Tuesday, August 23, 2011

And so it begins :D

Yesterday was my first day on the job, and it was wonderful! I had Madeline all day because she doesn't start school until tomorrow (Wednesday), but we kept busy. We bought all of her school supplies, and went to lunch at Whole Foods. They have an AMAZING salad bar there, so I'm thinking I'll be going there a lot for lunch. We also did some art projects, like folding a fortune teller and putting hot glue of pictures we drew. Madeline thinks it's hilarious when the Easter Bunny in the movie Hop poops jelly beans, so she made sure to put that in her fortune teller. By the time Hannele got back, I was feeling pretty sick, so I decided I should probably get to bed early.

Today Madeline and I made derby pie for tonight. Hannele is having company over, so I thought it would be fun to make derby pie for dessert, and Madeline loves to cook so she was excited to help out in the kitchen! It turned out really well! I was worried it would be messed up because of the elevation, but I don't think I've made one better than this.
After we made the pie, Madeline and I went for a bike ride around the neighborhood, and to a local place that sells snow cones. I am definitely feeling the effects of less oxygen, I think we made it a couple yards before I felt completely out of breath. The bike ride was fun, but definitely more difficult than I imagined. I keep forgetting that higher elevation = less oxygen. I'm hoping I'll adapt to it quickly. Tomorrow is Madeline's first day of school!