Archive for July, 2013

Exercise is the Cat’s Meow

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

At my house, we all exercise.

All Exercise

Stronger Together

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

Stronger TogetherStrong legs, strong bodies, strong minds, strong hearts.

Four Square

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Four SquareThe thing that’s great about the ball game Four Square is that it’s played all over the world, you don’t need a racquet or a special court and it’s a simple game anyone can play.  I love the eye-hand coordination, thinking, and both fine and gross motor skills involved. Plus my kids love to play it, which makes me want to get better.

If you don’t remember it, Four Square is a large square drawn with chalk, tape or sticks that has four equal boxes inside it. The goal is to strategically have the others miss or hit the ball out of bounds while your bounces stay inside the square. Here is a great description of the game, as well as customized rules, etc.   There is even a forum for ridiculous rules.

If you get crazy into it, you are in luck! There is a Four Square World Championship. Or simply make a movie like this one.  Funny!

Strong Shoulders, Happy Babies

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Sing “the cute little babies go up and down…” , etc. to the tune of “Wheels on the Bus”.  Babies LOVE it! And Mom gets stronger shoulders! Yay!

Happy Baby, Stong Shoulders