Meet the Sullivans: FIVE on FRIDAY

April 18, 2014

FIVE on FRIDAY

Happy Easter weekend! It's be a busy, fun filled week, and we're ready for more fun this weekend! But first...I'm linking up with the sweet ladies behind The Good Life, Carolina Charm, A. Liz Adventures, and Hello Happiness for 5 on Friday!

| 1 | Movie Workout: Disney's Frozen I'm really proud of my progress in the gym. I'm feeling stronger and have more energy at the end of the day (on most days!), and my clothes are fitting (and looking) better too! Although I've been able to make it to the gym or for a workout 3-4 times a week there are still days when it just does not happen. This is usually because we trade going to the gym in the morning for meeting friends at the park, soccer class or appointments. I was so excited to see that Tamara shared a great plan for working out while you let your kids watch the movie Frozen. Owen is pretty good about sitting to watch a movie or playing while watching one. Obviously this is something I would probably only use in a pinch, because after all, we're always trying to cut back on screen time, but it's nice to know there are options for when you can't get out of the house or workout during nap time ... or when you child no longer naps!

| 2 | I have been pinning up a storm on Pinterest lately, and honestly, I don't know what's gotten into me. Some of my favorite pins lately have been Owen related of course because I am always looking for new ways to keep us busy. And a little while back I wrote a post for Blog Her detailing five of my favorite Pinterest boards around for all things toddlers + creativity! Check them out! We've found some really fun activities.


| 3 | Owen's Easter basket is all ready to go for Sunday and we've got some fun plans for the weekend involving family, egg hunts, Mass, more egg hunts, Bloody Mary's and more family. It's bound to be a fantastic few days!


| 4 | We've had quite the busy week this week and it has been wonderful. Every time I start to feel rushed about all the things we're doing each day I remind my self of a little over a month ago when Owen had hand, foot & mouth disease and we were confined to our house for nearly two weeks. It's really nice to be busy and have friends to see!

Having said that, I wish I had more time to use the bathroom by myself... or at least not have to worry about where Owen is while I try to wash my hands. Yesterday he was in our room on the bed and I ran to the bathroom. As I washed my hands I saw him dash down the hall out of the corner of my eye... and when I went to find him I found that he had colored with a blue marker all over the wall. How he did that I'll never know. I'm super thankful for Google and Magic Markers today.


| 5 | I finished reading Pines (Wayward Pines Series, Book One) and it was great! Not my usual read, being a mystery, but it kept me wanting to keep reading the entire time and wondering what the heck was going on. Now I'm on to book two in the series!

We're off to the gym this morning and if all goes well for us there Owen and I are heading out somewhere fun before nap time! I hope you all have a happy Easter weekend with the people you love!

11 comments:

sara {rhapsody and chaos} said...

That workout looks totally doable -- and it will give me an excuse to watch Frozen for the third time ;)

Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

that Frozen workout is hilarious and awesome! We are watching Frozen literally right this second. I think a lot of mama's would be super fit if we all did this =)

Brooke Haas said...

I'm always looking for a good book, I'll have to check that one out! That Frozen workout seems great and let me know how you find time to go to the restroom alone! ;) Happy Easter weekend!!

hello erin said...

you rock for making it to the gym 2-3x a week! and for feeling stronger AND for your clothes fitting better. you must be doing something right :) i might need to know more about those books. . . i'm always on the hunt for a good read!

Chrissy@SimpleJoysBlog said...

Love the frozen workout! Great idea!

the girl in the red shoes said...

The frozen workout is genius! Leave it to the workout mama to come up with something cute and painful at the same time! And yay for magic erasers! They are for sure one of my top 5 favorite things ever.

Laura Marie Keenan said...

Going to the bathroom is always a big issue for me too! I need him to stay close to me, yet I crave the privacy! We are trying to baby #2 now so I am constantly taking ovulation tests and pregnancy test and it would be nice to do that alone sometimes!!!

Looks like you two are enjoying the nice weather. Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

Courtney said...

No way am I working out during Frozen ;)

I've been on a pinning kick too! So fun!

Ashley @ Words About Waverly said...

Love that workout idea! Good for u! :). Happy Easter weekend to your sweet fam!!! Xo

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Jenny said...

love that frozen workout idea and great job on the gym workouts!!

Elizabeth {Chasin' Mason} said...

Those pictures of Owen are just the cutest! Look at that happy, smiley boy! Happy Easter!