saturday morning sunrise over orlando before the lady track shack 5k.
it was a chilly morning, but great weather for a nice and easy 3.1 miles to warm up before sunday.
saturday afternoon, we headed down to celebration to pick up my race packet for sunday. we found a new park and were pretty much obsessed.
she climbed and climbed and climbed the entire time we were there.
swinging with friends!
crosby’s signature phrase right now “ta-daaaaaaa”!
this morning, we ran the celebration half-marathon! it was such a great race. greg and the kids came down to celebrate afterwards and we hit up the same park again. the rest of the day was spent lounging and grocery shopping.
we had a great last weekend of january. how is tomorrow february already?
how was your weekend?
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I don’t think I have mentioned this before, but I definitely cried when I saw the new Imagine the Possibilities Barbie commercial for the first time right before Christmas. I mean, so good. Related, this week, Barbie is getting a new look. So awesome.
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Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Obliterate #CoupleGoals in ‘Africa’ Tribute Video
#CoupleGoals for real. I just love them!
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Last night, Greg was thrilled to be working the Tool concert. He is a huge fan and this is the second time he has seen the band at the arena where he works. Needless to say, he was on cloud 9!
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This little man is in full out two year old mode.
We have had our fair share of time-outs this month, mostly due to throwing things that he shouldn’t be throwing, like toys or his dishes when he’s done with a meal. We have to remind him to use his walking feet and his listening ears. He also has been trying to get away with more and more, which I think is normal for this age. It’s crazy how much you forget about this age once you’ve been past it for two years now. Greg and I have to remind ourselves that we’ve already been through this once before, yet we are still surprised by each new thing.
One exciting thing this month is that Crosby officially knows all of his colors! I asked about this at his 2 year checkup because I was concerned he may be colorblind because he was so inconsistent with his answers when asked about a color. Our doctor assured me that they wouldn’t be worried about that until after age 3. He was just doing it on his own time because all of a sudden, he knew all of them! He is also getting very good with his letters and can identify most of the alphabet. His vocabulary is continuing to expand every day.
The transition to the toddler bed is still going… Some nights are good, then he will throw us a curve ball and continue to get out of his bed for a while. Once he is asleep, he sleeps soundly until after 6:30am each day, but it’s just the staying in bed at bedtime that is the challenge. We moved Kenley’s Good Nite Lite to his room, so hopefully the moon will start encouraging him to stay in his bed. In the mornings, he will run out of his room and ask Greg “Daddy, come look!” (at the sun) and then he will ask “is ok to wake up?”.
27 months notes:
Weight – He got weighed yesterday, but I’m not sure what it was. I am guessing around 30 pounds.
Hair – Light brown and in need of a haircut!
Teeth – 16, and who knows when those molars will get here.
Eyes – Brown
Clothes – 2T clothes, some 3T pajamas, and size 8 shoes
Diapers – Size 5 disposables
Likes – Choo choo trains, cars, car loaders, construction vehicles; watching the new garbage trucks pick up our garbage; playing with little Legos; food – all the food; Jake and the Neverland Pirates; talking about the (mu)seum and the big, big trains; helping himself to snacks in the pantry; calling any ball a “soccer ball”; peeing in the potty to get an M&M
Dislikes – Getting dressed each morning, staying in his bed at bedtime, using his fork and spoon, getting a time-out
greg worked on friday night so the kiddos and i held down the house. heather and i got up saturday morning to run and the weather was absolutely horrible. it was cold and so windy so our 8 miles turned into 6 and i was perfectly fine with that decision.
afterwards, we headed to o2b kids to celebrate kyler’s birthday, super hero style!
crosby says “cheeeeeese”!
happy birthday kyler girl!
we debated having a fire on saturday night but figured it was too cold for that and we wouldn’t enjoy it, so we watched the martian instead on our warm, comfy couch. it was really good!
kenley and i did a little craft together this morning after i saw this pin on pinterest. we modified it a little and used washi tape instead of ribbon, so now she has festive artwork in her bedroom!
i headed to panera to get some work done when the kids went down for their nap and ended up meeting a friend for a chat and a quick trip to target. we ended the day with a very quick trip to the y and a broncos victory!
we had a fun, chilly weekend. how was yours?
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I am sure you all know how I feel about my running club, but I’ll say it again…I love it. There is a great article out right now on active.com on Why You Should Join A Women’s Running Club. The article features the founder of the national running club Moms Run This Town (MRTT) which I am a part of locally, but it really goes for any running club. If you’re considering joining one, I urge you to just give it a try!
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Thanks to Katie with K. Bri Photography, I now have an updated head shot! I have to say, I love it. It’s hard to say that about pictures of yourself, but sometimes you just have to get out of your own way.
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Kathryn Smith hired by Buffalo Bills as NFL’s first full-time female assistant coach.
You go girl!
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My favorite thing this week was the fact that it was a four day week. Greg and I spent the entire day together on Monday and it was just what we needed. Who do I need to talk to about getting a three day weekend every weekend? Or, I would settle for just once a month!
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crosby is reluctant to do the slide by himself, but he was happy to go with kenley!
greg and i finally watched jurassic world on friday night. it was so good!
saturday morning came early and we knocked out 12 miles, which is my longest training run to date. if i’m running anything close to 13.1 miles, i want to be getting a medal for it, however, heather suggested 12 and i agreed. it was hard and i moaned and groaned the rest of the day.
we headed down disney to help celebrate lyla’s birthday and hang out with some friends. these three were brave enough to get in the water and i was happy to take pictures.
we had so much fun playing, swimming, eating, and chatting. can you tell it was way past nap time for our kids? they fell asleep as soon as we got in the car.
we did a whole lot of nothing on sunday and ended the day at tijuana flats. needless to say, this boy loves that place.
greg and i both had today off so we started the day at sea world!
we rode two roller coasters and enjoyed a snack before heading to lunch and to the mall. we had such a fun day together!
we really enjoyed having an extra day this weekend. how was your weekend?
Happy Friday — the weekend is almost here!
Last night, I had the wonderful opportunity to get together with the other contributors of Orlando Moms Blog for such a fun night. I am dedicating my Friday I’m in Love post to gush on the amazing leaders, sponsors, and OMB team that made last night so much fun. I loved every minute of it.
The event was held at Bridle Oaks Barn in DeLand, Florida — my old stomping ground! It was absolutely gorgeous. Since I can’t get married there, I want to go to a wedding there. Or just host a party there. It’s so pretty.
Our entire team was there, so we mingled, drank Moscow Mules, ate a fabulous dinner, took a lot of pictures, and were showered with gifts from the most amazing sponsors. Most of the businesses are local to Orlando, some are national that are based out of Central Florida, and most of them are all run by moms themselves, which is awesome!
I haven’t gotten to really dive into all of my favorite things that fill these adorable burlap bags, so you know that is what I’ll be doing this weekend. You can see a full rundown of all of our amazing sponsors over at Orlando Moms Blog and be sure to follow OMB on Instagram for an chance to win everything that we received! If you’re on Instagram, check out our hashtag #OMBFavoriteThings for more pictures of our fun night!
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