Thursday, May 14, 2015

Our Heat Loving Child

Emily was so excited when we got home.  She immediately took to her mousy and put on fuzzy pjs and did a puzzle.  The strange thing is, the temperatures keep rising and Emily is still begging for a sweat shirt and fuzzy pjs.  It's like 90 degrees with 90% humidity and she's got on pants, a shirt and a sweat shirt and perfectly happy.  If we tell her no to the sweatshirt, she cries and screams so ok, she can wear it!  What a goof!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

I Did It!

After I finished the race!
I DID IT! Whoot Whoot!  I am a triathlete!  How crazy is that?  I've been running on and off for 7 years and never consider myself a runner, however after one triathlon, i get to call myself a triathlete.  But man, it was awesome. it was a perfect small race to start with. Only 52 people in attendance and women came in first and second overall, so very cool. they were dynamite! I stayed in a hotel the night before bc the race was 1.5 hours away. I got pulled over for speeding on the way up there but did not get a ticket! whew! 

 So here are my stats: 
250y pool swim: 4:42 -i caught up to the person in front of me and tried to pass her a few times before finally passing her. but I was wiped up as a result

T1- 2:48... this includes running into the area where my bike was and getting dried off, dressed, shoes and socks on and helmet then running the bike through a chute out of the transition area.  For the record, the lady I did this race with did her T1 in 44 seconds... (yeah, lets let that sink in...  once I get my tri shorts I will eliminate the need to put shorts on which will improve this time.  Also I will check my shoe laces since I got all tangled up in them and thought about my loose shoe during my entire run...

9 mile bike: 38:55 bike felt good, it was a hilly course with a few steep peaks but it felt good. 

T2- :44 - just dump the bike and helmet, no shoe change 

3.2 mile run: 34:54 -the route was very very hilly  it seemed like it was all uphill.  But once I got to Nolan Way it was actually 'all downhill from there' which was very very cool. still i'm impressed with my run time the most considering I did a 5k a few weeks ago and ran it on fresh legs at 30:59. 

overall time: 1:22.04 

So I came in 39th overall (out of 52 individuals) 2nd in my age group (of two people...) so I got a medal. Which felt absurd and fun all at the same time. 
Me at the VERY end of my race

Friday, May 8, 2015

Lego store!

We went to the Lego store in Florida and nolan loved it!  And it was so fun to watch him wandering through the store, building persons and seeing all the creations!  

Thursday, May 7, 2015


And we went to Disney.  Just one day, it was... well... underwhelming.  Nolan was not very into it.  He did try to pull out the sword from the stone!
 And he loved the It's A Small World ride but was otherwise not really into Disney or the rides.
 In hindsight I think he was scared after the Pirates of the Caribbean ride and rather than say that was scary, he just didn't want to go on any rides.  Or have his picture taken.  Or get a Mickey shirt.  Or hold my hand.  Or see the Laugh Floor.  Or see any more 'shows'.  Or watch the parade.  So we went home.

After we put him in stocks!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


We did lots of swimming!  Nolan and Emily both willingly wore their floats making our trip a lot more leisurely.

 Nolan had some sinking sharks and perfected his surface dives, despite the flotation devices.

 The pools were fantastic!  One had a giant pirate ship in the middle with alligators shooting water out, etc and two slides that were about 6 feet high, going into the knee deep water.  The other pool had a 1 story winding water slide going down it and both were a graduated entry.  They were wonderful!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

we're back!

We went on vacation!  A real vacation!  We FLEW to Florida!  And it was great!  The flight was great, the kids didn't even make a peep on the plane or in the car driving to the hotel.  They were excited, patient and wonderful!
We stayed in a 2 bedroom villa and rented a full sized crib for emily.  The rooms were lovely, nolan had two queen sized beds in his room!  Emily stayed in the master.  Dave and I stayed on the pull out couch.  The first night we tried to sleep in the master but I couldn't sleep, too worried Emily would wake up, Nolan would wander into the hallway looking for us and get locked out and we wouldn't hear him- you know the usual stuff I worry about.  So midway through the first night I tried to sleep in Nolans room since sleep wasn't working in the master but I kept 'growling' (snoring) and Nolan kept waking me up.  So I bounced back from room to room the first night and decided the second night I'd sleep on the pull out.   
 This worked out great for the kiddos who every morning would lay in the pull out and watch 2 hours of cartoons while we started our day.  Emily played in the laundry basket and Nolan just zoned into Disney Junior channel.

All in all, our vacation was relaxing and great.  More pictures to come!