Monday, June 17, 2013

This, that and the other thing

I've got a list for you, so lazy but at least it's something???
That's what I'll tell myself.

1. I took all three girls in for their dentist appointments this morning.
Adison did great, no problems, no cavities.
Then it was time for the next child, neither of the little girls wanted to go next so I bribed them, or shall I say "used positive reinforcement".
I told them that whoever went next would get a quarter, Abby took me up on that offer.
This was Abby's first actual dental appointment, she had gone with me to the other appointments but had always been too scared to do it.
Today though, the girl shocked me, she let them count, clean AND floss her teeth.
She even sat there and let the dentist come in and count her teeth.
Way to go Abby!
She did lay on me while having it all done but I declare it a roaring success.
Lee was not thrilled at all to be there, but we finally convinced her to take a step further than last time and she made it through counting, cleaning AND flossing as well. 
The girls rocked it!

2. This morning, I was awakened at dark o'clock in the morning to the feeling of something odd in my bed.
I turned over and there was little Abby, just laying in our bed, acting like she owned the place.
I promptly fell back asleep only to awaken at 7:30 to said princess's feet kicking me in the back.
K informed me that he was awakened by her head digging into his side.
We've never really had the kids sleep in our bed unless they are sick so this was kind of nice, not that I want to make it a nightly, weekly or even monthly ritual {not that I am in any way judging co-sleeping, it's just not for us} but it was REALLY nice.

3. Adison has been impressing me lately, she is maturing and just growing up.
Could someone please ask her to chill out with the growing business, I'm not ready for it yet.

4. I started watching Call the Midwife the other day and have already finished season one, so good.
I love the actress that plays Chummy, she's my favorite.

5. I got my lip balms and body butter from my friend, Anna, and I LOVE them. She's working on her website so as soon as it's up I'll let you know.

6. This parenting thing is hard work, it's so rewarding but so incredibly hard.
Abby threw a temper tantrum for about an hour on Thursday night.
Big hugs to all the mamas and daddys out there.

7. We had a small group BBQ this evening.
It was wonderful, I miss these people that God has brought into our lives.
I miss their kiddos and talking and life.
One couple couldn't make it tonight, I miss catching up.

8. I've got nothing else, I'm planning on getting a frozen coconut bar and reading a book.
I'm ready to call it a night.
Much love to you, xo

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Just keep swimming

Swimming, we (or rather) the kids have been doing a lot of it lately.

They have had swimming lessons since last Monday, all three girls are enrolled in them right now.

Adison was moved up a level on the second day of lessons and couldn't have been more thrilled because now she's with her best friend.

Ainsley and Abby are both on level one and are loving it. It helps that Ainsley's best friend and a little girl from our church are in the same group.

For me, the most exciting thing has been watching Abby swim. She can be a tough nut to crack and if she doesn't want to do something then it's next to impossible to make it happen. She has taken to her swimming lessons like a pro. She's not afraid of anything and will do whatever they ask.

Bob my head under water? Sure!
Float on my back with only your hands supporting me? You betcha!
Go underwater and get diving rings from the bottom of the pool? That's child's play.

She is doing amazing!

Here she was at the pool yesterday afternoon:

She had me rolling! I was so proud of her for this, then today when the pool had even more water in it she was actually swimming rather than kicking in one spot.

The above video is from the pool at the gym we go to. They have an outdoor pool with a slide and diving area as well as a baby pool. The video is from the baby pool.

We've been spending pretty much every nice work day at the pool. The kids are having fun and I'm enjoying myself as well. It always helps to have friends at the pool for the kids AND the grown ups.

We have been swimming and swimming and swimming and don't see that changing any time soon.

How has your summer been going so far?

Monday, June 3, 2013

The Color Run 3.0

Heads up, this is a picture HEAVY post.

On Saturday, I did The Color Run (CR) for the third time.
It was a blast!

I wasn't able to run it though, my ankle hasn't healed yet.
I think it's safe to say that when my Dr. told me I would have been better off breaking it she was telling the truth.

This CR was particularly awesome because I was able to do it with my mom.
I did it with my two besties, Jennifer and Clara, for the third time as well :)
All three of us had our moms there and Clara had one of her sisters there as well.

It was a fun time hanging out with the ladies!

My mom and I at the hotel before the run.
We had a blast!

Since we had our moms {and sister!} we decided to go all out this year.
Tiaras, tutus with rainbow colors and fun socks.

Jennifer, me and Clara, pre-race at the event.
Notice the tiaras?
They match our tutus.

I had to curtsy, it's impossible to not feel like a princess with a pink tiara and pink & white tutu on.
This pic cracks me up, notice the port-a-potties in the background!!!

Here's me in all of my pre-race color.
We only did the color on the back so it was mostly white.

At this point we had made it through orange and yellow as well as some spray green and purple.
We posed in the exact same spot when we did our first CR in KC {the second was in Lawrence}.
Notice the photobomber??? In a previous pic he could be seen jumping behind us.

The CR really is a blast.
It is so fun and happy, people are there to have a good time.
It really brings out the kid in everyone.

This pic was post-CR and four color tosses.
When you pick up your race packets the day before they give you a packet of color.
When you get to the end of the race there is a stage with a dj playing music.
They count down and everyone throws their color in the air.
It is such a fun experience!

We were filthy!
At the yellow station someone had thrown yellow right into my ear, my scalp was {and still is green}.
My mom told me that I looked like I belonged in the movie Avatar.

Post-race and post-shower.
After some scrubbing, okay, a lot of scrubbing I was pretty clean.
Like I said, still some green on my scalp, no matter how long I wash my hair it always seems to take a while to get it all out.

This Color Run really was fun, I can't wait to do it in KC next year!