Saturday, April 30, 2011


I just realized it's been a long time since I updated ye ol' blog. I think the main reason is there hasn't been a whole lot to talk about. My parents came for a visit at the end of March and that was a nice time. The weather was kinda crappy so it was just all the inspiration we needed to just hang out at home and play with Jason and play Wii.
Jason's new favorite toy - Pampers box with a rope tied to's the simple things...

Most of April I have spent trying to be healthier. You may have noticed my new badge on the right of the blog that has my weight loss. I've just today (April 30th) finished the Couch to 5K program. I'm running for 30 minutes straight and can finish my 5K distance in about 40 minutes. Next week I'll be working on running the whole 5K distance and not counting my warm up walk in there. Hopefully I'll be fully prepared to run my first race on May 7th. It will be a 5K in support of Girls on the Run, which promotes self esteem in young girls through physical activity. I mostly liked that the race was a week after I was planning on being done with C25K and that it was for running, walking, and pushing a stroller. Jason has been my constant training buddy and I have only done one run at the beginning of my training without him so it was only fitting that he would go along for the ride. I'm kind of nervous and excited about it. I am a bit worried about the fact that the race starts at 8:30am and I have to work until 11:30pm the night before. I may have to take something before bed to help me sleep. I have also signed up to do a marathon distance in May. It's through and it's a virtual marathon where I will log the miles I run throughout the month of May and hopefully end up with at least 26.2 miles by May 31st. Then they do a drawing for prizes out of the people who reach that goal. Since as of now I'm running about 9 miles a week, I should be able to do it. It will help keep me running after my 5K and help me reach my weight goal by my birthday (I got about 10lbs to go). I've also been doing Zumba on Mondays (which is a blast) and I'm trying to fit some strength training in there too. I rode my bike to a couple Bible study classes and Dan and I have rode our bikes to choir rehearsal a few times so Wednesday has that going for it. I still need to work on my eating a bit because I still love me some chocolate but giving up Easter candy for Lent really helped me in April (the 50% off sales after Easter, not so much....oh well).

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Jason hasn't changed a whole lot in the past month. He still loves walking around the neighborhood and saying hi to the doggies. He's got a mouthful of teeth and I think he's finally getting his canines in so he's been a bit fussy. I'm starting to wean him and I've stopped pumping so I'm only nursing him first thing in the morning and at bedtime. We've been giving him cow's milk at dinner and he seems to be tolarating it ok. We've tried whole milk but he had some diarrhea from that so we're doing half whole/half 1% and that seems to help. Maybe the whole milk was too fatty. We'll ask the pedi next week. Jason's starting to show some signs of the terrible twos. If he doesn't get what he wants he won't hesitate to throw himself on the ground screaming. So far I've been handling it by walking away at home and putting him in the shopping cart/stroller in stores. I try to give him some freedom to walk around the stores because he likes to walk around but when he starts taking off and not listening to me I have to restrain him. Ah, life with a toddler. Overall, he's a pretty good kid though.

Here he is reading his latest "Grandma Book" (my mom has made a couple of those Hallmark recordable books and he just loves them)

Since he's getting to be such a big boy we've graduated him to a booster seat. He's a bit too relaxed here waiting to dye eggs
Here's Mr. Goofypants with a roll of duct tape on one ankle and a roll of masking tape on the other....he's just walking around like that. He does the same things with his stacking rings.

We had a lot of fun with our friends, the Chastains, at Easter. They are like our second family and have invited us for family dinners on Thanksgiving and Easter since our families live so far away. Jason got to take part in the Easter egg hunt. Their 11-year-old son, Eric, helped Jason find eggs and put them in his basket. It was really cute and I was totally kicking myself for forgetting my camera. I decided to do another Easter egg hunt when we got home but Jason hit his head on our birdbath and that sucked all the fun out of it. So much for that video *sigh*

We did get some cute pictures of us all in our Easter finery though: