Today is week two of "get my booty back in shape." I am happy to report I have ellipticated (and as of this week, bumped myself up a level in intensity), lifted weights, and done my sit-ups (despite the two large beasts who think it's time to play when I lay down on the floor) every day last week (5x) and today made the third day this week. Woo. Hoo. Wanna join me?
Most mornings I have emailed or called The Engineer to report and I usually begin with "boo-ya. I worked out today." 'Cause I don't like to work out. And this is a big deal. I feel better, but don't really see a difference...yet. But, I am committed.
Our sweet neighbor turned seven last week. Our three were included in the festivities. They came home with these sweet babies. Little Man wore them into Sunday School. Just to make his teacher laugh. With his yellow cowboy boots and yellow suit (that was The Engineer's). Then they (the glasses) went in my purse. Little Bit wore them to the pool yesterday. They're pretty popular 'round here.
This week has been full of surprises...eighteen eggs tumbling out of my trunk...a play-mobile cannon part shot down the sink drain (still there)...red lipstick painted all over Little Man's face (he was "bein a clown." Sorry, no pics.) The children's entire set of breakable ikea play dishes dropped down the steps, several pieces broken, and a favorite vase... shattered.
"Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean, but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox." Proverbs 14:4
I was preparing dinner and looked over to see this sweetness taking place. I could eat. her. up.
Little Bit is WILD about Sister. And Sister is WILD about Little Bit. Their antics keep me laughing. Usually.
They are just WILD. And I love seeing them play. I love seeing Sister help Little Bit, encourage her, read to her, even dress her. And as of this week, Little Bit will nod "yes" when asked a question. SO WONDERFUL to have her communicating more! Plus, it melts my heart when she walks over to me and reaches up and I ask, "Do you want to sit in my lap?" And she grins HUGE and nods yes.
"Last time. I promise." That's what I told The Engineer. He smiled back and said, "Don't make a promise you can't keep."
I leave you with this. As of the start of Summer, we agreed that once Sister is tucked into her bed, she can stay up reading or coloring. (Wise? Hmmm...I'd rather her read with the light on than by flashlight or closet light like The Engineer and I did.) I'm not sure how late she's been burning the midnight oil, but I know that at nine am this morning, I still hadn't heard from her. Upon entering her room, this is what I found.
PS Guess who turns seven in seven days???????