|Rock N Roll Day: my attempt at Baby Spice (The Spice Girls were, hands down, my favorite middle school girl group.)|
|Costume Day: 6 of our 7 dwarves|
|Happy and Sleepy|
Besides all the happenings at school, there have been church meetings and praise band practice for Jason, so even though he is "home" from working two retreats, I still miss him and feel like he hasn't been around enough. It isn't his fault, but I miss his help, and Connor misses him terribly.
When we are home, such as last night around 9:00, the scene was of us sitting side-by-side in bed, both working on things for our English classes...it's an interesting shift for him (and me) of going from social studies to English, and he has been putting in many more hours at home than usual with this new class, but there is a certain solidarity now that he understand what I do every day, and vice versa.
|precious baby Patterson|
|checking out Patterson in the nursery...Connor said "baby" about 8,000 times that night|
|Not the best view, but a very sweet shot of Jared rocking Patterson while Linds was in recovery.|
|on the ride home from BG...watching Thomas|
Tonight is the homecoming football game and homecoming dance, which I have volunteered to chaperone (I know.). Connor will be going to the game with us, but he and Jason will head home early while I stay likely until midnight. Here's hoping that Jason gets up with Connor in the morning. :) (For all of his fantastic qualities, my son is an early riser...even on weekends he typically gets up before 6:30.)
Random facts for the week:
- Connor's new words this week include mango (He says "mengo"), flip flops, and comfy.
- Linds, Connor, and I went outside the other morning to take a picture of a spider on the deck. I asked Connor how a spider went, and he said, "Rawr." I never knew a spider sounded like a dinosaur, but I like his way of thinking. Spiders are scary.
- I am seriously considering starting to do a weekly fashion post about Connor and/or me and/or Jason. I found a blog that does a weekly "Small Style" for kiddos, and I have always loved "What I Wore Wednesday" from The Pleated Poppy, but have always been too scared to try. I love fashion, but I am a little uncomfortable with a post that is totally about me and my clothes. Part of it is insecurity, that the pictures won't be good, my outfits won't be flattering, etc.... I'd love to know what the rest of you think. Waste of time, or something I should try?
- I really need to lose a few pounds, but I am having a really hard time with motivation. I love kickboxing, but with Jason's and my schedule, I'm lucky if I get to go twice a week, and I have little time/energy/accountability to work out at home on my own. I should eat better, but honestly, I like food, I refuse to starve myself, and I like to indulge occasionally, so if I want to lose weight I am going to have to do better with exercise and moderation. I would love to know what others do for motivation and accountability. I think I'd feel better if I could lose 15 lbs., and while I realize I'll never be "thin" I do want to be healthy and strong.
|In a previous blog, I mentioned that I won a giveaway from the Young&Restless blog. The prize was from Casey's Cookies, and the package arrived today!|
|white chocolate chip -- They are delicious! Jason has already eaten two.|
|Connor's sweet and talented former babysitter gave him an early birthday present...and adorable bear hat she made for him to wear this winter. I can't wait until it's cool enough for him to wear it!|