Monday, April 27, 2015

Weekly Recap: April 20-26

Lots of Spinning again last week, looking to switch things up a bit more this week.

Monday: 45 min Spinning @ Y (on my own)

Tuesday: taught 1 hr Spin/TRX

Wednesday: 45 min Spinning @ Y (on my own)

Thursday: taught 1 hr Spin/TRX

Friday: 1 hr High & Tight @ System of Strength; 20 min Cardio Tabata workout @ home

Saturday: 45 min Spinning @ Y (on my own)

Sunday: Insanity Pure Cardio w/ Todd

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Family & Work Celebrations

We had a busy weekend which included a day trip to Leetonia for our nephew's first communion, doing some small projects around the house (which seems to be the case every weekend), and going to the grand opening party for the new PAI Yoga & Fitness in Gahanna.
 
The weather on Friday and Saturday was perfect and since I'm off work on Fridays, Lucy & I were able to take a nice long walk around the neighborhood.  I was actually really surprised how far we (ok, Lucy) was able to walk (it was around a mile) and I only carried her for a short bit because she kept stopping to play in the rocks and dirt along the bike path.  At one point, I was carrying about 10 pinecones she found but she didn't seem to really mind when I started throwing them back on the ground. 
 
Lucy was leading the way

Stopping to check out leaves
 
 Todd got home from work early on Friday so we put Lucy in the jogging stroller and walked down to the Daily Growler so he could get the special beer of the day.  Since it was so nice outside, a lot of people had the same idea so it started to get pretty crowded when we left around 6:00 PM.
 
Todd & his beer
 
Trying to contain Lucy

She was very interested in the shirts hanging up on the wall that were for sale

We had to get up early on Saturday to make the 2.5+ hour drive to our nephew's first communion which started at 10:00 AM.  It was a full mass along with the first communion for about 20 kids and we were able to sit with Todd's aunt, uncle, and cousins.  Afterwards, my sister-in-law and brother-in-law put together a nice luncheon, which is where we spent our afternoon until we left to drive home.

My sister-in-law and mother-in-law always know how to put together a great party including fancy table linens & chair covers

Present table along with some of the professional pictures that were taken a couple weeks ago of Andrew in honor of his first communion

The most important table....the dessert table....complete with cake and a chocolate fountain

Lucy and her cousin, Andrew

Andrew with his godparents, Todd and Todd's cousin, Beth Anne

The immediate family

On Sunday afternoon, we drove over to the new PAI Yoga & Fitness studio in Gahanna for their grand opening party/5th anniversary party for PAI Dublin.  I teach Spin/TRX at the Dublin location but will occasionally sub classes at the new Gahanna location.  We met Lynn, Nathan, and Olive there and hung out for about an hour, letting Lucy wander around and I was able to chat with a few members and the owners.

Spinning room

TRX and Barre room

Nathan with Lucy & Olive

Todd sharing his food with Lucy

Another busy weekend in the books!  Looking forward to the next couple months as we have lots of fun events & trips planned!
 


Monday, April 20, 2015

Weekly Recap: April 13-19

I get into weird kicks where I can't get enough Spinning and this was one of those weeks--I taught 3 Spin/TRX classes and then did Spinning on my own another 2 days. 

Monday: Insanity Plyometric Cardio Circuit (40 min)

Tuesday: taught 1 hr Spin/TRX

Wednesday: 45 min Spinning @ Y (on my own)

Thursday: taught 1 hr Spin/TRX

Friday: 1 hr Clocked @ System of Strength; 30 min Spinning @ Y (on my own)

Saturday: Rest

Sunday: taught 75 min Spin/TRX

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Afternoon at the Park

After what seemed like a week straight of rain, the weather finally cleared up & we had perfect weather for the weekend.  Our sliding shelves we ordered for our pantry were delivered last week so Todd spent Saturday trimming them down a bit so they'd fit and painting them white to match our kitchen.  We also went to Easton on Saturday to pick up a few gifts (and perhaps a new purse for me!) and had dinner at Rusty Bucket.  On Sunday, Todd installed the drawers (I need to take some pictures to post) and then we went to the park after Lucy was up from her nap.
 
We went to a "new to us" park near our house and Lucy had so much fun running around, going down the slide (no less than 50 times), and trying to climb up things that she was just a little to small to climb up.  There were like 5 playgrounds at the park, although I think a couple of them were actually the school playgrounds that happen to be right next to the park, and Lucy had to check them all out before we settled on one that seemed the most age appropriate and had the least amount of kids on it. 
 
Climbing up the steps 

Marching right past daddy to the slide

Too distracted to even look at me while waving hi

Every time Lucy would go down the slide, she'd flip over to go down on her belly

Made it safely to the bottom

Such a happy girl when she can be playing outside

Going down the double slides with me

Checking out another slide

We ventured over to another playground

Not quite strong enough to do the monkey bars by herself

The only way we could pull her away from the playground was if Todd put her on his shoulders
 
I see lots of visits to this park in the upcoming months!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Weekly Recap: April 6-12

Even though it's finally warmed up a bit, it rained almost every day this week so I never made it out on a walk or walk/jog with Lucy in the afternoon.  I had a good mix of workouts this week though and have been subbing an extra class for the past couple weeks and will do the same this week.

