6 Week Challenge

It is that time of the year when cabin fever is really starting to take hold and Spring cannot come fast enough.  To help take our minds off the last month and half of winter we came up with challenges for each other.  Each challenge is designed to better ourselves in some way.

Shae gave me the challenge of working out four days a week for at least 20 minutes a day.  We keep a calendar in our dining room where we can mark each day we workout.  Shae has X’s and I have O’s.


I challenged Shae to read one book about management or interacting with others.  She also must introduce herself and have a conversation with five strangers.  She wasn’t thrilled about her task, but that is the whole point, to try and strengthen weaknesses.  😀

Frugal Boy’s challenge is to stop waking up and wanting to play between 12am and 2am.  Hopefully he will be sleeping through those hours in six week’s time.

Judging by the amount of photos that Grandma took this past weekend, I feel that I have been slacking on the grandson picture posting.  Here are some more Frugal Boy picts.



IMG_5577Here’s a short video of him getting into the bookshelf.

What challenges are you doing while you wait for Spring?

Frugal Boy Turns 1

Today we celebrated Frugal Boy’s 1st birthday.  Today isn’t his real birthday but our schedule worked out better this way for us.



He wasn’t quite sure what to do with the piece of cake we gave him.  He’s never had much in the way of sweets.


It didn’t take him long to figure it out though.

20150214_152420Later on some of the neighbor boys came over and played.  It won’t be long before he is trying to run and keep up with them.

After everyone had their fill of cake and ice cream we opened up presents.  One of them required some assembly.

IMG_5556Thank you to everyone who came.  Frugal Boy had a great time and loved all of the attention.