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Meow: The kids are fighting like cats and dogs. No, really. Dalton is the kitty.

Fit: In May I did a 30-day squats challenge. There was a rest day every five days, which I found very motivating. I was able to do the whole 30 days and while I'm not sure I look any better*, my legs feel stronger and less flabby. So this month I am doing a 30-day crunches challenge. I've been doing crunches since Sienna was six weeks, but I just started doing them a harder way that feels more effective. I'm going to make it after all.

*At least by virtue of that. Breast feeding a quickly growing infant is kicking into high gear and maybe my extra pounds are finally coming off.

[Comments] (1) In Which I Condone Lying: Maggie has learned how to keep a secret better in the last two years, but Dalton... Not so much. Here's the kids' version:

M: Dalton told Daddy about his Father's Day present!
Me: What did you say?
D: I said Snoopy!
M: I lied to him!
Me: What?
M: I lied to Daddy! I told him we didn't buy that for Daddy. *Giggle*

And then I high-fived my six year old for lying to her father.

John's version:

J: So, your son has a big mouth.
Me: What did he say? I heard the Maggie version.
J: We were talking about shows and I said "Snoopy" and he said, "Just like on your Father's Day present!" And Maggie said, "No, Dalton! He doesn't know what he's talking about. We didn't buy you that. We bought you something else. He doesn't know!" rushing on. I wished I had a video camera!

Spring Fling: Tonight we all went to the Spring Fling carnival at the school. It was a fun family outing. I pre-ordered 25 tickets for $10. The kids played some carnival games and got some junky prizes. They did the cake walk twice. The rest of the tickets went into the raffles for various themed gift baskets put together by each class, including ones with Lego sets and Disneyland tickets. Fancy!

We also got Longboards ice cream bars from the food truck and they were so delicious. We haven't really gone to any of the PTA events, mostly because they like to do movie nights after the kids are in bed. So it was fun to go do this one. I know Maggie loves when we support her activities like that.

Dinosaurs: John and I are playing Jurassic Park Builder on our phones and the iPad. Fun times.

: I finally got Sienna to swallow actual bites of puréed baby food. Other than rice cereal, which she likes pretty well. She's turned her nose up at pears, sweet potatoes, carrots, bananas and mangoes, but today she ate... green beans. Yup.

Sienna will also eat baby puffs and bits of bread or tortilla or soft pretzel and she really likes ice cream. She does a lot better with extra soft chunks of food, but maybe we've made a break through with the purées. I won't get my hopes up. She's got to eat something though; breast feeding is no longer enough for her.

Pillow Hotel: Dalton has been making, instead of a pillow house, a pillow hotel. This is just about every morning, usually after I make the bed, and involves taking every pillow into the house and making a little fort. One extra cute addition I wanted to blog about is that when you enter the hotel he has you pick a toy from a treasure box. He got this idea from the Hotel Angeleno. I have a feeling he's in for a disappointment during our next hotel stay.


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