So, I'll do this instead.
Here is what we've been up to:
Saturday, we joined the local pool which is 1/2 a mile from our house where Sam and I can train and we can all go to Family Swim. The gradual entry is perfect for the kids. I thought Reed would be cold, but he was just wild for the water. I guess he does have an insulation layer.
Here is Reed hanging out today before he started his downward spiral into feeling really terrible. More on that later.
The Carvers, our dear friends (and now neighbors!) had an adoption party to celebrate their official adoption of their daughters (they each birthed one, so now they are both officially mom to both girls; everyone knows they already both were mom to both girls, but apparantly the state was a little slow to recognize the obvious). Anyway, it was a wonderfully happy event where we all got to celebrate what family means and learn to not take for granted the rights that most of us get without having to hire lawyers. Anyway, back to the party!
Is this the prettiest cake you ever did see?
It's official! Hooray!
Do you see that classic gaped-mouth look that says: I can't breathe through my nose.
Sandi built this rice table for Ella. Skyler was way into it and asked me if I'd build her one too. I said Yes. Um, really? An open container of rice in the house? Sam wasn't exactly wild about the idea. As long as we could keep Reed away, it could be fun?
Meanwhile, Reed got worse and worse all afternoon and was just exhausted and puffy-eyed and snuffly and warm. Uh-oh. And I was just about to brag that he made it through an entire winter with nothing more than a sniffle. He actually fell asleep sitting up in the bath tub. (yes, I was right there). I may be taking tomorrow off to stay home and cuddle him.
I have just rounded the corner into week 3 of my half-marathon training. For the first time all winter, I ran outside today. The roads are really icy and messy here, so I'd gotten pretty comfy on the nice, dry treadmill at the gym. So, I was sort of worried about hitting the road today. I thought I'd be slower on the road, not to mention, the road doesn't have a bank of tvs where I can switch between CNN and America's Next Top Model. Yikes. But the fresh air felt great and I even held a faster pace today AND it was hilly. I am putting all of my faith in this guy, Hal Higdon. We're hanging in there, Hal. The tough parts of this plan are definitely lurking ahead. More updates soon.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
So, I'll do this instead.
Posted by Emilie at 8:20 PM