Wednesday, May 19, 2010

C25K: Week 6

When I agreed to run in a 5K in June, I thought I had lots of time to prepare. What I didn't take into account was the horrible allergy issues that I would encounter along the way. The high pollen count has delayed my training but I'm getting there. I am 3 weeks behind on the training and when it comes time for the race I will only be on week 8.

But after tonight's run I feel good. I feel like I could have kept on going. I'm not sure if it was the weather or if it was my beagle girl, Shiloh that I decided to take with me since my Ipod wasn't charged. She did a great job keeping up with me, but I must say by the end she was trotting behind me instead of pulling me. Miss Shiloh was great company and I think she may become my new running partner. Pushing my baby boy in his stroller is great fun but I need to get my training done before I am going to add him back into my runs.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Party Time and Some Pictures

Due to my lack of blogging I am having to play catch-up today. So here we go....Scott's first birthday party was on May 2nd and it was great. It was our first time having visitors at our house, other then our parents. I believe we had around 25 friends and family that came and you could tell that Scott could tell that it was his party. He had so much fun chasing his cousins around and licking his cake. I made an Elmo cake and he wasn't quite for sure what to do. So he put his hands on it and then tried to lick it. Despite the fact that he was pink from the Elmo cake afterwards, it was a lot of fun.

This year I celebrated my second Mother's Day. Last year Scott was a mere 2 weeks old so I was still excited from his entrance into the world. So this year we joined my brother and sister-in-law, my mom and her boyfriend, and my sister-in-laws parents at the horse track. They had gone last year and had a good time so we decided to go with them this year. At first I wasn't for sure how it would work out having a 12 month old at a horse track. Needless to say we had to keep him busy. With walking around, checking out the horses, and going to the petting zoo area, Scotty seemed to have a good time. He even picked a winning horse for one race....he picked the wrong horses for the next two. It was a lot of fun and I think it will be fun to make it a tradition.

And finally we got Scott's one year pictures back from our photographer and they are fantastic. Mary from Emme Elle Photography is amazing and does such great work. I had to share some of the pictures here.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

My Baby is One!!

This past Friday on April 30th my little guy officially turned one year old. I truly can't believe that a year has gone by. People will tell you that you should take it all in and appreciate each moment because it goes by so fast, we these people are right. I swear it feels like the day we brought him home from the hospital. While waiting for the nurse to check us out we were trying to figure out the baby carrier. Once we had that figured out we were ready to go. And now here I am watching my baby walking, running around outside, eating adult food like he has done it for the past entire year. It really hit me the other day at work. I was showing a co-worker his one-year pictures and she said he really looks like a toddler now. She pointed at his pictures that I have all over my desk and said just look at him. I did and I realized at that point that he was only going to get bigger and that every moment with him is special. One day he won't bring me a book to read to him instead he will yell bye as he is running out the door to meet up with his friends.

He went to his one year doctor's appointment today and weighed in at 20 lbs and is 30.2 inches tall. Our doctor said that he is doing great and to continue the transition to whole milk. He enjoys whole milk, so once the last of the formula is gone that's what he is getting. We also had a birthday party for the little guy this past Sunday and once I have those pictures downloaded I will share.

No matter what this kid will always be my baby, whether he is 6'7" or 30 years old. I love him so much and I can't wait to watch him continue to grow into a fantastic young man.