Thursday, April 19, 2012

Easter Weekend 2012

Our Easter weekend was very full and fun! We started out the weekend on Saturday at my parent's house. We colored eggs, did an Easter egg hunt for Brynlee, Grace and Graham and then finished off with dinner and dessert.
 Because there had been torrential downpours all afternoon, the egg hunt was inside in the living room and kitchen of their house. Brynlee actually got into it! She ran around picking up the eggs and putting them in her basket. Of course, once she got about three she was more excited about dumping them out and putting them back in. So Grace helped out by putting some extra eggs in B's basket! The best part of the egg hunt was afterward. We put animal crackers in most eggs, with a select few filled with fruit snacks. Every time I opened an egg for her she would get SO excited to see the crackers!

Dinner was wonderful as usual. We had a special dessert cake Saturday night. My parents had celebrated their 31st Anniversary earlier in the week so we did our own little celebration through cake and ice cream.
Graham was loving that Grace had laid out all of her animal crackers within his reach!
Sunday we went to church, had lunch at my parents house and then went to my sister-in-laws for dinner and an egg hunt. This time Brynlee was not so much into the hunting. I think she was a little distracted by all the running room! Oh and we had an egg toss contest! It was really fun to see my nieces and nephew get into it!

Overall, we had a great weekend celebrating the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ! 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Brynlee Anne 16 months

Brynlee Anne is now 16 months old! My how time flies! It's crazy... so here is what she is up to these days:
She is constantly repeating words. I don't even think I could write a comprehensive list without missing something! My favorites right now are when she says "back" to Hadlee and kick or walk. Mostly she asks to go on a walk about 25 times a day. Oh and my absolute favorite thing is when she just says one word right after another like she is practicing or looking for a response from anything! 
chatting it up with miss Aurora
She still weighs around 25lbs and is 32 inches. Brynlee is wearing mostly 18-24 month clothes. That is in everything but shorts, in which we are wearing 2T and 3T. That's a diaper booty for ya! 
She is still a pro at sleeping. Although right now her naps are different each day- there is still a nap! So I am thrilled with that. Plus, she sleeps 12 hours every night. 
cleaning the brownie batter off the spoon! Don't tell daddy
We play outside ALL day, every day! Most days I prop the back door open and leave it {unless it gets too hot}. She loves playing with Hadlee, kicking the soccer ball all over the backyard, and playing with bubbles! 
She is growing up so fast and while it is sad, I really love it. I love that she will sit on our laps and watch movies or read books. I love love love the way she puts her hands out when she wants to be held! She is one special little lady! 

Monday, April 16, 2012

Half Marathons...

So a couple of years ago I wanted to run a half marathon. Then I found out I was pregnant. 

So the next year, I thought I could do it- four months after having a baby. Yea right. 

So this year, I was doing it! I started running after Christmas and slowly worked back up to around 4 miles. Then took the 6 weeks before the race to "train" up to 13.1. The most I ran before the race was 12.25 in a little over 2 hours. 
I was very excited to talk both of my sisters into running the 10k that was taking place at the same time as the half! This way I would have someone to run the first 3ish miles with. Although that was great and all... it made the next, oh 10 a little lonely!
All in all, my goal was to finish, without walking a significant amount. I did not walk until mile 11 {for .25 mile- after feeling like I was going to puke for the previous 2 miles}. So I did finish. It took a whopping 2 hours and 37 minutes. A little longer than I had planned, but does that really matter? 

I am pretty proud of myself and my sisters for doing this race! I thought after doing it I would be done and not want to do one again... but I really want to do another one!

Oh and thanks to my friend Morgan who saved me at mile 11! I am pretty sure had she not been there, I would have been walking the last 2 miles! 
 So we'll see. I think next on the agenda will be the Tulsa Run in October which will feel like nothing at 9.3 miles!