Yay!! Our AC is finally repaired, and we're back home! I was ready to get back to our sumptous, heavenly, king-sized BED that we bought last year. When we first got married, we just used the bed Rick had had for FOREVER that somebody before him had had for FOREVER. Needless to say, it was a craptastic bed - oh, and it was a full. So when my pregnant body took over the bed for good, the idea was planted that maybe getting a bigger bed would be better. When my back injury flared up, the idea was planted that maybe getting a BETTER bed would be... better... obviously... SO, we went during a labor day special after Addy was born and bought the best. Bed. EVER!! Clearly it rocks since I just devoted a paragraph to it. I used to be a tosser and a turner, but now I just lay down, melt into the bed, and let the bed do its magic. Anyways... So we're back in our house! We've actually been back since Tuesday, and the bed is every bit of fabulousness as I remembered it to be.
Today was a full day for us all. Rick and I got up at 5:10 AM - yes, that's right - to go jogging - yep, that's right again. Let me start this out by saying I hate jogging, running, and walking. I don't mind walking long distances for, like, parking purposes, but as exercise... no thanks. Jogging and running I loathe. It's just always been excruciatingly boring to me. *step, step, breathe, step, step, breathe, breathe, pant, step, step, pant, pant, stop* So dull. Even with music, it's hard for me to get into it. But our church is doing this thing for World Vision, and even though I've always disliked running, a secret part of me has always wanted to do one of these benefit run. Enter oppurtunity. Our church has a support group/ training plan/ purpose, so put all those together, and you've got Rick and I up at 5:10 in the morning. A group of us met at White Rock Lake at 6. Us newbies jogged/ walked for 35 minutes while the pros did 5 miles. The end goal is to run the White Rock Lake Marathon - Ha! Just kidding! We're doing a half marathon. Ha! Just wish I was kidding that time! But I'm not. So Rick and I are training to do a half marathon. It's not till December, so hopefully we'll get our butts in gear and be prepared.
After that, Addy had her birthday pictures taken at JC Penneys. I get these coupons for free sittings, so that's why I go there. Coupons work! It was funny because for her previous sessions, she'd be so good and cooperative. She'd lie down, look at the camera/ mommy, and smile (more or less). Today, as a walker, she was everywhere! She was twirling around in circles, running out of the area, not staying on the mark... it was funny. She was extremely happy for the whole thing, just not doing what she was supposed to! We have this gorilla we use, and she was kicking it, body slamming it... she used to hug it. Despite her rambunctioness, we did get a few cute ones. She is such a social little thing, though! As soon as we got in the studio, she was all about the other kids that were there. She'd point at them, "chat" with them, "chat" at them, walk up to them and smile - she even walked up to one guy and smacked him on the cheek. Not hard, just, a "Hey! Wake up" kind of smack. He laughed, so I don't really feel bad about it. But maybe he only laughed so she wouldn't hit him again... hmm... Anyways, I'm still always amazed at how friendly she is and how willing she is to just go up and be a friend. If this trend continues, I think she's going to be a lot like my mom. Nice and friendly, but a go-getter at the same time. I hope I can keep up!
Around 2, Rylin came over so his parents could celebrate his mommy's birthday. He was a great baby, and they had fun playing together. Probably the most... hmm... what would be the right adjective... I'll go with plain old interesting.... Start over. Probably the most interesting part of the afternoon was when they were on the couch together and Rylin made HIS move. Addy was sitting on the couch next to Rick, so I sat on the couch next to her, put Rylin in between us, and before I knew it, a slobber fest was going on right in front of us! These boys sure are bold! I think I see karate classes in Adelay's future.
Such a sweet baby boy!
Rick called her pants "60s pants". For obvious reasons. Flower power, all the way.