he is, somehow got her to give it a try and within a few minutes she was off all by herself.  Now we can't keep her off her bike!!

So far she has ridden up and down our street and to the park down the road. Our next test is a ride to grandpa and grandmas house about a mile away and then off to the beach we will ride.  We are all looking forward to many more family bike rides.

It was amazing how easy learning to ride on two wheels was for Zoe, at least once she had the confidence.  If you are struggling with teaching your little one how to conquer the two wheels, Schwinn has this excellent video with tips to get your child riding into the sunset on two wheels in no time.  

Oh and don't forget to print out a Certificate of Biking to present to your kiddo once they master their two wheels.  Zoe was thrilled when we gave her the certificate.  She was so proud of herself and Dave and I were pretty proud too!

One more milestone passed.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Incredible Shrinking Woman

Most woman dread going to the doctor and standing on that darn scale.  
I am "most woman."

However, after my latest doctor visit it wasn't the horizontal number that bothered me. Yeah, I'm sure it was slightly higher than I would like, but after the nurse told me my other number, my vertical number, I promptly forgot about my weight. 

You see, for as long as I can remember when people ask me how tall I am I always say 5'3", even my license has that height then again it also says I'm 1** and goodness knows that's not true.  I honestly don't know where I got that number.  I assume at some point I was measured and the number stuck, but who knows.  

But, when the nurse told me that my height was 5' 1 3/4", I was flabbergasted.  How could that be?  I mean I know I'm short, but that is shorter than short. Three weeks later it's still bothering me, hence this post!

So learn from me ladies.
Not only should you not trust that darn scale at the doctors office, but be careful because the height measure thingy may lie too!

Monday, August 2, 2010

When Do You Blog?

I've spent the past three hours watching that rose show that is like a thorn in my side, but yet I still go back to smell it.  I figured I should be doing something productive while I was wasting time so a blog post it is.

I actually have a question for you all.
When do you blog?
In the morning?
During the day
In the evening?
Late at night?

This summer I have struggled finding the perfect time when my muse hits.  In previous summers the mornings were always my computer time.  I would blog away with my cup of coffee, but for some reason this year it just isn't happening.  My cup of coffee, yes.  Writing posts, No.  

Our days are jam packed with trips to the beach, bike rides to the library, picnics, pool days, cooking, baking, fishing, crabbing, visits to the fair, and just hanging out that there is absolutely no time for blogging then.

So that should leave the night for my blogging, but I find that time is being spent reading books, watching rose shows Food Network, answering emails, and spending some quality time with my hubby.  The night blogging just isn't working for me either, which is especially weird because during the school year night time is computer time for me and the postings always flowed.

I don't know.
Maybe my blogging muse is enjoying her vacation too.
I'm content to keep it the way it is though.
Writing when I choose and enjoying family, friends, summer, and life all the rest of the time!!

But what about you?
Tell me, when do you blog?

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