Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Beach

We headed to the beach for a mini vacation. It was somewhat pleasant temperatures, although the water was a bit chilly. We went with some great friends of ours who have a 4 year old and an almost 2 year old. It was great to get away a bit and P had tons of fun! She absolutely loves the beach and sand and the water!  I have A TON of photos, so enjoy!

Monday, October 22, 2012


Getting the mail...

 Go Blue!
I can ride my bike!


Saturday, October 20, 2012


Yes I am still training, and now officially for a half marathon on December 1st. I've been running 4-5 times a week and getting stronger and faster and over the last few weeks have started running with a great friend who happens to be pretty fast. As EZ said, the only way to get faster is to run faster. These last few weeks, I have run with her and my sis putting in some hard and fast running. An 8 miler average 8:08 pace, and a 10 miler average 8:20 pace. Some 4 milers averaging 7:40 pace. Running some fast miles at the end of runs close to 7:15/7:20. Speeds I haven't seen since maybe 2006.

I find it super encouraging that I have been able to put in the distance and the speed and have some lofty goals of perhaps getting a PR at the half marathon December 1st. After that though, I have had a goal of wanting to break 22 min in a 5K for about 5 years, and am going to start seriously doing some speed work to see if I can do it. But after all the faster running I've been doing, I do have a lot more confidence that I can do it. We shall see how many 5k's it takes!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

6 Months

Well, T turned 6 months the other week and we are on a roll. Crawling away and pulling up and standing and trying to cruise a bit. She also started eating better, finally learning to actually eat the food and not spit it out. So far we have eaten rice, oatmeal, bananas, sweet potato, applesauce and pumpkin.

She had her 6 month appointment today and weighs only 14lbs (10th %) and is 25 inches long (50th%). P was bigger and longer too. She is a very happy baby though but does have her moments. She is quite the busy body. Still doesn't really nap hardly at all during the day, perhaps 2 30-45 min naps is pretty good. But she does sleep from about 7:30-7 typically without waking up. I still think she looks like a mini EZ.

Swinging for the first time

                                         Check it out...I made these leg warmers! Whoo Hoo crafty me!

                                                                   Happy Crawling!

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Many faces of P

P is constantly asking me to take pictures of her with me phone and then show them to her. Needless to say, that means I have a lot of random photos of her on my phone. Here are a bunch over the last few weeks and some singing videos too.

At least Arkansas finally won a game!

Three Little Birds

Friday, October 05, 2012

The Farm

We went out to a local farm the other day and had some fun. P enjoyed the cow train ride just like last year and had tons of fun in the silo's full of corn kernels. We didn't even get to go through the corn maze this year with her because we ran out of time and needed to get home. We all went but T fell asleep in the car on the way there and then slept pretty much the entire time. It did make things easier dealing only with P!

Wednesday, October 03, 2012


T has pretty much mastered the crawling and sitting up on her own now. I remember P started crawling the day before she turned 6 months old, so T is slightly ahead of that. And she can go from crawling to sitting up too and P took a long time to figure that out.

Even more surprising, is that this weekend T also started pulling herself up to standing. This girls just needs to calm down. We aren't even 6 months old yet for crying out loud!!!