Our baby girl is growing up so quickly!
Friday, May 24, 2013
Today was the last half day of school so, summer has officially arrived!!! The kids finished off the school year with a "game day"... the kids got to play messy games that left them caked in wet, goopy flour! We then enjoyed a bbq for lunch before clearing out desks and packing up belongings. Both the kids and I are looking forward to the upcoming summer break but, also know they'll be missing their friends and teachers.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Tys' graduation from Kindergarten was last night. I'm so proud of Tys and the wonderful year he had! He finished the year at top of his class (along with his good friend Eleana) excelling in reading and math. Numerous times throughout the year I got comments from teachers in the school on how much fun Tys was to have in the school; he's such a smiley, friendly boy! He's looking forward to entering first grade in the fall and being in the same classroom as his sister!
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Yesterday were the last games of the spring soccer season... After my morning race, I then made it over to the soccer fields to watch Trent play his last game. Then, I coached Katie's team for their last game. Tys had had his game in the morning so my dad and Casey took him to his... it was a wonderful season and lots of fun! The kids had greatly improved on their skills of the game over the course of 8 weeks!
Yesterday my mom and I ran the Famous Idaho Potato Half Marathon... my second half and her third. The race began at 7 a.m. up at Lucky Peak and ended in downtown Boise at the Ann Morrison Park; to catch the bus that took us up to Lucky Peak we had to leave my parent's house (the kids and I stayed the night at my parents house) by 5 a.m.! SO early! My husband sometimes calls me crazy for being a runner... well, at 4:30 a.m. I was really beginning to believe that I WAS crazy... who in their right mind wakes up at 4:30, on a Saturday, to go run 13.1 miles!!!??? haha What can I say... I'm addicted to crossing that 13.1 finish line!
It was a wonderful course that began along the Boise river, wound through beautiful houses near Barber park and ended along the greenbelt. The weather was great and we both made better race time than our last races. I finished at 2:12:25 and my mom at 2:18:06! I felt good through the run and only struggled a little at the last mile so, overall, I was happy with that. It was also nice to see many of my "runner friends"... there were approx 1,500 runners for this race and the whole marathon.
We are now in the final days of school before summer break and all the kids (and teachers!) are doing the big countdown! This coming Friday is their last night... this coming week is filled with fun activities and field trips. Two weeks ago their school held a day of field & track day for the K-2nd graders. Tys and Eleana tied for first in the long run!
On Friday, after picking up Tys and Katie from school, we headed to Casey's work place so he could fix the headlights on our suburban. While there, the kids got to go inside the shop to meet the employees and see his company, Foam Concepts. It looks similar to a processing plant/science lab so, the kids had a great time pretending to be scientists!