So many random thoughts to share…
On moving day for Zach and Michon:
-I didn’t take ANY pictures yesterday…bummer. Will was adorable as always, and it’d been nice to take a picture of me with the boys since it was Mother’s Day and all, but it didn’t happen.
-They are all moved in! Not settled, but their stuff is there. Wish I could have actually been more help, but the job got done.
-Luke and Bennett, while totally wowed by the backyard, really, really wanted to be helpers yesterday, and they took their job pretty seriously. Fortunately for them, the movers (Matt, my dad, brothers, and 2 of Michon’s nephews) were all understanding and didn’t seem annoyed at them being a bit underfoot.
-Jack Henry got hit in the head with an aluminum bat – thankfully, Bennett wasn’t swinging hard and I didn’t notice a lump – which is a frightening first in this family.
-Bennett is a SERIOUS Cardinals fan these days, reminding me so much of Luke at age 4 it’s scary. He always wants to watch a game, and he’s starting to remember the number of homeruns his favorite players have, etc. Really cute.
-Luke’s played in 2 of his team’s 3 baseball games, and he’s doing well! Loves batting, is a bit distracted in the field like many kids his age, and having a great time.
-This has nothing to do with baseball, but I caught this at the ballpark, so I had to share it. All morning long on Saturday, I kept telling Bennett, “Man, your legs look like they’re really long! Those shorts must be from last summer – they’re too short.” I just planned to let him wear them the rest of the day, and then wash them and put them away in storage. I finally checked the tag – no wonder they’re too short…they’re Jack Henry’s. They accidently got in his drawer…my fault.
-Just when I thought I was finished planting flowers, Luke came home from school and Sunday school with two more that must be planted, and I came across a great planter at a yard sale on Saturday that I bought for $5 for my front porch, so I guess I’ve got just a little more work to do.
-Oh, and the one puny hosta who has barely made it’s appearance this year is getting replaced ASAP. I’ve been patient long enough, waiting for it to actually grow, but time’s up…I’m sick of the hole in the landscaping that it’s creating.
-We mulched this weekend, and the front is looking nice, IMHO.
-I started week 3 of the training, and I thought I was going to keel over by the end of the last running interval, but I didn’t. Good news.
-I got these new shoes and broke them in on the first run of week 3…I think I’m going to like them. I only tried on about 20 pairs, and I hate that I’m between a 7 and a 7.5 in most brands. Having babies definitely changed my shoe size a bit (but still, for a girl who’s 5’7″ my feet are freakishly small).
-Luke and I ran together on Saturday (I’ll call it about a 1/2-2/3 of what I needed to do that day to stay on schedule) and he did really well! We went walked/ran up to his school and used the track for a couple of laps.
On Jack Henry:
-He did not have a nap yesterday at all – first time I can remember this happening. I am more than a little nervous about what today will bring.
-He is suddenly really independent…great sign that development is on track, but super-annoying for me. He wants to dress himself, and frankly, he can get his own pants on and even pulled up in the front (I’m thinking this is much earlier than either of his brothers), but it takes him FOREVER and now, he freaks out when you try to help him. Oh, this goes for socks and shoes (which he can’t do at all, obviously) and his seatbelt now, too. Yay.
-Yesterday I tried to put sandals (some cute zebra Tevas) on him for the first time ever, and he hated them and ripped them back off. Great.
-Ahem. I think he needs a haircut.