Batique: Evie is quite imaginative these days. Sometimes she plays factory. Other days she opens a bakery during her rest time. Yesterday, she worked in her "batique." It was adorable and I gladly "batiqued" with her. She kept saying "batique" this and "batique" that turning a noun into a verb. Evie is really good at turning nouns into verbs! Her "batiquing" makes quite the mess!
Lost Keys: One of the crazy things of the week is that I lost my keys at Costco crossing the path to get in the store. Henry kicked off his shoe - I bent down to pick it up and my keys fell. UGH! It was not fun trying to find them in the heat with two kiddos. They still have not been turned in and new keys with all their magic are quite expensive. Evie has been telling everyone that I am using my "ballet key." Love that girl! Courtney came to rescue us from Costco - thank the Lord for good friends like her!
Waking Up is Hard to Do: I have been feeling completely frazzled this summer and not getting much done. I miss the schedule of school! Someone suggested that I try waking up 1-2 hours before my kids to get my quiet time and exercise done plus mark a few household duties off my list. I woke up at 5:45 without an alarm clock and have accomplished more before 9 than I do in an entire day when I wake up at 7 with my kids. It's worth a try anyway! Do you wake up before your kids? School starts one month from today so my routine will be back soon!!!
Tracy Anderson: You either love her or hate her. Maybe you do not even know who she is but I am loving her these days! Her exercise videos are so hard but results are visible quickly. It's harder for me to get to the YMCA in the summer because it is a workout just to drop off the kids. I love getting my exercise done right here in the comfort of my living room. There are lots of her videos on YouTube to get you started. Taking care of this at home leaves more time for trips to the pool! That's way more fun.