Sunday, March 30, 2008

Commit To Be Fit

We were hanging out this afternoon, trying to think of something we could all do. Hmmmmmm, what would be fun??

We could go for a nature hike. It was a beautiful day out today.

Maybe we could take the sidewalk chalk and go out and do some funky drawings on the driveway outdoors.

We could go outside and do some gardening. The weeds need pulled. They are starting to take over the entire outside of the house.

Notice a theme? I was trying to think of something to get the kids OUT of the house. And everyone knows that what mama wants, mama gets, right?? Ha! If only.........So, what is it my darling children decided they wanted to do?? Ohhhhhh....let's walk on the treadmill in our church clothes!! That sounds like a great idea!!! So, they did.


And of course, they couldn't walk on the treadmill without wearing the head/sweatbands because, after all, they wouldn't want to look like little dorks or anything.


Mikaily figured out how to cool off quickly after her exhausting 4 and a half minute workout.


Evan opted out of trying the treadmill. He had already lost a battle with the floor earlier in the day. He was tring to hit a big ball with his elbow because everybody knows that is the cool way to hit a ball.....??? He swung hard, completely missed, and the intertia flung his body, full speed ahead, into the carpet. His face broke his fall. The result is a rug burn goatee (and a missing chunk of the inside of his lip).

Smooth move, Exlax!!

19 comments:

Family Adventure said...

They are so cute, though, Valarie! On the treadmill and sporting the goatee :)

Heidi

Dawn said...

I love the sweatband- and the goatee ;)

Law Student Hot Mama said...

How 1980's! I feel like I'm watching that Olivia Newton John music video!

utmomof5 said...

Hey at least the treadmill is getting used!! The one at my house has a good 2 inches of dust on it! :)

Steph said...

Nice Goatee Evan!

Leah said...

and yet look how sweetly he smiles?? LOL!

Em's recovering from a face plant at a Kids Afternoon Out function at her school last week. She came home early, still sobbing long after the fact with a chunk of nose between her eyes scraped away(and decently SCARRED now, ugh!)

I need a treadmill...

Beth said...

The goatee makes him look so hip and cool!

Kellan said...

Oh, aren't they the cutest!!! His face broke his fall - poor thing!

Thanks, Valarie, for coming by and leaving the kind well wishes - so nice to see you. I'll see you soon - take care - Kellan

katie said...

you are funny... but obviously a very un-cool mom. How could you not possibly know how to be cool? umm hello, headbands while on treadmill? hitting balls with elbows?? sheesh, what century did you grow up in?

;)

Leah said...

PS Valarie, I did mean to tag you for the purse meme... I'm adding you now, I don't know what happened!

Duck Hunter said...

great shots on the treadmill.

Kathy said...

Thanks for the laugh! At least they go near the treadmill though and the goatee was hillarious!

www.kathy-iamwhoiam.blogspot.com

desirae said...

Aww.. His poor chin.. No wonder he didn't want to give the treadmill in his church clothes a whirl.. The sweatband... A bold fashion move!!

Nat & Kari said...

You have very funny kids! You'll have a lot of fun looking at pictures and telling them stories about their silly selves when they're older. What cuties. Poor baby with the rug burn. =( He doesn't look too sad about it in the picture though!

Christine said...

Ouch! He still looks cute!

Lauren said...

I truly enjoyed this post. :) Please thank your children for keeping me up to date on the latest in workout wear and facial abrasions. This post was a true public service ;)

One Scrappy Gal said...

OUCH!!

I felt that!

Leah said...

PPS WHERE ARE YOU??? alligators didn't get you, did they? couldn't possibly be that you have four children an a life... At any rate, hope all is well!

Autumn said...

What a bunch of cuties!