Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Waiting for the Tooth Fairy!

Little Man lost his first tooth!!

When he smiles naturally, his top teeth cover his bottom teeth and you can't tell that one is missing. Sorry the picture is so horrible!

The tooth fairy has not come yet because Friday is his turn for show and tell, and he wants to take his tooth. I can't decide if that is creepy or sweet. What do you think?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Late night poems

Long after she should have been asleep last night, Punkin brought me a poem she had been working on:

My mom is so great
I'll bake her a cake
She does all the chores
So I can play outdoors
I love my mom
so I wrote you this song.


Aww.. *smile

Friday, September 10, 2010

Our summer of biking!

One of the joys of living in Colorado!! Mountain biking!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My biggest little fan!

One of the best parts of doing the triathlon was Punkin's support. She was my biggest fan.

She went with me to the event the day before where we picked up our packets and got marked with our numbers for the race. If you look very closely on her leg, you can see the black marker on her leg where the volunteers put my numbers on her leg and arm too.

And she asked me to help her paint her fingernails G-O M-O-M-M-Y G-O-!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

2010 Tri For the Cure

So, the craziest thing I did this summer was join almost 3,000 other women at Tri For the Cure.

This is the transition area for Waves 1-5. I was in Wave 12, so there were at least 2 other sections that looked exactly like this.

The swim area was beautiful, especially early in the morning before the race started. The swim portion was 1/2 of a mile. There were 5 of those big triangle buoys and we swam 3 sides of a rectangle around them.The bike portion was 11.2 miles. Here I am crossing the bike finish.
The run portion was a 5K. I struggle with the run portion so I was very glad to finish!!I received a medal for finishing!

I was so proud of my time. My official goal was 3 hours and I was really hoping to finish in 2 1/2. I ended up finishing in 1 hour, 55 minutes. I was very proud of myself, and amazed at the difference adrenaline and not liking being passed made! I finished the swim and bike faster than I ever dreamed, and did the fastest time possible for me on the run.

It was quite a high to finish and finish well. If you have ever thought about doing one, I say go for it! It was worth the effort. Even if I did gain 6 pounds while training - which was totally not fair.

My next fitness goal is to run a 5K without stopping in under 35 minutes before the end of the year. Hold me to it!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

New Soccer Season

or, alternatively titled, Reason Number 1056 that I'm glad I married my husband.

Reason #1056: He remembers to take pictures.

This, on the other hand, is the ONLY picture I thought to take during Little Man's first soccer game of the season. Little Man is on the left in case you didn't recognize him without the green mohawk.
Go, Red Rockets!!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

First Day of School

These pictures kinda says it all.

Punkin all dressed up in her uniform
with a nervous smile of anticipation:

Little Man during afternoon car pool: