Thursday, September 12, 2013

Story Hour

Every week I try to take the boys to Story Hour at the Library. They don't always love to go, but once they're there, they really like it. The lady in charge of Story Hour is so good and animated. She always has something fun for the kids to do after she reads a few books.

Will playing a pioneer game with one of the other boys.
Shields and crests the boys made after learning about knights.

Will being a train conductor after learning about trains.

The boys made pig ears after reading all kinds of book about pigs.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Cherry Hill

We got passes to Cherry Hill again this year. It is the best money we spend all year. The  boys love the water and we end up going 2-3 times a week. They have turned into such great swimmers and aren't afraid of the water at all. We usually end up going to Cherry Hill a little before lunch time, we swim for a while, take a break and have a picnic, then swim a little longer. I shower the boys off when we're done swimming, and sometimes they fall asleep on the way home. I love that it wears them out because I still think they need naps, but they refuse to take them at home. The boys never get tired of going because there is so much to do there. Will's favorite thing is floating the Lazy River with his green goggles. Xav's favorite thing is playing in Pirates Cove. It's so fun to see them enjoying the water.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Xav's Surgery

My poor baby has been getting sick every other week for the last little while. We had been to a couple appointments with the Pediatrician and ENT, and the ENT finally said he thinks Xav would benefit from having his adenoids removed and his ear tubes replaced. I dreaded Xav having to have surgery, but he's been so sick and hasn't been sleeping well. His original ear tubes were falling out and he'd already had one ear infection. I didn't want him to keep getting ear infections, too.

Today was Xav's surgery and it went really well. The doctor said Xav's adenoids were decent sized, so we should notice a difference with his congestion. He also said his tonsils are on the border of needing to be removed. He said to watch Xav and see if he snores or isn't sleeping well. If so, he'll need his tonsils out when he's a little older.

Xav was a little whiny in recovery and kept saying he wanted us to take him home. He pulled out his IV right away, and was ready to go. The nurse had us stay for about 45 minutes, so Xav cuddled with Dad, ate a popsicle and watched the iPad.

Xav did really well the rest of the day. He's one tough boy! Hopefully this will keep my baby from getting so sick.

Friday, May 17, 2013

"Father/Son's Camping"

Jeff took will to the Father and Son's Outing this year. Will was so excited to go. He packed all his camping gear first thing Friday morning. He shoved all his clothes in this little tiny backpack.  All I heard all day was, "is it time to go to father/son's camping yet," and "when is dad going to be home?"

Jeff and Will had such a good time, despite the rainy weather. Will loved running around the tent, roasting marshmallows and getting dirty with the other boys. I'm so glad Jeff will do these things with Will. He's a good dad.


Monday, May 6, 2013

Willy Man Turns Four

Will turned four today. He is the sweetest, most considerate little man I know. He is sensitive and never wants to hurt anyone's feeling. He is so fun and goofy, and makes us laugh every day.

Will opened one of his presents in the morning and was so excited to get a scooter. I love his happy little face.

Will wanted a strawberry cake with a green 4 on it and homemade strawberry ice cream. The 4 didn't turn out very well on the cake, but he didn't care.

I love that cheesy face!

Grandma and Papa gave him a basketball hoop that he was so excited to play with.

Will really wanted a shark pinata. He helped me paper mache it a few days before his birthday, and was so happy with how it turned out. A few of his cousins came over and helped crack the pinata open and had cake and ice cream with us. It was such a fun day and Will loved it. It makes me sad how quickly he's growing up, but I'm enjoying all the time I get to spend with him. He is such a fun boy!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Winter Training Circuit 30K

The 30K race was today and I was nervous going in to it. The longest I've run is 17 miles and by the end of that run, I was done. Being pregnant and trying to run long is really hard because I get so tired. I wasn't sure how this race would go, but I just wanted to finish.

The morning of the race, I was running a little behind. I picked up my packet, pinned my number on and barely had enough time to use the bathroom before the race started. I ran into Heather Loughton in the line to the restroom and she said she just wanted to enjoy the run and go at a comfortable pace. That was perfect for me. I was planning on running 7:30 per mile, so we planned to run together.

After the first mile, I was desperate to find a bathroom. It was awful, all I could think about was urinating. The baby sitting on my bladder makes it so I can't hold off going to the bathroom at all. There was a bathroom at mile 3, so I stopped to use it. I felt bad because Heather stopped and walked through the aid station to wait for me.

This was how it was the entire race...I was searching for the next bathroom. I felt good running, I just had to urinate the whole time. I ended up stopping 5 times to go to the bathroom. One time I had to squat behind a parked truck and go. I feel like urinated consumed me the entire run.

The last 2 miles were awful! I was done and didn't want to go anymore. I wanted to walk, but Heather kept me going. I'm so glad I had her to pull me through the end of the race. I don't think I could've finished it without her. My finish was pretty pathetic, but I did it. I ended up with a time of 2:20.08, which is 7:31/mile. I took 5th place overall, but won the entire series!

At the end of the race, one of the male pacers was asking me if I'm going to run the Ogden Marathon. I told him I wasn't because I'm pregnant. He told me I have a huge advantage over other women because I have so many red blood cells and I should really think about running it. This guy has obviously never been pregnant and had to use the bathroom every other mile. I can't image running a marathon and all the bathroom stops I'd have to make. I don't think I could run that far either. I was done around mile 16 today.

I'm so happy I completed the series. It was really well run and I really enjoyed it.