Monday, October 29, 2012

Onion River 5K

What a busy weekend we had! Saturday was full of bagels, a photo shoot, a walk around Burlington and dinner at American Flatbread. YUM!!!! M enjoyed her rings while we chowed down :)
Sunday morning came early and we headed down to Montpelier for the Autumn 5K. We signed up when we got there as most people were, and it was pretty small, not too many people running. It was a really great race, according to mapmyrun it was a bit more than a 5K, and I ran it with a stroller so it was a wonderful workout training for my Princess Half! There were a lot of kiddos there running it with their parents, even a dad lion who carried his daughter lion on his back, all in all a very fun laid back race. Part of the course was out and back and everyone was cheering for each other which made it really fun. We got to run across the steps of the state house.. and every time I am in Montpelier, I remind myself how much I like it, and that we should go there a little more often. I think this race will definitely be on my list next year as a nice fun run!
M even won herself an award!!
The rest of Sunday was spent running some errands, cooking and carving pumpkins! M's pumpkin is a nod to Young House Love and I think it turned out really cute!
Hope everyone makes it through this crazy hurricane alright!!

Friday, October 26, 2012


Today was a pretty low key day in the house, just hanging out, watching the munchkin crawl and the doggers napped.
On a fabulous note, we found daycare for the babe. It seems to be a fantastic place, lots of learning and all things we are looking for. We are going to see the place next week but I have a good feeling about it.
Hope you all have a good weekend. Ours is gonna be busy!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Princess Half Training..

Is going.. not as spectacularly as I want it to, but it's happening. I'm doing the Beginner Training from the RunDisney site. It's getting harder for me to run with the stroller (I only do weekdays with it, not the long runs) and I feel like I'm just getting slower. I found a few leg strengthening exercies to hopefully get my legs ready to power through 13.1 so I'll start those in the AM, and I mapped some new running routes from my house. Backcountry scenic VT runs at their finest :)
The babe loves going running, she just chills in the stroller and enjoys the scenery! And usually falls asleep.
 This has been the view for M's 12 o'clock-ish nap the past few days.. they have been pretty long and I'm enjoying all the cuddles while I can..
I'm really excited for the upcoming weekend, the SIL and BIL are visiting, we have pumpkins to carve, Halloween parties to go to, and a 5K to run!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Music Day

Every Tuesday is M's music class, it's about 7-10 kiddos (depending on the day) all around her age or a little older. It's on a farm which is awesome and Vermont-y, we play with instruments & toys, sing original songs written by the teacher and just have fun. It's great to watch the kiddos at all different stages in development explore what is going on during the class. Here's M playing with the sleigh bells.
What's even greater is that M passes out after our 45 minute class. I feed her before we get in the car and head home.. and she's out for awhile. All that interaction really tuckers the kiddo out!!
Today I found out that M is fancy like her mother.. she drinks from her sippy with her pinky out!

Monday, October 22, 2012

7 months

Well it's been a busy month, M is now 7 months old. I can't believe it. She's on the verge of really crawling, I got a 4 "crawls" if you will out of her the other day, but nothing that spectacular since. She's definitely moving though. She loves her sippy cup, and apples.. they are the first food she really picked up on her own and put in her mouth. She's not a fan of being spoonfed.. so I guess she's on her own for this one ;) She also hates getting her diaper changed except for first thing in the morning. M loves looking at dogs, she spends all her time when she's with her babysitter on Thursdays laughing at the dog, and much to our disappointment, not napping! And is a big lover of bouncing, doesn't even need to be in a bouncy seat, just wants to jump!! M is still such a cuddlebug, she loves napping on us and being held, which I love!! We are also doing a music class, it's so hippy it's ridiculous. At a farm in the bakery.. a bunch of babies playing around.. it's really fun and good to get M interacting with other kiddos!
This month also brought some fun things for mommy! I ran my first 5K, and I didn't do too badly. My goal was to finish without stopping to walk.. I met my goal, and I was WAY faster than I thought I was going to be. I also signed up for the Princess Half at Disney!! I'm psyched and nervous and a million different other feelings.. it should be good. A test for me! I also got a first shift job sometime in the near future.. which means looking for daycare for M. I'll be sad to leave her, but happy to have family time together, dinners together.. and once she's big enough and in school, go to her sports and dance classes in the evenings and help her with her homework!
I'll leave you with some pics..