Tuesday, May 22, 2012
I found a bunch of photos on my phone I hadn't posted and wanted to get them up. I took this one Sunday morning. I loved that Lil was in the chair reading her book and Bean climbed right up with her to hear the story. :o)
Ellie has had that language explosion that seems to occur around age two. She's speaking in sentences and is so stinkin' funny I can hardly stand it. Today in the grocery store she was sitting in the cart trying to grab something in the basket, "I think I can reach it. I can reach it. Wait a minnit, I can reach it. Oh no, I can't reach it." I get the running commentary of all that is happening. This can be annoying, or helpful if I'm trying to do something in the house and she's off by herself--this way I know what's going on. :oP
Miss Bean has also decided, "Ellie, STOP!" or "Ellie, NO!" means, "hurry up and do it faster before they grab me to stop me, and oh, I should laugh maniacally whist doing so." GAH!!
Lil, meanwhile, is such a big kid. She's so mature and fun. I can't stand it. I can't believe kindergarten is almost over. Man. She's reading, writing, adding and subtracting, graphing, and counting money like nobody's business. My mind boggles! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that Ms. W taught first grade for a number of years before moving to K this year. It means she knows exactly what the kids need in order to be prepared for first grade. Lil has had the most amazing school year, due in HUGE part to her teachers. :o)
1. I have a new Tuesday/Thursday walking buddy. My friend Michelle is committed to getting healthy and in shape and losing weight. My T/Th schedule is light--walking only and then coming home to lift--and she needed a buddy and a cheerleader and I'm gung ho about anyone trying to get moving. Gaining weight is so easy, but losing it is soooo hard. Having a buddy makes such a huge difference. I'm proud of her and it was lovely to have company today. :o)
2. I found a race I think looks like fun and I want to try to get a team together to run my first 5K. Check it out! I found a video online somewhere else and thought it looked like a blast. I checked it out and found a race in Richmond in September and have decided to really give it some thought. Dani, wanna come to the States in Sept and run with me? :o) Jess? Wanna do it with me? This would certainly get me more serious about running, huh? ;o) It seems to be a race that doesn't take itself seriously and I can totally get behind that!
3. Feeling better. Thank goodness.
4. B cleaning the kitchen even as I type. What a guy! :o)