Sunday, March 16, 2008

Stupid Starbucks.

I usually go to a coffee shop (not Starbucks) down the street, but it's closed on Sundays so dad and I rolled over to Starbucks so I could upload photos. We got our drinks and sat down only to discover that you have to PAY for wi fi. Who the hell does that? What year is it? I can't remember the last time I went to a coffee shop where you had to PAY to use the internet. I was so peeved. No more starbucks for me! I'm so irritated!

So I apologize AGAIN for no photos. (Sorry Tom) I will try again tomorrow night.

This morning we did our run again.. w/ dad pulling the kids in a trailer on his bike. Ran 7 miles in an hour... unheard of for me in my previous running life... especially after a 60 mile bike ride the day before. I felt great. :)

Then this afternoon we went to the Houston zoo... oh my how I love my small town zoo. It was CRAZY busy in there. Letting the kids loose was a bit nerve wracking. They would run into a crowd of people and disappear for a moment. We had mom, dad, myself, aunt Susan, cousin Amanda, and my second cousins Colby (5), Kolton (4), and Kristen (9). We had a lot of fun, but damn I'm beat tonight. :) Jason and Lily had a great time looking at all the animals and petting the goats... Jason attempted to eat some "raisins" (goat poop), but mom caught him before he picked any up. Jason's favorite part was the snake and the helicopter that kept taking off from the neighboring hospital. He also loved being 'free range'.. I tried to allow him to direct his own day as much as I could b/c I feel like I've been spending a lot of time telling him "no" and "don't touch". I think he really enjoyed it.

Lily loved the play ground and playing in the leaves at the end of the day. I think she's just happy to be running around outside and doesn't care much what she's doing as long as she is getting some fresh air.

Jason is so tired that he fell asleep twice today. Once in the bike trailer and once in the car on the way home from the zoo. They didn't get their nap today b/c of the zoo schedule. He was less than happy about being woken up when we stopped for dinner.

For those of you that might be curious about how the "super nanny" approach is going to bed time. I told the kids that after we read books I was going to rock them, put them in bed, and then leave so they could go to bed. Lily screamed for a bit, but didn't get out of her crib (unless she is currently sleeping on the floor). Jason and I spent 7 mins going back and forth.. MUCH less than the 20 mins we did it last night.... we'll see what happens tomorrow night.


  1. Wow. You're simply amazing! Such an inspiration! :)

  2. Super Nanny update. Jason woke up screaming at 11:30pm last night. In a moment of weakness I brought him into bed w/ me... then heard Lily scream too and thought.. "Okay, I need to see this through or I'm just perpetuating things." I got up and put Jason back in his bed.... I can't remember how many times, but he screaming and getting up lasted about an hour... Lily screamed intermitently, but never got up (thank God).... I was waiting for this. To all parents: if you don't want to deal w/ something long term don't do it once... habits are created quickly for these little ones. Can't wait to go home and do this all over again! HA

  3. Love the fitness updates. Keep up the good work! I'm still running vicariously through you. :)