Monday, June 8, 2009

Wow it's been a long time!

I have no excuses - it has been almost 2 months since my last post.  I'm really embarrassed.  All I can say is that I have been really busy.  Not with anything overly exciting, just normal day to day stuff.  Here is a sample of what's been going on at our house.

*My brother visited us from Florida and we ran a 1/2 marathon! I ran it in 2 hours and 11 minutes. That is a personal record for me.  I worked real hard and stuck with my training schedule.  Next year I am going to try to finish in under 2 hours!  

*Reese is obsessed with flip flops!  I bought her a pair that had the strap in the back to help her walk in them, but really, what was I thinking!  The second we got home, I had to cut the back strap off because they weren't like Olivia's flip flops!  Also, she was really excited when I bought her jammies with flip flops all over them.  Yes, the girl loves her flip flops.

*Mother's Day was a ton of fun.  The kids gave me a really pretty necklace from Hawaii (my favorite place) and we had a cookout in the afternoon.  Greg blackened Mahi Mahi on the grill and it tasted wonderful.

*Movie Night!!  We had our first movie night in the basement with Reese and Will. I wasn't sure how they would do sitting through the entire thing, but with popcorn as an incentive, they did pretty good! Olivia choose the movie Bolt and all of the kids liked it. Since movie night was a success, this past weekend we took all of them to a real movie theater.  Olivia is a pro, but Reese and Will had to leave last summer in the middle of Surf's Up and had never been back.  We went to see the movie Up. (What a great movie!)  Reese didn't move a muscle the entire time.  Will did get fidgety towards the end, but managed to make it.  They all had a really good time and are still talking about the movie.

*We took the kids to qualifications at the track. Despite the unseasonably cold weather, I think they all really enjoyed it.  Olivia's favorite driver is Danica Patrick.  Will really liked seeing the race cars go by super fast.  He talked about it for weeks after we saw them.  I was a little nervous with how loud the cars were, but they did a great job keeping their headphones on. 

*Reese is POTTY TRAINED!  Yes you read it right - she is potty trained.  The best part about the whole thing is that I didn't have to lift a finger.  She just decided one day that she was not going to wear "baby diapers" anymore!  If only Will was that determined. :)

*The twins club had a playgroup to pick strawberries last week.  I couldn't believe how much fun we all had!  Olivia and Reese were really into picking the strawberries and Will had fun finding rocks to put in his pockets and pulling up the little flags that were being used as markers!  I will say though, Will did like eating the strawberries!

*Olivia's last day of preschool was last week.  She is growing up so fast.  It is hard to believe that she will be starting Kindergarten in the fall.  I've been putting together photo albums of our vacations with the kids and seeing some of the pictures made me a little teary eyed! 5 years have gone by so fast!  

That is a little bit of what we've been up to!  Please check back often - I will do much better with my updates. :)