Today, the alarm went off at 6:30. It was time to get the little rascal out of bed (and me too) for his first day of 2nd grade.
I know that this summer has been hard, with the horrible heat, we really didn’t do much except head for the pool or play with legos. And I know Andrew was happy to see all his friends again.
The day started with breakfast, and getting dressed. All occurred with little fuss, but lots of eye rubs. We were both tired.
And then the photo shoot began!
Walking to school
Andrew’s dad came to walk with us
Trying to find his classroom
It was alittle hard to leave. I will definitely miss him (and today was only 4hrs haha)
For me, it is always so hard to be away from Andrew. First, he is my little buddy. And to not be with him, or to be able to share his day together, never gets easier. But I know that he is having a great experience with all his friends. Even his best friend will be in his class! WAHOO!
Question for you:
– Did you have any traditions for your first day of school?
My brothers and I always had to stand in the same spot outside our house each year, so we (my mom) could see how much we changed. We also walked with about 10 other kids about a mile to school. It was a great way to wake up in the morning ( I didn’t always think that haha)
Today started with an amazing pancake recipe, thanks to Angela! Recipe to come tomorrow 🙂
Then it was time for the gym. I went w/ 7 miles on the list. I really didn’t want to, but I wanted to make my training buddies proud, so I stuck with it. I didn’t go extremely fast but I did finish! (and trust me, I wanted to stop at 4, 5, and 6 miles haha)
We then had TWO BBQues. The first was at my friend’s house and then at my parents.
FINALLY it was time for fireworks
And of course while we were waiting, we had a photo shoot
enough pics? haha.
Even though I am REALLY tired today, it was totally worth it. I want to sleep in tomorrow. then my son and I are going to go on a bike ride and go to the pool. We need a day just to chill and hang out!
My day started off by working 7-1130 in the NICU. I picked up four hours from another nurse (who was out the night before). It was actually a really great and fast day. I could get use to four hr days haha
I had colby cheese and a hard boiled egg when I got there. And then at 1030 oatmeal
When I got home. I ate a ton. mostly handfuls of popcorn. How did that stuff get into my parents house!
Then my son, brother, his girlfriend, and my dad headed to my house to work on the walls!
since it was one already, and my “workers” (dad and brother) werent there yet. We had lunch!
THen someone stole my camera!
Angryyyyy face haha
Then the workers arrived and I had to get to work
Im pretty sure there is a lego head in there
Mini house tour
After working on the kitchen. Cutting the grass (yup I did it!) and a few other odds and ends. It was time for a SHOWER!!!! and dinner!
I had the fugi apple salad and black bean soup. I also tried my dads salad, but Ill stick with fugi.
I also had 2 dove chocolates, a chocolate pudding + fiber one cereal. And of course sprinkles!
I didnt get a workout in today. I was going to go to the gym after working this morning, but my left knee and ankle are hurting. Im not sure why. Is it the extra weight I am carrying? I need new shoes? The extra treadmill workouts? Bad running style?
Question for you:
What do you think is work? (either a job or at home?)
I layed in bed at 7am. My kiddo still asleep. DEBATING whether or not to go to the gym….. I laid there till 745. I hit the gym while my kiddo was still sleeping (my dad was home) and got a quick 30minute workout on the treadmill and then the grocery store. ALL before he got up at 900. Not too shabby! (SOOOOO glad I went!)
This is a huge amusement park here in St lOuis. I havent been in years, and this was my son’s first visit!
We started out by getting a locker for all our stuff and heading to some rides!
A few rides were riden. I let andrew drive!
dont worry, it couldnt crash
The hospital I work for, had some great prices for the park that included a ticket, parking pass, and free meal!
UNFORTUANTLY, the food that was available: fried chicken fingers, sloppy joes, potato chips, potato salad, and bake beans.
SOOO this was all I got.
Then THIS was headed our way
We had to take shelter from the hail/severe storm. So it was the perfect time for a photo shoot!
OK. he wasnt really feeling it haha
mom and dad!
then THIS guy showed up. and we were all saved! haha
Apparently he is buds with my dad….lucky.
Then wanted to go on more rides…..
TIME FOR THE TRAIN!
ANDDDDDD another photo shoot
A time to head home. A WHAT!?!?!?
on the ride home. My body was screaming VEGGGGGGIIEESSSSS!
This NEVER happens. But I listened! And made big grilled chicken salads for everyone!
my dads. He’s a growin’ boymine!
Then we all had dessert while watching the cardinals lose big game
SOOO. MUCH better than yesterday. And I burned almost 300 calories just at the gym, and who knows how much walking around for 6 hours at the amusement park! YEA!
Later this evening, I was thinking about how glad I was that I went to the gym. WHY do I ever talk myself out of going? I always feel better after. EVen if I only stay 20-30 minutes. I mean who cares how long I am there! At least I went right?!?!
Question for you?
Do you find that you talk yourself out of doing something? (like the gym? eating right? or something else?)