Today we went geocaching together on the bay. We warmed up by having members choose from our list of five minute exercises. Members chose bean bag toss, badminton circle, 5 minute dance party, and jogging around outside. Then we had a picnic in the park before we went on "a nice long walk," pointed out T-dog. Our hunt for treasure led us down to the water. "I had fun hanging out with my friends and looking for treasure," said J.A.P. Eventually we found a very well-hidden geocache prize. "I walked in the gravel," said Mario, which was true for all of us on our long walk back. "I walked to the park to eat lunch," shared Shrek. "It's a good day to be outside," said Lucky. It sure is! Thankfully we had a chance to sit in the grass for a while to soak it all in. "I had fun," said Party Jalapeño. I think we all did.
Today we went to the garden! It's a good day to go to the garden because we got to enjoy the warm sunny weather. We enjoyed a nice picnic, then planted beans and squash. We cannot wait wait to enjoy the yummy veggies we planted! We we also learned about how bugs help our garden. What a lovely day we had!
Today, we learned a new sport... pickle-ball! We started off with a new warm-up, where we each picked an exercise from a choice of 8 fun activities (created in part by Heavy Metal Jalapeño). Members chose 5 min jogging, 5 minutes on exercise balls, and 5 minutes of bean bag toss. After lunch we headed up to the YMCA for our very first pickle-ball lesson with our pickle-ball coaches Courtney and Mary! We learned how to hit the ball over the net, how to serve the ball, and where to stand on the court. Then we were ready to hit the ball back and forth over the net. "I got to pass to the others," pointed out Mario. "I probably should not have tried to hit it so hard," said the aptly nicknamed Powerful Paddler, who still did an excellent job. "I hit the ball over the net!" said Harry Potter, who flew around the court like someone on a broom. "It's fun! I like pickle-ball," stated Heavy Metal Jalapeño, seemingly summing up the entire group's feelings. Thanks Coaches Courtney and Mary! Hopefully we can do it again soon!
Yahoooo! It's officially gardening season! We started our day off by transplanting some of our vegetable starts and planting some fun flowers for the front of the Center. Once we got to the garden, we spread hay over our walkways and jumped on it like frogs and ducks!
Once we we got all nice and dirty in the garden, we played tag and a cool new game called Fire in the Forest! We all picked animals to act like as we ran around like crazy trying to tag each other. It was a fun and exhausting day. Phew!
"We pulled out the weeds, put in some soft dirt, and we put in the flowers! It made me feel like an old lady." - Frosty
"Today was good! It was the first time we got to be in the garden. I liked to play those games!" - Fire Dragon Jalapeño
"I did good today. We did some good stomping on the walkways." - Mario
"I picked flowers!" - Fire Truck
"The game was a little bit of working out!" - Speedy Barney
"I used a 3-way ph meter to test the soil." - Misty
We started our day of with a nice walk around downtown in the sunshine! Next stop was the YMCA for fitness testing with our friend Mary! We did the bunny hop and YMCA dance as our warm up (how fitting)! Then moved on to sit ups, push-ups, jumping jacks and get up and go. We all met our goals today.... wahoo!!
"I liked doing sit ups!" -yay yay
"Touchdown! What you think?" -Cowboy
"Hard work!" -Blueberry
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