Oh my late again. I feel like I can never keep up but being on the computer when the kids are awake just isn't happening. 

Let's see if I remember anything from last week! :)
We played catch up on Monday after being at the lake so we got groceries and did laundry. Delainey was treated to a big donut from the ladies at Tim Horton's. Pink Sprinkles = Happy Delainey. And she only ate the sprinkles.



Ah yes - last week was rainy. Oh so rainy.




We escaped from the house whenever the rain let up that's for sure!




Tuesday Brie & Sully came over for a play date and these two sure adore each other. We played at home shortly and then headed over to the park to play and picnic while the weather cooperated. It was so nice to catch up with Brie - we used to be in Gymnastics class together but that didn't allow for much char time!




Post nap ninja moves.


Wednesday Gramma Debbie was itching for some time with the kids so offered to take them so I could have some me time. Gandparents are the best and we are so lucky to have our in town {at least most of the time}!
We drove J to work as he had a Stampede party that night, walked Cruz and then played in the backyard before heading to Gramma's.


I ran some errands, had a pedicure {the one I was supposed to have the day Ryder decided to join us!}, went to a Surf Class and then had coffee with Allison from Rollo Towel Co. I jam packed everything I could in 4 hours!


The kids were awesome for Gramma and she even got some snoozy Ryder cuddles.


Thursday... I thought was Friday. So we headed to the market and it was closed. Womp. So we took the scenic route home and I found the fullest canola field. Asked D if I could take a picture of her in it and she was all for it until she got mud on her boot. 


Ryder popped his first tooth!


The sun came out briefly after nap time so we had snack outside on our new Rollo Towel. PS. It's amazing. Even Cruz thinks so. More about this gem to come.




Friday highlights included hitting up the library, painting with pudding and counting down the minutes until Daddy got home. We had done every activity possible all week!



^ Our tops are from The Lucky Pineapple

The pudding painting was a huge hit! I thought D was give it a big heck no but she loved it!






Saturday we didn't do much... I went to Surf Set in the morning, we did some jobs around the house and then I said we HAD to get out of the house so we ran a few errands. I dropped J off to get some paint supplies and he told me to go get a coffee or a Snickers bar. Apparently I was grouchy. ;)


While I was at Surf and Ry was napping D and Daddy did some biking. She went off this huge jump! :) See video at the end. 


We also puddle jumped, played with pudding again and enjoyed the wet backyard. :)











Sunday we woke up to SUN!!! Justin headed out for his bike ride with Brian and the kids and I walked down to the community Stampede Breakfast.

They had lots of activities for the kids including the Butterfield Acres petting farm, a huge jumping castle, face painting, crafts, the Library bus and a delicious breakfast. 




Delainey wouldn't touch anything. Ryder wanted to touch and ride everything. He also ate more pancakes and I did and Delainey only ate the whipped cream and strawberries off of hers. ;)


She did get her face painted though which surprised me {I know - weak face paint job}.


I may have been the only one in boots but that's ok. I love my boots and wear them any chance I get!


At the last minute D wanted to change her boots and wear boots like Mommy not her beloved yellow boots.


Post nap snoozes with Mom. Cutting teeth is hard. :(


Sunday night we had an awesome birthday dinner at Gramma Debbie's for Crystal. It was awesome to see everyone as it had been a while and of course dinner was incredible.


Untitled from Alison Black on Vimeo.

I finished 22 minute Hard Corps a few weeks ago so thought I would share my thoughts.
I was excited about this workout because I love quick and effective workouts and of course a brand new program to try. I was leary as I am not a huge Tony Horton fan - he's the mastermind behind all the P90X workouts and although the workouts themselves are awesome - he just gets under my skin. ;)



The program is based on training techniques used in the military and takes you through a series of total body rounds designed to burn fat and maximize strength gains.
The program is made up of Cardio, Resistance and Core focused workouts.
Cardio 1, Cardio 2, Cardio 3
Resistance 1, Resistance 2, Resistance 3
Core 1, Core 2


PROS:
- Workouts are 22 minutes from start to finish and are a good solid workout. So if you are in a time crunch, a busy person or just like a quick and effective workout these are perfect for you.

- Very inexpensive 8 week program - it's actually one of the cheapest!

- The workouts are hard and I definitely felt them working {you workout 6 day a week .

- No equipment needed for the 3 cardio workouts so you can do these anywhere! For the resistance workouts you can use either a sandbag or dumbbells.

- This program would be great for beginners all the way up to those who workout regularly. There is a modifier to follow and really you choose how hard you push yourself.

- Moves are not confusing at all. They are very basic, boot camp style drills.

- It would be an awesome program to do while you are running/training for a race or in combination with another program like Hammer & Chisel, 21 Day Fix or Focus T25. That's my plan next for sure as I really did like the workouts.

CONS:
- There are only 6 workouts and 2 core workouts. I definitely got tired of them and wished there was a bit more variety. I just don't like doing the same workout twice in 1 week hence why I will be doing a hybrid of this program and another next time.

- Cheesy factor is high. I think that's a given with Tony Horton. BUT with that said he was much more manageable than in the P90X series... ;) But the group huddle at the end and all his cheesy jokes... 8 weeks is too long for that.

This is where I am at 8 months post Ryder after finishing Focus T25 {with Gamma}, Hammer & Chisel and 22 Minute Hard Corps. 




I had goals of gaining muscle definition and I giggle every time I see my bicep flexing photo. hee hee

Along with my workouts I also walk Cruz twice a day {often pushing both kids} and for the month of June went to Surf Set 1-2 times a week.

Overall I think it's a great program and would definitely recommend it. I am also enjoying the sweaty post workout photos my brother sends me as he is doing this program right now.

PS. July has some awesome deals! 3 fantastic programs are on SALE!

Let me know if you want more info!!