75th Birthday Party

Good morning! I’m up bright and early this Sunday morning because we’re going on a 12-15 mile bike ride with my family later this morning. My brother is coming over in a little bit to help us load our bikes into his car to bring them over to my grandparent’s house. My dad, stepmom, and stepbrother are also going on the bike ride. It should be a fun morning!


I was also up early yesterday morning to go to the 7 am boot camp. Don’t normal people sleep in on the weekends? Or maybe that’s people without kids? I think once you start popping babies out, it’s a lot harder to sleep in on the weekends. :)

Boot camp has moved indoors now that the weather is getting cooler. We did a lot of different exercises and it was a tough workout. Some of the things we did included:

  • running laps around the gym
  • bent over rows
  • jump roping for 90 seconds, then 60 seconds, then 30 seconds
  • walking lunges
  • squats thrusts
  • jumping jacks with weights
  • triceps dips
  • ab work

Note to self: bring more than 24 ounces of water with you to boot camp. You’ll need it.

When I got home, I showered and got ready, and we headed to my aunt’s house in Wisconsin to celebrate my grandparent’s 75th birthdays.

JadenĀ insisted on wearing his tie – so I let him. He associates a collared shirt with a tie, so as soon as I put that shirt on him, he tore his whole room apart, looking for his tie. Whatever. He’s got style.

My grandparents:

My super sweet aunt bought me a Kashi meal because she had chicken catered in and knows that I don’t eat it.

Someone enjoyed the Kashi meal just as much as I did:

My aunt also got some fun toys to keep the kids busy:

And who doesn’t love chalk? Well, me actually. It’s messy and gets everywhere. Especially when someone draws a giant spider web, and someone else rolls around on the chalk spider web pretending to be a fly trapped in it (read: my kids).

SomeĀ of us:

A yes, I wore my jean jacket. I’m still waiting for the perfect opportunity to wear my jean shirt.

A few other pics from yesterday:

Questions of the day:

  • Do you sleep in on the weekends or are you up early?
  • Any plans for today?
  • Cake or ice cream? Is this a trick question? Both. Duh.


Filed under Family Fun, Fitness, Working Out

12 Responses to 75th Birthday Party

  1. Looks like fun! I thought about going out on a bike ride with V, but since we currently do not have insurance..prob not the best idea

  2. Your family is so close, I love it! As I get older, the earlier I get up. Today I hope to go to yoga and maybe for a jog. I love this weather, but miss the 90s too. (The temperature AND the decade…) ha

  3. Melissa Woollard

    I very rarely sleep in ever. Only on vacay or after my night class tues/ thur night. I’m wide awake at 10:30-11 and so I don’t go to bed til 12ish. I’ve thought about going to the gym after sine i can’t sleep anyway. I think i’ll try it thie=s week and see how it goes. We are going to the Volo auto Museum today with the kids and Duh cake AND ice cream. No question!

  4. Fit Minded Mom

    I try to sleep in every Saturday since I am up between 5:30-6:00 every other day of the week. I usually can’t sleep past 7:30 though. I do love naps and try to get one in on the weekends!!

    Chalk- I feel the same way!! The kids love it but it gets all over their clothes and hands.

  5. This is my first time leaving you a comment. You have a beautiful family! I love that your son insisted on wearing a tie, that’s too cute. I usually get up early on Saturdays but try to sleep in a bit on Sunday. Leg strength day today at the gym but no other plans. And definitely both for cake and ice cream :)

  6. Love your shirt! You look great hunnie xo

    I can never sleep later than 7 on weekends. Usually I’m up by 6:15-6:30. Our day is basically over (it’s going on 8 here), so were just relaxing until football starts.

  7. Happy Birthday to your grandparents. Fun pictures–Your boys are so cute!

  8. I rarely sleep in on the weekends and I will not be having kids for a LONG time ;)

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