Monday, June 28, 2010

The "Eyes" Have It!

Seriously? Can you even stand the haircut and the handsome-ness and the eyes?

Please note his haircut, not mine. I had a customer today tell me she didn't recognize me with my haircut, but not to worry, it would grow back. O-kaaaaay. . .

My sweet boy picked some flowers for his Mama! Love that little guy.

Love that little guy when he isn't peeing in his big boy undies and having poo-poo come rolling out when I pull them off. I'm just saying. . . Handsome he is. Potty trained he is not.

Monday, June 21, 2010

A Few Updates

1. My running career has come to a screeching halt. Temporarily, I hope. After running a little over 6 miles last Saturday, then 4 or 5 on Monday, then 4 on Wednesday, my knees finally said, "Stop or I'll break you down. I mean it." My left knee hurts so bad it is ridiculous. Steps are really painful, touching a certain spot is like stabbing a knife in my knee, and carrying any more weight than I already carry around is a strain. I've never had knee pain before and I would love to never have it again thankyouverymuch.

So, I'm taking a small break from running. I tried it this morning and it. wasn't. happening. I am going to try to so some biking and walking in the meantime. You know, crosstraining. I'm not going to try running again until the pain is totally gone. I don't want to make it any worse, and I really hope it is just a temporary problem caused by doing too many miles too quickly. Six miles in 5 weeks after having not run that much in years? Yeah. Not a good idea. Ice. Rest. Stretching. Watching Kingston look really cute in just a diaper and my running shoes. Etc.

2. The picture in my last post of Kingston and Nigel visiting Nigel's mom in the hospital was the real thing. We need lots of prayers here, people. She is a sick lady. She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last week and had to be airlifted to the hospital Saturday morning with an infection (around her liver maybe? Third-hand information is always a little questionable.). She is currently in ICU and is in pretty serious condition. Please pray that she can manage the pain and be as comfortable as possible. We went up to visit her yesterday and Nigel was bummed at the amount of pain she seemed to be in.

Cancer sucks. Bad.

3. We are sort of in the midst of potty training. I say sort of because, while Kingston will pee pee on the potty any time you take him (about every 20-30 minutes), he has yet to announce or inform anyone when he has to go. I think he is having a little more control over his functions because he doesn't soak a diaper when we leave the house so I think he's holding it a bit, but I don't think he is mentally ready to tell me when he has to go. So we are sort of potty training, meaning we are wearing big boy undies around the house, Pull-ups when we go to day care, and diapers when we nap or when we are leaving the house for an extended period of time. And I'm taking him to the potty on a regular basis or when it is convenient. I don't think the inconsistency will set him back or delay the process. Until he learns to communicate about when he has to go, the whole thing is just for practice sake.
Oh, and if I'm being really honest, I think I pretty much put Kingston in his big boy undies just because he is so stinking cute in them. I mean, can you even stand it?

So there's the update for now. I'll update on the updates as conditions change. Thanks for coming out.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Running Around

We've been busy running around the past few weeks. We finally got over the illnesses, and have jumped back into life as we know it.

There has been watermelon.

Train rides at Dare Day.

Reading about trains with Dad.

And a visit to the hospital to see Grandma (Nigel's mom). Kingston especially like the fact that she could make her bed move!

And in other "running" news, I am officially announcing to the world (all 3 of you) that I have started running again. I haven't run consistently or semi-seriously since college, so this is a big deal for me. I started about 4 weeks ago and have already gotten up to doing about 4-5 miles at least 3 days a week. And catch this: I'm running at 5:30 in the morning. And I'm tossing around the idea of training for the Outer Banks 1/2 Marathon in November. Crazy, I know. But I'm at least going to try the training and see how it goes.
I'm quite proud of myself, if you can't tell. I have been meeting some other girls early in the morning and they have inspired me to get a move on! I'm hoping to shed a few pounds, get in shape, and feel better physically. So far so good! I'll keep you posted on how things progress.
Off to bed! 5:15 comes early these days!