I’m exhausted, but we’re home. Flying solo with a 2 year old yesterday went fine, other than her thwarting my toddler-will-crash-on-the-plane plan. So three hours after bedtime, she was finally tucked into her bed… I’m hoping I don’t pay for it today.
We had such a great time away- one week with my parents in PA; a long weekend with my husband’s parents, three brothers and L’s cousins; back to my parents to drop L off for our 3 day getaway through the Finger Lakes; and a few more days in PA while daddy left for a conference in Denver.
Here’s a quick recap:
As I mentioned on Friday, I feel refreshed with all the new scenery from country roads in Pennsylvania and New York. My shins are pretty happy, and I’m ready to start training again.
We met up with so many friends and family members, which was equally exhausting and refreshing. The highlight was getting away by ourselves for three days to hike and relax in upstate New York at a bed and breakfast, while my parents kept L for us.
We got to connect again as individuals rather than as parents, which I think we needed more than we thought. (Our 8-year anniversary is tomorrow!!)
L hardly let us do anything for her with “ma-ma” and pa-pa” around, so I did my best to sleep in a little longer than usual and enjoyed the break from wrestling her into clothes, diapers, pursuing potty training, and thinking about what to feed her.
Country living is perfect for kids! L loved running out to pick tomatoes and squash from their huge garden, and we counted the cows on our walk to the playground.
She also got to ride in the same wagon I had as a kid, and played with many of my old toys that my mom had saved. Here’s hoping I remember how to chase her around and entertain her this week.
Two quick announcements: I started a “Tips and Training” tab to track posts that fall in that category. And registration for the 5 and 10 mile Virtual run is still open- check out the great sponsors and prizes!
What did I miss? I tried to stay somewhat active in blogland but please let me know if I missed important announcements, posts, races, or yummy recipes!