Monday, October 11, 2010

This month is flying by...I can't believe it's almost half over. 
This weather has been so amazing, but dare I say too hot?? The forcast looks perfect once again this week so I'm looking forward to lots of time outside before the snow comes.
You know it's just around the corner!

Oh these kids. I always think it's funny when yet another older mom looks at my children and then at me and says, "it's goes so fast". Does a day pass without someone saying that? Rarely, but only because it's so true.

Henry is losing his baby face more and more and used the word "stupid" for the first time the other day. I know there is so much worse to come than that, but something about it broke my heart a little.

Earlier this summer Harper could barely push herself around on her little bike and Henry has quickly become to big for his.

It seems like just yesterday that Harper would look at me whenever I said her name and now she ever-so-sweetly ignores me all the time. (what is with that phase?!)

Just a few short months ago I could barely get her hair in a pony and now she often wears two piggies. 

It's been a good last few weeks though. Even though they are getting older and things are going quickly, I realize more and more how much I like being a mom the older they get. The baby stage is hard and tiring and frustrating. The toddler stage is all that and then some, but I feel like I can really say I love being a mom now.
And that's a great feeling.

And now onto some random-ness:
I was somehow talked into thinking about running a "race" at the end of November. It's a crazy cross country-type race that has lots of hills, climbing, mud, etc. 
Seriously, I have not run a mile since high school. 12 YEARS ago. 
So I started running a little over a week ago and it's going good. I tried to run last spring for a 5k, but my knees hurt so bad after the first few runs that I had to stop and couldn't walk normally for 3 weeks! I'm not sure what the difference is this time around, but I'm having absolutely no knee pain. And here's a shot of the shoes I wear while running:

Just some little tennies with NO support what-so-ever. Isn't that a little strange?
Anyways, I haven't signed up for this race yet and am not quite convinced I will. I've been told there are all sorts of people who run this and I will for sure not be the worst one there. I'm sure there will even be people who run it a bit intoxicated. But still. 7 MILES. And I'm about 3 months behind on training. Am I just setting myself up for an early death?


I finished up a 4 seasons set for a sweet friend. I had started it and was not liking it one bit, but thankfully my husband has become a very refined art critique-er and helped me figure some things out and I ended up really liking them. 
So here they are, Angie! 
I guess this could be really awkward if you don't like them, huh? :)

 And today and tomorrow I'll be finishing up another fun and funky project:

So I guess I better get busy.

Hope you all have a great Monday!


Emily said...

Beautiful paintings! And, I know just what you mean about being a mom - the baby stage being so hard and draining. I feel the same way. these toddler times are rough for me right now with Kinsley but I feel like as they get older it's just a little easier and more enjoyable. :)

une autre mère said...

Great job on the paintings! I'm sure your friend will love them!

And yes, this stage goes by way too quickly. :( I guess we'll just have to try and cherish every moment. Which is difficult sometimes when they're being... well... toddlers.

ryangie said...

oh abby! these are incredible! love them :) got your email...will write you back...thank you again!!! and ps...thinking of doing the "run" so so out of shape, but it sounds so intriguing :)

The Sneaky Mommy said...

Love your sweet children!
Love your beautiful projects!
Love your determination to run...going to watch for new bargain running shoes for you! OK? :)


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