We’ve had a busy January so far! How about you?
I started back in to kickboxing. Our class on Monday and Wednesday is now called “Cardio Kickboxing Bootcamp” and welcomes men as well as ladies. But don’t worry ladies, we kick the boys butts! *laugh* It’s going well. A slow start. I started off the New Year, clumsy as usual, by taking a small fall down the stairs with the help of our Kali-cat. It was dark and she didn’t move. I, of course!, jarred the shoulder that I hurt rock climbing once, so I am having trouble punching as hard as I should or doing pushups in my class. Oh well, I’ll take it slow. Both Kali and I are fine otherwise.
I was selling AVON last year, as some of you remember. I stopped a few months after starting. It turned out that I was allergic to most of the stuff I was selling, or that my skin was too sensitive and broke out in adult acne. So I had to quit. How can you recommend products you don’t even use….because you can’t? I have a feeling there is a ton of perfume and additives in their products. My skin is really sensitive and soft so it reacted. Oh well!
I am desperately trying to get past the awkward stage and grow my hair out to shoulder length. I miss being able to pull it back in to a ponytail and other styles. My hair has become more coarse and wavy since having Hunter, so it is more difficult to keep a pixie cut looking sharp.
J is busy with work as usual. He gets busier every year, which is great. Whenever there is a hockey game on he cheers on the Canucks. And we watch a lot of movies together. One of our fave cold weather things to do is to play a movie on the laptop in the kitchen and make homemade pretzels. Comfort food snack!
Iz is going through the “stubborn 3’s”, but otherwise is a gem. She is obsessed with My Little Pony lately, so we went on a Value Village excursion and got her a couple more. She was willing to give them a huge garbage bag of her old toys she doesn’t play with in return! She even found a plush Baby Pinkie Pie pony that talks for $1.99! I love finding deals like that! I got some fabric to make her a doll, and to make me a purse. Sometimes Iz gets me to dress her in the colour of her favourite pony of the day. (pink for Pinkie Pie, blue for Rainbow Dash…. hahaha!). She also seems to really love penguins and polar bears. She has always loved penguins though. Her favourite shows right now are My Little Pony, Special Agent Oso( if you have toddlers around 3 check it out. It’s a good show for teaching them things. “Three Special Steps!”), and Handy Manny. She sings the songs and we watch it together and then act out the things she has learned on the shows. *smile* She can count to fifteen and is starting to learn how to count to twenty. She knows a few letters of the alphabet.
Hunter, my little bugaloo, my sweet smoosh, my little prince. My little Hunter was ONE YEAR OLD THIS FRIDAY, Jan 20th. My goodness, how did that happen!? It seemed to happen faster for him because the two of them keep me so busy i didn’t notice a year has gone by already. He is walking 99% of the time now, and very proud of it. He has amazing control and can even take a couple backward steps. He loves stacking blocks and is convinced he is good at eating with a spoon(which he isn’t, as evidenced by my floor after he tries!). He is babbling constantly. He accidentally mimics words Izzy says all the time, and it will be neat when he understands what he is saying! He does know some simple words tho. Of course, Mama, Daddy. He just started calling cows “Moo”s and dogs “Ruff”s. He loves picking up his cow or dog stuffy and making the noises. His favourite animals seem to be ladybugs and koalas. He is so busy that he hates sleep! sigh. I have tried everything. But it will get better. It has to!