Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Stayed within my calorie range... until the baby went to bed... and then I grabbed about 5 mini powdered donuts and shoved them in my mouth before I could even think about it, and blew the calories..... I don't feel too entirely bad about that compared to how I was eating over the weekend. I didn't drink any water today.... milk and diet soda were my beverages of choice.
I exercised today. Went for a 20 minute stroller walk. Also, trying to teach Trinity the Hokey Pokey. That putting your whole self in and out over and over really gives you a workout. It also hurts your boobs if you aren't wearing a sports bra. She was laughing at me the whole time and didn't even attempt to try it herself. I took her outside and let her run barefoot in the grass. I count chasing her to make sure she doesn't step on a bee as exercise. We also blew bubbles and chased them around the yard. Fun. We looked at the clouds, some bugs, and picked some "flowers" (clover, lol). I love to see things through her eyes, it makes the little things in the world that you wouldn't even think about anymore so much more interesting and spectacular.
I am excited to be teaching her sign language. She now knows the sign for bird. She doesn't actually sign it, but when I do it and ask her what it means, she says "bood". Very cute. I read her a few poems from A.A. Milnes "Now We Are Six". I think I got more out of that than she did. We also read Dr. Suess's "If I Ran the Zoo". I love that book, so fun to read, and she enjoyed the artwork. I let her pick out a verse from The Bible. She picked Proverbs 20:7. Very interesting pick from a 1 year old. Check it out if you are interested. Last night I made some pretty creepy clothespin puppets. I told her a story with them about two Canadians who go to the beach but forgot their sunscreen. You will be able to tell from the pictures why that was the storyline, lol. She really enjoyed that more than I thought she would. At the end of the story I made one of the puppets ask her for a kiss, and she gave them both a bunch of kisses. We ended the day with mommy singing the German lullaby "Schlaf, Kindlein, Schlaf". Beautiful song my Great Grandfather used to sing to us before he passed when I was six. I remembered it word for word, surprisingly.
I am not the most crafty person in the world.
Now, after writing this, I realize that I am an exceptionally good mother. If only I could put as much time and effort into myself and my problems as I do with my daughter and giving her the best life possible. All in all, it was a very good day for us, and a half okay day for my diet. Everything else in life was put on the back burner, and it gave me some relief to just not think about those things today. Now it's time to clean up , shower, and head to bed myself.