This was Elizabeth's race. AJ decided to join in on the race at the last minute but after 1/4 mile into it, he decided that the playground looked much more interesting. They did great and I am so proud of them!
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Up next was Elizabeth for Kids Fun Run 1 mile. Look at the serious look on her face as she prepared herself for the race.
There were quite a few kids from the school that ran.
She never stopped to walk once! SO proud of her!
I am SO proud of my little guys! They have certainly given me quite a bit of motivation for my race tomorrow. Yikes!! Did I mention that I have a race tomorrow? I suppose I will have to do a post about that tomorrow - stay tuned!
Friday, February 27, 2009
See, I chose the park because I can look like I am being a good mommy by taking the boys and doing something fun with them but in reality I was being totally selfish. You see, the park means independent play and I get to sit and breathe for a moment. And this particular day I was fortunate enough to run into an old friend that was having the same type of sanity break. We vented, breathed and tried our best to look like devoted good mommies. All in all I would say it was a successful trip for all involved and I am feeling a little less like throwing myself on the ground to kick and scream.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
As we left we walked under the boardwalk to a local restaurant named after my son. Well, I guess that part isn't true but has the same name sake at least. AJ thinks it is so cool so of course we had to get a picture and I just had to post it for my little buddy. I think we may take him there on his birthday.
Anyway, like I said, they were pretty weighted down with their beads by the time we left. Oh, yeah, more beads around the house. :)
It was a good time and a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
Friday, February 20, 2009
She asked to have her hair done and made sure that she wore the prettiest dress she could find. She also asked if she could wear a little makeup since it was a special evening. I told her she could and helped her with the primping. She waited patiently while her Daddy got ready.
With sparkles in her eyes she waited patiently for it to be time to leave with her one and only true love of the night - her Daddy. Her Daddy has won her heart over and over many times and there will never be another like it.
My little girl even partook in the act of gossip and chatting amongst girls. Oh, how she is growing up!
Monday, February 16, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Elizabeth along with all of her fellow kindergartners participated in the annual musical E-I-E-I Oops! She was a scarecrow and had a speaking part.
I think we certainly have a drama queen on our hands as she was so excited to dress up in costume and had no stage fright what-so-ever. That crazy girl!
The video is a little long and the sound isn't so great but it is just too cute not to pass up or maybe that is just the proud mama speaking. Either way, enjoy!
So, this new running thing has turned into a love/hate relationship. And yes, for those doubters out there - I am still going strong...
What I love:
- My shoes!!! Did I mention, I LOVE my shoes! I have always heard that it is all in the shoe that works for you but I had my doubts. I went and had my foot fitted and came to the conclusion that I need stability shoes. After trying on half a dozen pair, I decided on the Mizuno. This is the best my feet have felt ever exercising and I have had no problems with my shins, knees or ankles (as I had feared).
- The high. Who would have thought that you could become addicted to something that is good for your body!? I guess the over load in oxygen will do it to you every time... :)
What I hate:
- The pain. Yes - the pain in my lungs, the pain in my muscles and not to mention that pesky MCL injury. I must admit that all of the "pain" is subsiding but still isn't something I look forward that is for sure.
- The treadmill. When I started my running, it was exclusively on the treadmill so I didn't know any different. But, now - oh the outdoors call to me. The wind, the cool air, the freedom from the kids, the change in scenery, etc. I could go on forever. Anyway, I have affectionately or not so I guess renamed it the dreadmill!!!
So for now, knowing that I am making myself healthier and proving to myself the things that I can achieve is all that I need to stick with it.
Less than 2 1/2 weeks until race day! YIKES!!!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
AJ: "Daddy pick a good race for us!"
AJ: "Dad, see this is how you do it."
Now this is playing as a team!
AJ: "Aw man! I feel off the edge."
Daddy: "It's okay buddy! I love you."
Good times! Good times!