Yoga and Pomegranates

Yup, that was our Thursday night. Yoga and pomegranates.

It’s funny how blogging has made me start to recognize and appreciate the little things in everyday life. They may not seem overly interesting or exciting when they’re happening, but when you stop to think about it, those are the things that make life so special. I highly doubt anyone else had the same night I did. And though it may seem boring to some, to me it was pretty perfect.

Jade had “fitness day” at daycare today. I can only imagine what that looks like. A bunch of three-year-olds wearing track suits, doing jumping jacks and somersaults. Or as Jade calls them “crescent rolls”. Priceless. Oh, to be a fly on the wall at daycare..

Here she is in her fitness day outfit…a pink Puma track suit. How cute is she?
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When we got home from daycare, I had a surprise for her…a new leotard. She starts gymnastics on Saturday. (Yet another entertaining toddler activity!) Well, of course she had to try it on immediately. And she had to wear it while we ate supper too.

By the way, I tried this recipe in the crockpot. So good! I would highly recommend it.

When we were done eating, she decided she wanted to do family yoga. She was the instructor, of course. So we laid some blankets on the floor and did some stretches, following her lead. You guys…I can’t make up the stuff she does. I don’t know where she gets it. And I wish I knew when she was about to say something classic, so I could get all of these little moments on video. Her routine went a little something like this. “Stretch in, stretch out. Stretch in, stretch out.” She would monitor and help us move our legs into the poses she wanted. Well, I thought it was pretty funny to watch her help her less-than-nimble father contort his body in ways that are impossible. I got a bad case of the giggles, and apparently that is not allowed in Ms. Jade’s yoga class. Soon her commentary became “stretch in, stretch out. Now shut….up.” I couldn’t believe my ears! All I could do was laugh.

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After all the yoga, our little instructor was hungry. She’s always hungry. The problem is, she’s also in a really picky phase right now. It’s hard to get her to eat anything that is good for her. But I try. When it is close to bedtime, I try to limit her options to either fruit or yogurt. Since she was also still bursting with energy, I decided to make her work for her snack: a pomegranate!

I know, pomegranates are like the messiest fruit ever. They can also stain really easily so you must be careful when involving a toddler. Pomegranates are full of vitamin C and antioxidants, so I was thrilled to learn that she loves them! I’m not sure if it was the actual act of plucking the seeds that she likes, or the taste. But either way, she ate a ton of them! In her leotard, of course.

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So that was my Thursday night. Delightfully wacky and wonderful. I hope yours was too.

XOXO,
Ashley

 

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