Saturday, May 23, 2009

Two big days for James and Tiff

Wow. This day has been long due. My sweet James finally graduated!!!! Wahoo! The poor guy had to take 2 years off for a mission, and then another 2 years off while he worked and I got my degree... What a trooper. And what a relief and life change it has already been. He has been a little workhorse at home now, without having to leave for class or spend time studying, it has been so fun to have him around...and have ya seen our's looking sooooo much better since he's had time to kill... Yay for graduation! ...Oh, and yay for a raise too!!!

Next up, a day I was dreading. May 16...Triathlon day. I was soooo nervous for this one, because I had been originally trying to train for both the half marathon and triathlon at the same time, and it just got to be too much. So I stopped biking and swimming, and deciding to pick those both back up after the half. Well, intentions are always great, right... Well, really not totally my fault, but I didn't bike but like 2 or 3 times, and swimming, nope, not for like 2 months, (Josh won't stay in the kidscare at the gym anymore...cries so hard they come get me off the treadmill, after 2 or 3 times of that, I bagged the whole gym idea...hence, no swimming pool to train in...) say the least, I felt unprepared...
Here I am before the race...can you sense the nerves???
Here I go...
Swim: In a nice heated pool, 300 metersAfter the swim, on my way in and out of the transition area:
Bike, 12.75 miles:
Run: 3 milesAfter the race:
I surprised myself BIG time. I guess the half got me in way better shape than I thought...this race felt GREAT! It really was sooo fun. I don't know if maybe it was because it wasn't my first time this time, or if I really was in better shape, but I just enjoyed it so much. And it didn't wipe me out the whole day like the first one I did, or the half. Yay. But now I wanna do another's so addicting! But really, not sure if I will, just because these races cost sooo much. After the half, race for the cure, and this one, I've already spent $160 on just the races...not to mention all the other STUFF you need, like gear, recovery drinks, etc... So, we'll see... anyone want to do a tri with me?

Friday, May 1, 2009

Top 10 at 10 Months!

Top 10 Favorite Foods:
1. Anything off mommy's plate
2. Berry smoothie from Costco!!
3. Yogurt
4. Carrots
5. Sweet Potatoes
6. Apples
7. Chicken and Vegetables
8. Grapes
9. Mommy's homemade bread
10. Gerber Graduates, but really only the sweet potato flavor...
New Skills:
1. Crawling (almost...)
2. Waving
3. High 5
4. Eating solids better
5. Stealing Kaylie's sippy cup
6. Rolling over from back to tummy
7. Arch moving (arching his back...)
8. Super reach
9. Kissing himself (see pic below)
10. Clapping
Favorite Activities:
1. Eating everything
2. Grabbing everything
3. Eating mom's arm, shoulder, finger, whatever I can find...
4. Looking at myself in the mirror
5. Reading books!!!!
6. Swimming/bathing/playing with water
7. Watching Kaylie dance and sing...cracks me right up!
8. Dancing with mom or dad, and spinning, and flying (Super Joshy)
9. Swinging (see pic below)
10. Nursing. I don't think I'll ever stop...
Things that make me cry:
1. When mommy is out of sight...even for a split second
2. When Kaylie won't let go of me
3. When Kaylie steals my toys
4. When I fall happens a lot...
5. Getting out of the bath...I really LOVE water!
6. Being force fed...enough solids is enough, just let me nurse already!
7. Going to sleep
8. Putting clothes on...seriously, can't we all just be naked, all the time...
9. Getting teeth. They hurt.
10. Getting buckled in the car seat...not all of the time, just when I'm tired... Things that make me happy:
1. Mommy
2. Nursing
3. Kaylie being nice to me
4. Kaylie reading books to me
5. Being outside
6. Going on walks
7. Singing songs, ESPECIALLY The Itsy Bitsy Spider, no other song compares
8. Cameras, I'm really a ham
9. Bouncing (the above pic is at Classic, bouncing)
10. Toys