Friday, September 10, 2010

Playing Catch up!

In August my best friend growing up, Kirsten,  decided to take some time with the little ones .  We went to the zoo.  Hayden is just a few months older than Clara.  We all had a really good time. 

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Doesn’t Hayden looked thrilled?  =)

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This was as close as Clara got to the birds and then she was not having any more of it.  She was ready to get out of there!  They were freakin’ her out. 

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Hayden, on the other hand LOVED it and could have stayed in there all day….(so could I). 

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This summer went by way too fast!  We have had some great times in the pool, lake, neighborhood.  We are really loving the new place.  It took us a while to settle in but it is great here!  I have continued training for the triathlon which is September 18th.  Despite the foot injury I am training by swimming in the lake, riding the bike, and doing triathlons that we set up here in the neighborhood.  I have accomplished a whole tri here in the neighborhood of a 650-yard swim, 14.5 mile bike ride, and 3.1 mile run (walking most of it in my case).  I am really fearful of re-injuring the foot before the tri.  I will try to run a lot more of it in the tri and if it breaks again….well it will heal.  ;)  I am hoping to come in around 2 hours.  We plan a tri tomorrow morning and just light workouts the upcoming week b/c you don’t want to be run down for the real thing!  I cannot express how great I feel despite having had the hurt foot and now fighting off a cold.  I was sick about a week (first time in well over a year) and now just fighting the chest crud that came with it.  My body is changing and I am LOVING it!!  For those that fight their weight I know you understand…it is amazing to feel your butt, thighs, legs….everything just shrinking.  I just rub my thighs, hips and butt and realize I am getting down to just one butt now….LOL!  Good stuff!  My clothes fit completely different and my weight continues to go down.  I feel physically and mentally wonderful!!  I hope to post some type of pics up of the tri if I can get any.

This Labor day weekend was great!  Sunday we went out to my parents and Kirsten and Hayden went with us.  Matt &
Candy, GG and Jerry were also there.  It was a great day!! 

Kirsten and I got brave and decided to have some fun!  We went innertubing!  It was a BLAST!  The most fun I have had in a LONG time and let me tell you something…..a year ago physically I would NOT have been able to do it (or I would have died from exhaustion or hurt myself)!  I remember the last time I tubed it was difficult to get myself up on the thing when I fell off.  It was so much fun and a great way to get in some exercise.  We fell off over and over and stood on that thing to see how long we could keep our balance.  Kirsten said she was hurting so bad the next day.  I was fine!  Ha! but I definitely slept good that night. 

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Also …..guess who had their first experience on the TUBE!  Clara and Hayden!!  Hayden got on first.  Beside having to convince his protective Momma that he would be fine I had no doubts that boy would jump on and have a blast!  What surprised me was that Clara wanted to get on it.  She is so reserved and cautious when it comes to things like this.  She had a BLAST!!   I think she could have stayed on it all day long.  They both did great!!!

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Daddy started them up making funny faces. 

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They had a BLAST!

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Cullen took this leisurely ride and wanted to make it more exciting.  He would hang off the side, ride like a surf board, etc.  Then Hayden got the hang of trying to be like the big boys by pushing Cullen off.  It was hilarious!

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As we were leaving Meemaw and Pawpaw’s house we set up some good bye photos.  I don’t know how it started but I had to get a pic of it.  Clara hugging and kissing Hayden good bye!  Clara and the boys stayed behind and Meemaw’s to spend the night while Hayden and Kirsten rode back with us.  So the good byes ensued. 

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We started school this week and it has been going well.  Clara is wearing panties now.  She is not potty trained completely but definitely headed in the right direction.  I still have to remind her to go to the potty or else we have accidents….but we will get there.  We wear diapers only to sleep in.  And speaking of sleep….guess where my big girl is sleeping (for the most part)….HER BED!!!  She has doing pretty good.  She still tries to come in our room and sleep on her pallet or she will then sneak into the boys room and climb into bed with Christian.  We are catching it and sending her to her bed.  She is doing really well and I see a light at the end of the tunnel….LOL!  I thought she would be sleeping with Clay and I forever after we moved here.   If it were up to her she would!

I will try to post more often but life has just been very, very busy!  But no excuses….whose life isn’t busy??

Until next time…..hopefully sooner rather than later!

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