Sunday, October 30, 2011

Gladden Farms 10K

Awhile ago, I decided I wanted to become a runner. And, I did! :) This past weekend I ran in my first ever 10K! Yay! 

I've been planning on running a 10K with my sister-in-law Kati in Marana for a couple months now, and the time finally came! My Mom came down this past Tuesday, and when she went home on Wednesday Macy talked us into letting her go with Grandma, and we would just pick Macy up that weekend when we went down to Marana for my race. Thursday after we had our Halloween party I started to feel a little weird, but just chalked it up to staying out too late and having too many sweets, so I went to bed hoping I'd feel better the next day. I woke up Friday with a head-cold- the headache, sinus pressure, runny nose whole bit. Kyle kept telling me that if I didn't feel good then we didn't have to go, but I really wanted to run and we needed to pick up Macy. We headed down to Marana and hoped for the best, that I would be feeling better the next day. 

The morning of the race I woke up and felt good for about 10 minutes, and my head started to get back into the sinus pressure headache. I popped some sudafed and got some Ibuprofen and prayed that I would be able to run. We started our race and I felt really good for the first 2-3 miles. After that my head really started to hurt, I would start walking for a little bit until my head stopped pounding and then start running until it started to pound again. At one point I felt like I was going to pass out, so I stopped for 10 seconds or so until the ground stopped spinning and started running again. It was a really long 1 hour and 19 minutes, but I did it. I finished my first 10k! Actually, according to my phone we did 6.45, but we'll go with just a 10k :) I'm really excited that I finished, but I'm also bummed that I didn't run the whole thing. Now my next goal is to run the entire race. The coolest part of the whole thing? The thing that made all the head pounding worth it?! I WON THE RAFFLE! I never win anything, well- I guess I can't say that anymore, but before the raffle I had never won anything- but I did this time! I won $100 for a pair of new running shoes! I was so stoked! I found some shoes that I loved, and spent a total of $10.92! yay! Here is Kati and I at the start line...

 Macy and London waiting for us at the park...
 Daddy reading his new book while watching the girls...
My Mom got some pictures of Kati and I running, but I refuse to post them because I look absolutely ridiculous in all of them :) Stay tuned for more runs in the future!

Halloween Party 2011

Last Thursday we had our 1st Ever (going to be annual) Halloween Party! We had tasty food, awesome friends, and lots of fun. The pictures pretty much sum up the night, so I won't do a lot of explaining :)

We were Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, accompanied by a smurf.

We had Johnny and June Cash

Fred, Wilma, and Pebbles Flinstone

"Lorin in 3D" and Lady GaGa
The girls won at the Mummy Race

It was an awesome night. 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pumpkin Carving

The Monday after we go to the Pumpkin Patch we get together, have some pizza, salad, pumpkin roll, and we carve our pumpkins!

 I love her little toothy grin.
 Cute little Bella
 Our pumpkin! Kyle gets all the gross stuff out, and I carve it.
 The whole group! 

2011 Pumpkin Patch

Last week we had our annual Pumpkin Patch Pickin' saturday. Last year London was just a wee one, so this was really her first time getting to pick a pumpkin, and ride in the wheel barrow. The Millers also joined this us year and we were happy to have them with us!

 This is Bella, the Miller's little girl.
 Macy found a pumpkin, but it was kind of yucky.
The girls looking for the perfect pumpkin... 
 The Miller's
 The Larsons
 Our little family.
 Macy kept seeing the kiddie train go by, and after she begged Daddy for 50 cents, she got to go on it. She was extremely excited, too excited to show it.
 Kyle and I, man I love this guy.

Basket full of FUN!

Remember this post?
London finally talked Macy into pushing her around in the laundry basket. 
 Then they talked Daddy into pushing "bof girls" (as Macy would say).

Sister Moments

I was raised with 3 brothers. I loved having brothers- I'm a much tougher girl because of them and they are awesome. I definitely wouldn't trade them, but I never got to have someone at home to do all the "girlie" things with me. I never had a big sister to do my hair, or try and borrow her clothes, or all those other "sister" things that sisters do, and sometimes I feel a little jipped that I never got to experience that. Having girls, I finally get to experience living with girls :) I get to live with Macy's little attitude and moodiness (yes, already) and constantly changing her mind but I absolutely love my girls. They are both so sweet and sometimes just too cute for words. 

On Sundays I usually paint my toenails for church, and almost always Macy runs up and wants me to paint her toe nails too. She picks a color, I paint them, and she almost always decides she wants a different color. The first few times I humored her and changed her color, and now I just tell her she has to wait until next time. London has started to join in on our toenail painting parties and is surprisingly still when she wants her toes painted. It's adorable. 
These are the things I don't want to forget, the little fingers taking off last weeks nail polish, the girls "helping" each other file and "clip" their nails. I'm so excited that they have each other so do the "sister" things with, and I'm excited to watch as they go through their sister moments.  

Monday, October 17, 2011

Helping Hands

Macy has always been a great helper. When she's "in the mood," she will help with just about anything you ask her to do. Earlier today I was changing London's diaper and asked her to throw it away for me, she gave me "I don't really want to..." I told her "I'm sorry that you don't really want to, but I asked you to, so you need to go throw it away" "FINE. fine fine fine." and can you even believe that when I told my husband about this he gave me an apple-doesn't-fall-far-from-the-tree comment?

Her favorite "chore" right now is helping Daddy with the dishes, she loves playing with the bubbles... and trying to eat them... Daddy is working on that.

 I love these progression pictures. I've started having Macy take her laundry basket into the laundry room, and what else is more fun the hopping into a basket that is being drug across the floor by your big sister?! Macy doesn't think that's very fun though, at least when she's the one doing the pulling.
 "Okay okay, I'll get out"

I'm hoping to get her to be able to fold and put away the clothes, scrub the bathrooms, mop, and vacuum before her 3rd birthday. Then I can kick back with a movie, a blanket and eat some bon bons (whatever those are)... I think we're off to a great start. 

Day at the Park

 Since it's starting to get colder here I've been trying to do more things outside with the girls before it gets too cold to go outside in general. We were headed to the park and I decided to take my camera with me and get some shots of the girls as they were playing. I didn't stage a single picture, even the one at the top of the slide, they did all by themselves. Enjoy!