Friday, June 27, 2008

The Great Wolf Lodge

We had a great time at the Great Wolf Lodge!! The kids loved the room, we stayed in the Wolf Den. They thought that it was great to have their own little room with bunks and their own tv. We had fun in the waterpark. Hailey is a brave little girl, she really has no fear. She went on the howlin Tornado 3 times, I was a little apprehensive to go on it but she reassured me that it would be fine. Mostly we just had a great time spending time together! Come and visit and we can go, it is about 1 1/2 hours away. Nice little drive for a really fun time!

Inside the Wolf Den

This was at the wave pool where I nearly had a heart attack watching. So as you can see I had all of them put life jackets on and then I looked away. Watching made me too nervous!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Running Buddies

So I thought that I would post a little about my running buddies. We joined a group called Portland Fit which is a marathon training program training for the Portland Marathon in October. We have decided that we are taking a girls trip and running the Logan marathon in September instead. We run our long runs with a big group in downtown Portland on Saturday mornings. Although I have been running for years it has been a lot of fun running with other people and chatting while carpooling there. It has also been great running downtown along the waterfront and exploring places that I would not normally run on my own. The above picture is us before our 1/2 marathon a couple of weeks ago.

Here we are after. Mission accomplished!!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

First Grader

First Day of School-September 2007

Hailey and her teacher Ms. Hesson

So Hailey had her last day of kindergarten last Friday. It is hard to believe that she will be in first grade next year and that she will be gone all day. I being the overprotective Mom that I am wish that she would stay little but I know that this is not an option so I just try to enjoy each moment that we have. She has learned so much this year and I am so proud of her!!!

I have also come a long way, I remember I was very apprehensive of my little girl riding the bus but she really wanted to so I had to let her spread her wings. I am thankful for her adventurous spirit and her eas going loving personality. I am sure that I will again have to fight back the tears as she boards the bus as a big first grader next year but for now we are going to enjoy the summer and the fun times that are to come.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Hubby Tag

So my sister in law tagged me and I am finally getting around to tagging all of you!
It is kind of fun and a tribute to your wonderful hubby!
I am lucky to have found a good one!
1. What is his name? Mike

2. Who eats more? Mike by far, unless it is chocolate than I hold my own!

3. Who said I love you first? Mike, it is a rather funny story that I will never live down. We were in the car, he was dropping my off at my friend Marci's, we were talking and he said it. I did not say anything back mostly because we had not been dating very long and I did'nt want to say it before I had time to think about it.

4. Who is taller? Not even close, him!

5. Who is smarter? He is, he remembers everything pertaining to medicine. When it comes to things I tell him, not so much!

6. Who is more sensitive? I am.
7.Who does the laundry? He helps a lot! It is amazing how much he can fold while watching ESPN.

8. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? He does.

9. Who pays the bills? I do.

10. Who cooks more? I do, but he always grills.

11. What meals do you cook together? Dinner mostly.

12. Who is more stubborn? I am by far!!!

13. Who is the first to admit they're wrong? He is!

14. Who has more siblings? He does 6 siblings, 4 brothers, 2 sisters

15. Who wears the pants in the relationship? Hate to admit it but probably me

16. What do you like to do together? Go out to eat, travel, anytime that we can steal alone

17. Who eats more sweets? Probably a tie

18. Guilty pleasures? I don't think that he really has any, and I am not sharing mine

19. How did you meet? Blind date, our friends Meredith and Patrick were dating.

20. Who asked who out first? Neither, see above.

21. Who kissed who first? He kissed me.

22. Who proposed? He did in the kitchen of the church, he won't live that one down.

23. His best features? Eyes,smile

24. What is his greatest quality/s? Patient, compassionate, kind-hearted, intelligent
Love you Mike!!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Catching up!

I have so much that I need to catch up on so pardon my randomness!

Hailey has become quite the gymnast! We have been pleasantly surprised by her progress! She is actually really good at cartwheels and round-offs as well as the bars. When she first started we had to watchout for flying feet and hands as they could go just about anywhere.

It is hard to believe that the school year has gone by so fast! My kids don't quite understand the summer break thing, they think that they will just be starting their new classes next week. Jackson is looking at his memory book at his last day of preschool!

We finally renewed our Zoo membership!! Yeah! We had a lot of fun and the sun was shining!!

Last weekend the boys went to the Fathers and Sons campout, this left Hailey and I all to ourselves. She was very excited and had the whole night planned out.

First, she wanted to go and get pedicures. I think that I am in trouble when my 6 year old is wanting pedicures, I did not have my first pedicure until I was in my 20's!
Then it was off to her restaurant of choice, Red Robin! I was hoping that she would get the steak fries so that I could have one but she opted for the apple slices. Bummer! Then we did a little Father's Day shopping and then it was off to Dairy Queen because she saw a commercial for a waffle bowl sundae and really wanted to go there. She asked if we had to share I said no but her eyes were definitely bigger than her stomach! It was a fun night and the boys had a lot of fun and even got pretty good sleep.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Black Eye

So the other night I was downstairs watching something on tv, it was about 10:30 and I thought that everyone was asleep. Well I heard little footsteps come down the stairs, I turned around to find Noah. He said "I didn't mean to", in his cute little 2 year old voice. Obviously he had gotten into my makeup and tried to apply his own mascara. Cute little mischievous Noah!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

I'm Addicted

Okay so since I started blogging less than 2 months ago I have become totally addicted! I love reading other peoples blogs and reconnecting with old friends! It is so fun but I love it too much! It is currently 12:45am and I need to be in bed, but I am an addict. So everyone keep blogging, I love reading about your adventures and accomplishments. Blog on!