Monday, June 15, 2009

Runnin' Around With Kids

What a fun weekend!! We went to The Primary Grandchild's dance recital on Saturday afternoon. Her dance was one of the first in the program, so we were in the front of the theater and ready to cheer. It was so cute. The little 5 yr olds were so intent on doing their dance, some of them forgot the steps. I laughed 'til I almost cried. Then came 30 additional, mind numbing dances that did NOT include my granddaughter. We had to sit through them to get to the finale, where she would perform again. If we could pick and choose the dances we wanted to see, I'd choose all of the dances that included the kids that were 7 and under, they are definitely the cutest. I realize there were parents there to see the "other" dancers, but really, what is cuter than the little ones? Absolutely NOTHING, they were all the best, but sadly there were only about 5-6 groups of the little ones.

After the recital, we headed out to the Primary Child's house where we relieved the baby sitter and played with "The Pistol", our almost 2 yr old grandson. That's a cardio workout in and of itself. Of course I can't count it in the challenge, but I definitely moved around. :) He is a mover and shaker!! Do NOT stand still and do NOT sit down or you'll lose him. And I certainly don't want to be the one who loses him!!

The lesson I learned from all of this was that if I am going to eat like a 5 yr old or a 2 yr old, I'm gonna have to get moving like a 5 yr old or 2 yr old. Pizza for dinner, with a couple of beers. (NO, I did not give the kids beer, just in case anyone was concerned.) Woke up ready to go again, and off to breakfast we went. Biscuits and gravy, hash browns, bacon and coffee. What in the world was I thinking??? It was wonderful, and I only partially regret my choice. I did think that walking back to Des Moines from Omaha might possibly have worked off half of the calories I consumed. The trip is around 145 miles one way.

Upon our return, Hubby Dearest and I did go over to the golf course and hit balls. I am not in any way, shape, or form a "practicer" but I did want to try out a new club I was wanting to buy, so I drug myself out to the car to accompany him. I figured hitting a few golf balls would at least burn a calorie or two, so I dutifully hit balls for a while. Long enough, in fact, to determine that I did want to buy this demo club!! Hubby Dearest regretted his invitation for me to tag along at this point. So in one week, I'll have a brand new, shiny club to abuse. I'm expecting a real turn around in my game now.

I won't mention what HD and I did next.....stayed at the club for "Build your own burger" night. I had a whole wheat bun, does that count???? Turn it up Tuesday is gonna be a doozey!!!


  1. Those little dance recitals are adorable, **when** they include one of yours! Sounds like a wonderful weekend...are you sure you weren't hanging out with Kelly over at Happy Texans?

    Woohoo, you get a new golf club and I get a new weed eater!! :-)

  2. Ok, I'm going to get away from the healthy eating and all that, because you know waht you did that was good and bad both.....

    Your weekend sounds FABULOUSLY fun!!!!!! Glad you had agreat time!

  3. Oh yeah the whole wheat bun totally counts :) Glad to see I'm not the only one who has been saying "what am I thinking" as I shove my face full of food and booze. Thanks for the support (as always!)

  4. Sounds like a fun (and tiring) weekend. I'm glad you didn't walk home! lol Little kids are so cute and entertaining! I bet that was a lot of fun.

    Congrats on your new club! It's fun to get new toys.

  5. Whole wheat bun + walking back home might have done the ticket. Whole wheat bun alone? I dunno...

  6. As I told another blogger ~~ my travel guide states that dieting while vacationing is illegal in most places. Better check yours. You did the right thing ~~ you ENJOYED YOURSELF!
    Re: your comment about you not being in the "whey" yet. Me neither :)
    It isn't my favourite thing to drink by a long shot. I mix mine with almond milk and sometimes fruit (banana makes it more palatable) It works best when you mix it in a blender too.
    Hope your rainbow trout is delish today! It's a favorite for me. yum

  7. Excuse me, I just drooled all over your blog. I think it was seeing 'biscuits and gravy' and 'hash browns' in the same post. I can't even imagine having them in the same meal. :)

    Sounds like a wonderful day!

  8. Mmmmm - build your own burger night. I'm gonna grab my sippy cup of beer and be right over.

  9. Sounds like a great weekend. Yummy pizza, boring dance, and build your own burger...sounds like a grand time.

    The week I weighed in at WW after watching my 4 grandkids for 4 days I lost 5.8 pounds. Maybe the same thing will happen for you!

    Think positively!


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