Whew. What a day. I just got a second wind and cleaned the downstairs. At 10pm. Usually 10pm is the absolute latest I go to bed. We are early to bed, early to rise-ers in this house. Especially Cooper. He gives new meaning to the term “early bird”. 4am people. 4am. Bless my husband, who almost always goes up and lays down with him until about 5. Even though the child doesn’t go back to sleep during that time.
My blog button is on my other computer…crap…I’ll add it later.
Today the weather was so nice. Fall is starting to set in and I love the cooler days. After work I went on a run around the neighborhood, and Lee took Cooper to feed the ducks. We have 2 ponds at the entrance to our neighborhood, and one has a bunch of ducks. They are kind of crazy, in that if you even walk by them, they freak and start quacking like crazy, and run up to the fence. Looking for food. Haha. I met them up there mid-run. One of the ducks just had some babies. You can see one in this picture. They were very protective of the baby. It didn’t come up to the fence at all.
Cooper kept getting too close and wanting them to eat out of his hand. Ha. They are kind of aggressive! I think he once got nipped on his cheek and after that he stayed back. Even though he wouldn’t admit that the duck bit him, he had a tiny red mark where something had to have happened.
My run was kind of rough. I’m not a runner, and I don’t like it. BUT. I signed up with a team at work to run a relay in the Route 66 marathon. It’s in November. We have 5 team members, so each person runs about 5 miles. Except me. I’m running 5.5. Blah. I chose the leg, but still. It runs through my college campus, so I wanted to run that leg. And, it’s the last leg, so I get to cross the finish line, haha. Anyway, I should probably start running more than once a week so I’m ready.
When I got home, Lee had Cooper doing manual labor. Oh, you like our door?
It’s a mummy! Obviously. I love it! It’s just crepe paper and tape. Thanks Pinterest! And there are spider webs in the windows, if you can’t figure out what that is. I didn’t do the best job with the spider webs.
We played in the backyard for a little while and I made dinner. We had breakfast for dinner, and I tried to make sweet potato hash browns. I did a pretty good job, except that I tried to make them taste like these amazing spicy chipotle sweet potato fries that you can buy at the store, and really I just made the hash browns super spicy. Oops. Cooper wanted to try them and he was like “bink! bink! bink!” (drink) So yeah, spicy. But pretty good anyway. Cooper ate a really good dinner again, and that made me happy. We have such a hard time getting him to eat much for dinner. Which is fine if he’s not hungry, but he’s been waking up at night saying he’s hungry, so it’s kind of a problem.
After bath and bedtime, and trying to find the moon for way too long (he’s obsessed with the moon), I caught up on Once Upon a Time and started on a wreath for my friend. Oh, I opened an Etsy shop! I haven’t blogged about it. I should do that. It’s here if you want to check it out. Also, I was confused by Once Upon a Time. I feel like I need to watch it again. Then, there was a Teen Mom special on. like, them reflecting on the show. Clearly I had to watch that entire thing. Which is probably where that second wind came from. At least we have a clean house!