Saturday, February 22, 2020

1 SE January 2020



I finally did the 1 Second Everyday for January.  I was sick in the middle so didn't have a lot of good videos or pictures.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Gymnastics 2-18-20



Ella had off school and since Miles is in class by himself, they let her join.  Miles was a little wilder than normal. Ella was so excited, she'd go through all the stations so fast and catch up to Miles again. I think they did way more gymnastics than he normally does.  I didn't take a lot of pics or videos but compiled some. I put Liam in a stroller so I didn't have to carry him in and it was so much nicer to contain him. He loves to watch gymnastics class.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Happy Liam (9.4.19)

Sometimes, but rarely, Liam is happy in his stroller.

Photo Taken September 4, 2019

Playdate (1.10.20)

Emma came over for a play date. Sometimes Ella doesn't feel like walking and sits on the front of the stroller. It's difficult to push. Then she had Emma sit on her lap. It was really hard to push.  Liam is such a trooper. She has learned to make sure his legs are up before she sits down.

Photo Taken January 10, 2020.
Emma and Ella made hair bows.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Cooking (10.13.19)

We made the Raddish Kids chili. They enjoyed making it but not eating it. Oh it appears I already did a post about this.
Photo Taken October 13, 2019.

Afghan Cape (1.17.20)

Dave got hit with the flu so even though I was still sick, I walked Ella to school.  Miles also joined us. We could not find his hoodie so he wore an afghan. He could have stayed home but he likes to go.

Photo Taken January 17, 2020.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Exersaucer (10.16.19)

Liam likes the exersaucer. Miles and Ella did too. I bought this one used so I have one upstairs and downstairs. Here I tried to use portrait mode on my phone. I swear I hate all the portrait mode pictures I take. They never have the clarity I want. But still you can tell Liam is cute. 

Photo Taken October 16, 2019.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Pancakes 1.20 and 1.21.20

Miles loves making pancakes. I'm not sure if it's just one of his favorite foods or just one of the foods he knows he can ask and we can quickly make using the mix. 

Photo Taken January 20, 2020.
I let him do more and more each time. But as you can see the pancakes aren't perfectly round. We don't care.  He loves it.

Photo Taken January 20, 2020.


Would you look at that. We made pancakes again.  But now Miles decided to lick the batter off the counter. He spilt some and this was his way of cleaning it up.

Photo Taken January 21, 2020.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Taco Sadness 1.9.20

I bought the Taco kit from Costco. It's delicious. I know the lid never stays on good so I tried to pack it in the laundry basket.  Well when I opened the back gate the laundry basket fell out as did other things. The blasket flipped over and my delicious taco kit became compost.

Photo Taken January 9, 2020

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Giant Lollipop (9.8.19)

We went to the mall to go to the candy store to get some giant lollipops.  We got 4 so Lottie and Liam got one too in addition to Ella and Miles.  They barely had any of their lollipops and then the cleaning ladies threw them out. They were fun while they lasted and I don't even think the kids noticed that they disappeared the next day.

Photo Taken September 8, 2019

Monday, February 10, 2020

Liam 1.21.20

I had a board meeting for preschool. Liam attends them with me. He took it to a new level by taking over my notebook, pen, and laptop. He's getting so big and isn't as disruptive because he's not dying to go to sleep or nurse the entire meeting.
This second picture without me is even better but I also wanted to show I was there so I had myself in frame in the first one. 

Photo Taken January 21, 2020. 

Sunday, February 9, 2020

2020 Exercise Goals Progress (January)


Here's my goals so far. Even with having the flu for over a week, I'm doing pretty well.

For 2020, here are my exercise goals:
  1. Run 100 miles (with a reach goal of 200 miles)
    • January = 10.01 mi  (8.33-16.66/ mo goal)
  2. Run 52 times (With a reach goal of 100 times)
    • January = 9 runs (or 7 if to and from school count as 1) (4.3 - 8.33 x a month goal) 
  3. Complete 2 Beachbody programs
    • January = didn't start a program
  4. Exercise in some form 156 times (that's 3x/week) (Reach goal of 312)
    • January = 20 (on app)  (13 - 26 x month goal)  This is probably higher since sometimes I forget to use the app.
For inspiriting others, I plan to
  1. Run 6 free challenges
  2. Run 3 month long challenge groups
I didn't do anything for inspiring others in January.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Liam Eating (10.10.19)

Here I am just feeding Liam in the one baby food spoon that Miles used to love. Liam thought it was OK. He didn't love it as much as Miles. Miles loved that he could keep sucking and just keep getting food without taking breaks to get new spoonfuls of food.

Photo Taken October 10, 2019

Friday, February 7, 2020

Workouts with Miles (10.13.19)

Miles always wants to workout with me. He likes when I put on workout videos versus us just making up our own workout. He had to line up all his weights just like Joel did in the video. (He didn't have enough weights so he took mine too. He needed as many as Joel had.)

Photo Taken October 13, 2019

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Falloween Social 10.20.19

MVPA had their Falloween Social. This is the third or 4th one we've attended. The kids put the police man costume on Liam. It would fit Miles so it was quite big.

Photo Taken October 20, 2019

 At the end I tried to get a picture with all 3 kids. We did a few tries but they aren't the best.  You can see Miles didn't last in his costume either.

