The last several weeks, it's been a chore to get the boys to karate. I think they started losing interest and never wanted to go. I have gone back and forth on this because I don't want them to quit everything they try but I also know that they won't love everything they try either. My main goal is that they have some sort of physical exercise. Cooper has been doing the morning mile each day before school (like a running club) and they both have PE at school but I want something a little more. I finally decided that it's not worth the battle (or money) to send them to something they don't enjoy. I guess you can say we are officially karate kid dropouts!
I may look into swimming or even golf again for Hudson. In the meantime, I told Hudson that he has to do the treadmill Mon-Fri. I'm such a mean mommy.
The other day I was in Hudson's room and found some of my free weights by his bed. I guess he took our "exercise is a must" conversation seriously!
I got a tickle out of Cooper's room to the other day. My boys have never been a big fan of toys, dolls or any character with eyes in their rooms...especially up on a shelf. It scares them. I was going to his bookshelf to get something and noticed his bear bank was turned backwards so he couldn't see it's face at night.
And the tree in the corner has this cute little bear on it but he prefers a T-shirt over it so that he can't see the eyes. Crazy kid!
Friday night, we had a little family game night of Dr. Dreadful. The boys love this game because it's all about guts and scabs and toots and burps. If you have boys then it's a must have game!
After dinner on Saturday night, the boys wanted to play at the park. The sun was starting to set really fast but they loved playing in the dark anyways.
One health/immune building product that I buy from Sprouts often is Elderberry. Elderberry has a TON of health benefits and it tastes so yummy that my boys never complain about taking it. I give them 1 teaspoon in the morning with their vitamins and breakfast.
So when a friend of mine told me that she started making her own, I was very interested in knowing more. She picked up some dried elderberries for me at the herb store and I decided to give it a try. It was super easy and it makes quite a bit. It is WAY cheaper than the store bought version too.
Here is the recipe if you are interested. An easy way to fight infections and colds!
My little Cooper man loves to cook/bake with me. So, when I saw this recipe I just knew he would enjoy making it with me. They turned out super yummy! Definitely makes me think of fall.