Friday, September 14, 2018

Fast Friday

This week went a little better than last. I think we are finally starting to get into a routine for our day and things are starting to settle down! Thank heaven! Here are some of the things we've done this week.

V is really into blocks right now. I love that because blocks were always one of my favorite things to play with as a kid and I still love playing with them. That makes it nice because I can feel good about enjoying time playing with him and he loves having the attention and someone to play with. This weekend we made this huge block tower.

We spent some time watching the clouds with the neighbor kids. 

And then while Trevon went to his brother's bachelor party, and the kids were in bed, I stayed home and had this amazing peach milkshake and worked on blog stuff. Notice that I didn't even consider cleaning up the living room during this time. I was worn out and needed to just relax and sit a while.

Monday night I brought up to Trevon that I have been feeling really discontent lately. I don't know if it's because I'm not running right now or if it's the season change coming or maybe it's something else, but I keep getting this urge to purge my closets. I've gone through kid's clothes, old toys, some of my clothes... still have the urge. So we went through this storage closet of randomness that we have. We have realized that our house has enough places to store things, it just doesn't have very functional storage. It's driving me a little crazy but there's not a lot we can do about it right now. But someday when we buy a house, it will have more functional storage!  

This week was "use your feet" week at school. They encourage all kids to ride the bus, walk, or ride bikes to school instead of parents driving them.  J is a bus kid, but on Wednesday we were rushing too much and I had to take M to school anyway, so I figured I'd drive J. Once we got about a block away from the school I realized it was "use your feet week" so I parked and got the stroller out and walked her the rest of the way. Then M decided that she wanted to walk to school too. Luckily her school isn't too far away from J's so we did. It reminded me of all the morning walks I used to take when it was just J and I have really missed that. So maybe, MAYBE that will be part of V and my morning routine while it's still warm. 

We are getting ready to close the pool for the year, so all the grandkids (one family is missing in this picture) are sucking as much time out of it as they can. 

I attempted a short easy run this week and it's still a no. That's ok! I was prepared to take lots of time off after my half because I knew going into it that there was a good possibility of injury. I'll be back to running soon, but for now, I'm ok with cross-training, walking, and resting! Someone, please remind me of that next week when I feel like I might lose my mind if I don't run, thanks! haha. 

Here's some Friday Favorites for you, Trevon bought me this roller for my birthday and I love it so much more than a foam roller. I love it because I don't have to lay down on the ground to use it and it's super easy to take around with me. I can use it at the park or even in the car. I highly recommend this. 

At the grocery store this week they were giving out free samples of these chips. They were way better than I expected them to be. And they are organic, so that makes them healthy chips...right?

Now on to the weekends. Trevon's brother gets married today! Then it's lots of fun and relaxing for the rest of the weekend. 

Do you ever get discontent when the seasons start to change, like you need to change something? 

Did you ride the bus to school as a kid?

Mom's with pre-school age kids, what's your favorite trick to getting them to listen without yelling? We are struggling with this with M right now. She doesn't listen to anything that's not her idea. Heaven help us.

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