Monday: Insanity Pure Cardio w/ Todd

Tuesday: taught 1 hr Spin/TRX

Wednesday: 1 hr Clocked @ System of Strength

Thursday: taught 1 hr Spin/TRX

Friday: taught 1 hr TRX; 40 min Spinning @ Y (on my own)

Saturday: 45 min Spinning @ Y (on my own)

Sunday: 75 min Flex & Flow @ System of Strength

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Lucy at 18 Months

18 months on March 29, 2015

This will be the last monthly update I do until she turns 2 and this is a week or so late but I was waiting to get her height & weight stats from her 18 month appointment.
 
I just love this toddler stage so much right now!  We started Lucy in a weekly Tiny Tots class at the YMCA and she has fun running around, "jumping" on the trampoline (I say "jumping" because she hasn't actually quite mastered getting her feet to leave the ground yet), rolling down the wedge mat, and climbing through the tunnels they have set up.  She really is such a sweet little girl and I know she's going to make a great big sister one day.  Just this past month she's become very interested in her baby dolls and will push her Itty Bitty baby around in the stroller.  She'll even sit the baby next to her and read her books, pointing out the pictures to her.  A few times when I've woken her up in the morning, she'll give hugs to her doll and blanket in the crib and then wave bye bye to them. 

Lucy is starting to talk a little bit more and can say please, up, dada, mama, no, and book just to name a few. She has also started to have some OCD tendencies which I hope is just a phase.  She has to line her toys up a certain way or have them in a certain spot and if we move them, she'll go and move them back.  If a toy is in a different spot than normal, she'll point to the spot like "hey, there should be a different toy here." Her sippy cup has to go on a coaster if it's on the coffee table and if she's in the high chair, it has to be in the drink holder.  On the plus side, she's really good at cleaning up her toys every night before bed. 

Weight:  24 on April 7, 2015 at her 18 month apt (44th percentile)

Length: 32.75 in on April 7, 2015 at her 18 month apt (80th percentile)

Clothes: Wearing 18 & 18-24 month clothes, size 3 diapers, and size 5-5.5 shoe

Eating: Still a pretty good eater and doesn't turn down much although she really seems to like oatmeal, Nutri-grain bars, mandarin oranges, pears, peas, avocado, peanut butter sandwiches, mac & cheese, pizza, and spaghetti.  She drinks either whole milk or water (we haven't introduced any juice yet). She eats breakfast around 8:00 AM, lunch around 12:00 PM, a snack around 4:00 PM, and dinner around 6:00 PM.

Sleeping: Lucy takes one nap every day (in the afternoon for about 2  hours) and goes to bed at night typically between 7:30-8:00 PM and gets up between 7:00-7:30 AM.

Likes: Being outside, reading books (especially books with flaps or that make noise), playing with her baby dolls & stuffed animals

Dislikes: Eating meat

Milestones: First Tiny Tots class (March 17), first Easter Egg hunt (March 29)

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Easter 2015

We spent Easter weekend in Leetonia with Todd's family this year and had so much fun with Lucy.  Definitely a lot different than last year when she was only sitting and couldn't even crawl yet! 
 
Before church on Easter morning, Lucy found her Easter basket and presents from the Easter bunny.  She is set for our summer vacation at the beach this year with a new bathing suit, flamingo towel, flip flops, cover up, sun hat, and monogrammed cup.  Lucy also got a few snacks, book, and Little People car.

Lucy's Easter basket this year

She was really excited about her goldfish crackers, plastic eggs (she really didn't care much about what was in them, just liked opening them), and her new cup

Taking everything out one by one

Trying to open an egg

Playing with the straw on her new cup

Smiling for mommy

Cheese!
 
Back to playing with her cup

She looks like such a big girl here

Quick family picture before church

After church, we went over to Todd's sister's house and the grandkids got more Easter baskets from MaMa & PaPa as well as small baskets from their aunts & uncles.  The kids all played for a bit and then we got a few more family pictures before the rest of the family showed up for Easter lunch.

The 3 grandkids and their Easter loot

I think it's impossible to get 3 kids to all look and smile at the same camera

 Lucy trying to open her bag of marshmallows

Playing with her new stuffed animal

And also playing with her cousins' play kitchen

Another picture of the 3 of us

 MaMa & PaPa and their grandkids

The whole family together

Lucy was playing with Andrew's new rocket launcher

Within a few minutes of everyone showing up for lunch, our day took a turn for the worse as Lucy took a tumble down a short flight of wooden stairs.  I know she looks like a big girl but she definitely isn't ready to walk down the steps like a big kid and unfortunately she took a nasty spill.  Within seconds, she had the biggest goose egg I've ever seen on her forehead so Todd & I took her to the local ER to get checked out.  They did some x-rays (which she cried more about than the actual fall) and found no fractures and they didn't think she had a concussion since she didn't throw up or lose consciousness but it was still pretty scary.  Once we got back to the house for a late Easter lunch, Lucy was acting like her normal self and her bump had already gone down to about half the original size.  She probably will end up with a nice black eye in a couple days, just in time for her 18 month well visit with her pediatrician.

Hanging out in triage at the ER

 Her bump

A view from the side on the way back to the house from ER and this was about half the original size
 
 
Unfortunately because of our ER trip, we didn't get to enjoy as much time with all the family as we would have liked as we had to still drive back home that evening.  The good thing though is that we'll be back up in a couple weeks for our nephew's 1st communion and should see most of them then.  Let's hope we don't make any more ER visits on our next trip though!