Vizsla Puppy Training Update

Such a pretty sit!

I have been deep in puppy training mode lately. I brought home my Vizsla puppy a week and a half ago and it has been all puppy all the time. Have you ever raised a puppy? It’s a lot of work. Fun but work, nonetheless. This time around it has actually been easier than two years ago when my Golden Retriever, Gunner was a puppy. He was a nipping and mouthing monster for the first couple of months. My Vizsla pup, Ripley, has been much easier so far. She is 10 weeks old right now. I am sure she will… » Continue Reading

Welcome Home Vizsla Puppy

Welcome Home Vizsla Puppy

Yesterday, Wednesday August 17th 2016, I went to Quebec City to pick up our Hungarian Vizsla puppy from the breeder Akar Vizsla.  Introducing Ripley! 8.5 weeks old. Ripley hit it off with my 4 and almost 6 year old boys immediately. She had met many different people while at the breeder’s so is already on her way to being well socialised. My boys are in love with her. My almost 2 year old Golden Retriever,Gunner, is so excited to have a playmate. He just wants to play constantly with her. I keep a close eye on them because he likes… » Continue Reading

Weekly Fitness Report {25/07/16}

Weekly Fitness Report

I have created this weekly fitness report to keep track of all of my workouts. I really believe in recording your workouts. I find it keeps me accountable and ensures that I exercise to have something to report most days of the week. I really don’t like seeing blank days on my exercise calendar! Hope you’ll follow along on my weekly adventures.     Monday, July 18th 2016 KETTLE BELL (ARMS & ABS) 1 hour 15 minutes – Burnt 303 calories I used 10, 15, 20 pound kettle bells for all my arm and ab workouts. I am up to… » Continue Reading

Hiking Sentiers de Bromont, Quebec

Hiking Sentiers de Bromont, Quebec

If you have been a reader of Country Fit Family for awhile you know that I love hiking and exploring new trails. I have been on a mission for the last couple of years to try out all the hiking trails in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. Well, all the ones that are dog friendly at least. Can’t leave my Gunner home when I hike! I write detailed recaps of the hikes that I do with my young sons and our dog to enable other families an opportunity to explore with their children as well. Nothing makes me happier than seeing… » Continue Reading

Weekly Fitness Report {18/07/16}

Weekly Fitness Report

I have created this weekly fitness report to keep track of all of my workouts. I really believe in recording your workouts. I find it keeps me accountable and ensures that I exercise to have something to report most days of the week. I really don’t like seeing blank days on my exercise calendar! Hope you’ll follow along on my weekly adventures.     On the advice of a trainer I have broken up my weight training workouts into arms day, legs day,  full body day and added an extra set to all of my workout. Monday, July 11th 2016… » Continue Reading

We are Getting a Vizsla Puppy!

We are getting a Vizsla puppy!

My husband, my two sons, Gunner the Golden Retriever and I are very excited to announce that we are getting a new puppy! An 8 week old Hungarian Vizsla puppy. We are getting a female Vizsla puppy from Akar Vizsla a registered breeder of conformation show dogs in Quebec City. The Hungarian Vizsla: “The AKC Standard calls the Vizsla “lively, gentle-mannered, demonstrably affectionate, and sensitive.” The good-natured Vizsla has also been called a “Velcro” dog because he is so tactile — he likes to attach himself to people, preferably in their laps. Athletic, agile, and light on his feet, the… » Continue Reading

River Fun with the Boys

River Fun with the Boys!

There is a heat wave going on right now where we live. Super sunny, hot and humid. The only way to stay cool is to stay inside or find some water to play in. I am not one to stay inside all day so we hit the water. Yesterday, the boys spent 5 hours in my friend’s pool. They had fun, had exercise and kept out of the heat. I wanted to go on a different adventure today so we headed to a river very close to our home with our Golden Retriever, Gunner.       The river is… » Continue Reading

Alphabet Dino Chomp Game for Kids

Alphabet Dino Chomp Game

I came up with this Alphabet Dino Chomp Game for Kids just yesterday. I had purchased some squishy letters awhile ago and was waiting to introduce them to my kids until I had found something fun to do with them. I was tidying my boys’ rooms and game across their toy dinosaur. You can open and close the dinosaur’s mouth by pushing a lever on it’s tail. It dawned on me that they would love using this toy and we could create a fun learning game at the same time. Alphabet Dino Chomp Game was born!     Materials: Large… » Continue Reading

Weekly Fitness Report {11/07/16}

Weekly Fitness Report

I have created this weekly fitness report to keep track of all of my workouts. I really believe in recording your workouts. I find it keeps me accountable and ensures that I exercise to have something to report most days of the week. I really don’t like seeing blank days on my exercise calendar! Hope you’ll follow along on my weekly adventures.     Monday, July 4th 2016 MEDICINE BALL WORKOUT 45 minutes – Burnt 182 calories I created a new workout set using my new 15 lb medicine ball. I found this awesome resource of 25 Must-Try Medicine Ball… » Continue Reading

FROG Life Cycle Sensory Bin

Frog Life Cycle Sensory Bin

  I love creating sensory bins for my kids. It is so much fun to think of interesting scenes and textures and combining everything into a bin. My boys get so excited when presented with a new sensory bin. It always grabs their attention above all other things, even TV! They love to dive right in and start moving the materials around to their liking. I always make two similar bins, one for each of my boys so they can have control over their own little worlds. Sometimes they decide to combine the two tubs into one to have even… » Continue Reading