Saturday, April 28, 2012

Intense Workouts

I have been killing it at the gym lately.. I used to do an hour of intense Spin class a few times a week.. but it got too crowded.. and you had to show up at least 45 mins prior to class to get a bike.. uhh, no thanks..

Hence me starting to run.. it's free, fast, no travel, no sign up sheet..

Buuuut, running doesn't bode well with my left knee.. which really sucks because if I'm ganna quit running I want it to be because I can't breath.. not because I'm limping after 3 miles.. I can do 2 or even 3.. but once I hit that 3 mile mark.. I'm done for a few days.. and 3 miles at a little less than 9 min pace isn't burning off the slice of cheese I had.. nevermind the donuts!

So.. I decided that I was going to give Spin another try.. I even went an hour early!!! and guess what?? They ordered 22 new bikes.. no more full classes.. whoop whoop.. I'm hooked!! again..

I took it a step further though and have been doing another class after Spin.. I am totally digging the Body Pump class.. an hour of weight lifting.. light weights, lots of reps.. I neverrrrr do my arms.. the first day put me outta commission for the next 3 or 4 days! But then I went back and was fine the next day..

Now if I can stop eating like a 300 lb man.. I might actually see results..

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Homeschooling Say Whaaat

Big news..

We're officially a homeschooling family.. yep.. we're bringing Amishville to Jersey people.. Gavin's falling behind and Ayden's been picked on twice now.. and when I say "picked on" I of course mean assaulted in the boys bathroom.. first incident the kid took Ayden's arms and held them behind his back.. and then the last time the same kid punched him in the stomach 3 times.. and left a red mark..

The nurse called and said "Hi Mrs. Buser, nursey here. There was an incident in the bathroom. Another child punched Ayden in the stomach and it did leave a little red mark, but it's okay. He's back in class."

Enter Mother Bear:

Um what?!?!?! No, it's not "okay"! Get my son out of class now and tell the principal I want to talk to him. I'll be there in 5 minutes!

I wanted to ask her if it would be "okay" if I punched her in the stomach and left a red mark.. or if she would have me arrested. Flipping moron! I mean look at that cutie patootie..


This is what Ethan came downstairs looking like.. the kid wakes up and gets fully dressed, sneakers and all, every morning.. today he decided a hat was needed.. and what is with that face?? Goober!

Anywho.. the homeschooling is going better than I could've hoped for.. I am loving it!! And so are they.. my friends think I'm crazy.. but I seriously love it.. it's so awesome being home with them all day.. feeding them knowledge.. seeing them process it all and be proud of themselves when we do our quizzes.. no stressful after school routine.. when we are done around 1pm.. we are completely done for the day.. herlowww.. awesome!

Ethan is getting the shaft a bit.. but today he wanted to join in so we went over writing his name.. he lasted 10 mins tops and then wanted to go play.. ha!


He is a trip with the faces, right? Total knucklehead..

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Mom to all boys

Wasn't ganna link up, outta sheer laziness.. but now that I knocked quite a few things off my To Do List.. I'm bored.. and wanna dote on my babies..

This is Gavin.. also know as GavStar and G Dawg, oh and Gavina when we want to tease him.. ; )



He's 13.. and nothing like I imaged my teenaged son to be like.. he is so kind and sweet. So much so I have to remind myself (and the hubs) to lay off of him sometimes. He's so willing to help out it's hard not to add in one more quick "Hey Gav, can you.....?" because it's such a huge help!


Two days a month I do the bookkeeping for 3 Retro Fitnesses and I don't get home from NY until 8pm ish.. sometimes later.. by that time, Frank is exhausted from work, and the little two are happy to see me, but also ready for bed.. but not my Gavin.. he gives me a hug, asks me how my day was, sits with me while I eat something.. it's like he was waiting for me all day. I can not tell you how this kid just melts my heart.


Next up is Ayden, aka A Dawg or Ayders



We should've named this kid Frank Jr. Talk about his father's clone. They're both night owls and not so fond of authority.. lucky me. Ayden is super smart and super active.. He smiles all the time.. when he's nervous.. or happy.. or in trouble.. His teachers and I love this, let me tell ya! Can't wait to see what he grows up to be.



Last up is my Ethan.. Gavin and Ayden are so completely different.. night and day.. so when I found out I was having a third boy I seriously cried hysterical I just couldn't imagine him being different than the other two. I mean if he wasn't like one of them, then he'd surely be like the other since they were so different. No. Not the case. At all. He is unique all on his own. Ornery as Frank likes to call it. I just call it B-A-D. Tells me no, runs away, makes up stories that he tries to pass off as being true (most people call this lying. lol) Told me the other day that he was going to name his child "nipple" yep, nipple! We were all sitting there making up silly names for the boys to name their children: garbage can, ketchup.. and he comes up with nipple.

I'm 90% sure I'm done having children.. not having a girl tugs at my ovaries sometimes.. but I doubt I'll try again.. I mean, I'd probably just have another boy anyways.. ha! But that's okay.. I love my little men to pieces.. and they love me =)