Sunday, June 19, 2011

a little of this and that...

What a great weekend!  Dallas was supposed to be out of town all weekend but his plans changed, so we had him all to ourselves for Father's Day!  We celebrated in our own special way and had much fun staying low-key.  Dallas is the best dad I know!  I could not have picked a better father for my children, and I knew he would be a good dad when we were dating.  He was always so good with kids and loved his nephews to pieces....that's one of the things that made me fall in love with him!

In other news...I got a bib for the Chicago Marathon!!! AHHHHHH! If all of the details work out, that is.  I will have to run as 34-year old Laura Abbott, but hey, I don't think we have to be concerned about me forfeiting any medals or prize money due to the name on my bib.  I will be happy just to finish!  Saturday morning was my first runner's world training run and it was bliss!  I instantly connected with a few girls and we chatted it up the entire 7-1/2 miles.  It was so wonderful having people to push and pace me.  The best news is that there is another girl training for Chicago in my pace group!!!  I can't believe it.  This means I will have a running partner for the actual marathon!  I'm on team Dominator, so I will train with this group for the next 16 weeks.  So excited, I just hope I can take the heat!  

The boys are doing the summer reading program through our library.  They are really excited to get a giant pointless inflatable airplane and tickets to the aquarium when we complete 20 books.  Rhett could really care less, but his pass will get me into the aquarium, so for all intents and purposes HE CARES!

We have decided to forego soccer this year for Juder.  Instead we signed him up for a flag football team through Upward sports.  I think he will absolutely love it.  I plan to get a flag football set and start playing as a family so he can be ahead of the game come August.   

Rhett is a little parrot.  He repeats EVERYTHING we say, and everything everyone else says too.  He's very social these days too.  He's teething like a maniac now.  Up nights crying and suffering...poor baby!

He likes this cold teething ring...just bites right on!

Late nights make tired toddlers!  Have I mentioned how much he loves his babies?!

The boys and I will leave for Illinois (woot woot) this Thursday and we are all so excited!  I can't wait to be there and spend time with my family.  

I finally finished my plate wall a year later!  Thanks to Anthropologie I was able to get the missing pieces to pull it all together.

I don't really have anything else to report.  We are really enjoying summer and soaking it all in!  My kids are cute and I love them to tiny bits and pieces.  When Rhett runs his cheeks shake and I just want to pinch them right off for the sake of cuteness!  I'm trying to soak this all in because I know it's just a flitter of time and they will be big!  


katie@tulsadetails said...

Yay on your run! You will do amazing! I had to comment on your plates too - super cute! Happy belated Father's Day to Dallas!

Tessa said...

Hi there, you don't know me, but I was drawn to your blog post after seeing an ad on Craigslist for the same bib. Wondering if this worked out or turned out to be a scam? I am nervous about spending $$ on something not confirmed... If you really want to run, you can run for a charity and fundraise, and automatically gain entry. Thanks! -Tessa H

Aja said...

Ok, we definitely need to come see you guys tomorrow- Rhett looks like a different boy! He's so big! And the plate wall looks great!

Sarah said...

Tessa, the bib did not work out:(. I found out at the last minute that it was registered for the Charity registration, meaning I would still have to raise $600 to run. I will get another one and just pay through paypal. It is a risk, but I will talk to the person on the phone and take the risk if i want to run. I'm kicking myself for not registering earlier. My plan was to pay for half now (after recieving the confirmation email) and half in September when the packet is mailed out. The seller can also change the email, phone and address to your info so that the race sends the packet directly to you. Good luck in your training and I hope you get a bib!!!