Thursday, September 15, 2011

Three Things Thursday ...

School - On Tuesday, Doodle started her final year of preschool. To say she was excited would be an understatement. I swear my kids can't run away from me fast enough. Seriously. Need proof? This was Doodle in the fall of 2008 when she found out that Dizzle got to go to school and she had to come home with me.

If it wasn't so hilarious, I'd be upset.
But, the tears are behind us. Doodle was nothing but smiles as we left for school.

And yes, I flat-ironed my 4 year old's hair. And no, I don't see a problem with that.

Exercise - In addition to preschool starting on Tuesday, so did soccer. Not only do I love soccer, but it's a great way to tire your kids out for the rest of the day. (Note: Dizzle's in the pink top)

Another great way to tire your kids out is to host group exercise classes in your playroom. A few nights ago while I was cleaning up after dinner, I overheard J coaching the girls through core strengthening exercises and stretches. This is what I walked in on ...

Isn't that how your family bonds?

Virtual Race - Have you registered for my virtual race HERE yet? It's my way of saying thank you for donating to Grassroot Soccer for my NYC Marathon fundraising. So, if you've already donated and want a chance to win some great prizes HERE, all you need to do is let me know your race distance, name and blog address (if applicable). If you haven't donated and want to race, head over to my fundraising page HERE, make a donation of any size and then send me the above info.

The race runs through Sunday, September 25th and the winners will be announced on the 26th. And don't forget to send me a link to your finishing time and race report link once you are done.

17 comments:

Jen said...

I flat iron Kiera's hair all the time. She hates her curls... as I did when I was her age.

We exercise together too... bonding or torture... depends on the day.

Running Ricig said...

There's nothing wrong with flat-ironing her hair! The only thing wrong with it is I'd get tired of doing it fast (that's why I don't do my own :)). She looks super cute.

I love the family bonding! My family does feats of strength every once in a while.

MotherRunner said...

Your kiddo is so cute! I definitely don't have the patience for doing hair - good thing I only have boys (so far!) :)

So envious of all of the virtual racers - wish I could join this one!

Courtney said...

The crying picture is pretty funny not gonna lie.

kimert said...

If flat ironing a kids hair is bad.. then pass over the award for awful mommy. I've been flat ironing my Belle's hair for years! haha
Love the family bonding time! We've been known to bond with kettlebells in the living room at our house.

Marlene said...

That first pic is PRICELESS! Look at her, all grown up now! The hair looks adorable! So does she want you to flat iron it every day now??

Rachel McPhillips said...

I'm glad I am not the only one who a) flat irons their childrens hair and b) does core strength exercises with them. I may or may not be responsible for teach Addy how to do push ups and calf raises and planks.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

It adds to the core workout when you try to hold a plank while laughing at your own children trying to do the same thing!

Love the flat ironed hair! I wish I took the time to do that to myself.

LBM cried this morning. Oh not for me. He was crying because he didn't want to leave his fuzzy blanket he used to keep warm this morning in the car. See how I rate?

Tricia said...

awww...super cute

Meredith said...

Love the pictures and love that you captured her crying! That's totally something I would do!

track coach and adorable wife said...

Maybe we should start having excercise time! I love that!

Randi S said...

I see nothing wrong with flat ironing her hair! You're not dressing her in skanky clothes; you're fine. I wish my mom had flat ironed my hair...ever. Or did anything with it!

Alex said...

One of my swim coach friends used to do exercises (sit ups/push ups/etc)during commercial breaks. lol

Silly Girl Running said...

Well, her mom is a fastinista, right? The flatiron is the only way to go. ;)

Christine said...

I feel lately too many kids just sit at home and watch tv or play computer games, that is so sad. I love how much your kids are involved in sports and even enjoy stretching at home!

Mom_2_Pippa said...

No issues with flat ironing her hair....the fact that you can get her to stand still long enough to do it is highly impressive to me. My 9 year old still fights me on it when its her idea.

giraffy said...

yeah... I've straightened my kids' hair, too.

Sometimes, it just needs some straightening.