Saturday, March 19, 2011

Spring is coming!

Sorry it's been so long since I've updated! I had a hard time typing with that stupid cast on so now that it's off, I'll update!

At the end of February, Dan's parents came for a short visit. We had fun hanging out and we went to Exploration Place (kinda like a children's museum). Jason didn't get much out of the Megalodon exhibit but thought the Kinex exhibit was cool and had fun in the tot's area. I also chased him through the children's castle area but was worried whenever he came near the metal spiral staircase. At church, they joined us for Sunday school (which I just happend to be teaching Ruth - funny lesson to teach to your mother-in-law) and they joined us in the choir and singing the communion hymns. We also had a lot of fun playing with bubbles in the living room.
They brought one of Dan's old robes from when he was 2 and it looked like a smoking jacket, so I gave Jason his bubble pipe.

A couple weeks before I got my cast off I started the Couch to 5K plan. I thought it would be a good goal to run a 5K before I turned 30. Since I also want to lose weight, I figured this was a good way to accomplish both. The weather was just starting to get nice which helped motivate me to go outside (plus Jason really likes going outside). We got a new jogging stroller because our old stroller didn't work well and wasn't for jogging anyway. I love the new stroller! It sucked running with the cast because I would get hot and not really be able to do anything about it (plus I really didn't want to sweat too much in the cast - fortunately it wasn't too hot outside yet). Now that the cast is off, it's a bit easier. I just finished week 3 where I would run 3 minutes straight twice and 90 seconds straight twice. Next week I start running 5 minutes straight and a lot less walking. Overall, I'm actually enjoying it! I never thought I would get into running but it's an easy way to get a good workout plus Bonnie gets a good workout and Jason gets some fresh air. I'm already fitting back into some of my old jeans so it's a win-win all around! This is the cute shirt Jason wore on St. Patrick's Day:

I also got a new bike and a trailer for Jason. My new bike is awesome! I haven't had a new bike since I was 5 so it was fun picking it out (sticker-shock and all). We picked it up on Wednesday and rode our bikes to church. Since we only live about a mile from church it only took 10 minutes. I never realized how much uphill there is on the way though. I guess you never notice hills in the car but on a bike - oh boy! It's a whole different set of muscles to work so my legs are really getting a good workout. I'm planning on biking to bible study on Wednesday mornings too - we'll see how that goes (I have a hard time getting there on time in the car so we'll see). It will just be another fun thing I can do with Dan since he likes to ride his bike but I've never been much of a bike rider. The trailer we got seats two as well so we can use it when we have two kiddos to pull along too. Jason seems to be ok with it - he just doesn't like wearing his helmet and spends most of the ride messing with it. Oh well, he'll get used to it!