|The best part of the restaurant was the CHOCOLATE MILK!|
Since we went out to dinner when my husband got home from work, we didn't have a chance to give Faith her present from us until Saturday morning. I went out for a 8.25 mile run with other women in my neighborhood and when I came back, we finally gave her the present of her dreams: her own pony.
|Who stuck that rod through your neck? You can tell me.|
|I don't want to ride you until we get to know each other.|
So far, she is less interested in riding the pony than sitting with it and having conversations. She calls it "HOE-NEY!" so I've taken to calling it "Hoe-ney the Pony". It makes sound effects and she loves dragging it all around the house (along with the stupid dog blanket), so it's a hit. I also got her a cowgirl hat (with pink sequins!) but the pony blew her mind already so I'll bust it out in a few days. I actually have a small stash of presents in my closet to save for a rainy day, some that she hasn't seen yet and some that she opened at her party and then I put away. There is only so much "new" a toddler can handle and I know I sure appreciate being able to bring out a new toy on a bad weather day.
You can see in the pictures above that her bangs were getting really long and hitting her right in the eye. Since she was bald for so long as a baby, I was really resistant to cutting her hair, but my husband finally talked me into it because she kept pulling at her hair and saying "EYE!" as it hit her in the eye.
|Yeah, you never listen to me. Angry baby DISAPPROVES.|
See? So bald..and like an angry miniature Winston Churchill. I've also never cut human hair before, but I didn't want to pay 15 bucks to have her bangs trimmed at a salon, especially since I know she'll freak out about that. Here is my first attempt at toddler hair dressing:
|What do you mean "never cut human hair before"??|
|I thought I was a dog like Peanut!|
In running related news, I had a good week of running and walking with a little over 40 miles but for the first time on Saturday I had some pain and soreness in my joints after a run. I expected it to start eventually so I wasn't too shocked, but my knees felt like I had run a marathon on concrete. Every week I'm gaining weight, so I'm not expecting this to go away, but I do want to be really careful about it. Today I just stuck to incline walking at a brisk pace instead of running to give my knees a break and I also iced my knees after Saturday's run. I'm not allowed to take ice baths where I submerge my body, so I'm stuck with isolated icing. Ideally, I'd run in the grass next to the road when possible, but it's not usually mowed and I really hate ticks.
I guess when you gain a bunch of weight in one isolated area on your body, you are bound to have some new aches and pains. For your amusement, here are more Myspace-esque bathroom belly shots.
|Hairstyle courtesy of MD humidity. Also, toddler head photobomb!|
|My belly button looks like an eye or little mouth open in horror|
So, 18 weeks and starting to feel it more and more as I run. It's not too bad yet, mostly because I can still squeeze into my workout clothes. My husband keeps pointing out that I'm probably stretching them out and ruining them, but since my next recourse is to start raiding his drawers for bigger shirts, you'd think he'd keep his mouth shut.
Since Faith got so many new toys for her birthday, I wanted to move some of her older toys to the basement. I made the mistake of asking her if she was done with her toy piano and if I could put it away and she has been playing with it every day since I asked. I guess she wasn't done having fun with it and I have to admit, I enjoy her new method of enjoying the music too:
It's ok to laugh at her spastic dance hands, as you can hear I can't help it either.
Do you ever wish that presents (for your birthday or another holiday) would be spaced out over a few days, or do you like getting them all at once?