"I AM NOT a woman who can always resist chocolate, wears make up to the pool, and has spotless floors all the time. But I am strong. I am invincible. I AM MOM." ~B.O.B

Thursday, September 30, 2010

(not our actual stairs)
Today Cal climbed the stairs. He went from not being able to get on one, to climbing all of ours in a few minutes. (I think we have around 15 or so) I was working on our halloween costumes (I'm excited about them) and realized he had disappeared. I found him 3/4 of the way up the stairs. I let him get to the top before I took him back downstairs to play. He was pretty happy.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Marathon Man

(Taken at the park before the race. Hence, the smile.)
We just got back from a trip to Utah and Idaho. The main reason for the trip was that Carson ran the "Top of Utah" marathon on Saturday. It's up in Cache Valley, Utah. I can't express in words how proud I am of him.
I dropped him off at a park at 5am. From there he caught a bus up Blacksmith Canyon to the starting line. I wasn't able to see him until around the 14 mile mark. (that's when they came out of the canyon) I actually didn't see him until around the 16 mile mark. I had to walk down about 1 mile with both kids to try and find him. (and of course I forgot the stroller.) We cheered him on and jogged by him for a few yards. Then I had to stop since I'm pregnant and was carrying Cal on my shoulders. I told him we'd see him at the finish line.
Madi and Cal were pretty wiped out from walking in the sun all day and not getting enough nap time. I bought Madi a soda at the finish line to try and cheer her up a bit. This is the face she made when I told her to show me her soda.

Cal was also pretty wiped out. He only wanted to be held.

My sister came up from Wyoming and sat with the kids for me. Starting at the finish line, I walked the runners path to find Carson. When I caught up with him, he told me he didn't stop running for the first 20 miles. At mile 21 he stopped and asked the first aid for some Icy Hot for his leg. Once he got that on, he got up to keep going and feel over on their truck. They immediately told him he was dehydrated and made him drink a bunch of gatorade and water. At the next drink station he drank a ton of water and couldn't get himself running any more. He ended up walking the rest of the way in. His time was roughly 6hrs 58min. I'm very proud of him and look forward to the day we can run a marathon together.


I realized it's been a while since I uploaded my camera. Here's a quick veiw of what we've been up to.

Running around the house.

Cal has become a speed racer in his walker. Madi will either ride her tricycle and they hase each other around the kitchen or she rides on the back of Cal. (strength training)

Keeping cool.
We turned on the sprinkler, but I didn't want Cal to sit there and eat the grass. (which he always does) So I put the walker outside. They thought this was pretty fun.

New Clothes
I caved and bought the kids new fall clothes. I couldn't get over how big they looked to me.


I made this yummy Jello Cake for a Young Women's lesson. It was delicious.

I used the leftover fruit to make the best breakfast. Cal had his first blueberry pancakes with strawberry and cool whip topping. Delicious!

Goin' Country

Carson and I decided it would be fun to go shooting a few weekends ago. We just go out into the desert and target shoot. We all put our boots on and got ready to go.
"Stick 'em up" fingers that is.

Yes, that is a pink cap gun sticking out of Madi's pocket. Carson was wearing a holster & Madi has to be like daddy.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Camera Fun

We went a little crazy with the webcam today!

Can you believe this is still us?

Have a Great Day!