Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Meet Phillip

Liam has a new friend Phillip......

He brought Phillip into our bedroom the other day and I asked him if he was playing with his Care Bear. He told me his name was Phillip. Later in the day, I asked Liam where Phillip was and he told me Phillip is sleeping and pointed to the ottoman. Hence the photo above. Yesturday Phillip and to sit in a time out for a while (from Liam, not me) and spent some time milling around a basket of clean clothes.
Christian never played with stuffed animals this way (I did as a child) so I am just loving this. It is also fun to watch him use his imagination.
Christian likes to turn everything in the house into either a space ship or a gun. He spends hours building Lego laser guns and goes around defending the home planet. We all feel much safer.
I have started running. I was able to run about a mile yesturday and close to that today. I am running/walking and trying increase the amount of time running slowly. My end goal for this is the Hood to Coast Relay next summer. A co-worker invited me to join a team she is putting together. She has more faith in me than I have in myself. Next summer is my 40th birtday and the relay is a couple of weeks after my birthday, so I thought it would be a great way to ring in a new decade of life.
My other goal to get down to my pre-pregnancy weight (Liam is almost 4) by my birthday. I am journaling what I eat and of course the running, biking and ballet help. I find that I am not as hungry on the days that I do more intense workouts.
Here is a layout I did last night....

Credits: Autumn Medley by Valorie Brown at Elemental Scraps

5 comments:

Sara E said...

That is so cute about Liam and Phillip...
I love it when my boys imaginations run wild

lorig said...

Love the story of Phillip, I hope he doesn't have to spend too much time in time out. Good luck with the running and weight loss.

karyn said...

Awww, how cute, gotta love boys! My little guy, who's 6 has "little Mikey" who goes on similar adventures.

Best of luck with the running!

Mrs. Miles said...

Hi Michelle,

I have decided, having a rare 1/2 hour with no needs pressing (a miricle!) to visit ALL on today's blog train and say hello.

I'm glad I did - your son's story is too precious. Seems like yesterday our children were that small - they're in their 20's now.

I LOVE your header!

Now, YAY to you, gurl, for running. My husband and I have run marathons - but my knees 'creak' now and I don't want to put that sort of pressure on them anymore. You are being wise, starting slowly and building up. I wish you the VERY best - you'll be amazed at what running gives BACK. There's no feeling in the world like just after a good run.

Thanks for sharing.

warmly,
Barb (Mrs. Miles)

Pensguys said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog. :) I've been REALLY bad about keeping up my homeschool blog.