I just have to say….when I started the Project 365 daily picture thing last January, I really didn’t think I’d be able to pull it off and keep up with it. But, I did (thanks in big part to my Instagram addiction) and I’m so glad I did. I just ordered the book of all the P365 posts, like I had always planned to, and I loved looking back at all of those pictures. I only wish I had done it years ago!
On Sunday, I had the pleasure of getting out of the house (!!!!!) and meeting a blogger friend who will be one of my roommates at Blissdom this year. If you haven’t “met” Erin, you should get acquainted. She’s one of the organizers of the Kansas City Listen To Your Mother show, and a partner in the Gay Dad Project. Isn’t she pretty?
Martin Luther King Jr. day, which means no school for the big two, and a trip to the dentist for the big three. I’m so thankful that they still get excited to go, and that they don’t have any problems with their teeth (yet). They all did great and got the thumbs up..
Before we left, though, the big three were staying the night at grandma’s house, hubs went to work, and Erv and I were alone for the morning. He got my iPod from me, started calling it a phone, and held it up to take a self-portrait while saying “cheese”. I DIED FROM THE CUTE. He seriously cracks me up….we have so much fun.
This picture makes me laugh. Her crown was in the car, and she discovered that it would hold back her growing-out bangs on the way into town. And then she fell asleep, and then wore it to lunch…
Back to school! While Erv was napping, Essie and I were hanging out. I just love her little face and wanted to take a picture of her, but I had to bribe her to do it. Ah, well. It was worth it.
Then the big two got home from school and Henry and I set to work on his 100th Day of School Poster. I suggested buttons, and he came up with the idea to do it like we did out Fall Decor project. I was so proud.
I have my first virtual 5K this weekend, and am actually ahead of my game with the 500 miles in 2013 goal. I have run 3 miles without stopping to walk, most days for the last two weeks. I’m still slow, and I know I could go faster if I did stop to talk walking breaks, but I really want to be able to run a 5K (on and off the treadmill) without stopping. So I’ll keep it slow and steady for a while.
Hubs was out of town on Thursday, and the kids were completely out of control. Okay, not completely, but you know when they just won’t stop talking/laughing/jabbering on and on and on while they’re supposed to be eating supper? That.
Then Ivy started doing this (and I really don’t know where she got it, but it cracks me up). Also, I haven’t found a good app yet for collages…or rather, I might have but I don’t really know how to use it yet. Whatever.
Two things here. The weather was chilly still, but not 10 degrees like it has been, so the kids played outside for a long time after school.
And then they came inside and the girls played together. I love this candid picture of them…it was a moment of loving each other between moments of fighting. Except for the bickering (or even with it), they’re pretty entertaining when they interact. (And of course, they had a cat following them around. You can’t do anything in this house without a cat following you.)
Yesterday, I went to my mom’s gym with her to run the first of my 13 5Ks this year, a virtual run through Anywhere 5K, the Run Fur Fun, benefiting the Humane Society. I went in really wanting to finish in under 39 minutes. It didn’t happen….I finished in 40:03. I’m still proud of myself that I did it without stopping to walk at all, and was the first “official” 5K in which I managed to do that. Of course, it was still on a treadmill, but by my first “real” (non-virtual) 5K in April, I hope to be able to run the whole way OFF of the treadmill. Between now and then, I think I have at least three other virtual runs. Oh, and as of today, I’m up to 47.1 miles out of my 500 mile goal for the year. I’m hoping to break 100 miles by the end of February!
(Oh, and apparently the sweat and red face accentuates my GINORMOUS forehead)
How was your week?