Today is a rest day, as promised to myself yesterday. And what perfect timing, the old man was totally snoring when I woke up at 5:15. (i.e., it was pouring rain, did you catch that?)

Please note that I do usually NOT wake up this early in the winter. Or even spring or fall for that matter. When the sun is up and the children are sleeping I can’t help but bound out of bed and soak up the peace and quiet while it lasts. I love the extended daylight hours in the summer.

A rest day in my book is defined as such:

Rest Day (noun)

1. No cardio or resistance training
2. Yoga is acceptable

So as you can see, yoga still falls into my rest category. Today was Gentle Hatha Yoga #1 and #2 from after I spent some time online and had a chance to wake up a bit.

I love these Gentle Hatha Yoga sessions. Nothing too challenging, but still a great stretch and a chance to start the day feeling alert and centered.

After yoga it was time for cookies and coffee.


Near the window, for the lighting.


But let’s not kid ourselves.


Today we’re heading to the Museum of Play with some friends for some serious playing!

Play (verb)

1. To have fun
2. To employ freedom of choice in activity, amuse oneself while using imagination
3. No dishes, cleaning, cooking, laundry for an entire morning and afternoon

Off to pack a lunch and get my gang put together and out the door!


13 Responses

  1. Nothing like a lil’ yoga to get warmed up – I can’t imagine how wonderful and peaceful those mornings are before the kiddies wake up 🙂

    Yeah for pretty breakfast cookies and lots o’ FUN!

    Happy Tuesday dear!

  2. I wake up earlier than my kids every day. I love getting to eat my oatmeal and watch the news in peace and quiet.

    That museum looks great, my girls would love it.

  3. OK….. HOW do you make those cookies. They look so good! Is it the whole soaking thing overnight because I’m over-nigh oats challenged. 😦

  4. *night

  5. I love yoga on rest days too…and a morning that includes a breakfast cookie and yoga, is perfect in my opinion. 😀

    Have FUN today! 😀

  6. I love gentle yoga. Have you ever done yin yoga? Just stretching for long periods of time and breathing with a ton of meditation. Heaven.

  7. I love getting up before everyone else to enjoy the peace and quiet… Your breakfast cookie looks so yummy! 🙂

    Have a wonderful day of playing! 🙂

  8. Ha ha… Do Mom’s get “rest days”? Looks like you had a fun day. I wish I could have played today. It turned out to be a really beautiful day. Thanks for coming by my blog. Best to you.

  9. I go to the window for good lighting too! haha.

    Enjoy your rest day!

  10. Oh my oh my, lady! What is that delicious “cookie” concoction? That looks delicious and I’m guessing healthy as well. Recipe? 🙂

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