Saturday, March 31, 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Monday, March 26, 2007
I ran the DC National Half Marathon on Saturday, March 24. It was so much fun! I have done 2 marathons before, but none since I have had kids, so I decided to do a half marathon. It was great! I have done my marathons in just under 4 hours so I was shooting for about 2 hours. I actually clocked in at 1:54:57. I was so excited!!! I found the results online last night and I found out that I finished 228th out of 1203!
Thursday, March 22, 2007
After the zoo Dallin did not take a nap. Those 15 minutes in the car do not count. I hope tomorrow we will be home in time for him to take a real nap. Alexa went home with a friend after school for a play date and I got to hang out with my little buddy some more. After we picked up Alexa we went to Andrea's for another pizza party. The kids got to play outside again. Dallin had so much fun. I swear that kid needs a backyard. That kid has no fear. He would be going forward and without looking he would start going backwards. He was screaming Wheeeee!!! the whole time. He is such a cutie.
After Dallin went to bed I had a chance to sit and read with Alexa again. I have never taught anyone to read, but it is amazing to see her learning how to read and comprehend. She can read and she is actually following the story too. I think this is definitely going to be one of my favorite parts of parenting. I continue to be amazed at the capability of this little girl. Before I know it she will have her nose in a book. I am having so much fun.
Monday, March 19, 2007
Like my shoes and my ride?
I'm so cute, but mom couldn't rotate this picture.
We had such a fun weekend. Alexa got to go on a date with her Dad at the diner for breakfast while Dallin and I went to the gym so I could run. Only five days left until the race. I hope I am ready by then. Later on Saturday Jeff and I went to see the new movie, "Premonition." It was pretty good, but mostly it was just great to be out with my husband and holding his hand. We took these photos of the kids before we left and I just think they are adorable.
Uncle Brian gave Dallin these Diesel shoes. I had to get some photos. They are the cutest shoes ever. Thanks uncle Brian. Alexa had to get in on the photo shoot too.
"Mom, you are such a good mom. You are the best."
"Can I have a treat since I said you were a good mom?"
Dad:"Dallin if you turn on that toy vacuum again I will go crazy!"
Dallin:(turns on the vacuum)
Alexa: "Okay, go crazy dad!"
Thursday, March 15, 2007
I needed to take a shower this morning so I gave Dallin his favorite snack, peanuts and a sippy cup of milk and turned on "The Wiggles" for him. When I got out I checked on him and I found him like this. He is always so sleepy in the morning. I swear he sleeps about 11 hours a night, but he just can't keep his eyes open most mornings.
I need to update some of the things Alexa has said or done lately. She is growing up so fast.
She has been having an ear problem lately and the other day she said to me, "Mom, I know that my nose and ears and my mouth are all connected. I can feel the medicine that goes in my nose in all of those places." I was impressed that she figured this out.
Alexa has also been learning how to read lately. Yesterday she read a book all on her own.
The funniest thing she has done lately: Jeff and I were reading the paper at the table on Sunday afternoon. Jeff and I had gone on a date the night before to Mike's American Grill. Alexa pulled up a chair, crossed her legs and said,"so, how was Mike's"? and then she took a bite of her sandwich while waiting for an answer. She is hilarious.
To update Dallin, he loves to say Bye, Bye! and he loves to spit out anything that resembles fruit.
Monday, March 12, 2007
Thursday, March 08, 2007
I have been working on this quilt for Dallin since this summer and I finally finished it. I finally got over the fear of my sewing machine. Thanks for the inspiration, Nancy, Karen and Brynn. I actually threaded the machine by myself today and wound the bobbin by myself today too! I also whipped out these burp cloths for the ward auction too. They only took me a few hours to do, and if I do say so myself, they are so cute!
Sewing is actually a fun thing and I found that I have a creative side that I have been afraid of. I hope that I can branch out to even more projects. Nancy, I wish I lived near you so I could take a few lessons from you. Keep posting pictures and maybe I can figure some things out.
The ward auction is to raise money for the scouts to go to camp this summer. Hopefully, they are not the cheapest thing to be sold. Oh well, they were fun to make and I had almost all of the supplies already in my house. I only spent $3.00! I think that makes them even more cute.
Now I need to make something for Alexa. Any suggestions?