Friday, June 13, 2014

7 QT on Friday the 13th

If there was a contest for wiggliest dancing babies, I would enter him for sure.

Have you all tried the Chobani Flip yogurt?  I discovered them while pregnant with Declan, and they were my healthy splurge, if that makes any sense.  Some of them taste like dessert but still deliver 12 grams or so of protein!  My favorites are the Key Lime Crumble and the Almond Coco Loco.


I took the kids through a car wash last weekend, something I do maybe once a year, and the kids just loved it.  I don't know when things like a car wash, a trip to the playground, or a family walk/bike ride won't be fun anymore, but for now, everyone from my 11 year old and down are still into this kind of stuff.
Oh my goodness, here it COMES!!

Andrew and Xander freaking out! 

Too loud for X!

Last night, Maggie graduated from Kindergarten!  


They sang the cutest song for their finale, "First Grade, First Grade" to the tune of "New York, New York".  If I could have died from cuteness, I would have!


Declan has been sleeping from 8:30 pm until 5:30 am the past couple of nights (a trend I want to continue!) and after I feed him, Phil and I have been getting up to do two rounds of the 7 Minute Workout I posted earlier this week:

Let me tell ya, I am always sore the next day, and I can't even do #11 for the whole 30 seconds yet.


Xander is still my crazy wild child.  Some Xanderisms lately:

At the playground...
Xander: What's your name?
Boy: Daniel.
Xander: Oh, I know you!  You're Daniel Tiger!

All the big school kids were chasing him, and he stopped, put his hand out and said, "Hey, hey, hey, stop it!  I'm just a little guy!

My Dad tried to get him to walk with him to the car, and he said "No, I'm not your boy."

After I declared that Declan smelled like the nanny's cooking...
Andrew: Xander, does Ba's house (the nanny) smell?
Xander: It smells better than me!

Every time he needs to go #2 in the potty, he declares "I'm going to make you so happy!"

After Phil asked him to pick up his socks, he whined "Why do I always have to do everything?"

And when you give him something delicious to eat he says "You're the best cooka eva!"

Have a see-a-rainbow kind of weekend everyone!


  1. Congrats to Maggie!! And I think I'm going to give that 7 minute workout a try!

  2. Your kids are adorable!

    Thanks for posting the 7-minute work-out. Lately, I've been really good at convincing myself I just don't have the time to exercise. I think I can manage 7 minutes! (And Key Lime Crumble, here I come!)

    Have a great weekend. :)

  3. Xander is so funny!!!

  4. Love them all! You seem to be handling 6 extremely well..feel free to pass on pointers for handling 5.

  5. So sweet! Yea, Maggie! She seems like she should be going into high school, that one. You are so awesome for all your exercise stuff already - I meant to comment on your not letting it go post - awesome! And I knew you were talking to me, girlfriend!

  6. Congrats on getting through Kindergarten (again)! How fun!

    Love the Xander-isms. :)

  7. OH Declan you are so darn sweet. And Xander, you are the funniest boy ever. Hilarious.
    Miss Maggie, First Grader??!! How are you growing up so fast? Slow down right.this.moment. Congrats on your Graduation, Maggie. :)
    I tried the 7 minute routine and I *loved* it. Thanks for posting a new routine to add to my favorites.
    Would I see pretty rainbows like that if I came to visit?? I am so there!

    Happy Father's Day to your Phil!

  8. Congrats to the graduate!!
    Xander-isms continue to be most excellent!

  9. My favorite Chobani flip is the Raspberry White Chocolate Chip - yum. That video is so cute! Congratulations to Maggie! Have a great weekend, Colleen!

  10. Have you seen the website It is awesome. It is a totally FREE library of a TON of different fitness videos all made by a husband/wife team. Some are strength training, some are cardio, most are a combo. They have all different types of workouts on there and they are definitely challenging and intense. Anyway, they have a few that are geared specifically towards postpartum women. I think you might like it.

  11. I actually still really like the car wash And I'm 32. :)

  12. Xander had me cracking up! So did the kids pictures going through the car wash.
    I'm going to have to find that yogurt! I haven't seen it anywhere out here in Seattle! Looks yummy!

  13. Xander is too funny! I loved the "going to make you so happy" bit because in this potty training house it really does make me so happy!! :)


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