So we totally didn’t plan anything for the 4th, and it was wonderful. It’s definitely one of those days where it’s a little weird to be around family/close friends since we’re not super established in Denver, but that’s okay.
Kevin has been raring to go with packing. I’m totally dragging my feet. So he woke up and started packing. I did my favorite yoga dvd. And then we rode our bikes to Lowe’s to get a packing tape gun!! That was my bright idea, and it ended up being a little on the sunny side. I feel SO out of shape when I’m riding bike. My little cruiser is kinda heavy, and I’m always way behind Kevin!! I quite literally can run faster than I can ride bike at times – especially when it’s hilly. It was a little over 5 miles round trip. We were planning to hit up Starbucks afterwards, but we were STARVING by that time so we went to the posh Subway instead.
Buffalo chicken sub + add avocado (obviously!). It totally sells me that Olympic athletes endorse Subway. Although I need some more cardboard cutouts of the summer Olympic athletes with that on my mind!!We don’t have any sort of tv channels or anything at all, but we’re going to try to figure something out so we can watch as much of the Olympics as possible!!!
Then, we went home and I spent a solid hour harassing Boyd.
Boydy-boo! Why do you have cake batter on your booty? I love putting stuff on him. He literally has no clue. The only reason he’s looking at me is because I’m holding a cookie.
Speaking of cookies….
I got Boyd to balance one on his nose long enough to take a picture. We probably practiced 8x before I snapped this one. I’m so proud. Boyd always pretends he has to sneeze or something and “accidentally” knocks it off his nose. Puhleez. I’m not falling for that one.
And then he had cookie crumbs on his nose. He he.
It all washed off later in the “dog fountain.” We are the proud parents at doggy fountain time. Boyd has blossomed out of nowhere, and he’s like the Michael Phelps of the hood. Seriously!! He swam at least 10 laps around, and that fountain is big. All the other dog parents comment on how impressed they are. If only they knew the reason we have to walk around the fountain with him and why he swims with his leash on!! Zero people/dog skills!!!!!
He happened across an abandoned tennis ball. There were actually two. He looked like a Hungry Hungry Hippo trying to grab them both. Of course, he has zero interest in retrieving them. He’s too good for that. Dog snob!!!!
So I made a cake today… hence the cake batter on Boyd’s unfortunate booty.
Why do I always forget that I live in a high altitude until the cake is in the oven and the box is thrown away?? Our apartment smells like burnt marshmallows!!!
But check it out…
You would have never known, right?? And more of the brown crusty stuff on top for me to pick at!! That’s the best part anyways.
Around 5, I decided I want to hit up the gym today.
I didn’t wear flip-flops to the gym. Lol. But I guess that’s what I had on by the time we took a pic. I always like to give you the outtakes. I don’t know what I’m complaining about here. Someone needs an attitude adjustment today!!! Seriously just thinking about the process of moving gets me irritable while Kevin’s all Mr. Sunshine.
I needed a workout. I was trying to think of something July 4th-y? 4 miles? 1776 of something. But I was browsing around on the Blonde Ponytail and cobbled together this masterpiece.
2 rounds for time of the following:
Equipment: 8lb dumbbells & jump rope.
In case you’re not sure on some of those exercises she has some videos: woodchops, plank row with frog jump, and lawn mowers. Lawn mowers were fun!! Plank row froggers were painful!! I love her videos because they’re straight to the point. I know people want to tell you about form, and that’s important, but I learn best by showing!! Loved them!
I don’t have my time. Some slacker paused the timer to turn on the fans and didn’t turn it back on correctly. I’m guessing around 30 minutes.
Our cookout food looks gross. I don’t feel like uglifying my blog with it. But just so you know, it was burgers, fries, and baked beans. It was wonderful.
The moral of the story is that if you have nothing to do on a holiday, play tricks on your dog, take him to the fountain, and feed him flopped cookies. I also invented a game where I throw one sneaker, Boyd chases it and then while he’s sniffing it, I throw the other shoe at him. It sounds complicated, but it’s really fun. And he falls or it every time. I’m disappointed we didn’t get him a patriotic headband, but I’ll make it up to you guys on his birthday.
How did your pet spend his/her 4th of July? Don’t worry, Boyd is as happy as a clam right now. Licking his little paws.
What color would you paint this kitchen? Don’t say red. Or blue. We couldn’t help but start thinking about it when we were in Lowe’s today. I’ve actually only seen it in person once!! It’s sort of a blue-gray. I’m not a blue-gray kinda person. I keep hoping they’ll accidentally leave their Kitchen-Aid….