My Favorite Workout Partner

I can’t tell you how much I love hearing “Mommy can I do Pilates with you”, or “Can we do Yoga together”?

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I hope the years she spent in the jogging stroller, while I was training for race after race, has instilled a desire to be active. We talk about how important being active is. It helps maintain a healthy body and mind, and enables participation in lot’s of outdoor activities/adventures.

Sky has really started see how Yoga in particular has helped with her flexibility in dance. When she has trouble with balance or flexibility related dance stuff she always asks if there is a Yoga video for that…and there usually is something that will help.

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Crow…look at her fly!

My goal was to keep running so I could do races with her, and that hasn’t worked out…my knee just won’t support it sadly. But, we have found mat time to be a pretty great replacement. The best part is sometimes we just lay there at the end of a practice and have the best/silliest conversations.

 

Love Your Stylist!

If you don’t love your stylist I have a good one for you! Sky loves her too! Once again Eleanor at Embellish Salon worked her magic on Sky’s hair.

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Anyone who knows me knows I’m good about hair upkeep. I get the cuts and the colors regularly, and I keep heat styling to a minimum.

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Oh you can tell she’s feeling it! 

You would think I would be better at maintaining Sky’s hair, but I kind fall down on the job with her. She has enough hair on her head for 3 people at least, and while it has beautiful brown curls, it does sometimes border on wild frizz. She’s just not there yet when it comes to taking care of it like it needs, and frankly I’m struggling to get out of the house for work on time, so she is left to her own devices when it comes to weekday hair.

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Guys, it kinda got out of control, and I didn’t even realize how out of control it was until Sky asked Eleanor to cut it off. I feel bad now looking back, but am so thankful that Sky wanted to get it cut short. It looks so healthy and is an adorable style on Sky. Bonus, so much easier to get the tangles out which means way less mother/daughter heartache!

Thank you Eleanor for giving Sky’s hair new life, we adore you!

 

Randomness

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Sea lion under a restaurant in Astoria. 

Just sharing some of the random pics I have from summer activities.

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Sky Unicorn!

 

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Driving Ms. Sky

Our October has been so nice it sort of feels like summer is just now ending. Today starts a stretch of rainy weather. There’s been a chill in the air in the mornings and evenings as well.

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Human Foosball at Chambers Bay Kite Festival.

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Winter is coming! I’m ready though…I wasn’t that into it last year, the weather/holidays/snow, but this year I’m feeling it and ready to embrace the Winter months and all they bring.

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Sky was invited to cheer with Clover Park Cheer team during a football game…so much fun! She taught her friends the cheer and they learned it so well that they all got to participate. Nicest group of girls and they made Sky feel so welcome and part of the team!
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Home project helpers…not so much, but they are cute. 🙂

 

Biker Chick

I think we have an official mountain biker on our hands! She is getting to the point where she wants to ride in the woods and down single track trails. Trails that give me pause btw. But, she’s all for it!

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She wanted to take on a “hard” trail in the woods. Had to hop off a few times and get going again, but her sense of adventure is so strong!

She still has trouble here and there, had to hop off a few times on the trail in the picture, it was more technical than what she’s been riding on.

Our summer bike rides have been the highlight of summer for me! For one I’m enjoying being on my bike way more than running (although I’m getting back to running as well) it’s way easier on my bad knee. Second Sky has made huge progress from the beginning of summer to now. She’s so much more self sufficient, getting pretty good at her gears, and willing to take on pretty much anything the park has to offer.

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Mark gets all the bike riding credit…he is the one that has taught her how to ride her bike, and how to adjust to her new bike with hand brakes and gears. 

Now we just have to get her some cold weather gear so we can keep up the skills during fall/winter. I hate to start over again in the spring. The winter wind chill on the bike though…that can be pretty cold. For now we are getting in as many family rides as we can while the weather is still accommodating.

Happy Biking!

TGIF

Happy Friday! Really the only reason I look forward to Friday’s so much, and in turn the weekends, is to spend time with my loves. I just want more time, because time goes way too fast. I LOVE my job, so it’s never really about wanting to get the heck out of work for a few days.

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Ruthie’s tongue!

I’m so lucky that I’m off at 1:45, Sky’s out of school at 2:15 and that leaves us a few hours every afternoon to hang out, like the good old days when her and I were home together all the time. We miss daddy though, lets be clear about that.

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Wind Blown! 

It has been pretty sunny and temps are rising, so Sky, Ruthie and I headed out to the beach one day after school, and while Sky was super excited about a picnic on the beach (girl is all about picnics all the time!) she was also pretty vocal about how unfair it was that we were having fun without Daddy, who was still stuck at work. “I miss Daddy, I wish Daddy were here”…on repeat. Daddies girl!

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We must always scream when a train goes past!

No worries Sky, the sun is sticking around for a few more days, and it’s going to get even hotter, so we can hit that beach with Daddy over the weekend! We were pretty lazy lounging on a blanket, reading magazines and snacking. There’s more to explore though, so we totally need to go back!

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So many yummy recipes, not enough time to cool them all, but I’m going to give it my best shot!

Love, love, love everything about hanging with my girls in the sun! Looking forward to enjoying a sunny, warm weekend!

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It’s almost summer time! Can’t wait to fill my days hanging with my girls!

Happy Friday!

Ice Cream Monster

Do not get between Sky and her ice cream! Pretty much any time we have reason to celebrate a job well done, or a special event, and you ask Sky how she want’s to celebrate she’s going to say Ice Cream!

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Get in my belly!

This celebration took us to Cold Stone, mostly because I begged. Their ice cream is pretty much the only ice cream I eat. They may not have 31 flavors like the other place Mark and Sky like to go, but you can mix in some yummy stuff! Hello Oreo Cookie filling with chocolate chip cookie dough…I mean I wanted to roll in it.

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Going in for the yummy!

Sky looked like she did roll in her ice cream! Girl enjoys her treats!

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Happy Girl!