Nolan dropped his nap this summer, and while I am mostly fine with that, there are a few things that I used to do in those wonderful hours that I can't find much time for these days... Blogging is one of them. :( But it's Friday night and I will stay up late so I can say hello and stay connected.
Tomorrow is Sean's birthday, and today he took the day off, to get a long weekend and much needed break. There is still much to be done at the shop, and he and Madeline are going in tomorrow morning to do a little painting, but progress is for sure being made. Tomorrow Nolan has swimming lessons in the morning, Madeline has soccer evaluations in the afternoon, and then she's babysitting in the evening, so today was a great relaxing day to celebrate - we drove out to Moose Jaw for a soak at the spa and then went out for brunch. When we got back to the city we did a little shopping and got most of our gear for sledding this winter; it was 28* out and we were trying on heavy winter coats and boots... Then we went to a new restaurant for a birthday supper. A good day.
Nolan started his second ever set of swimming lessons last week - Sea Turtle! - and had a great time. Today at the spa I asked him if he wanted to go under and he was all for it, and kept jumping in to me off the in-pool seats, going under the water and growing up before my eyes. Wow.
One new thing I've picked up this fall is a babysitting job. It's temporary and a favour to my friend as she waits for her parents house to sell - once they move here, Grandma will get the kiddos for the one day a week that my friend has gone back to work. These are my three buddies: Nolan is between the two boys in age, and he has a fine time spending the day at their place every day three.
The other things that's a big deal with us right now is working out. We've decided we needed to get back in shape, and can't just ease into that. No, we have to go hard core and do P90X again. Last time we did that was just before I got pregnant with Nolan... and I haven't done much since. Ha. But since we did it in 2011, there have been new versions that have come out, and we are doing P90X3 this time around. It's only 30 minutes. So good. Not 60 or 90 like the last one. We've been at it 3 weeks and already see some results. Working out like that helps motivate healthy eating, too - we've tried to get into some better habits. Working out after Nolan falls asleep at 9, then showering and right to sleep doesn't leave much time for evening snacking, that's for sure!