Every year , right around Thanksgiving, he arrives….
My mountain man.
Sometime after racing season is done, Scott quits shaving his face or cutting his hair. He keeps his face and head close to shaved most of the year so it is always a surprise when I wake up one morning and he looks like this. Still handsome! Don’t worry. If you prefer clean cut Scott, he’ll be back sometime after New Year’s. That is when he will start training for the big race- Leadville 100. Yes, he will be running 100 miles on mountain trails.
This morning I decided that instead of donating money to the YMCA I should actually use the facilities that I am paying for. After prying Paige off my leg (we have some separation issues) and leaving her in the nursery, I geared myself up and got on the treadmill. I ran 2 miles and thought that I might die. Why is it that I could run a half-marathon in October and can’t run more than two miles one month later? Shouldn’t running be like riding a bike, once you’ve mastered it, you can do it forever. Well, I guess it sort of is. I am sure my heiny would be screaming at me if I got on my bike too! No chance of that, I am too sore! Hopefully by next week Paige will be comfortable with the childwatch again and my rearend will be comfortable with running more than a couple miles.
Sam did it. He really did it. He earned his blue belt in karate. We are sooooo proud of him. He loves his class and has worked so hard. Way to go!
Alice: Hey Mommy, this is what I look like when I am thinking!
I couldn’t resist posting her “thinking” picture.
Alice 6 months old
My baby has lost her first tooth. She wiggled and jiggled it until it couldn’t take it any longer. I do love those toothless grins! I miss the days when she was just getting those pearly whites. Many moons ago, I made tooth fairy pillows for my nieces and nephews but never made them for my own kids. Sam enjoys the thrill of placing his tooth under his pillow (much to the tooth fairy’s dismay) and finding a monetary reward in its place. Alice decided that she would like to use my tooth fairy pillow that my mom made me oh so long ago. We hung it on her door and placed the tooth safely inside and by morning the fairy had come and gone and left a dollar in place of the tooth.
Life is really great around here. Everyone is feeling better and I am praying that the sickies are gone for a while. I am slowly taking down my Halloween decorations and getting ready for the next holiday. When your kids go to school, the holidays pretty much get lumped into one big holiday from Halloween to New Year’s.
I am starting to think about my kids Christmas picture. The jammies have worked really well so far because I don’t have to worry about pretty dresses getting wrinkled and shirts coming untucked. There are no socks or shoes to worry about matching. I am not sure what the likelihood is of getting three kids into their jammies for a picture again next year…but I think that I will continue until the resistance gets too strong 🙂
We are trying to decide if we are brave enough (or just plain stupid) to drive to MI the week after Christmas. Still to be decided….
I am hoping to give my blog a little makeover. Does anyone know of a free service that works? Did you notice I said free.
Sorry if this post is all over the place. That pretty much sums up my life 🙂
I hope that you all are having a great week!
Jennifer and fam
Back to school=sickness at home
My friend Brandie made that comment a couple weeks ago and it is so true. Two weeks ago, Paige came down with a very croupy cough that lasted a couple long days. Alice somehow picked up that germ on Tuesday. She woke up early Tuesday morning with a very similar barky cough and a fever. I kept her home for two days just to make sure that she wasn’t contagious and then sent her back to school today. Very early this morning, Sam woke up vomiting and stayed home from school. We definitely have a case of the sickies. Let’s all pray that Mommy or Daddy stay healthy!!! Yeah right! What are the chances of that?