A little Apocalyptic...

Sometimes everything goes boom in a good way.

We have been still out here getting our life. Today was filled with so many great things. I’m learning how to take more selfies so I think I may be able to post a bit more. Anyway today we went thrift shopping at our local Fleek Market and was gifted these great hula hoops we then went to the park and played for about 3HOURS.

This evening at our local park we met a group of women. A club called 40+ Double Dutch Club simply amazing. Zi’Joy heard the skipping of the rope and wanted to go over. These women ranged in age from 41. To 53. They are most certainly the bomb. I wished I could post video

We played:
Double Dutch
Chinese Rope
(Jump in jump out jump side to side jump on jump in jump out)
Hula Hoops

And had the best 2 hours. They are out there every Saturday. Brought back great memories. We also took some great selfies. My daughter found this tree branch and we used it as a walking stick and prop for our photo shoot. We are on fb if you would like to follow us MidLife Melanin MaMa

Thank you for reading.

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  • rachylou replied 4 years ago

    Y’all lookin’ powerful!

    The double dutch is way too cool!

  • Helena replied 4 years ago

    Ledonna YLF! Love your new hair look, and the camo pants are casual fabness. Zi'Joy is so big! What an awesome experience for her; those simple activities are the absolute best. Will look you up on FB!

  • kkards replied 4 years ago

    the little isn't so little any more...great to see you both again....

  • Chris987 replied 4 years ago

    can't say it any better than toronto girl did! Your daughter has morphed from babygirl to daughter so quickly! And love the simple activities - laughing at memories of trying to do the hula hoop.. I never really mastered it, but I think I was pretty good at jump rope :-) She will have some of those same memories later on! 

  • ChristelJ replied 4 years ago

    This is so beautiful! Powerful is the word that came to my mind, too. And play- I wish more adults knew how to play like you do. Good for body and soul. 

  • Cardiff girl replied 4 years ago

    My goodness how she has grown!you are both looking fabulous.

  • Style Fan replied 4 years ago

    You are both looking fabulous.  So good to see you.

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    This looks like so much fun. You both look powerful and fabulous. I commend you on your hula-hoop and jump rope skills.

  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    OK -- you look AMAZING!! I love those photos of you and Zi'Joy -- 2 and 4 are just gorgeous. You both look so strong and powerful. What fun that you found a skipping club! 

  • Kate replied 4 years ago

    Ledonna! How wonderful to see you and Nugget. She has gotten so big. You guys look to be having a wonderful time. Sounds like a great group of women. I loved playing jump rope when I was a kid. I'm impressed with the little one's skill. Love your hair!

  • Jaime replied 4 years ago

    You and ZJ look fantastic! Love how you go from hula to jump roping with panache. So nice to see you!

  • Ledonna N. replied 4 years ago

    Hello ladies thank you for taking the time to read and respond. Y’all better believe my 45 year old bones felt all the jump rope and hula hoop activities on Sunday. I had to take a hot soak after that lol. It so good to be able to pop back in a see you all doing well.

    Baby Nugget has grown and even though we take a multitude of photos I see her evolving and morphing into this beautiful child. I’m not even ready

  • RobinF replied 4 years ago

    They grow fast for sure! My oldest baby is almost 29 - crazy!

    Sounds like a very fun day. Good exercise too!

  • lyn67 replied 4 years ago

    Wow, is she (Zyon?) so big now???? Cannot believe it! The power is with You and YLF both!!!

  • Elizabeth P replied 4 years ago

    OMG, look at the size of her!  Wow!  She's a lovely girl.  You look amazing, as always.  Sounds like you had such a fun day!

  • Angie replied 4 years ago

    Very cute pics as always :)

  • JAileen replied 4 years ago

    You both look great.  How old is she now?  She’s so big!

  • Christina F. replied 4 years ago

    How fun! You two ladies are adorable.

  • Barbara Diane replied 4 years ago

    Always so happy to see a post from you. Z’Joy keeps growing. I have to say I didn’t imagine such a large stick.
    What a fun outing. You both look good.

  • cindysmith replied 4 years ago

    Ladonna, you look positively fierce and I love it! And that little one, when did she grow up like that? She's beautiful like her mama <3

  • AJ replied 4 years ago

    I always enjoy reading about your adventures with your daughter!  How fun to come across the DD club!  I bet that was amazing to watch.  

    Is Nugget styling herself now? Luv the blues and purples in her outfit.  You are looking fit and strong! 

  • Diana replied 4 years ago

    You and Z'J both look amazing!  The first 2 photos are so fierce, I love them.  I hope you frame them.

    And she's gotten so big!  

  • Jules replied 4 years ago

    What a great day full of adventures! Nice to see you both :)

  • replied 4 years ago

    So much fun! I love seeing all the things you do together :)

  • Sara L. replied 4 years ago

    You both look great for a day of adventures!  I haven't jumped rope in years but I was really good at it when I was a kid.  Hula hooping I can still do but not for very long.  

  • Inge replied 4 years ago

    You both look wonderful, and I just wanted to say that these pictures are making my heart smile!!

  • Joyce B replied 4 years ago

    Such a cute pair! Your little one is growing fast.

  • cheryl replied 4 years ago

    Sounds like a fantastic day. I was never great at jump rope but I sure loved to hula hoop lol. Thanks for sharing these wonderful pics. You both look great. 

  • Cee replied 4 years ago

    " ...and together, they fight crime !! "

  • Stagiaire Fash replied 4 years ago

    Look at your sophisticated tonal matching, both of you! Sounds like you got a great workout, if it gave you DOMS the next day (yes, I know that isn’t the way to measure, but I sure as heck feel like I did a thing when I’m that sore later). Very cool that little one is already double-dutching!

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