Right on her 1st birthday, baby girl took her first steps. Now, she is practically a runner. Sometimes she looks like the Prancercise lady, but she is pretty sturdy these days. I just can't get enough of that posture she takes when walking. Arms in the air, belly and chest stuck out, and toddling steps. The name toddler is really perfect for this age as it's exactly what they do.
Baby boy is pretty chill on learning to walk. Talking though, is his thing. He says "yayyyyyy!" alarmingly adult like. He also has very long in depth conversations with you. Of course not real words, but he's very deliberate in his story telling. It truly is as if he's speaking another language that I just happen to not understand.
He's in the throes of cutting what seems like ALL the molars right now, so he's a drool machine and rather irritable. But, he still has a big smile and a laugh like no other despite it all.
Next week starts our first week of daddy daycare for the remainder of the summer. As challenging as I think it was for the daddy last summer, I have a strong suspicion this summer will be much more challenging with two mobile toddlers. But then, some things will get easier like getting outside to play and go for walks.
|swinging fun at the park|
|out for a walk|
Still managing to barely classify myself as a runner. On a good week, I can hit 20 miles per week, including a longer run of 6-8 miles. Week day running is still mostly happening over lunch and while I am getting faster, I can usually only fit in no more than 3.5 miles with the expectation of also having to shower and eat lunch in that hour. Then there are the bad weeks, when life happens like sick babies, work deadlines, and weekend plans. This is life right now, and I know the 30-40 miles per week type weeks will happen again. Someday.
I am running a 10k this weekend and once again have zero expectations having about the same amount of training going in as my last one over a month ago. But, I do feel slightly faster somehow. Who knows.
We have a busy summer in front of us (who doesn't?) including my brother getting married in August, and all that goes with it, which we are so excited for.
I continue to be ever so busy at my new-ish job. I enjoy the work so much better and don't mind being busy except that other things suffer - like running and general life maintenance things, oh and actually seeing Mr. BKL. It bothers me that I can't do it all and constantly having that running around with my head cut off feeling, but I guess this is just life being a working mom of twins. The constant quest to "have it all" continues!