Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Demolition Days!

My in-laws, also known as Nana and Opa to Addyson, decided to tear their brick shed down in their backyard. It was infested with termites and spiders and it was just time for it to go! So, they rented a backhoe and the demolition began. Addyson and I stopped by for a visit after church last week and she was very interested in what was going on in the backyard.

Nana took her outside to watch but after a few minutes she was back in the house because it was to loud. So, Nana found her something to cover her ears and she stood out their for an hour watching what was going on. It was so cute!

She watched from the swing and then she wanted to stand in her playhouse. It was really close to where he was working. She could stand in the playhouse and be right in the middle of the action and still be safe.

Monday, September 7, 2009

It's the simple things....

Sometimes I think we forget how easily entertained children are. We think they need the best games or swing sets but really all they need is....

A BOX!!!

Gammy and Papa sent money for Addyson's birthday and we decided to buy her a wagon. Of course it had to be put together! While dad was doing that, Addyson was having a ball with the box the wagon came in. It is amazing how they can be so entertained by the simplest things.

Daddy finally got the wagon together and here it is. She loves it! She made us take her for a walk at nighttime after Chris got it together.

Thank you Gammy and Papa!

We go to the zoo allot! This was part of the reason we wanted a wagon. Addyson loves the zoo but she also loves to get in and out of her stroller a million times while we are there. So, with the wagon she can get out and in on her own. Here are some pictures from the zoo.

I did it!

Since high school, I have always worked out in some sort of fashion. It hasn't always been consistently but I would take some classes at the rec center here and their. About 8 weeks ago, I decided that I was going to start running. I did some research on the Internet and it said the best way to become a runner is to find a race and sign up. So, I did. I signed up for the Chick Fil A 5K on Labor Day. The website also said you should give yourself about 8 weeks to get ready. So, 8 weeks ago I started running. Beginning with a mile or so and working my way to 3 miles. I used this website called mapmyrun.com. It is a very cool website that allows you to put your address in and map your neighborhood so you can see how far you are running each time. Some weeks I did better than others but surprisingly I was getting better each time and even actually enjoying myself a little bit!

So, this morning was the race and I DID IT! I have never been very athletic and I didn't play sports in high school so I don't have allot of confidence in myself when it comes to this sort of thing but I was determined that I was going to finish this race. I wasn't trying to win, JUST FINISH!

I asked my friend Erica to run with me. Here we are before the race.

Erica is an aerobics instructor. She is in much better shape than me! I told her don't worry about me, just run. We will cross the same finish line. I knew their was no way I could stay up with her and I was right! She finished 81 and I finished 451 out of about 900-1000 people. But hey, I finished and that was my goal!

Here were are after the race.

Chris and Addyson came along for moral support.

Now that I have done one, I am going to do more. I plan to do another one in a few weeks, trying to talk the hubby into doing it to!