Thursday, November 10, 2011

Circuit Training

Most days, I feel like an activity coordinator for my kids. I don't like Lexie to watch a lot of TV when she's home from preschool, and Lily is at the point where she's getting bored just laying around. I spend my days trying to keep them busy!

My living room, that I once worked so hard to rid of kid items, now resembles the baby gear aisle at Babies R Us. Lily still doesn't stay awake for more than an hour and a half, but while she's awake, the circuit training begins.

It starts in the boppy, with her watching me as I work.

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Then we move on to the jumperoo.

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Once she's worn out from jumping, she chills in her bouncer for a bit.

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When she's ready to exercise again, she spends some time on her play mat.

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Finally, she's ready to rock in her swing.

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When she gets tired, she just wants to eat and snuggle with mommy.

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While she naps, I get to spend some time with Lexie.

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This usually involves a lot of art projects.

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Lexie is pretty good at keeping busy, as long as art supplies and books are involved. She doesn't nap anymore, but when she gets tired, she likes to lay down on top of the couch and catch some rays.

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Soon after...it starts all over.

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The key to successful circuit training? Three outfit changes in a matter of hours.

And finally...my relief pitcher comes home!

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23 comments:

  1. And all those distractions are well worth some clutter in the living room in my opinion! At one time, we had two swings, two exersaucers, a jumperoo, and two overhead jungle gym things in our living room. The benefits of twins ;-) There was just barely room to walk....

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  2. Looks like your a busy momma :) Aleigha loves art stuff too!

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  3. Routines and schedules are important! Looks as though that cutie pie certainly has you on one :) LOL

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  4. LOL! Cute! I love those baby legs!

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  5. LOL! Yep, sounds all very familiar! The kids are adorable as always and I can't believe how much Baby Girl has grown. :) You really do have such beautiful babes. :)

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  6. I totally remember the days when my living room looked like Toys R Us! Now we just have a few toys so it isn't so bad!

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  7. What sweethearts!! Glad you make time for all your children!! They are pretty special.

    Lynn

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  8. That makes me glad I work. LOL

    Your days have to be exhausting (but I'm sure it's totally worth it.)

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  9. Awww Lily is so precious! I can't believe I have been away so long. Congrats on your newest addition =)

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  10. When I first saw the blog title, I became jealous...thinking.."oh my, she has 3 kids and has time to workout, what is my excuse?" haha...they I started reading and can totally relate, except things like baby swings and saucers have been replaced with music tables and walkers...the circuit training never ends..haha!

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  11. You certainly do have a routine down though. I'm impressed!

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  12. I think that having toys EVERYWHERE is part of every parent's life...lol! Looks like you have a great routine down :)

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  13. That is so freaking cute!! Sounds like you've got it down pat! Hopefully I'll get the twins in circuit training when they get here haha

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  14. Too cute! Sounds like my day - I have a 3 and 4 year old (both boys) who one goes to preschool in the morning and the other in the afternoon. And I have a 4 month old baby girl who goes from swing to bouncer, to me, to playmat and repeat!

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  15. Yay for keeping busy! Lily looks a lot like Lex in the one picture :)

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  16. Heheh sounds like a good plan! :) Lily is growing way too fast!

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  17. I love the first picture of your sweet sweet girl. It is so precious. Your right entertaining and maintaining happy children is a full time job!

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  18. I think moms do take on the role of activity planner. What a fun day for your little ones! The pictures are so cute! I hope you have a great weekend!

    Mama Hen

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  19. So adorable!! You are a rockstar mom. I hope I can handle my kids as well as you:)

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  20. Funny how we're always so busy. I swear it feels like my legs never stop moving from the time I get home to the time I go to bed.

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  21. What a cute way to put it... Jackson will no doubt be circuit training soon :)

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  22. I'm sure your relief pitcher is a hit with the girls!

    And I'm cracking up that Lexie's paints match her outfit! :)

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  23. Right there with you. It is hard to keep them entertained:)

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