Monday, August 31, 2009
Today we had perfect weather and a great Monday! I am really trying to savor these days and appreciate them because I know soon enough the rain and cold will be back.
Today I took Leo to the zoo and he picked up a new word - goat. Very cute! It is days like today that make me feel so fortunate to be able to spend my days with Leo and watch him grow and experience all that life has to offer. I am so thankful that Joe is so supportive and is able to allow me to stay at home with Leo.
Everyday Leo seems to become more of a little boy. He takes walks with daddy. He comes up for hugs. He amuses himself. It is so fun and rewarding to see him emerge into such a sweet, adventurous, intelligent, curious and funny person (did I say handsome too?).
Leo is obsessed with climbing into things, such as his toy basket, storage baskets etc. He also is in a stage where he is throwing everything! This has included fistfuls of sand at his buddy Forest and dirt at the goats at the petting zoo. Not cool, but luckily no one was hurt. Luckily both Forest and the goats were very tolerant of Leo's mischievous behavior. Our standard response for this behavior is "balls are for throwing, (fill in the blank) is not for throwing)." Sometimes this is followed by a time out, but Leo is still a bit young for real discipline.
Joe and I are still continuing with our fitness routines. Joe lifts weights 4 times a week and I am still marathon training. I ran 18 miles Saturday and am starting to get really excited for the Portland Marathon that is October 4th. The run will be so much more fun than the training because I will be surrounded by other runners and there will be tons of entertainment and gorgeous scenery along the way. Plus I will have my loved ones to greet me at the finish line. As for Joe, he looks amazing and is the healthiest he has ever been.