4.1-Mile Tempo Run – COMPLETED
I didn’t think I was going to be able to run today because I’m leaving for a meeting that’s about half an hour away (if not more). I usually don’t go to these meetings, but the attorney needs me to come. Fortunately, she told me last minute I could run before we leave — I’m trying to cool down right now while devouring my lunch.
I was happy with my run today. I love seeing 8:00 min/mi and under. I often think I don’t push myself as much as I need to be pushed. I forget a lot of what I am capable of doing. Practice makes perfect.
Anyhow, the weekends really do go by fast. Unfortunately, I am either coming down with something or I’ve got allergies. Actually, ALL of us have the stuffy/tickle in the back of our throats symptoms. I have used so much tissues on the kids this weekend. Unbelievable. The “bulb” had to make its appearance on more than one occasion, but we didn’t let that stop us from having another wonderful weekend together.
After work on Thursday, we stopped by my in-laws to wish my FIL a happy birthday. We didn’t stay too long because we were all tired. Honestly, I just wanted to go home.
Happy Birthday, Abuelo.
It was nice seeing them for a minute though. We wouldn’t be joining them for the April Birthday festivities, since we already had plans on Sunday. I contemplated making a stop-by, but I’ll get to that later on.
Friday, we woke up and I made Lili breakfast. Then we headed over to Mother Goose. Ms. Debbie wasn’t there, but Nina was just as good. We did the usual songs, two books and ended with the Hokey Pokey. Then we headed over to the youth center so Lili could color and play a game on the computer.
Dora the Explora
After half an hour, we called it quits and headed over to Trader Joes for light shopping. We were home by 1pm and ate lunch then the kids took a nap.
Nap time??? No way!!!
Oh, mommy knows best.
After nap, the kids woke up and Lili wanted to go outside.
Come on already…
So I took them to the park.
My niece and BIL stopped by right before we were about to leave, so we stayed an extra 15 minutes before calling it a day. It was also getting chilly. Lili was so well-behaved she didn’t throw a tantrum on our way home. As soon as we got home, I started dinner and we did the usual routine. Eat, bath and bed time.
Saturday morning, I had plans to run with Cici but our pipe in the basement took a turn for the worst. Water.Leaking.Everywhere. We had a bucket that I had to empty out and oh boy, was it a mess. So I cleaned it up and then waited for P to get up so he could head over to Home Depot. I knew by a certain time there was no way we’d be able to meet — so I ran 7-miles on my own and the last 4 with the kids in the jogger.
I had prepared this basket full of outdoor toys for the Spring/Summer time to keep right next to our front door. There’s bubbles, chalk, fruit snacks and goldfish, kleenex for allergies, sunblock. baby wipes, and playdoh. It was going to rain but the sun was still out, so Lili played with her bubbles and chalk.
DIY Spring/Summer Outdoor Tools
We hung out with our tenants on the front stoop. It was pretty nice. Shortly after, we went inside and I started dinner. A great Saturday despite the pipes, and after three trips to Home Depot, Pedro finally FIXED the pipe!!! YAY. I finished up some more laundry and called it a night.
Sunday, we woke up and I wanted to run but was pressed for time. So instead, I did weights and called it a workout. We had Mila’s 1st Birthday at noon and I was already crazy running around. We missed Sunday mass, which I was not happy about, but ran late. Well, we got to the party 20-minuts late.
Coloring w/ Friends
Lili had a great time. They had a balloon maker and face painter. It really kept her occupied.
Other side, please.
The face painter was so impressed with her. She commented to P that she wishes she could take Lili to every party. She was the perfect example of how you should be when getting your face painted. She followed her directions and sat still the entire time. She loves getting her face painted. Then she got a teddy bear balloon.
Sebastian was good also.
My Boys! ❤
The food was delicious, but unfortunately, I was so busy with the kids I hardly got to enjoy the food.
Krista and I left for a few minutes to feed the babies.
Kris & I
We’ve been friends for 20 years now. Bad break-ups, engagements, weddings and now two kids both 5-6 months apart. 🙂
The party was only for two hours (perfect).
Happy 1st Birthday Mila
It was a great time. We left right after cake.
Both kids napped for at least two hours after. We ended up ordering dinner, I was so tired. We ate, I played with the kids, they had their baths and then down to sleep. I’ve been trying to have Lili go down on her own and so far she’s been good. I had to fold laundry, wash dishes and straighten up the living room. I should have gone to sleep after, but nope. I stayed up till almost 12:30 and guess what? Sebastian woke up at 1. My own fault, as usual.
And that’s the weekend in a (long) nutshell. You should know by now that my Mondays are always so detailed. I digress. I know.
Anybody watching the NBA playoffs? P was disappointed with the Nets. He almost went to that game.
Do you have to travel for work? Whether by plane or by car? If I were single, I’d love a job where I could travel.