Charlie and I have been enjoying getting back to our old schedule. We've met up with Mary and Emily quite a few times and have hit the park and taken quite a few long walks. We've also read about 500 books. Okay, I exaggerate, maybe it was only 350. Either way, it has been a proper bookfest around here!
In other news, I've finally joined a gym! It happens to be the same facility where the Brazilian Olympians are training. Not bad! They have a creche where Charlie can hang out and the facility itself is pretty amazing; it is absolutely huge. My favourite part of the entire facility isn't the climbing wall, nor is it the Olympic-sized pool, but a tiny room off a long hallway called the "iPod Room." It is just what it presents itself to be: a room without overhead music where you can workout while using your iPod. It sounds so simple but anyone used to working out in a loud gym can appreciate this. They also have swimming classes and gym classes for little ones. I can't wait to get Charlie signed up!
Speaking of Charlie, I know that's why you've come here today. And this blog isn't anything if it isn't pictures of Charlie at the park, so here goes:
And if you didn't notice, Charlie is wearing red, white and blue for these photos. HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY! We didn't do anything too festive: Jason was at a dinner event at work so Charlie and I had "breakfast for dinner" with Mary and Emily (Rob is also gone for work . . . ). If it weren't for Bonfire Night here in the UK, I would probably be a lot more nostalgic for fireworks on the fourth, but as it is, I had a good time chatting with Mary and watching the girls play.
I'll leave you with a picture of some flowers that Jason got me. I've been getting flowers on the fourth of every month for the last ten years . . . our first kiss was on the fourth of February, 2002 and Jason has commemorated the day with flowers (nearly) every month since then. I'm super spoiled, I know, but I think it is just the sweetest thing ever!