Ballet, Going Back 5 Years Later

Last Thursday I started ballet again. I danced all throughout school and at 5 months pregnant I was pretty much forced to give it up. I’ve never missed anything so much in my life. Five years later I’m back into it and I couldn’t feel any more amazing. I’ve also been working really hard at losing weight, so this is one of my rewards. I was so giddy I made Steve snap a photo of me before class.

In class I recognized the terms pretty quickly and hopefully in a few months I’ll be back to my old self again. After class my poor toes were bright red and a couple days later the backs of my thighs felt like they got hit by a semi-truck, but my body will get over it and get used to it again.

Have you ever gone back to a hobby or skillset that you had before? Did it feel different?

I feel like it’s so much different for me now but 5 years doesn’t seem like a long time. It will take some practice, that’s for sure!

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Aiden Loves His Lego Train Set

For Christmas (I know it’s been awhile), Aiden received a lego train set. Since Aiden had the day off from school because of MLK day, I opted to stay home with him and we had a great time putting it together. Yeah, it has sat in the box this whole time. It was a large lego train set, fully remote controlled and with several other vehicles. It took me most of the day to put it all together but we had a great time just playing like boys and watching cartoons.

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California Academy of Sciences

This weekend Jessica’s Mom and Brother stayed at our house. On Saturday we all got up early and trekked up to SF to visit the newly renovated California Academy of Sciences. I hadn’t been there since I was in Elementary School. It was really crowded which made it hard to walk around and see all the exhibits but we were all impressed with all the new stuff.

I think everyone’s favorite part was the butterflies. They’re so beautiful and it feels like a magical world when you are in the “bubble” they are kept in. They would come right up to land on your hand if you let them, and you had to go through special doors to make sure you didn’t have any butterflies stuck to you when you exited.

After seeing just about everything and being tired of walking, we headed over to Baker Beach near the Golden Gate Bridge for a little fun in the sun before driving home. Keep reading for more photos from the California Academy of Sciences…

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The Jungle in San Jose (Play Space)

Last weekend Jessica and I took Aiden to The Jungle in San Jose with our friend Sam and his daughter Sophia. Aiden had never been to The Jungle before and so when we told him about it, we made him think it was a real jungle. This made him very afraid of where we were going. The whole way there he was very wide-eyed and kept telling us that it wasn’t a good idea. Even when we got to the parking lot, he didn’t want to go inside. However, once he saw the giant slide that all changed.

He had a very good time but what kid wouldn’t? I managed to crawl around in there with him for a bit so I could snap some photos. I’m not as durable as when I was 10, and taking photos in that place is no easy feat.

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