This Friday was Henryâ€™s birthday. Big number three. Can you believe it? I certainly cannot. Nothing makes you more aware of how time truly flies than watching a child grow up.
Here is what I think of when I think of Henry at age 3: Talkative. Obsessed with animals (favorite animal is a cheetah by miles; T-Rex is a distant second). Sporty. So fast and super agile. Really funny. Rough and tumbly. LOUD. Likes pizza, soccer classes, swimming, his baby sister, being right, and playing outside. A great kid, through and through.
Somehow I found him cheetah-print balloons!
For his birthday, Kristien and I got him a PlasmaCar and Magnatiles. Both items were definitely splurges but I think he will play with both of these toys for a long time. Fingers crossed. I tried so hard to get a picture of him on the PlasmaCar, but like I mentionedâ€¦ he doesnâ€™t sit still for long.
Oh, and Henryâ€™s cake was a gluten-free Funfetti cake! I randomly stumbled across this in the supermarketâ€¦ I have to say that it was pretty good. Funfetti rocks.
Claire wishes she could have some, but she was stuck with butternut squashâ€¦
Letâ€™s see, what else?
Oh, I squeezed in some wonderful workouts. Thatâ€™s saying a lot because the weather was BOILING and an outdoor workout was challenging to fit in. On Wednesday, I did a 1000 meter swim following by a 2.0 mile run in 17 minutes â€“ pretty speedy for me!
On Thursday, I woke up at 5:15 to run a 10K with training buddy Brandi. That was a pretty great accomplishment for me because 1) I almost never pull myself together to run before the kids are up and 2) I havenâ€™t that far since before I was pregnant with Claire.
I took off Friday and Saturday. Desperately needed a break.
And on Sunday, I did a 2.2 mile run â€“ we had a lot to do, and I wouldâ€™ve loved my workout to be longer, but I was pretty pleased that I managed to find the time to do anything at all.
So now itâ€™s MONDAY. And Iâ€™m pumped for a new week. Iâ€™ve got some grand plans, and I have a sneaking suspicion this is going to be a great week. I hope yours is fabulous, too!