The boys have already started asking for things for Christmas.
While I'm home working on a paper for graduate school today. Hubby took the boys into town to run errands.
I received and email from hubby while I'm working away.
Subject: "This is what Caleb wants for Christmas."
A year ago this costume terrified both of those boys. We were at a Halloween party last year that scared them so much we couldn't be in the same room as the werewolf at the part. This year, they want to be the werewolf. Time sure does change things!
There were about 40 participants, and I finished second in my female age group. I was 10-ish seconds behind the top finisher in our female age group, who happens to be a good friend of mine.
I started out with a friend, that top finisher, who I knew would be faster. After roughly a half mile, I fell back a bit and ended up running with a new team members to our department. We hung together really well through it.
As I mentioned in my earlier post, I ran in the Akron Marathon Relay, and I loved it!
Our team's final time was 4:45:03.
I ran the second leg of the race, a distance of 5.7 miles.
My official time was 1 hour, 1 minute, 36 seconds. This means I maintained miles under 11 minutes, which is awesome.
There were SO MANY RUNNERS! I mean I expected that, but to see it, and to see the crowd, it was an amazing experience.
And the crowd, well, it rocked too.
There sense of support they provided for the friends and/or family that were running was wonderful. I knew my family would be somewhere near the end of my leg of the race, and seeing so many kids cheering for their parents on the route, made me exicted to get to see my kids cheering too.
Somewhere in the middle of my leg, I ran into a college friend of mine who was running it. We ran together for a minute and chatted quickly before I headed off to finish my leg. She was running the half marathon, and did pretty great! We went to …
The week before the fish died, Caden started having interest in helping Daddy with the fish tank. He was so proud of himself. Daddy was one proud fellow too. Putting the salt into the water. Mixing the salt with the water.
My husband had a trip for work over the summer. So, while he was out of town, I was responsible for his share of the household duties, including his fish. I've not been the biggest fan of his fish, and I haven't been shy about it. I headed downstairs the first night to feed the fish, look into the tank, and promptly have a sinking feeling in my stomach as I immediatly start calling my husband. "Um, Keith, I think your fish are dead." "Oh no, they just sleep and rest sometimes." *awkward pause* "Do they sleep piled on top of each other laying flat on the sand?" "Maybe you should send me pictures."
**You are about to see dead fish.**
He calls back and says I need to clean up the tank and get rid of the dead fish. I have to do what!? Then he thinks somemore and calls his brother, who is his partner is fish tank madness. Next thing I know, at 6:00 on a Sunday evening my brother-in-law is driving an hour to come remove…
Our second wedding anniversary came and went two weeks ago, but in that time I thought about a few things I want to capture before I forget them. Our wedding day was certainly a special day. I'm so glad we made the boys a part of our wedding. I'm also so glad they remember it, and still talk about it occasioanlly almost two years later. Caden and Caleb were three years old on our wedding day. They loved the fancy clothes and dancing. Caden; however, was pretty excited about the cake. When it was time for us to cut the cake, Caden wasn't far away. In fact, he was right at the table with us, because he wanted the first piece of cake. Photo by Laura @ Perception Studio Look at the bottom left hand corner of this photo. There he is. Waiting for that first piece of cake! He may have been slightly dissapointed when he had to wait for his cake, but luckily there were so many other distractions his dissapointement certainly didn't last long!
Caleb and I were in the bathroom together today getting ready to leave.He was washing his hands; I was combing my hair. I feel the need to clarify so that doesn't sound weird.Caleb asked me, are you going to put make up on today?I responded that I didn't know. I hasn't decided yet, then I asked if he thought I should.His response, "um...yes."