Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Today was N's last day of school. He finished his Freshman year! It's so hard to believe ... it kind of feels like it went by in a blur. I took this picture of him right after he got home from school today. It was pouring rain. Weird weather, I know! He had a great year, but I know he's glad to be done with all of the massive homework! Great job, Nathaniel!!
Saturday, May 21, 2011
I can't believe my caboose is 7! He has been waiting so 'patiently' for his birthday. He wanted to open presents the night before, but we are such mean parents and made him wait!
Having his favorite breakfast (or meal, rather) ever! Nutella crepes!
Already on an early treasure hunt for his presents. He's reading one of the clues. It's so nice that he can read them all by himself now!!
He found his loot and opened them all up. He LOVES his gifts and was pleasantly surprised.
At 11, he met his buddies at this cute little art center in our downtown. They take donated items and recycle them into craft projects for kids. The boys could either make a rocket ship or an alien ship. They LOVED it!! I'm so happy that all his best buds could make it.
Here's the birthday boy with his buddies! He's so lucky to have such a great group of friends.
Later, we made the traditional birthday trip to Leatherby's. T loves the oreo milkshake. He was so happy to have his turn to stand on the chair and have everyone sing Happy Birthday to him!
Even though he doesn't like cake, he insisted on having one so that he could blow out his candles. We were still full of ice cream!! He had a wonderful birthday and he kept saying "Thank you!" That's my boy ...
Sunday, May 1, 2011
After months of training, I actually accomplished my goal of running and completing a 1/2 marathon. Leslie and I encouraged each other during our training. At the beginning of my training, I wasn't sure if I could do it. She talked me through it and helped me along the way. I loved doing this together. She rode the train up from her home and stayed over Friday night so that we could leave early Saturday morning. We even squeezed in a pedicure on Friday night together! On Saturday, everything was so well organized with parking and shuttles. I was very impressed. It was quite windy, but it felt great out there. I loved the trail. At the beginning of my run, I felt great and was keeping my goal pace. Then, around mile 6, my knee began to give me trouble. I've been trying to nurse a sore IT band, which affects my left knee. It really slowed me down. I had to pull over to the side a few times to stretch out. It really, really disappointed me. Especially because I have worked SO hard to build up my running distance and endurance. BUT, I did run the whole 13.1 miles and I can say I DID IT!! Part of me still has a hard time believing that I did it. I remember running my first 5K and that was a big accomplishment for me. I couldn't imagine going another 10 miles! Now, here I am. I'm actually thinking of doing another 1/2 marathon. I'm hoping that I can get my IT Band healed and go for a better time. We'll see.
Thanks, Leslie, for doing this with me!!