I'm running another race at the end of the month. It's a 5k for a program called Refuge for Women that my church is hosting. I really wanted to run a longer race this year (maybe a 10k or half marathon) but I strained my hip and that put me out for a month or more, so I missed the 10k and the half marathon is in October. So now that everything has finally been feeling better for the past couple weeks, I don't have enough time to really train well for a half. So anyway, right now I am just trying to commit to running regularly, at least 4 times a week, and getting faster. This will be my fourth 5k this year and I REALLY want to set a new personal record this time. The last 2 races I went in really unprepared and still finished pretty well, so I'm excited to see how I can do with some real focus and effort.
Kirsten might be growing out of needing a nap :( This past week there were a couple days that she just would not sleep and after aboout 45 min of her calling for me every few minutes asking if she could get up I just let her get up. She is 4 now so I know I should be happy she has napped as long as she has, but I really love having that time to myself in the afternoon so I'm not ready to let it go. I'm thinking I might buy her a little clock and tell her that if she doesn't want to sleep she can have quiet time in her room for an hour instead. Have any of you dealt with this with your kiddos? Any suggestions?
Since buying this house I feel like my to-do list is a mile long. Just keeping up with the day to day stuff keeps me busy enough, but then there's all the things I want to do to fix up the house too. My kitchen and dining room have been half painted for a week now. I just want to get it done, but I don't want to do it...Someone want to come paint my house and decorate it for me?
I've been going through the girls' clothes trying to box up the summer stuff and anything that doesn't fit. Kirsten pants are all too short and her shirts too small. She has really gotten a lot taller since last year, but still has absolutely no bottom so it's really hard finding pants to fit her. I've gone to a couple consignments sales, bought some clothes for Kara from a friend, and now I'm shopping Old Navy's baby sale for the rest of the stuff we need. They have some really good deals going right now. Kara doesn't need too many things since she gets all the hand-me downs from Kirsten. Poor second child.
Kara is talking so much now! She will repeat almost anything you say and knows how to communicate really well. She loves to sing and dance! She's learned a couple songs from her class at school. The tiny turtle song is her favorite :) Her and Kirsten have so much fin being silly together and running around. I love watching them play together and interact. I hope they are best friends forever!