April 17, 2012

The Past Two Months

Somehow this blog of mine gets pushed aside every couple of months. I so wish I were better at keeping up with it like I used to be, but sometimes I find myself needing a break. I wouldn't even say life has been all crazy and busy... it was just time to step back. But I gotta say, I missed my little ol' blog. And I missed, you, all my sweet readers who take the time to keep up with us.

So here's a quick attempt to catch up on what we've been up to lately ::

Noah is officially potty trained!!! Yay! He finally gave up his diapers on March 27th, and he's been in his big boy undies ever since. It's bittersweet. As happy as I am that we're out of diapers, I'm kind of sad about it too. There is no "baby" left in him. As for the training, it was totally a breeze. He was just ready. And we couldn't be more proud of him! He has done awesome!

:: I'm running my first 5k this Saturday {Josh ran his first one in March--and did really great by the way}!! I am so excited! Since January, Josh and I have been running using the Ease into 5k app. In the past, I've come close to completing it but never followed through. This time around, I finally did it! And I could have never done it without the support and push from Josh. There were many times I probably would have walked if Josh wasn't there encouraging me to keep going. And now, we are halfway through the Bridge to 10k app!! I'm so proud of us and what we've accomplished together. Being able to run together is a huge blessing, and it would not be possible without the huge support of Noah. He has been nothing but happy to ride in his stroller while we run. Always happy to ride along, never complaining how long it takes or how hot or cold it may be outside. He is a huge part of our success with running. And he will be there on Saturday at our run with my parents cheering us on as they walk the 5k themselves. It's going to be an exciting and fun weekend!

:: Noah loves to sing. If he's not singing, he's humming. It's so sweet. One song he loves to sing goes like this: "Pumpkin, pumpkin, round and fat, turn into a jack-o-lantern just like that!" It's a song my mom used to sing to me. Here is Noah's version of the song: "Pumpkin, pumpkin, round and fat, turn into a jack-o-lator just like that." It is the cutest thing ever. Josh and I always get tickled every time we hear "jack-o-lator."

:: We've been spending a lot of time at our pool already. The water is still a little chilly, but it has just been too beautiful lately not to go out and get some sun. I was thinking this might be the summer Noah learns to swim, but now I'm not so sure. He is pretty timid about getting too far into the water, so I think it's going to take more time then I thought. But that's okay. When he's ready, he will be ready. And when he does, I have no doubt he will be a little fishy in the water!

:: Noah totally loved dyeing eggs for the first time Easter night. We used Kool-Aid to color the eggs and they turned out so bright and colorful. I may or may not have eaten almost all the eggs since last Sunday. Hard boiled eggs are, as Dora the Explorer would say, "muy delicioso!"

:: I love Einstein, but a couple weeks ago I was about ready to ship him off to China. He brought ticks into our apartment, which quickly became infested with them. NASTY disgusting ticks. Gives me the chills just thinking about it again. One day Josh and I pulled fourteen {yes, fourteen!} ticks off Einstein. Every time we took him out to go potty, we had to check him for ticks before bringing him back in. And often, we'd still miss one and not notice it until it had sucked a gallon of blood from him. It was awful; I felt so bad for him. I'm not sure I've ever been so stressed out in my life trying to rid our house of ticks. I spent days cleaning our apartment top to bottom, spraying the house with anti-tick spray, and washing anything and everything that could possibly have been in contact with a tick. The worst was when I spotted a nest of tick eggs in my bathroom after our apartment was pretty much spotless. I had a panic attack that day... it was not pretty. Anyway, to make a long story short {because believe me, I could go on and on}, we haven't had any major problems with ticks lately, and I'm so unbelievably thankful.

:: Diet Snapple Peach Tea is my new obsession since I gave up Dr Pepper. It's some gooood stuff.

:: We had an awful outbreak of tornadoes a few weeks ago here in DFW, and it was just wild! Thankfully no one was hurt, but there was quite a lot of damage done. And this past Saturday I was up half the night worrying about all of my family in Oklahoma and Missouri with all the crazy tornadoes all over the place. Ugh! So ready for tornado season to be over!

Okay, so I guess I had more to share than I thought! I'll leave you with the sweetest face on this planet!




jaquelyn {mama thoughts} said...

Yay for you & your running! Hope your race goes well. :) Now I'm interested in that Bridge to 10k program, even though I haven't been running much lately.

I've missed your posts, sweet friend!

Linda P. said...

So glad to see your update here! Fun to hear what has been going on. I admire your running! Richard runs regularly, but me--eeeeehhhh, not so much. :O As in . . . I don't. He would love it if I did.

Hope to hear from you again soon!

tiffany | monuments and melodies said...

Soooo excited to see a post from you!! I totally understand the blog breaks ;) Congrats on the 5/10k!! That's awesome!!

PS....I LOOOOOOVE diet snapple peach tea!!!!!

PPS.....Noah is just as handsome as ever!!!!

Mary said...

good luck on your race! That is so exciting.

I can't stand ticks by the way. We had a horrible problem with them when we lived in Wisconsin. We were in the woods and out dog came in with them crawling on her head. I was so grossed out and scared of Hailey getting one on her. And guess what? I got limes disease! I couldn't believe it and was pretty scared. I couldn't wait to move out of there. Anyway! I hope the ticks stay away from you guys.

I'm glad you guys are ok after all those tornadoes too. They're so scary and unpredictable!

I hope you have a great weekend and again good luck on the race :)

The Christians said...

Love, love, love, love seeing a blog of yours on here again! Such a sweet picture of Noah! I can't wait to hear how the race goes on Sat. And yuck, yuck, yuck...I could not stand those ticks! Hope they are not a problem again!