Tuesday, October 28, 2008

October Madness

The fall is always busy in our household. Between school starting, soccer, birthdays and just living I never seem to sit down and relax. Not to mention that this October we added a trip to Boise, family pictures, weekend trip to Utah, and a marathon. So I thought I would try and catch up a little bit before I need to go make dinner for the missionaries.
Jackson and Haileys b-days are the 14th and the 19th. A few years ago I decided that they could have a friend party ever other year so that I could keep some sort of sanity. It was Haileys year to have the bash but Jackson did get to invite 2 friends to a little b-day celebration. We went to Out of this World Pizza, they had a great time. In Boise the weekend before he got what he wanted, the Big Bumblebee transformer. He is crazy about super heroes, Star Wars and skateboards right now. I can't believe that he is 5!
Hailey played soccer again this year. It was a more enjoyable season than last year, I think because the boys are 1 year older and I was able to actually watch Hailey a little and was not constantly chasing the boys everywhere.
Hailey wanted a TinkerBell party this year. She made her invite list and it had 13 girls on it! I like to throw parties at home but this was too big, so she opted for Out of this World Pizza. Come and visit we will go to this place, it is awesome. Whenever we go we are usually there 4 hours because the kids just love to play and I can just sit and relax. Not like Chuck E. Cheese where if you look away for a second it takes 1/2 hour to locate your child again! The kids had a great time and Hailey was so excited about her TinkerBell Cookie cake! On Sunday, her actual b-day, I was feeling like a loser Mom because I did not bake her a cake. Yes, we had b-day pancakes in the morning but I still felt bad. So around 7pm the doorbell rang, it was cousin Cecilee and family who had baked and decorated a cake for Hailey! Thanks for relieving some of my guilt!Just had to add this picture of Noah, sorry Mike! (Dan I don't want any comments!) We gave my neice Avery dressups for her b-day and Noah thought that they were so pretty!This month was tiring to me and obviously to Noah too! Watch out November, here we come!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I Survived!

So I know that you all have been sitting on the edge of your seats wondering if I was crazy enough to run the Portland marathon 2 weeks after my other marathon. I was and I am still alive to tell about it! I did indeed run the Portland marathon and qualified for Boston so now I have the option of running it in 2009 and 2010. I am very happy about that because that is the only reason that I did it. My body was definitely not fully recovered and my IT band on my left knee was hurting but I am glad I did it. It was a great day for a marathon! The temp was perfect, it started raining about 1/2 way thru but I actually enjoyed the rain, that is until I was done. At the point I was soaking wet and once I cooled down I was shivering.
Anyone crazy enough for Boston 2010? I will be there, love for you to join me!
Anyone who wants a full report go to http://www.marathonmommies.blogspot.com/ I will be posting my race report soon.