Sunday, March 16, 2008

I don't want to grade Macbeth tests

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!

happy moms

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.


Kelly Jane Dahl said...

a word of warning...several friends of mine have been tempted to create a rice table at home only to be finding rice in crazy places for months and months and months.

i hope that reed is feeling a bit better. poor little stuffy-nosed man.

Carver Fam said...

Thank you so much for the pictures and comments about the party and the adoption. It was complete because you were there. Sorry to hear Reedo isn't feeling well and I hope he is better today.

So the rice table... really not that bad. I told Sandi with all that she has built for Ella to play with, it is like we are running our own Montessori school. We do sweep up rice (especially when other kids come over to play) but we are paid back with an imaginative child (plus the house kids talk about BECAUSE of the rice table.) Lots of love, Suzanne

Kara said...

thanks for message!!! Jeorge is home. oh, your area code got cut off on your email