Alfred and I planned to go walking this morning, but Kendall was on the couch because he was sick during the night. But I can still do some cardio here at home...either DDR, or use one of the videos I borrowed from the library (line dancing and low-impact aerobics). And I will do a little strength training with my hand weights.
The girls and I went to the library yesterday. Kayla chose a couple of the American Girl books above her usual animal books. Shocking! Kenzie chose four storybooks. I had two books come in through the inter-library loan system: Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurchinka and Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul by John Eldredge. I saw these books recommended on The Joy Box blog.
I have started reading Raising Your Spirited Child and within the first few pages it was describing my Kenzie! Kenzie is very passionate, full of energy, hilariously funny, and super smart. She also has a fiery temper and can go from sweet to venomous in a snap. I have to cut the tags out of most clothes because they make her itch. She can be highly emotional, stubborn, and strong-willed.
I have often felt like a failure as a mother because I haven't known what to do with her and I've tried everything I can think of. So I am looking forward to reading this book so that I can better understand my Kenzie girl and help her be the best she can be.
After the library we went to the park and spent nearly 2 hours there. My sister & nephew met us there. Us girls talked as we watched the kids play. The sun was shining and it was warm, but not too terribly hot. I came away feeling refreshed. I love just sitting out in nature listening to the birds and taking in the beauty. I need to do this more often!
Today I plan to do more packing and I want to get the yard cleaned up and see what we plan to keep and what needs to be thrown out for our move. I'll need to run up to the market to get soup, Sprite, and orange juice for Kendall.
Wishing you a great day!