Last year we had a yoga party for Juliet and she loved it! The boys did too. Two of the kids there always have trouble at parties because they are shy, and their moms stayed, and were surprised (and happy) that their kids didn't need them at all. They all had a blast. The take-home was a yoga mat for each kid, a glitter jar, and a balloon, all included. So fun. Also after that, Juliet and two of her friends started taking yoga once a week, they love it.
That party sounds fun, Melis. We have a local Art Center that has pottery parties and they're fun too....we did a claymation party for my son there a few years ago. They made a Star Wars movie.
Claire's 6th bday party is on the 24th. Her bday actually is the 28th, which falls during spring break and right before Easter weekend, so we decided to do it the weekend before. We're having a bead and nail party. sounds weird, I know. This lady brings all these beautiful semi-precious stones and beautiful beads so they can do a bracelet or necklace, plus a bookmark, and then her partner who is a nail tech is going to paint the girls' fingernails and do some nail art. Should be fun. All Claire's friends are pretty girly-girl, as is Claire.
What's for supper tonight? I pulled a pork tenderloin out of the freezer. Now I'm trying to figure out what to do with it. i'm thinking something Asian. I finally found Chinese 5 Spice Powder and I want to use it.
Lisa we always grill them. In fact, we are having leftovers as we will be at the library right up till dinner and DH is out of town, and pork tenderloin is one of the leftovers, along with butternut squash soup and asparagus and some meatballs and gravy.
Laurie that party sounds like so much fun. And, um, a yoga mat as a party favor? That is awesome. I was actually just price shopping them on Amazon and they were expensive, more than I paid for mine ~ I wanted to get Julia one as that is what she picked for her activity this spring after her weekly art class ends. Her brother is doing T-ball but she chose yoga THere is nothing cuter than a bunch of little bodies twisting and turning on yoga mats.
And Lisa, yep, 13 months apart. Like I said, I'm wanton. Clearly! Claire's birthday party sounds like a lot of fun! So many spring babies on this board!
Yoga is very fun for the little kids. I take both of mine to family yoga on Sundays, Nathaniel is 9 and really enjoys it.
I don't cook, but Dave just emailed me to ask what he should make for dinner. We're having our former nanny over for dinner tonight (and a sleepover, she's going through some tough times & needs some support), so he's making corn flake crusted chicken breasts and delicious roasted crispy potatoes.
Speaking of yoga, anyone do hot yoga? I'm thinking about it. I'm hot all the time so I don't think the heat in the studio would bother me that much. The average 75 min session burns over 600 calories. Oh, and I'm starting aqua boot camp next Monday. Yay for spring and feeling more motivated of late. Winter makes me want to eat and hibernate.
Melis, I'm all for leftovers. It's how we get through a week. I always make extra so we don't have to cook every night. I found a yummy recipe for a tenderloin marinade. It's called Red Roast Port. I guess the soy sauce in the marinade turns red while in the oven. Our BBQ is buried in a snowbank right now.
I don't do hot yoga. It sounds like a heart attack waiting to happen.
The studio I go to used to have this amazing class once a week called "Active Flow" that was a really crazy fun workout, and I hate exercise and working out with a passion. I would sweat and pant and do all this awesome cardio work with great focus, it was amazing. Then they had to get rid of that teacher for economic reasons, and they don't teach the class the same way.
Still, I love it.
I'm baking Blood Orange Muffins tonight.
Ben just looked at me all serious and goes "You like to move it, move it". Then walks away. Like, wha?????? Just like the Reel 2 Real song. It was so funny I almost peed a little. I don't even know where he heard that song.