One of my favorite parts of the week is sitting down to reflect and really think about what have been some of my favorites of the week. Reflecting is good for one’s soul especially when you are focusing on the positives of the week. This week has been a tough, tiring week for me so I really needed this today.
M hit a major growth spurt this week. I don’t remember C every hitting one this intense and I think it must be the difference between girls and boys. He usually sleeps 10-11 hours a night and lets just say that I was getting up often this week and exhausted is an understatement.
Although the week was rough and exhausting there is still so much to be thankful for each and every day and here are some of my favorites from the week:
Favorite Munchkin Moment
The kids and I went back to my hometown for an overnight in the middle of the week. It was great to hang out with family and close friends. We had a playdate over at my friend’s house and all three of her munchkins were home because school was cancelled. Her youngest boy (who is 2.5 years old) just adored M. He wanted to hold him and couldn’t quite understand why he couldn’t get up and run and wrestle with him and his older brother. I have a feeling it won’t be too long before little B and big B are showing M the ropes.
Little Miss E wanted to hold him too. She kept putting her head really close to his- she is so sweet. I love seeing these friendships form between my children and the children of some of my dearest friends.
I took two days off in a row this week, which is not like me, but I needed it. On Tuesday, the workout I wrote for my Progressive Fitness class was awesome. Everyone loved it and one girl came up to me at the gym today and said, “I can finally sit down without cursing your name.” We did some work on the BOSU, and partner AMRAPs. The partner AMRAPs were very difficult. Next time you go to the gym with a friend, try this out, you won’t be sorry (or maybe you will).
To complete this workout, set the timer for 10 minutes. While one partner 1 does thrusters, partner 2 will do as many squat jumps as it takes partner 1 to finish. Then you will switch. Once you are each done with your thrusters and squat jumps you will complete 4 fast sprints. You will do this over and over until your ten minutes is over. Do as many rounds as you can!
Not only does a growth spurt mean the baby is extra hungry, so is mom! With all of M’s extra nursing, I have felt like I cannot get enough food in this body of mine. One night I finally fell back asleep after nursing in the middle of the night just to be woken up an hour later by a growling stomach. These quinoa breakfast bars from The Lean Green Bean came to the rescue several times this week. I make a batch of these every Sunday and they don’t last long.
If you have not been on the Facebook page or blog Mundane Faithfulness, you need to… like NOW! This page is written by an amazing woman, Kara, who is at home with hospice care. Kara is dying, but man is she LIVING! Her words are inspirational. I loved this post she wrote this week and the post her sister wrote brought me to tears. Kara’s faith is incredible, inspirational and she is a true testament to living without fear and holding onto God’s hand and Word no matter the circumstances. Kara also writes a book, The Hardest Peace and I have it on my Amazon Wishlist and cannot wait to read it.
The temperatures have warmed up (it is a whoppin’ 37 degrees) and I have been able to wear my Columbia Vest that was a part of my Holiday Gift Guide and I am loving it. I bought this in December and originally wanted the white one, but the white one in my size was not on sale so I opted for the purple and am glad I did- I love it! If you aren’t on a spending freeze like me, you might want to look into one of these.