Sunday, September 13, 2009

Making progress

Monkey graduated to being a bi-ped! Here's a little video of her walking across the living room : ) She still prefers to crawl most of the time, but each day she gets bolder and bolder in her walking. And her climbing. Today she climbed onto things 3 times & then screamed because she didn't know how to get back down. (screaming is a new thing too. not so cool.)

Chick started preschool on Wednesday! She liked it. They learned about the letter "A" and played outside, and made placemats that have their coloring & individual photos on them (to use at snacktime). It was at a friend's daycare. There were 4 boys there, I think, but there will be another little girl too.

(While she was at preschool I shunned productivity & took Monkey for a walk nearby. We stopped and picked almost a gallon bag-ful of blackberries. Mmmm. We ate some on our pancakes this morning. Scrumptious.)

I wrote in an earlier post that I didn't know whether I liked SparkPeople, but I've totally decided that I do. At least for now (new things are always exciting and then are replaced by something else). For now I find it very helpful. Here's a blog posting that I wrote about it on Kelly's Biggest Loser Friends Blog. Anyhow, I'm starting to see some results, which is SOOOO exciting.

This was a very long, hard week. Layout, HH getting home later than usual, still recovering from colds, tired, etc etc. (and btw, Katie, I'm really sorry for not getting our newsletter submission was just a horrible week).

BUT, Friday night we went to bed early & got a good night's sleep. Saturday was a great day, and made up for all of the previous stress. I took the girls for a walk to the grocery store while HH got some home work done, then lunch & I went shopping ALL BY MYSELF, for as long as I wanted (it ended up being only 4 hours, but that was enough). The sun was shining, I turned the music up really loud, and it was one of those can't-keep-yourself-from-dancing-while-you-drive kinda times.

Some of it was just errand running, but I also bought a much MUCH needed dishwasher!! YAY! I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to that. It'll arrive on Tuesday. Also I looked at the Optical shop in Penney's and found glasses & sunglasses that I love! Honestly, I have a horrible time finding any that I really like, and I LOVE both the glasses & the sunglasses (not going the transitional route...maybe next time). I didn't have the perscription with me, but at least I have them picked out.

While I was out I bought "The Holiday" at the thrift store, so when I got home I did my weights & then cuddled up with HH to watch the movie. I thought it was pretty cute, have you seen it?


Katie said...

What big girls you have!! WTG Monkey!! :) Hey, no worries about the newsletter. I know it's not possible every time. I probably wouldn't get to it every month either if I wasn't the one doing it haha.
(btw... on the sparkpeople blog post you mentioned, you wrote "impelled" when I think you meant "compelled") :)

Annalia Romero said...

Seen it. Liked it.

Since when is picking blackberries not productive?

Simply Simmons said...

Sounds like you had a good day Saturday. Isn't it great when you get those "me time" hours to yourself!!

nikko said...

I got out by myself (garage saling) on Saturday, too. So, so, so refreshing.

Yay on the dishwasher. I know how much you've wanted one! Yay!

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