Monday, May 25, 2009
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Friday, May 22, 2009
Wednesday marked T's last day official day at preschool. He's now officially a preschool "Graduate"! We parents came at 11:30 for their graduation. They sang a couple of songs, received their certificate (with a hug) and then we watched a slide show of the kids throughout the year. We all got a copy of the slide show, which we promptly watched when we got home.
Thursday, the preschool gathered at the park and played for a couple of hours. Here, T is with one of his teacher's, Miss Jenn. We all brought assigned food to share & had fun hanging out. The kids played at the playground, ate, then had fun with water 'guns/sticks' -- I don't know what to call them! Below, T and his friend, G, are spraying each other and having a blast!
Later, T FINALLY got to open his family gifts. He was SO happy to receive lots of Legos. B was drooling over the camper. Oh well! Then, we went to Leatherby's to celebrate even more.
Friday morning, T & I went over to the school to decorate art bags in J's class. We got to see B working AND have him help us in the crosswalk. Cool!
As we were leaving the Art Room, we saw B's class doing PE. So we stopped by and watched and said 'hello'.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
One of my favorite pictures of T, taken by my good friend, Amy. T is 3 years old here.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
G with N & J
Having fun around the campfire. They had so much fun being around their friends. I love this photo! See the cup they are melting??
J skipping rocks in the American River
B is SO in his element here!
Right before dinner, this is how I found J -- out cold!
G said that this campsite was a lot better than the one they went to last year. They stayed up late roasting marshmallows and visiting with friends. They had a blast! They said that they slept pretty good, considering a very 'creaky' tree swaying in the wind. They left camp late morning because they wanted to make a movie before coming home. But first, they stopped at the American River to hike around a bit. They saw the new Star Trek movie and loved it. G & I already saw the movie and really, really liked it. One of the first things they did when they got home was they jumped in the pool! It's really hot today!
Now I'm staring at a bunch of camping gear taking over my living room! Other than THAT, I'm glad they are home safe and sound ... and that they had a great time.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Yesterday, I went down to Sacramento to run in my first 5K. It was a huge event for the "Race for the Cure." I have been pumped about doing this and the challenge of it all. I have been training for the past 4 months to do this. I was both excited and nervous. It was so nice to go down with my good friend, Kristin. Neither of us had done this before.
One last snapshot before the race. We had our sunglasses & iPods, and we were set! It was a little hard to get started with the thick crowd. Even though the clock started, I didn't get to the official 'start' line for almost a minute! Once the crowd thinned a little, I could get into my own pace ... my own groove. There were tons of people cheering from the sidelines. There were cheer leading groups doing cheers. TV crews were there. There were also DJ's and a couple of singers at various parts of the course. The course wound through a couple of streets and then back to the fairgrounds. The finish line was inside of the fairgrounds. For some reason, my chip didn't register when I crossed the finish line, but I watched the clock. I came in at 33 minutes, and that's not counting the extra minute it took me to get to the starting line! So, I'm saying my official time was 32 minutes. I was so happy that I ran the entire 3.1 miles. There was free food from a sponsor grocery store: yogurt, fruit, water etc. After Kristin met up with her family (two of her boys ran events), I walked around just taking it all in. There were several booths there with little freebies. Overall, it was a wonderful experience for me ... a goal completed. My running has been so GOOD for me these past few months. Not only have I dropped weight (definite bonus), but I just FEEL better both physically and mentally. I'm looking for my next 5K to do ... to keep me motivated. Anyone want to join me?
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
Last night was the first Cub Scout Annapolis. Each boy had to come with a cardboard car. Families acted as pit crews. When they got a yellow flag, they had to come to the pit for various things: clean windshields (goggles), fuel (drink of water), and for tire changes (shoes and socks off and back on). Also, each person attending received 2 tickets when we entered. You could go to the "snack bar" at any time to purchase various snacks with the tickets. There was popcorn, licorice, or cookies.
Here, the boys are awaiting awards. They all seemed to have a good time. Oh, and there was only 1 wipe-out. Pretty good. Other than starting almost 20 minutes late (pet peeve of mine!), it was pretty enjoyable. J had fun!