Summer here is packed with community festivals and parades, as a past princess for my hometown I know many of these very well. Thursday was the end of school and my hometown parade. O is finally catching on the the concept of candy throwing, but I think the pom-pom from the football team and political stickers were the highlight. (I did my best in monitoring her choice of political advertising!). The school was handing out books, so much better then candy.
|Beads and a pom-pom, what more do you need?|
Parade #2 in our neighborhood. and another late night! I learned that she hates clowns just like I do when they tried to stop and she responded with "go away NOW clowns!" Lots more candy and some food handed out (Freeze pops, cotton candy and sandwiches). Why does everyone think the youngest kids need all the junk? I don't know how many people I told no to for the cotton candy and Popsicle. The local kid's hair shop was spraying hair, so O ended up with pink hair and grandpa with green!
|More beads and a slinky!|
Not so exciting, but an easy 10 mile run in the heat to start the day followed by a few toddler tantrums and some NASM studying. I think we are hitting the worst part of the terrible twos lately, I hope it is short lived! Anyone found good solutions? We've tried taking things away, time outs, ignoring and distracting to prevent them, but some days nothing seems to work and only makes it worse.
As always I was awake much earlier then everyone else and started the day with an early run with Morgan. It is tough getting a black dog out running when it is already 80F at 7am.
We finally took advantage of the "swim pond" or sandy pool, this great chlorinated beach at the park reserve. The best part; it is shallow and always clean! We are so lucky to have this pond and a huge park close to us and with the configuration of the park trails and entrance it is actually easier to bike or run there. Today we decided to bike and packed the Burley with swim suits and beach toys.
|Moving the sand from the lake!|
Time to enjoy two more days off work filled with music class, a trip to the zoo and plenty more studying and a much needed haircut for me!