June 05, 2018

Day 5: A day as Aunt Katie

(I set a goal to write a blog post every day in June; for most of them, I'll just choose a topic from a list. Today was too busy for me to sit down and write a real post, so here is a quickie with mostly photos.)

What an exhausting day! 

Yesterday, I asked Becky if Luke could spend all day today with me, stay overnight, and then go home tomorrow evening. I love getting to spend time with Luke, and I know Becky has to be exhausted. Luke is 15 months old, and he doesn't stop moving. He has never been a good sleeper (he doesn't cry--he just wants to be awake, and he's totally happy not to sleep). 

Anyway, we had so much fun! Luke is the cutest kid ever. Honestly. He is so content and I love that he adores Eli. Anyway, rather than write a recap (I'm too exhausted! And it's only 8:00, haha), I will just post some photos from our day...

Before Luke came over, I went for a run at the State Park. I'm trying to get in the habit of running Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. The weather was really nice today! Not too hot or humid, and it was overcast.

I've been trying so hard to keep my heart rate low (144 would be ideal), but I don't feel like I can run slowly enough! Today, my pace was 11:46/mile, and my heart rate was still 153 bpm. Hopefully I'll see that improve if I can just stick to a regular running schedule. 

Luke came over a little before noon, so we had lunch and then I took him to the park.

Of course, Estelle had to get into the pack and play the second I set it up. Luke thought it was hilarious, so he kept going inside there with her.

Luke completely lit up when Eli got home from school. He follows Eli around like a little puppy dog. Eli adores Luke just as much, and they are so cute together. Eli wanted to style Luke's hair, and we thought green hairspray would look pretty cool! Haha

When we settled down for Luke to fall asleep, I wound up with Joey and Phoebe on my lap as well.

Annnnnd... out like a light. He didn't take a nap at all, and he played so hard today. Being an aunt is so much fun!


  1. What a fun day!!! He is a little cutie! I am sure Becky was grateful for a day of rest to recharge!

  2. Hi Katie!

    I'm sure you've explained this before (but for the life of me, I can't remember) ... why do you want to keep your heart rate low. I just started monitoring my heart rate when I run, but I'm happy when it's higher. What am I missing? Thanks so much - I've followed you for a long, long time :-)

    1. This post explains the benefits of training at a low heart rate: http://www.runsforcookies.com/2016/04/the-importance-of-easy-run.html
      I couldn't believe how quickly my fitness improved once I started training with a heart rate monitor and doing my easy runs at a very easy pace!

  3. I love this post!! And the pic of Eli and Luke looking at each other is priceless. You know what a gift you gave Becky by invoking your auntie rights for the day, bless you Katie ❤️.

  4. He is so cute!! He actually looks a lot like Eli too I think! What a fun day! Being an aunt really sounds like so much fun <3

  5. Oh my gosh...He's getting SO big! He's ADORABLE!

  6. Love the pictures. You're a great aunt and I'll bet Becky appreciated the break.

  7. That is such a lovely thing to do for so many reasons. Loving the daily posts - thanks.

  8. So cute! I love Eli’s hair, too!

  9. I love your picture post. I journal daily, and sometimes when I get too busy, it's nice to just drop a few photos and a quick blurb so I have memories for later. Looks like a lot of fun with Luke!


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