Friday, July 18, 2014

end of diapers, PLEASE!!

For the past few days, HR has been tugging at his diaper when he gets up from his nap.  Then today, he dug out R2's froggy potty out of the closet and climbed on it.  Once again he started tugging on his diaper, but he had already gone.  Third time he tugged at his diaper, we made it to the potty and actually went in the potty.  Fingers crossed, it was not a fluke and he actually gets it.  Boo did the same thing, saw LE using the potty and wanted to be like big sister.  She wasn't 23 months, but she potty trained at age 2 in less than two weeks.

Friday, July 11, 2014

new fitness class- Power for Parkinson's

Earlier this summer, I was approached about teaching fitness classes for those living with Parkinson's Disease.  At first, my only thought was wow, they pay well, sure I can teach a class similar to what I am doing with my senior fitness classes.  The founder came to observe one of my classes at the church and asked if I would be interested in learning from other instructors as what I was doing would probably not work for the classes she had in mind.  I went to a class and did some online work and I quickly learned this was a different realm that I was stepping into.  My interest soon turned into fear b/c I was worried they would fall, I would not be able to be around "sick" people, and even pondered declining their offer.
Yesterday was our first class.  I was told to expect 3-6 people, but 14 came to participate.  And I am in love.  I have not been this exited about pursuing something new since I taught my first silver sneakers class and possibly since I first stepped into a first grade classroom.  I LOVED it.  I felt so privileged to be allowed into their world.  Everyone was so friendly and so appreciative and it hit me that a lot of people probably could not do what I do.  It is going to be a tough road as they are dealing with issues I know very little about, but when I posted it onto my facebook page I had three people respond that day, they were living with Parkinson's or a parent was dealing with it.  And one of the ladies who came to the class, is in one of my other classes.  I am so blessed to get to do what I do and some days I am so humbled that God would allow me to do it.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

4th of July with cousins

We went to FBG to celebrate Independence Day with Mimi, Paw Paw and the cousins.  It was a great weekend of memory making, painting patriotic t-shirts, FOOD, fireworks, swimming, Boccie ball, food, bug collecting, glowsticks, food, kite flying, sunburns, and camping in the trailer.  All of the Neal cousins were there and the kids had such a great time together.  HR finally got over his fear of the water and is now fearless in the water.  Daddy, HR and I camped at Gigi's, while the other kids stayed with Mimi and PawPaw.  Great fun weekend