Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Girls Weekend, oh and a marathon!

So this past weekend three of my good friends and I flew to Salt Lake for a girls weekend and to run the Top of Utah marathon. We have been training together since my last marathon in April. We had a blast with some pain involved. If you want more marathon details go to to read my post titled Top of Utah marathon. For those of you who do not want all the details of the race I will spare you.

So what do 4 women do when they have no children or hubbies around?
  • They buy People magazine to catch up on all the hollywood gossip while riding on the plane without wiggly children
  • They stay up late watching Made of Honor, eventhough they know that they should go to bed
  • They go to the Salt Lake temple and enjoy a live session together
  • They try and figure out what the whistling noise in the car is, but finally give up and get used to it
  • They try and figure out what a good pre-race meal would be and end up at Quiznos
  • They get up at 4am to go run 26.2 miles, yes we are crazy!!
  • They all finish the race and are still alive to talk about it thanks to Mike who sent me with Zofran (anti-nausea drug)
  • They go out to dinner and drink Diet Coke happy to not be drinking water or gatorade!
  • They shop, go to a movie at 10pm, and stay up talking and laughing until 2am. Awake for 22hours and ran 26.2 miles. Again we are crazy!!
  • Grow to love and appreciate each other even more!

We had an awesome time, I am proud to call these ladies my friends.

My Mom, Dad, sis-in-law and neice were nice enough to drive up to Salt Lake on Sunday and we all went to Music and the Spoken Word with the Mo-Tab choir. It was amazing!!! President Monson was there and spoke a little after the performance. It was a very moving experience and I am sso glas that i drug myself out of bed! It was fun to see some of my family. I feel very blessed to have a life full of great family and friends.

My cup runneth over.

Noah is 3

I can't believe that my little guy is already 3. Time really does fly by!

I thought that I would share a few pictures from his b-day. We went to Red Robin, he fell asleep on the way there and was out! We ordered for him and when his food came we woke him up. He was kind of out of it, his food was really hot so he decided that the lettuce was a good temperature. He proceeded to pick it up, dip it in the kethup and eat it. He did this repeatedly, he is definitely my son. The veggies part, not the kethup!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Back to school for Jack

I am way behind on blogging! Since school started my life is so busy. It seems like I am running nonstop from the time I get up!
Jack started preschool a few weeks ago. It is so fun to see him in his element, so happy to be playing with his friends. He is always so excited to go to school. He is so funny because he really has an opinion on what he wants to wear on most days. The first day of school being one of them, his shirt is a little small but I have learned to pick my battles and that what he wears is not importnat. Yes I know that I am type A and I like to control almost everything. I am working on that, I think that kids have forced me to loosen up which is a good thing.
I love this little boy!
Signing his name, yes he is a lefty!

Sewing his school back with Teacher Linda

Sunday, September 14, 2008

A place for kids?

So Friday I took the boys to McDonalds for lunch. We have a deal that on the day of the week that Hailey eats "hot lunch" at school I will take the boys to eat somewhere because of course Jackson needs everything to be "fair". We got their happy meals, went outside and as usual they eat 2 bites, open their toy, and then disappear into the play structure. A few minutes later Jackson returned with a very disgusted look on his face and he was spitting.

I asked him what he was doing to which he responded, " I drank something that tasted like concrete."

I of course was very confused as his chocolate milk was right next to me and it did not taste like concrete. I asked a few more questions like, "Did you really drink something?", and "Where is this thing that you drank?"

He responded, Yes, I did drink something and then he pointed up to the play structure.

So I asked him to go retrieve this thing that he had drunk. I sat there a little apprehensive waiting for him to return. All the time hoping that it would not be what I was thinking that it would be.

Sure enough he came down with one of those king size cans of budweiser. What is a can of beer doing in the kids play structure at McDonalds? What is my son doing drinking out of any open container that he finds?

I took the can to the manager and let him know that there was obviously some extracurricular activities going on after hours in their play structure. He was apologetic and very surprised. Then I had a discussion with Jackson about not eating or drinking anything that he finds. What is common sense to me isn't always common sense to my almost 5 year old obviously.

So beware what your kids might find in the McDonalds play structure. While disgusting it is definitely a classic Jackson thing to do. Gotta love him!!!
Boys are a different breed! I used to think that people were just saying that. I don't anymore!!! You have to love this boy with ice cream all over his glasses!

Friday, September 5, 2008

All Grown up

Tuesday was Hailey's first day of 1st grade. It was harder for me to let her go this time than it was for Kindergarten. Having her gone all day is weird, and sad. She will never be home all day again, they grow up so fast. I tell myself to cherish the moments when my kids are little because they grow up too fast!! Although it is hard sometimes when they are screaming, fighting, creating huge messes, etc.
From this picture you would think that it is Noah's first day of school.
I had to take a picture to document what grade school she is going to. I think that I won't forget but you never know.
I dropped her off on the 1st day so that I could meet her teacher with her. She started right in on her work and has never looked back. So far she is still excited to get up and go. We will see how long that lasts. So far her favorite part of school is everything and recess.