Friday, June 21, 2013

I can tell this is going to be the Best Summer Ever

My little ballerinas
The last two summers were crazy.  Just having so many really little kids, always having a newborn, and moving twice in two years has really been hard on summer activity enjoyment. Even the summers before that were difficult because no one was really coordinated enough to play soccer or tennis.   This summer has been so different.  Henry and Bea are both doing tennis lessons(during which I either do a swim workout, run or bike ride for an hour) and then they, along with Clementine jump in the freezing pool and do a swim lesson every day.  We stay and play at the park for a minute before going home to eat a delicious meal and the kids do Rosetta Stone Italian, practice instruments, read books and play outside until Vivi wakes up from her nap and then we go do something fun like play at the pool or go to a park, museum or friend's house.  Henry had basketball camp this past week as well.  The kids are going nuts because they are so happy! It's just so refreshing to have kids all old enough to be self sufficient.  Even Viv just follows the other kids around and just goes with the flow.  This past week Clementine and Bea had their big ballet performance of Pinocchio.  Bea was a schoolgirl and Clementine was a jack-in-the-box. The girls have so much fun getting into their costumes and putting their hair up and make up on.  It's also the only time of the year they're allowed to wear red lipstick.  They strictly stick to a "light pink only" rule with all make-up and nail polish for the rest of the year.  I even took them to get their nails done at the salon for the first time ever and they were totally behaved and loved every minute of it!  I have to say it was the ultimate girls week.  Anyway, next week we're off to a family reunion and we can't wait to see our long lost cousins! I love you summer and I love you little kids!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Last minute 10K

At the finish line
Justin and I along with our brother-in-law, Garrett did an XTerra trail race today.  Justin and I did the 10K while Garrett did the half marathon.   I got 6th place which wasn't so great because there were only 11 women competing in my race.  I didn't train at all for this race and I wasn't feeling strong at all, so I kind of wimped out.  My time was 58 min and I got passed by a lot of people.  The terrain was hilly and technical, which made it really fun, but I basically jogged and didn't have an ounce of power in my weak lead legs.  Not sure what happened, but it was fun anyhow!  Thanks Garrett for inviting us to run with you!   

The best part of the day was going to the spa and lunch afterward for a few hours.  I napped and relaxed and then we had a delicious gourmet lunch.  Then we rushed home to grab the kids for a campfire cookout up Big Cottonwood canyon with the Bradshaw family.  I think I can say I lived my life to the fullest today. No regrets!