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