My Baby's First Loose Tooth!!

I can't believe my son has a loose tooth!  He was sitting snacking on a fried plantain stuffed with cheese when he screamed saying his tooth hurt.  I thought maybe he bit his tongue or maybe the plantain scratched his gums, but no..it was a loose tooth.  I was not expecting for him to have a loose tooth.  I thought it was when he turns 6, slightly frantic I turned to Google - somehow still in denial that my baby is in fact getting older.
One tooth is saying "I got to get out" and the other is responding "Me too."  He drew a little spot on one tooth and said "just like I have a loose tooth and it hurts this tooth has a boo boo and is saying he does too." 
Since he has cousins a year older than him, he has been wanting to lose his tooth since last year so once I told him what was going on - he was excited!  I on the other hand, hugged him and uncontrollably teared up.  He ran to get a piece of paper and "document this amazing moment in his life."

When did your little one lose their first tooth?  I am surprisingly very emotional over this, how did you handle it?  Oh and tips about the tooth fairy will be greatly appreciated.  :)
     

A Note that's Worth a Thousand Smiles! #homeschool

I have been homeschooling my son for the past year.  He is doing very well, amazing me with all that he can do.  Considering how easy going our days are, I am extremely proud of how much he has learned so far.  He continues to impress me with everything he does.

We don't have a strict schedule, but one of the times we are consistent with is when my daughter is down for her nap.  I have him do a few pages out of one of his workbooks.  Yesterday while my baby girl was napping, I told him to quietly do any page.  He didn't seem so happy, so he brought a paper over to me and started to write.
He was writing instead of speaking because his baby sister had just fell asleep and he didn't want her to wake.  What a sweet big brother moment.  He started writing one word at a time as I followed along.  He would write one word and look up, and then another, making sure I understood him.  He wrote all over the page, once his message was understood - I numbered them in the order that he wrote it.
"I :( bkos I dont wont to do skol I wont to draw"
This has to be the second time he has wrote a message to me, just a few weeks ago he could barely read and here we are spelling out words - expressing his feelings on paper so his sister wont wake up.  If you are wondering, after this note, he was allowed to draw.  Little does he know, that's something I want him to do anyway.  It's easily considered "art" class! ;)

This is truly a MOMent I will cherish forever.   
















Yoga for Beginners..with My Husband

In the drawing above, you can see my husband and I doing yoga on our flower patterned rug, while both kids are hanging out around us.  My sweet boy drew this up and wrote "Family Yoga" on top. <3 em="">
Whether you know me online or off, you know that I am always trying out new workouts and videos at home.  I do what I can, since I'm a full time mom that seriously never gets a break from the kids.  My most recent "workout" sessions are mostly about stretching, doing yoga for beginners.  I'm only a week in, doing it while my husband is at work with the kids rolling and hopping all around me.  Can't say I got the relaxing part of yoga down yet, but I am stretching!  I recently asked, and then begged my husband to join me for one short session.  More on that further down the page.

I used to be, used to be very flexible.  Like abnormally flexible, but after my first pregnancy six years ago, I'm like a stick that wont bend.  I hurt my back doing cardio/high intensity workouts a while back so I took a long break from at home workouts, until I decided to give yoga a try.  

So far, I love how light my body feels after all the stretching.  I did feel sore the first few days, and continue to as I progress from beginner level to higher.  I highly recommend it to every stay at home parent.  Our body needs all that twisting and stretching that we just don't get from our daily routines.  On an average I'd say we bend to pick up toys, food, children off the floor, stand up on our feet all day in the kitchen, and maybe walk or a drive outside.  It can be exhausting, and hard on our bodies.  Yoga seems to let our muscles stretch in ways it wouldn't regularly, and heal the aches and pains as well.

As you can see I'm quite fond of it so far, so I thought I had to get my husband to give it a try.  He would never even speak of giving it a try, and before I tried it, I wouldn't even think of asking him to do it with me.  But then I tried it, and knowing that after a long work day he comes in with his back, and body aching - I had to convince him to give it a try.  

I asked him if he'd do something for me, with me, and that it would only take..at the most..20 minutes.  With raised brow I had him curious.  I informed him.."not that."  Once that confusion was out of the picture, I let him know I wanted to do stretches with him.  We laughed.  Then after some more begging and convincing.  He agreed.

It was all laughter for the first 5 minutes.  We also had both kids jumping, and rolling around us.  My daughter wanted to nurse, my son wanted to jump on top of us.  It was a mess.  Then they backed off and wandered off to the corner of the room to play.  

At one point the instructor in the video said something along the lines of "your organs will thank you, they are waking up."  We were both completely twisted up trying not to laugh, when my very uncomfortable husband turning even more flush in the face said "my organs are saying code red, code red, they are freaking out wondering what's going on" as he fell to the floor out of the twist.  I followed him out of my twist because it was hard not to laugh.  

It was a great 20 minutes of our day.  A healthy 20 minutes.  We laughed, we bonded, and we got up off the floor with our bodies feeling lighter, until the kids jumped on top of us.

Have you done yoga before?  What do you to work out?  I'd love to know.