Thanks for all the pep talks after yesterday’s blog post. It was just an off-day. Maybe it was because we were having to get back into that early morning wake up time, I’m not sure. But today was a much better day and we actually had fun again.
After breakfast we all came back to the motorhome to do a couple of more pages in the girl’s photo albums. I want to have everything completed on these albums before we leave in September. We are all caught up now, so I think we’ll make our deadline.
We had planned to go to a park in Tumwater for a picnic, but the weather was not so great for that. It didn’t get sunny until early afternoon. So, we did the next best thing……we fixed up our picnic on the floor in the living room. It was different.
Bruce worked on some multiplication facts with Mackenzie and had a better result today. She did great. Zoey also buzzed through her reading cards and knew all but 4 words on sight. Progress is good. Many thanks to Carol K for some tips on working with these multiplication tables.
The girls and I decided to let Papa have a quick snooze on the couch and we went upstairs to play. We came up with a game we called “Fitness Center” and Mackenzie called the shots here (naturally). We don’t want the girls to just be couch potatoes, so fitting exercise into playtime was fun. Mackenzie fixed a circuit for the 3 of us and we followed her lead.
Not exactly one of the circuit stops for Grandma! I’ll skip this one.
We brought out Zoey’s CD player and popped in her Disney disc with a lot of lively dance songs. Our favorite is “Hey, Mickey”. It was released by one-hit-wonder Toni Basil many years ago. You know the song “Oh, Mickey you’re so fine”….yada, yada, yada. The singer was in the video dressed like a cheerleader. That song really gets us moving, dancing and jumping around. I think we played it about 6 times in a row while we went through the circuit.
We did some stretching exercises that Mackenzie led from her experiences at the gym each week. They always do a lot of warm-up exercises before gymnastics. She thought she was hot stuff showing me all her moves.
We did squat jumps, heel raisers, and a variety of sitting on the floor stretching stuff. I know my muscles will be crying out in pain tomorrow. We all used the 3-lb. hand weights for some upper body workouts. They have a stretch band too, which was great.
Zoey gives her demonstration.
When we were finished with that we went outdoors and jumped on the trampoline for about 15 or 20 minutes. OK, that finished me off but good! I was exhausted. Stephanie got home about an hour later and Bruce and I were out the door in a flash.
We dropped Annie at the motorhome and we drove over to our Tumwater McDonald’s and got an ice cream and played several games of Gin Rummy. We just tend to make ourselves at home at McDonald’s…..we bring the cards or bring our books and sit and relax and unwind. This was a good day.
Until next time…..so long for now!