Random stuff I get to see while running that I wouldn't otherwise. One of my favorite things about going on vacation is going for runs and discovering new things. I always see stuff I wouldn't see just walking around. A few weeks ago I got to watch the Super Blue Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse on my run. It was so cool and I wouldn't have been out and about that early in the morning had I not been running. Check out more on it here if you're interested.
Apples with peanut butter. Apples were another special at Aldi that I picked up and I started having an apple with peanut butter as a dessert after lunch. So yummy! Now the kids are hooked on it too and they have one for snack most afternoons. They'll choose an apple with peanut butter over Cheez Its and Carter prefers it to fruit snacks. Elise on the other hand is beyond obsessed with fruit snacks and would eat them all day long if allowed.
Elise being potty trained! It is so wonderful to have Elise fully potty trained. She still has occasional accidents, but for the most part can hold it for a really long time and hasn't had an accident in her car seat in a long time! This morning I forgot to remind her to go before we left the house to drop Carter at school and I realized it part way there. I was so sure she'd have pottied in her car seat when we got there, but she hadn't! I was so proud of her. I told her, "Elise your car seat is dry! I'm so proud of you! I even forgot to have you go potty before we left." She kissed me on the cheek and said, "Thank you." It was so sweet!
Art classes. One of the art museums in town does really neat programs for kids. Elise goes to Museum Babies to learn about art and play with toys. Carter now goes to Mini Masters where we walk through galleries noticing certain aspects of artwork and then the kids get to make their own art. I love that we have this opportunity and it is so much fun!
Random, beautiful days and warmer mornings! I was way too excited this morning when I saw the wind chill was over 20 degrees for my run. It's so nice to be able to go for a run and be comfortable in just tights. When the wind chill gets below 20 degrees I either freeze or need a pair of wind pants over my tights. I am sooooo ready for spring!
The Spellman Files. My friend recommended this series to me and I'm reading the first book right now. I am loving it. It has been a while since I've read a series of books. Coming in after quite a few of them have been written is my favorite way to do it. I started the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich when there were already 7 books (I finally quit the series when she hit 20 books). Harry Potter I read right away and hated having to wait for the next book to come out. The Spellman Files reminds me of the Stephanie Plum series.
|Elise playing with photo props during our Valentine's Day party with our playgroup yesterday.|