It started off on Friday with a trip to the chiropractor for me. I'm having back/neck issues again. It is a grinding pain that sometimes gets pretty intense. The chiro said my 1st rib is out and he popped it back into place. It hurt like heck but felt gradually better the rest of the day.
We went to spin on Saturday morning and I worked hard. Average watts of 188 which is a PR for me by quite a bit. After that I went to get adjusted by the chiro again.
That afternoon Travis got out the Jeep and we drove it too the park. Sam wanted ice cream pretty badly so we stopped at Cherry Berry on the way. She was super pumped about the Cookie Monster flavor!
On Sunday I went for a 10 mile run outside with Flynn. I haven't run that far outside since Dam to Dam last year. It felt decent. I think Casey's pizza is going to be my pre race fuel of choice from now on. We ate it on Friday night and spin class rocked on Saturday morning. I ate leftovers on Saturday night and made it through a decent run Sunday morning.
Of course the Easter bunny came and the kids found their baskets bright and early. There was no time for laying around and watching cartoons in bed in the morning. Sam came running in saying "I think the Easter bunny was here. Let's go see!"
After my run we flew kites and rode bikes. Then we had lunch, went to the lake, then rode bikes some more. The kids had the most fun throwing rocks into the water at the lake and digging around in the dirt next door. Who really needs toys anyway?
I had a horrible headache by the end of the day. I was on my feet almost all day long and water wasn't in my hand for most of the day. When will I learn?
Sam had kindergarten round-up this morning. She was nervous but did great. I worked from home so I got to enjoy breakfast with my beautiful baby girl. She had her favorite breakfast of strawberries & blueberries, a chocolate chip pancake with syrup an a little milk. I coached her on how drop off would work. I told her that she couldn't chase after me as I was leaving and that I was under instructions from the teacher to get her settled, say goodbye and LEAVE. The principal had stressed the leaving part.
Sam did great at drop off. She got settled at a table and started playing right away. I picked her up at 11:15. She said she had a really fun morning. They colored, sang and danced, read books and had a chocolate chip cookie and milk (she had to point out that she even got her own little carton of milk).
We went to JJ's for lunch, Sam climbed into a high top chair and told me that is were we should always sit when it is just her and I. We then went home and I worked as Sam played an watched Frozen.
After work we got out Sam's bike with training wheels on it and rode that pretty pink baby up and down the street a bazillon times. I love, love, love living on a culdesac.
Then we went to swimming lessons an she did awesome there as well. Whew, that was a busy day.
I snuck in a 3 mile run after the kids were in sleep and I ate entirely too many Red Vines then went to bed.
This morning while I was putting Brett in his car seat he looked at the stuffed tiger he was holding and said "Daniel is sad." I asked him why he thought Daniel would be sad and he said, "Because he misses his mommy" and he gave his tiger a little hug. Honestly, can two year olds get any cuter?
Also on Saturday we went to the park and the video below shows what Brett spent most of his time doing. He loves to be outside and loves to get dirty. My boy, he's just like his daddy!
I was telling her a few days ago that my back was hurting a little bit and she said, "Mommy, you need to run and bike a little bit less and play with me a little bit more. Playing is better for your body!" I'm not sure if truer words have ever been spoken! Thanks Samantha! I love you, my little princess!