Friday, March 20, 2009

He's Growing Up So Fast...

I really need a new subject to write about. Or I need to change the name of my blog to Tales of Kona, or All About Kona. But seriously, can you believe this:

Has become this:

In just a few short weeks? He's a beast!! And, folks, he ain't done yet.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Kona's a pretty easy going guy.

He loves football.

He loves napping on the hearth on hot days.

He loves his pink blankie.

So I was a little caught off guard by his violent reaction the publication the Jehovah's Witnesses dropped by today.

So intolerant.

I guess it's time we had a discussion about respecting opinions that differ from our own.

Because this is simply unnecessary.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Last night I played dodgeball with a 6 foot 3, 308 pound NFL defensive tackle.

Notice I said "with" not "against". I'm not that stupid. We put all the 7 and 8 year olds on the other team and me and Antwan Lake handed it to 'em. Well, ok to be honest the kids actually beat us a couple of times.

My first shift at the gym was a lot of fun. I shadowed a kids' cardio class and a weight lifting class that I'll be teaching soon. The gym is still relatively new (they opened in January, but had their grand opening this past Saturday) so the classes are small. Which is nice for me just starting out. I'll be able to work with a small group of kids and adjust as the class size grows. Which it hopefully will or this will be a short-lived position.

After the classes we had 45 minutes of dodgeball, which the kids just love. And even though we don't have to play, most of the staff joined in including Antwan who owns the gym along with his fiance.

I'm really looking forward to teaching the classes and already started coming up with ideas last night for games and activities I could use. I'm still looking for something else to get more hours, but this should be a lot of fun for a few hours a week!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

We had snow here on Sunday!! Snow is a pretty rare sight here, especially this late in the winter. It was fun and beautiful to watch, but I'm so ready for the 70 degree days that are coming this weekend!!

Check out the pictures of our snowy neighborhood: Snow Day Pictures

Monday, March 2, 2009

Well it's not exactly full-time, but it's a position I'm actually excited about! And it's income - amen and hallelujah!

Starting this week I'll be working at NexGym, a gym for kids that specializes in "exergaming", exercises that use games like Wii to get kids moving. I'll be an instructor teaching classes a few times a week. For now it will probably be very part-time. I don't expect to be there more than 10 hours a week or so. Unfortunately, working with kids, my schedule will be when kids are out of school - weeknights and the weekend. So Jamie's going to be cooking his own dinner :) But I'm excited to be getting back to work and to NOT be stuck at a desk again!!