Coco and I have been walking nearly everyday. Each time we go out, we walk just a little faster. Now we are up to 20 minutes and had to increase our route to include another block. Each time when we get back to the house, he runs to his water dish. We are walking about a mile. Last fall, we walked around one block. He is getting faster and so am I!
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Stacie suggested we should go to the Mackinaw Tea Room for lunch today! It was a great idea and we all enjoyed ourselves. Pictured left to right: Me, Jill, Grandma Smith, Rachel, back row: Stacie and Aly. It was an awesome girls lunch out! Love you all!
Tonight was the school carnival. Cindy and I worked at the Tiger Wear and Cotton Candy table. I won three baskets with my raffle tickets. A $50 Origami Owl certificate, 3 month membership to Parkside and a buy one get one coupon book!
Here we are waiting for the 5K to start. I was nervous at first. But we made it! My time was 56:22. I was hoping to finish in an hour and 5 or 10 minutes. But I was walking with Jim and Jeff and they kept the pace at 3.6! I am so happy to have completed a 5K walk! Thanks for walking with me Jim and Jeff!
I work just about everyday at lunch on a Zentangle tile. I have printed some of the tiles I found on Pinterest to duplicate or inspire me. I am amazed every time I pick up my pen and start to draw, how much this activity relaxes me. I am so happy, my friend Pam, sparked my interest in this drawing.
Our 3rd grade students went to watch the fire department set the Native Illinois Prairie Grass on fire. There is a large area (you can see the fire men on the right upper part of the photo) planted with the grass and every spring it is burnt off. Before the fire is started, the children run through the grass to scare any small animals out of the area. It rained this morning and they had to start the fire in many areas to get it burn off completely.
Our annual Jump Rope for Heart event is friday. Our P.E. teacher had the idea of creating a large heart from many little hearts. Each student wrote their name and the reason they are participating in the event. The students collect money to donate to the American Heart Association.
Even though the pegboard is still bare...I am so happy to see Project Life at Hobby Lobby. I started Project 365 almost 4 1/2 years ago. I have loved documenting all the things that happen everyday in my life. I would have missed many of the photos I have taken over the past 4 years. Taking a picture everyday and journaling about it can be a challenge. I don't regret starting this project!
I was so happy to see these little flowers poke their petals out of the ground. They are really tiny and look like daisy's, but I don't know what they are for sure. I just liked the picture on the front of the package, so I bought them and planted them last fall, along with about 500 other bulbs.
We got home from our trip around 12:30 p.m. I worked most of the afternoon on laundry and cleaning up around the house. I got all of my purchases out and got this picture. Oh boy, I have a lot of work to do! It was lots of fun with my BFF! Can't wait until next year.
We were most excited about this class. The class was taught by Stephanie of Stamps for Life. She also works for Sizzix and has co-ordinating stamps and dies. We used the flip-it dies to create some awesome cards. We also took two other classes and we ate supper at Lotta Watta Creek again. We worked on one of our mini albums until 1 a.m.
Cindy and I left this morning for CKC in St Louis. We have been waiting for this day since we registered in January. We spent today shopping and we took one class. Tonight we went to Lotta Watta Creek for supper! Here I am carrying my purchases and my class tote bag.
I picked up Peyton after my workout at 11 today. We went to the Zoo and to Chuck E Cheese for lunch. When we got home we played UNO for a while. I think there are at least 4 decks of UNO cards in this game right now. That is way to many Draw 4 cards!
I got my Weekly Stats from Fitbit, today. I finally made it over the 70,000 steps a week goal. The American Heart Association recommends you should take 10,000 steps a day for heart health. I have been getting between 60,000 and 65,000 every week. My 17,000 plus steps that I took last friday, really helped!
Peyton came to visit me this afternoon. We are going to a movie, but first we started this art project. We tore pages of text from an old book and mod pogded them to a large canvas. After it is dry, I will add vinyl letters to spell out the "Family Rules" and all the rules of our family.
Happy Easter to everyone. We had brunch for Easter, today. Pancakes, hash brown casserole, bacon and salad. Peyton got to have an egg hunt...only there were clues to find each egg. He had fun reading the clues and finding the bags with the treats in them. We also went to Grandma Smith's for supper.
Today, I walked past this bulletin board at school and realized these shamrocks are Zentangle patterns. I have been obsessed with Zentangle since I took the class at Scrapadoodle! I see patterns everywhere and try to draw a tangle nearly everyday.
My Weight Watcher leader shared this cake recipe the other day. This is 3 2 1 cake. Mix an angel food cake mix and any other kind of cake mix together, dry. Use 3 tablespoons of the dry mix, 2 tablespoons of water and mix in a coffee cup or ramekin dish. Place in the microwave for 1 minute. I added fat free cool whip and fresh strawberries. It was awesome! This is the chocolate. I have funfetti, strawberry and red velvet, too!
Happy Birthday, Peyton! I can't believe Peyton is 11 years old today! Where has the time gone? He wanted the Dairy Queen cake again this year, but who wouldn't? It is a yummy cake...good choice, little man. We gave him a Toys R Us gift card. He wants to buy an ipod with his birthday money.