Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Baby Layla & Running

I did this session a few weeks ago, and I think this is definitely one of the most beautiful babies I have ever seen. She needs to be a baby model or something! Those big eyes and that hair! My babies are always so bald for so long, I guess that's why I think babies with hair are so darn cute! We wished we could get outside some, but it was just SO hot that day, so we decided to stay inside in the a/c. Here is Layla:
I love the one where she has her toes in her mouth! Too funny! She was so happy and did such a great job smiling at her mommy! Thanks for letting me take her pictures! She is adorable! :)

So I have kept up with my running program! I had a hard time with week 5, when I was trying to run my 8 minute intervals I kept getting a stitch in my side, so that wasn't going well! I got a little off track while we were gone last week, but I made sure I kept going with it because I didn't want to have to start over again! Anyway, yesterday I did my 20 minutes of running with no walking! I am so excited, and I really can't believe I did it! This program really does work, because I couldn't hardly run to the mailbox when I started it 6 weeks ago, and now I ran 20 minutes straight...unbelievable for me! Now, please understand, I am a very slow runner, I'm sure my neighbors are probably glancing out their windows at thinking, "Is that a snail wearing New Balance tennis shoes, or Jessica attempting to run?" But the point is, I'm doing it, and I'm darn proud of it! The next few weeks are going to be much tougher, and we are going to be taking our youth group on a missions trip to West Virginia, so I guess I'm going to have to try to hit the treadmill in the fitness center at the hotel if I can find time!

Tonight at supper Ava used her napkin on the pizza sauce on her face and then decided to trade her dirty one for my clean one. Johnny said, "Now Ava, that wasn't very nice. Here's the nice thing to do." and he took the dirty one from me and gave me his clean one. She stared and stared at my clean napkin, and I thought she had not paid attention at all. Then she said, " My bad. I'll take this one." and traded me back (except at this point I had a clean one, but that's okay! lol) I could not believe that she actually said, "My bad." and used it correctly! Who is this kid!?
Here's a funny pic of the girls in the tub tonight:


  1. Hey Jessica,
    I am so excited that you made it through your first twenty minute run...it only gets better! The summer heat makes running harder but just wait to those wonderful fall runs! Congrats!

  2. Layla is so pretty! Love the toes one, too! The tub pic is tooo cute!

  3. That is so awesome about your running! Sam and I are in week 7 of trying to train for a half marathon. We were doing great until week 5 and he's had shin splints for several weeks and my achillies tendon has been hurting when I run, so we are doing low impact but FOREVER cardio at the gym varying from 1 hour to 3 hours. I am so proud of you! Don't let anyone make light of a big accomplishment! You should time yourself each time to see how you are improving. You'll be really inspired!
    -Christy Payne