i wonder if i will ever consistently work out. hmm.. something in me says no, but im kind of an overachiever in the sense that when i feel there is an obstacle it makes me want to do something even more! i worked out yesterday, just at home with some tapes. i did two, one full body and one core muscles/butt and thighs. my thighs are unhappy today but it's not so bad. gosh i can remember in high school when i did high jump and ran sprints i'd just relish that feeling of burning in your legs and lungs, like you thought you'd just puke. i miss high jumping. i wish i could just have a pit in my back yard and horse around and do it. it's a rare sport that pretty much once you leave school it is inaccessible unless you go pro. i think i look fine but i dont want to get a flubbery as i get older so i would love to at the very least continue "dabbling" in working out. we have talked about getting a treadmill next year with our tax return money - this will force us to clear out space in our basement. bonus!
random photo time!
us at the zoo this week
so im in the midst of planning augustine and olive's birthday party right now. augustine's (who will be 4) birthday is april 15 and olive's (who will be 2) is april 12. but their party is april 18. kids birthday parties can get really out of hand and im fighting that temptation something fierce. like i could go buck nutty with bags and balloons and food. omg the food!! this party is going to be a costume party so david and i have to get costumes. suggestions are welcomed! auggie is going to be superman and olive is going to be wonder woman. im thinking david and i go as popeye and olive oyl? one frustrating thing is that augustine comes up with new kids he wants to invite almost every day and now it's gotten too big for our tiny apartment, which i anticipated and accept but if the weather is bad and we can't have it at the park we are going to be packed in here like sardines. i kind of reject the idea of goody bags for kids who are guests. does that make me a jerk? im undecided whether we will have them or not, i just feel they are wholly unnecessary. food wise im thinking big salads, french bread sandwiches, maybe cheese quesadillas for the kids to dip in salsa or sour cream, sky blue cola (this stuff is bomb) and of course cupcake pops! there really needs to be more food so again, suggestions are welcomed. something kid friendly. also i suspect that the shelter house at the park doesnt have power so that might be limiting too. i was going to do soup, salads, and sandwiches but david vetoed the idea because he said the soup would go cold and we'd need to provide bowls and we'd like to avoid as much waste as possible. if you read all of that boring garble, thanks. you're a real friend :)
speaking of my kids, they went to the circus with my dad, david, and brother josh last night. they came back high on life (and sugar) and olive kept excitedly yelling about riding on "hortses!!" (she road on a pony). more pictures on flickr.
(you wouldnt believe how many odd-faced pictures of my son i have)
and finally, i hate pickles. hate them, am literally repulsed by them. today we got groceries and augustine begged for some so i obliged and just now as they were crunching into their big green filth sticks augustine asked if i could pour some pickle juice into a cup and let him drink it. im not exaggerating that i gagged and had to leave the room just thinking about it. i cannot understand how people like them! and i love salt!