My legs were t.i.r.e.d. after my tempo run on Tuesday but other than that I felt surprisingly good after a ‘hard for me’ workout. During the run there were little snow flurries falling for most of the run and I had a solid (without waking up searching for Skye in the middle of the night) 8 hours of sleep (she woke up at 6:20 to eat.. GO SKYE GO)!
The normal school routine and I can’t tell you how good my hot shower (a sweaty sports bra after a run when it is winter and freezing= pure torture) felt after dropping Brooke off.
Best part of the day= when babies first wake up for the day… her cooing and smiles were off the hook.
Those smiles quickly turned into a shocked face when she saw Andrew had the camera out.
Knox came home in the morning and they put these on and had a nerf gun war:) Two of Andrew’s brothers were in the military, that is where Andrew got his outfit from. Knox thought it was pretty sweet.
Later on we went to lunch with a friend of mine and had that salmon salad that I craved pretty much every day during pregnancy along with a spicy tuna roll.
Beretta is becoming more interested in Skye!
For dinner I had something completely different planned but when you show up at Costco to shop…
and you are all so hungry at 4:30 pm, you grab pizza before you shop.
His and hers bags of popcorn;)
I am predicting that Skye will be a major thumb sucker, she tries to suck on that hand of hers all day long.
And then once the kids all went to bed, it was a Netflix & Hot Tamales night. For some reason hot tamales sounded really good yesterday so I grabbed some and they tasted as good as I thought they would.
What do you think… delicious or no thank you:
Who is signing up for CIM this year… I am so torn, I have about 12 different marathons I want to do over the next year and I can’t decide which ones. Somebody choose for me.
PS sometime last week I was not feeling motivated to run (probably because it was 2 degrees and we were covered in snow) so I sent a text to my mom (she was already on the treadmill) and like usual, she motivated me.
Our experience with blending a family so far is that things have gone pretty smoothly but there are definitely hard parts mixed into it all as well. Many situations out there are 1 million times more difficult than ours but I just wanted to share a little bit about our situation and the addition of Skye. When it comes to blending a family there are a lot of different people that you are working with as far as parenting and scheduling goes! The kids experience a lot of changes, time going back and forth and they surely miss the other parent when they are not with them. There are also always issues dealing with these situations that can’t be shared over the interwebs:) But we are figuring it all out (slowly but surely) and we are lucky that our kids were so young when we got married (they were 3, almost 4) because they don’t really remember much of life before we got married. Brooke and Knox get along just like normal siblings, they are each other’s best friend and play nonstop together until they don’t and then they start fighting like crazy and then go back to being best friends again. FYI if you are a newer reader, Brooke was from my first marriage and Knox was from Andrew’s first marriage.
One thing Andrew and I were talking about the other night is how Skye has helped to keep the blending process going strong for us all. She has a piece of each one of us (me, Andrew, Knox and Brooke) all combined into one adorable 13 lb body and we can all feel that bond that brings us even closer together. She has this sweetness about her that causes us all to circle many times each day around her and repeat in unison 50 times, ‘ohhhhhhhh cutttttttttte.” Before having Skye (remember, my brain is a little crazy) it was hard for me feeling like I didn’t have THAT (having a child together) experience with Andrew. It just felt strange that both of us had a child with somebody else but not with each other and while step-parenting together has been great… we were really looking forward to doing parenting just the two of us too. Obviously we would be more than happy if we were not able to have a child together but having Skye with Andrew just kind of felt like something that glued us all together even more if that makes sense. It’s really nice to have the opportunity to parent her just the two of us. To make the big decisions about her with just the two of us. To have her 100% of the time without the pick-ups/drop-offs that are a big part of our lives each month. To see Brooke and Knox not only adore each other but to have a little human together that they absolutely love. The other day I was on the computer and they were playing in the room next to me and hearing their little conversation about Skye meant the world to me.
Skye joining us has benefited us in many ways and especially in blending things a bit more. For such a little thing, she sure has already made a huge impact in each of our lives.
Anyone blending a family? How is it all going for you? Anyone grow up in a blended family?
Who is planning on running CIM this year? Who has done it in the past?
Who in your life motivates you? Have any big cheerleaders?
Hot Tamales… good or not so much?