Thursday, May 30, 2013

The gymnast and the ballerina

Emma and Aubs after Achievement day


Achievement day at FLIPS gymnastics was a few weeks ago, but I couldn't find the USB adapter for the camera (shocker, I know!) so it took me till now to get the videos off.

We watched, Burrito did what he does best and fidgeted, and then we all went out for frozen yogurt.  All fun dates should end that way.

Here's the links to Emma's routines:

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

It's going to be a good summer

While to boys run to the hardware store for the 5th time,
the girls will fish.

We are trying to catch the giant goldfish.

Maybe he will grant us a wish if we throw him back.

Always a busy, fun weekend

A certain little person had a birthday. Hard to believe she's 7 already.

We took flowers to grandma, grandpa, and my brother.

Our little crossfit family is getting so big

And I participated in the Memorial Day Murph (the story here):

Run 1 mile
100 pull ups
200 push ups
300 squats
Run 1 mile

My time: 55:28

Friday, May 24, 2013


Bob: Mom, I really  need to wear my mouse ears today.

Maybe you've been playing too much Epic Mickey on the wii?

Bob: No, I'm just really getting excited for Disneyland.

That's not till August, Bob.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Dragon Slayers

How can you not at least chuckle at the look on Bob's face

Clearly dragon slayers are close kin to pirates, clearly.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


I took a sick day last Friday and did the Eagle Staff Spirit Run.
Nine miles of this scenery.
(And three respectable hills....we'll call it training)
A sunny, cool day.
Good music playing in my ear (I love-love this song)
Who could ask for anything more?

Thursday, May 16, 2013

That works

Hey Bob, let me take a picture of your swollen nose (he may have got hit with a baseball...may have) so I can send it to Memere.

Okay, but first take a picture of my ninja face.

On a side note:  You know how in the movie Date Night Tina Fey is always running into open drawers because Steve Carell's character never closes them?  That's what happens to the sliding door in the hallway.  Every time I walk past it I close it. 
Every time.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Another Day

I’ve spent the last 7 days trying to get the kids to tell me what I’m getting for Mother’s Day.

All I know is that Emma’s gift is out in the big shed and it involves yellow paint (bc she had it all in her hair). And Bob is going to buy me my own Mr Kitty Nibbles so I quit stealing his. Little does he know that no matter how many he buys me (He got me one for Christmas already) I’ll always steal his because it’s so more fun that way.

I considered using this post to tell you how great my mama is and how I still have so very much to learn from her. Things like how to make chicken liver for dinner and how to do the mending. Even my sister who lives 2,000 miles away, still mails her horse blankets home when they need patching up.  Some would call that enabling, I call it love.

Some days I feel a lot like the author of this post.  This Mother's day I'm going to pretend that there is not a small (and by small I mean rather large) Littlest Pet Shop village set up in the entry way.  With no plans on being cleaned up anytime this week.  I'm going to let the kids eat oreos and cheetos for lunch. I'm going to put on a smile and pull burrito into bed with me at 5:30 am when he comes to bring me my present, and be thankful the Boy made extra coffee this morning.

Edited: The kids took me out to breakfast (picture above), Mr Panda Knibbles is bonding with Mr Kitty Knibbles today.  Emma made me a jewelry box at boys and girls club.  And the Boy got me a necklace.  Overall, a pretty good day :)
We spent the afternoon at Grandma's house in our swim suits, running through the sprinklers (the little ones) and weeding the flower beds (the rest of us). 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Random pictures from the weekend

5K with my little
So the girlchild had a jog-a-thon at school last week.  Each class got to run laps at the school for 15 minutes.  Me being the nice mom that I am pledged $1 a lap.  Her score card says she ran 22 laps....maybe I should have clarified how big these laps were going to be.
She better win the disneyland trip raffle for this!

We are just in it for the BBQ afterward
The obligatory, take a picture of your shoes before the race picture.

I think I need a bigger knife
The kids talked the husband into a coconut.  Clearly we need more lessons on getting into the thing.  I think the boy got scared when I asked to borrow one of his fancy knives and a hammer all in the same sentence.

Monday, May 6, 2013

How does one get that much self esteem

That little black blur in the middle on the left is our chihuahua/boston terrier mix, Piper.
She meets the cows at the fence every day.

"Hey cows! Wanna fight?"

Always something surprising

She's not done coloring yet

Me: Hey Emmers, what are you working on?

Oh, I'm just drawing van Gogh's Starry Night.

Me: From Memory?

Well, Mrs. Nelson brought in a couple pictures last week.

Not bad for a 6 year old.

Thursday, May 2, 2013


I had my very last physical therapy appointment yesterday. 
It feels good to be closing this chapter.
I left with a pinky swear promise that I won't be jumping off any tall platforms anytime soon.
Just regular running for me, none of that fancy stuff from now on.


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