Today for Healthy Lifestyles, we rode our bikes along the South Bay Trail! The weather was great! Some of us rode bikes while the others walked, then we switched halfway through. Everybody got a chance to ride. "Yup, I did, I had fun," said Shrek. "I rode a different bike," said Superhero Jalapeño, adding "I like it." Great to hear! Way to be adventurous. "I was on the bike, I was having fun!" said Munchkin, who also pointed out "I like to walk, I like to bike." Then you picked the right day! With the changing seasons, we may be putting the bikes away for a while, so it's great that our biking day was such a hit!
Today we ate tacos. We made them too! We all decided together to have avocados, ground turkey, black beans, salsa, Greek yogurt, and our homegrown jalapeños in our tacos. This required a lot of chopping, frying, and general food preparation on our parts. "The jalapeños turned orange! They tasted good!", said Jalapeño Superstar. And this is a true statement! Our jalapeños ripened to turn a little bit orange. We learned that this causes them to taste a little sweeter. Overall, we had a fun day! We hope you had one too 😊
Today we did our monthly yoga class with Sarah at the YMCA! We did many yoga poses then got a chance to each lead a yoga pose ourselves. After that Sarah had a new activity for us, in which we made a giant mandala out of construction paper on the floor! It was a very relaxing day. "I like it. I like yoga class," said Superhero Jalapeño. "It's important to be quiet at yoga," added Shrek. Great point. Thanks, Sarah, for another great class!
Today we had planned to go out to the Lakeway Garden, BUT, as Jalapeño Dragon Superhero pointed out, "It's smoky." That's right Jalapeño Dragon Superhero, it sure is. So with an air quality alert still in effect, we decided to avoid sitting outside for too long. Instead, we made the quick walk up to the Co-op and bought some thyme for our indoor garden. Because of the air quality alert, some of us got talking about the weather, which led to some science experiments. "We experimented on wind and we experimented on clouds," shared Fishboy, who was a great assistant and helped explain scientific principles to his friends. And since we couldn't go out to there, we chose to make some garden gnomes to add to our garden as soon as the air clears up! "I put a beard, a hat, and a nose (on my garden gnome)," said Shrek. Next we learned a little folklore about gnome culture. We had a nice quiet day learning about science and magic. Now hopefully the air quality improves soon!
Today, we fought our way through the smoke to get to the YMCA for our monthly fitness tests with Mary! "It's fun," said Jalapeño Superhero. We began the day by picking a Muscle of the Month. For September we picked Lats! (Or latimuss Dorsi muscles). We warmed up by working our lats on the exercise balls! Then after lunch we walked up to the Y. Everyone completed our fitness tests, which included things like push-ups, sit-ups, and jumping jacks. "I did 25 push-ups," said Meat. Well done, Meat, no pun intended. "I did 12 push-ups," said Mario, who is just being modest, since the writer of this blog post is pretty sure he did more. "Stretch!" Dirty D reminded us all. Good idea, Dirty D!
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