My View – Skatepark


Took the Little People to the west side to go to a skate park to ride their Razor scooters. It was the second time for The Fox and he is still getting used to the scooter and the traffic. I think the skater traffic is the hardest part to learn because it is so unpredictable.he doesn’t understand the kids flying past on skateboards and bikes cannot stop if he travels into their path, he will get knocked down. Yes, he will learn a hard and fast lesson in physics.
MaM is a different story. She is all over the park. She also has the confidence and experience of skating for a couple of years. Although she was a little jealous of the bigger kids who had a little more power to jump their Razor scooter over the small hills. She was really trying to do that. She has learned how to scan her path before heading into the frenzy.
These kids have so much energy. I don’t know where they get it from.


Lose The Moobs August Challenge Day 5


(Sorry for the delay on this post. I forgot my SD card reader to use the photo I wanted to use.)
I didn’t think this was going to happen because we were at the Indiana state fair all day and my wife was heading out with her friends that night. Did I mention it was also meet the teacher night at the kids school? It was a busy day. A typical family schedule for us. I usually try and exercise in the morning for that reason.
I walked around the fair regretting not working out in the mornings or most of the day. I should have got out of bed earlier. I should not have stayed up so late watching the new episode of Breaking Bad. I was being beaten up by the “I shoulda” monster. The past is the past. Next time, I will get up earlier and work out. Another benefit of hitting the gym earlier in the day is that it’s less crowded.
I was happy the family schedule worked out so that I was able to get to the gym. When trying to make time for exercise, you really need to be conscious of your family’s time and commitments. I think a problem develops when exercise comes a higher priority than the family. Before this challenge, I would alway postpone my workouts if I found out my wife was going to hit a fitness class at the gym. Today’s lesson, flexibility is a must.

Don’t worry, I was a very good boy at the fair. No fried anything.

Lose The Moobs August Challenge
Yesterday’s Distance – 1 mile
Total Distance – 3.5 miles

This is how I tell the kids had a great day

They had a fun day because they are asleep when we get home from the water park.

Took The Little People To The State Fair Yesterday


While MaM was in her first day of kindergarden, I took The Fox to the Indiana State Fair.  Just me and my buddy buddy(that’s our nickname for each other)  We took advantage of the AAA free day. We had a plan of just going to see the animals.  Nothing big and definitely no rides.  We walked all over the place. Actaully, I did all the walking with The Fox perched on my choulders. Hit the large farm tractor display and the animal barns.  He told me that his goal was to hug a pig.  I am not exactly sure where he got that idea from.  It wasn’t me. I swear.

We walked through the sheep, horse, and pig barn.  Being a city kid, he could not stop staring at the animals.  Petting them was soemthing entirely new for him.  He was too funny with the whole thing. The Fox told me that his favorite animal was the pig. I think this was because he got to pet so many of them while he was there.

As we were leaving, we saw an ABATE motorcycle safety tent that was letting kids ride small motorcycles. The Fox loved this.  He had the biggest smile. We did this under one condition, not to tell MaM that we rode a motorcycle. Which The Fox proudly told her as she got in the car after teh first day of school.  At this point, all she wants to do is go to the fair and ride a motorcycle as well.  She is our adventure girl.

After picking MaM up after her first day of school, we tracked back to the state fairgrounds and walked around some more.  Even though it was the second trip there for The Fox, he loved it.  If you look at MaM’s eyes in the pictures, you can tell she has a smile from ear to ear. She thought this was the coolest thing ever.  She kept smahing into the back tire of The Fox.  We may watch too much NASCAR. She was jazzed that she got to take two rides on the motorcycle.

We moved on to the animal barns after that.  The kids loved petting the animals.MaM now wants a horse for Christmas. It was fun to see the excitment in their eyes as they walked up to the animals and started to pet them.  I was a parental reward.  As we were leaving, we snagged some free ice cream.  To them, that was the perfect end to the fair.  We hung out at the senior citizens belly dancing troupe as we finished off our ice cream.  I will never forget MaM telling my wife that we stopped to watch a bunch of women in colorful clothes dance.


Fun Day

Had a great day today.  Got to play with The Fox for a coupler of hours. Two year old is such a fun age.  They are like sponges at that age.  This kid loves books and being read to.  We read a letter book, he repeated the words and moved his hand across the word from left to right. The Monkey did the same thing.

The Monkey went on a field trip to the gym today.  She was one of the two girls to climb all the way to the top of the wall.  I knew we picked the right nickname for her.