Exercising

Dear Blake,

I am determined to lose the weight that I gained while I was pregnant with you.  Whether it be me going running or to the gym or working out at home doing an exercise DVD.  I had a couple of days off of work because of the very cold weather so I stayed in and did a workout DVD.  It is the hardest thing, but the funniest thing to work out while taking care of you.  First, I get the DVD ready and as soon as you see that, you start saying ddddvvvdddddvvvdddd.  Then you realize that I’m turning off Mickey Mouse clubhouse so you start saying “Noooooooooo shows!”  You call it your shows and you know I’m going to be turning it off.  Then the workout comes on and you stare at the crazy people jumping up and down and watch me doing the same thing.  Then you start running around me in a circle laughing and saying “silly Mama.”  Yes I know I probably look silly…The best is when you start jumping up a down and doing the same things that I’m doing.  Working out can be fun!  Who knew! 

It’s been hard to lose this weight, but I’m having fun doing it at home with you sometimes! 

Love,

Mama

Keeping up

Dear Blake,

A lot has changed since I last wrote to you.  Your Dadda and I say all the time that we can’t keep up with how much you are changing.  You can say so many words now.  You are really talking and most of the time you are the funniest little boy ever with what you say!  Most of the time you have me laughing and I don’t even think you know that you are being funny.  Your favorite word is “no.”  But you say it like you are asking a question…”no?”  I have to turn my head and laugh so you don’t see me laughing when you tell me “no” because it’s so cute! 

You are also the smartest boy.  We don’t really know what to compare it to but we just know you are so smart!  You know all the letters of the alphabet and how to say them…and you’re only 19 months old!  You also know all the numbers and are even starting to count past 10.  It’s amazing.  Maybe it’s because I’m a teacher and I know what age kids should know certain things, but I feel like you are smart because you already know those things!  I can’t wait to see what you will learn next!

Love,

Mama