Losing two of my babysitters (and those late nights) have really cut into my training time this week. I've made it to the gym for my strength workouts, and I've gotten in a little running and swimming since they left. Since I had such a full training week last week, I'm not going to stress over it. D's been working most of the week, but J and I have had some good times. We met friends at the park and have spent a lot of time at the YMCA pools.
One thing I've been trying to do is walk or ride my bike for more errands. We live pretty much in the center of town, so it's not too hard...as long as I overcome my propensity to wait until the last minute before going somewhere. I managed to
The way back, after swimming...not so fun. I never had lunch, so by 3:30 and after swimming I was pretty drained. This time, J was cruising ahead and I was struggling to run anywhere near him. Finally, I had to call ahead and ask him to stop and wait for me. The stopping...that's always been his problem. He slowed down, kind of swerved across the path, and stopped, upright. He had the biggest grin on his face. :) Definitely worth the ice cream stop!
Incidentally, his shirt was one that my older boys wore when they were his age. I love that.
Because I've been busy with that class, he's spent a little more time playing on his own or watching TV in spite of my general no TV during school hours rule that I felt guilty enough to be seduced by Family Fun magazine into doing a craft project. I'm not a crafty person, and as usual, this ended up being more expensive and labor intensive than I had pictured it being. But still, it turned out pretty cool.
|Contact paper stencil on shirt|
|Serious focus to get his camo pattern just right|
|The finished project!|
...and today, our park/pool plans thwarted by rain (which is also screwing up tonight's Shakespeare in the Park and tomorrow morning's mountain bike ride), we hit the gym at the Y to shoot some hoops with my unwilling nephew.
J and A playing ball. J has been all about shooting baskets in the driveway, and it's starting to pay off. He did pretty well on the regulation height rims, and A hung in there longer than I expected him to.
Now, I'm back to my online class, and you're pretty much caught up to life around here.