This Is My Life Now

I used to do my "random acts of camera roll" posts whenever I felt like I was getting behind in my blogging and needed a quick way to catch up. Turns out, that's my writing style now - just cram it all in whenever I can. (That's what he said...)

Anyway, let me catch you up by regaling the tales of a perfectly average person.

It was take-your-doggy-to-dinner-night the other night at Habit Burger.
 I am ashamed to admit that it has taken me until my mid(ish) 30's to finally start watching friends. I wish I could go back in time and tell myself to start a long time ago. I'm in love. And I have watched this over and over and over again...
 Winter decided to show up, finally! The girls played outside last weekend for almost the whole day until they were frozen enough they needed a bath to warm up. It's pretty and all, and fun to watch from our living room window, but I'm kind of over it now. Too soon?
 I'm kicking myself for not taking advantage of the amazing warm weather we were having and running outside more. Now that it's cold and icy again, I have to use this thing.
Which means this quote is as true as it was back in 300 B.C. when he said it. (*wink*)
I acquired some new running shoes though! I've been wanting to try Altra's for years but have always been put off by how they look. They certainly aren't the prettiest shoe. They're kind of like the ugly step-sister who turns out to be super awesome. I decided since I needed new trail running shoes (you know, since its superb trail running season *eye roll*) that I would give Altra's a try for trails. I bought them online without even trying them on... stupid. I don't recommend that. I lucked out though and they fit perfectly and I am kind of obsessed with them.
I got the Lone Peak's and so far they have knocked my expectations out of the park! I feel like it's not fair to say that because they were delivered on the day it snowed a ton, so they haven't actually been used on a trail yet. They took their maiden voyage on the treadmill. And I quickly learned I need socks with high backs when I wear them.
 Disregard the cankles. But they grip the ground like a DREAM!! I cannot wait until spring when they can see some serious trail action. I really wanna try their road shoes now.

With snow, also comes bored children. I let the girls pull out their necklace and bracelet making kit the other day. They were super silent for a good 30-40 minutes while they concentrated on what they were working on. 
I thought I had just discovered the secret to winter parenting when Brynlie got super upset about something, chucked her stuffed animal right into the bead tray, and sent them flying literally all over the living room. The plus side? They didn't have a reason to be bored for the next hour or so while they cleaned them up. Brynlie scavenged and Kennedy sorted them back into groups. Apparently she inherited my OCD because I'm pretty sure I saw her eye twitch when I suggested we just put them all in a bag mixed together. Even though she didn't make the mess, she wanted to sort them; and she spent the rest of the night doing it. Shes incredible.

She's also been asking me for more chores. Yes, folks, MORE CHORES. I'm not one to squash her dreams. I figured I would start small... ease into it so she doesn't realize it's terrible work... kind of like boiling a frog. So far the pot is still warm with excitement. She's now in charge of dusting.
And I have to tell ya, she did an amazing job. I should have done this sooner. The story of my life.
I cut this cuties hair the other day. I had no idea what I was doing, but it turned out pretty cute! *cute haircut not pictured*.
Little Logan turned 5 months old last week!!
He's still super happy and good, and I can't stop kissing his fat cheeks.
I'm convinced he's the laziest baby on the planet. He won't roll over or stand on his legs or do anything but sit and smile.
And he saves his best smiles for Kennedy.
And those freaking, dreamy eyes!! I can't even stand it!! 
We have been starting solids, and he's pretty unsure about the whole thing. 
 But doesn't complain.
And we got him an Otteroo for the bath and when we decide to go swimming. He loved it!!

We also got a jumper from someone getting rid of one to help encourage him to use his legs
No luck so far.
But again, no complaining.
Prepare yourself for cuteness overload in 5...4...3...2...1...
Ok, you're probably not as obsessed with those 3 as I am. But they sure are adorbs.

Other fun things:
1. I've been finding time to study fitness books again. That makes me happy.
2. The sunrise the other morning was pretty cool. That also makes me happy.
3. Brynlie stealing my shoes does not make me happy.
4. Baby-feet-back-rubs = happy.
5. Cory has an incredible amount of patience cause he let the girls help make their own mac and cheese tonight for dinner. Cory cooking + him teaching them skills they'll use in college = happy.
And last but not least... we switched dentist recently (for the kids) to someone closer to our new house. Their office is incredible!! Again, I should have switched sooner. Their waiting room is bomb!
The kids are highly entertained from start to finish. B is watching Beauty and the Beast while getting her teeth cleaned.
Kennedy's bottom two teeth have been loose for a while now but would not fall out. The dentist took care of that for us! And I learned it is not free to have the dentist pull teeth so... lesson learned.
But the Tooth Fairy made her first visit to our house and Kennedy asked to go to bed at 6:00 cause she was so excited for her to come. By the way, what does the Tooth Fairy do with the teeth once she swaps them for cash? Asking for a friend. Thanks in advance.

And lastly I will leave you with this sweet picture of Brynlie and her best friend at work.

 Ya'll come back now, ya hear?!


Amy said...

You are darling. I love your posts. Glad you finally jumped on the Friends bandwagon.

Unknown said...

I thought I was B's best friend at work?!?!?!