There were 5 families there. There were 2 Liams. But at their Spring one there were 3 Liams out of 11 kids! I have some group pictures but I forget if all the parents allow pictures of their kids online so I will just avoid posting any.

Would You Rather: Running Edition 2

In 2014 I made a post like this. Then I started a draft post to do a 2nd one. I never did that. I was just looking at my 152 draft posts and decided to see if I wanted to do any old ones.  I got these questions from Hungry Runner Girl.

1. Would you rather come across a snake or a rat while out for a run?
Rat. I have seen a rat and never seen a snake so I guess a snake is scarier.

2. Would you rather have to run for the next 6 months without a GPS watch or without your music?
I have never run with music so I'd go without music. If I don't run with my GPS did it even happen?!

3. Would you rather have the first half of your run be uphill or the second half of your run be uphill?
I'd rather run the first half uphill while I'm fresh.

4. Would you rather run your next 5 miler without shoes or without a sports bra?
This is horrible. I would never run ever without shoes. I don't even walk across my house without shoes. But I'm currently nursing and I couldn't run without a bra. But I would suck it up and run without a bra.

5. Would you rather explore a new area that you have never been to before for your next run or stick to your normal favorite running loop?
I run faster when I know the route so I'd rather stick to a favorite running loop.

7. Would you rather never have to stretch again after a run or never have to do core work again in order to stay injury free?
I'd rather never do core work again. It sucks.  I barely stretch but core work is more challenging and I notice lots of issues with lack of core strength.

8. Would you rather run with a blister on your foot or run with a side cramp?
These seem awful. I have run with a blister and have run with a side cramp. I guess if I had to go far I'd choose the side cramp.

9. Would you rather get a brand new pair of running shoes for free or get a brand new running outfit for free?
I would rather get shoes for free.

10. Would you rather do a huge race with spectators all along the course or do a small race without all of the extra stress of a big race?
I like small races. You don't have to get there as early. It doesn't waste as much time. It doesn't feel as stressful either. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Perler Beads (9.2.19)

Miles was working on his perler beads. He thought it was hard. He didn't even turn 3 yet and they are for like 5 year olds so I'm impressed. He doesn't try for a pattern or anything just tries to fill the shape.

Photo Taken September 2, 2019

100th Day of school (1.26.20)

Ella was working on her 100 days project homework so Miles was crafting too. 
January 28th was the 100th day of school but we did the project a few days early.

Photo Taken January 26, 2020.
Ella needed 100 of something for her 100th day of school project. She hot glued beads down.  She didn't just glue it to paper but glued the paper to cardboard so then it was enough to hold all the beads. 


I put Liam on the ground to help Ella and he got into the shelf. I guess I have to stop storing junk on them.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

2020 Week 4/52 photo

I was nursing Liam. Miles was asleep on the chair in the loft. Ella was downstairs watching TV. The entire time I was nursing I just had a bad feeling that Ella was up to no good. I couldn't get Liam into the crib without him waking up and he was also sick and needing sleep so I was internally battling if I should end his nap and check on Ella or just hope for the best.   I hoped for the best. Then Ella came upstairs to show me what she did. She was so excited she cut her hair. She cut A LOT off.  Then we went downstairs and she started to get a littel more upset about how short she made her hair.

Photo Taken January 24, 2020.
She didn't totally finish cutting the back.

We took Ella to get her hair cut more evened out.
Photo Taken January 25, 2020.



Ella styled her hair after her shower. Look at those curls. All she did was spray a little curling spray thing we have and her hair just gets so curly. My hair would never do that.

Photo Taken January 26, 2020.

Lots of hours of been spent with her crying over her hair. She wishes it grew back overnight. 
(
She also cut her bangs again the next week.)

Monday, February 3, 2020

Sick 1.21 and 1.24.20

We had a rough month with all of us being sick at various times. Here's when you really know Ella is sick. Just look at her lying on the couch under a blanket. She never does this. I can barely get her to wear weather appropriate clothes. She's always wearing tank top dresses and stuff.

Photo Taken January 21, 2020. 
Miles is napping at 3 PM. It was needed. He was up coughing from 1-6 am and then woke up at 7:10 am for the day!  Poor guy.  Poor household with constantly being sick.

Photo Taken January 24, 2020.
Miles is just cuddled lying on me. I feel so bad for sick kids. 

Photo Taken January 24, 2020.

Sick (1.14.20)

I felt so sick. I actually made a doctor appointment. She seemed to think it was just a cold but then called back a few hours later to tell me I tested positive for the flu.

Photo Taken January 14, 2020.
It is really hard to care for a baby when sick. It really sucks waking up in the night when you just want to sleep. 
Day 6 of being sick and I still felt like crap.

Photo Taken January 16, 2020.

It's been a rough January for us. Someone in the house has been sick since December 27. Usually more than one person. Liam's runny nose and my cough lasted all the way until January 30. (Liam's runny nose started December 27 so he was sick the longes of any of us. At least most of us got better in between getting sick.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

2020 Week 3/52 photo

During Liam's 9 month photo shoot I took some close-ups of the kids while they were all lying down on the blanket. I didn't end up using them in the monthly post so I thought I'd include some here.

Photo Taken January 17, 2020.

Just look at Liam's eyes. His outfit is adorable too. 
I can't get over how big his teeth are.