Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sunny in Seattle

We got new sunglasses today!  Ramona apparently is planning on wearing them everywhere.  Ruby's say "Barbie" on the side.  Oh well.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

10 things, no pictures

Ok, sorry about the lack of pictures.  I suppose I could attach some pictures from Google Images of other people's kids, but that seems creepy.  So, here are ten new things about the family:

1.  Ruby fell yesterday and hit her head on the corner of a pew (no, we weren't at church, just a bookstore with a randomly placed pew).  She has a bruise/small cut on her forehead, but no blood and no gigantic bump, so it was a win!  Makes her look tough.

2.  Ruby had all of her little friends over this morning, and we all played in the basement together.  Some of her friends are talking up a storm, and its cute to hear their little voices. 

3.  This last weekend Grandma Fenton came to visit, and so Justin and I went out to dinner for date night.  We went to Elemental Next Door (Elemental's wine bar), and it was awesome.  Justin wouldn't stop talking about it, he liked it so much.  I'm pretty sure it had something to do with the glass of champagne they hand you when you walk in the door.  After dinner we went to a piano concert of my parents' friend.  It felt very grown up.

4.  Ramona doesn't seem to nap anymore.  It makes me seriously sad.

5.  I've really been enjoying running with Sabrina and Kim.  We are going on a five mile run tonight, which will be our first weekday run together.  Now that the days are getting longer, we can actually go on runs outside during the week!

6.  Ruby has been changing.  She hates the car, and she gets fussy about a lot of things.  She has a lot of things to say, but she can't really talk, so I think its frustrating for her.  Guess I should have worked harder on teaching her sign language.

7.  I'm annoyed that I have to use my weekly babysitting for my PT appointments for my hip (piriformis syndrome).  I was really enjoying using it for workouts or pedicures.  Oh well, if it works, I won't be complaining!

8.  Ramona starts ballet next week, and my mom made her some leg warmers so she'll look like a pro!

9.  Justin is building a fence in the backyard with Charlie, to separate the "dog" area from the "people" area.  Hopefully that will cut down on the kids stepping in dog poop incidents. 

10.  We have three kids birthday parties to go to this weekend.  Phew.

Friday, February 4, 2011

hip and stuff

Yesterday I went to the doctor for my hip.  I've been having a lot of pain for the last month, and I was really worried about how this would affect my running.  It turned out it was my piriformis, and that going to PT and building up my muscles should fix this pain.  Hallelujah!  So, I've got some excercises to do, and I'm ready to get better.

Before I went to PT today, took the kids out to breakfast at Volunteer Park Cafe.  This place is one of my favorite places to go to breakfast!  The food is great, and the atmosphere is wonderful.  Ramona devoured an almond croissant, while spreading powdered sugar all over the place, it was pretty cute.

Running 8 miles this weekend, looking forward to getting a big run in before watching the Super Bowl!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Chicago Marathon

I'm officially running the Chicago Marathon, October 9th, 2011.  Sabrina and I registered last night, and the feelings I've had since then have been all over the map.  I'm totally frightened, however also so excited that I could barely fall asleep last night.  Our friend Jenny, who is a marathoner extraordinaire, is going to be running the race too.  It will be nice having someone help us rookies out, however we are definitely not going to be running WITH her.  She'll probably finish hours before us!  Sabrina and I are also running a half-marathon in Portland in April, and also the Rock and Roll half marathon in June.  So, hopefully our bodies won't be broken by October.  This will be quite a year.