Friday, June 17, 2011

gone fishing

Marc was finally able to take Poppy fishing a few weeks ago.  They met up with her cousins at Ellicott Creek and waited patiently for something to take the bait...
 {Poppy's 1st fish!}
I think the total ended up with Tucker catching 2 fish, and Poppy catching 3!  She was so excited and proud of herself.  She can't wait to go fishing again!

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And here is what I ended up doing for end-of-the-year teacher thank you gifts...
A copy of Family Fun magazine, a beach towel and some candy to start their summer off right.  I found the idea on Pinterest and it only took a quick stop at Target to get all the items needed.  A few of you suggested making a Wordle cloud and then printing it and putting it in a frame.  That's a great idea that I definitely plan on using in the future, but as a gift from the entire class, one of the parents designed a similar piece of artwork that they gave the teachers.

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Sammy here is giving mama a workout lately.  He is almost 11 months and still can't crawl.  He tries all day long, but he only ends up going backwards and gets super frustrated, which leads to constant whining (or grunting).  He wants to be on the move soooo bad!  I think he's gonna figure it out this weekend though.  :)
One thing he has figured out recently is how to pretend to talk on the phone.  All day long, he loves to either play with this phone (that Poppy can't believe was in Toy Story) or he just holds his hand up to his ear and pretends he's on the phone.  It's so super cute!

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Running update:  I just finished week 5 of the c25k program and I still absolutely love it!!!  I've been running every other day since I started the program and getting my sneakers on taking a run around my neighborhood is something that I look forward to all day long.  Unfortunately I just experienced my first (and hopefully last) knee injury.  I've had pain in my left knee since I started running, but I figured that it was just sore muscles from never being used.  After getting a new pair of sneakers, the pain went away for a few days, but then it came back and went from just hurting while I was running, to now it constantly hurts all day long.  Yesterday I went to see a doctor that specializes in sports related injuries and he was able to diagnose the problem.  Apparently my left leg is longer than my right leg, which is causing certain ligaments to become strained and now inflamed.  An x-ray to determine the exact length difference, a lift in my right shoe, another new pair of sneakers and a few weeks of PT will get me back in shape to be running pain free.  Isn't that crazy?!  He said it was pretty important to stop running until I feel no pain at all in the left knee, which he thinks will take about 2 weeks.  I'm super bummed about that, but he also explained the importance of working on my core muscles in order to prevent any further injuries, so that is exactly what I am going to do starting today!  

5 comments:

Michelle said...

Love the fishing trip and that Poppy's first fish looks to be a "sunny"? Not sure if I am right on what type of fish. Sam is looking like such a big boy and I love his hair color. Super cuteness.
I really wanted to come up for the LTC picnic/camp etc. Still v. bummed Michael will be away and I just don't think I want to take on 6+hours of driving by myself right now. Any plans to come down to Sesame Place?

Elizabeth Frick said...

Way to go on the running! Sorry about the injury though. Isn't it strange how things like a difference in leg length don't show up until you start something like running?
Sam on the phone is o stinkin' adorable!
Ooh, and I saw Michelle's offer to come down for Sesame Place... I'm so jealous. Wish I could pop over and play with all you guys! :)

Sarah said...

I am impressed with your determination! Bummer about having to get new sneakers after just getting your new ones!! Great teacher gift idea:)

Christine said...

The first and last photo = LOVE. They expressions on Poppy and Sam are to DIE for!

I have a similar issue with my legs, but it's actually doe to a twist in my spine that makes my hips off balance. Luckily, a visit to the chiropractor and I'm all set. Good luck with all of your stuff... it certainly is crazy!

AND, we're trying to plan a trip to Sesame too! When are you going?

Krista said...

Way to go Poppy! You need a fisher girl pole! (I want one too :) ) That is one pretty fish! And love the picture of Sam on the phone - you need to do a comparison shot when he is about 35...
Aren't you sweet with the teacher gifts! I wish someone would give Matt such a gift.

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