I have to say that I'm so happy it's summer but I can't believe it's almost August. The beginning of August has that halfway over feel to it. Blah. I like walking out of the office at the end of the day and feeling that wall of heat. Although, we've had a fairly mild season thus far. Anything and everything is better than winter.
Three or so weeks ago, I attempted to start running again after a month's hiatus due to work and overtime. I ran exactly twice and did something to my right foot that was quite painful. I'm still not sure if it was running related or not as I had stepped on a toy in Allie's room that weekend but either way, I had to give it a rest. There were about three days when it hurt even when I was sitting doing absolutely nothing. I really want to start running again because I know the longer I wait, the harder it's going to be.
Elmo and "his brother" (per Allie) wearing vintage doll dresses.
Allie finally lost her second tooth this week and then proceeded to really lose it. Rich and the girls had picked me up at the train station. Allie showed me her tooth but then instead of placing it back in the baggie, she held onto it. When we arrived home and I slid open the van door, I saw it fly out of her fingers. And then it disappeared. I've searched the van and the garage floor with a flashlight and I cannot find it. She's still upset over the whole thing. The only reason why she's smiling in this picture, which is from the day she lost the tooth, is because Anna had come into her room and was cracking us up.
We are now the owners of an above ground swimming pool. It was Rich's idea and I went along with it, knowing that he would be the one taking care of it. He was spreading stone around the pool a few weeks ago and I looked out to see that he had put Allie and Anna to work. (Emily was at a birthday party.) Love this picture of Anna.
I didn't accomplish what I wanted to this weekend - too much going on - but I was really happy with how this Anna tank top came out. That was my big sewing project last week. I stitched it out one night and then the next, popped it onto a tank top. I wish it was as easy as that sounds.