Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Color Me Rad 5K

This past Sunday, June 17th (Father's Day), was the Color Me Rad 5K. Lily and I registered for the race and then found out a few of my co-workers also signed up, some with their kids as well.

It was soooo much fun. The weather was beautiful and it was a really great race for a good cause. It benefits the Special Olympics. I was very hesitant and nervous about the race with being only 3 and 1/2 weeks post partum. I hadn't been out for a run since I was about 8 weeks pregnant with Laney. I was worried about not being able to finish the race and being very sore the next day from not "training" for it.

I finished the entire race with no problems at all. It felt great to complete the 5K without stopping for any breaks or feeling like I was going to die. I felt amazing as I crossed the finish line. I was a little sore the next day, but not as bad as what I was thinking. I can't wait to get back out there and run again. It was definitely motivation to get me back into my pre-pregnancy running routine.

I am looking forward to participating in this race again in the future if/when it comes to my area again. It wasn't a timed race, since it's for more for the fun! I forgot to set my app on my iPhone to time myself :( I know for sure that it was less than 40 minutes though! Here are a few pics:

Monday, June 11, 2012

This weekend was fun, exhausting, and overwhelming. Trying to get all 4 kids out the door with everything that they needed and wanted for a trip to the playground seemed impossible. Packing up toys, food, and necesseities took quite a while with 4 little kids. We did it though. We made it to the playground where we had the freedom to roam the equipment, run as fast as we wanted, and scream/laugh at the top of our lungs b/c we had the playground all to ourselves. We enjoyed a picnic, small game of baseball (or "Mom throw the ball so I can hit it with the bat please"), swings, slides, monkey bars, zipline, running the bases, kicking the dirt, and finding rocks.

Laney was a gem the whole trip. She slept ever so peacefully in her stroller while the boys and Lily ran wild. Our playground trip was enough to make the boys fall asleep in the 3 minute car ride home. It was a fun and enjoyable weekend. All of the hard work included, it was totally worth it.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Laney Rose!

Laney Rose was born on Tuesday May 22, 2012 at 1:58 am. She has been a true blessing and the best completion to our family. It feels great and comforting to know that we have a beautiful healthy family of 4 kids and can officially say that our family is complete. Labor with Laney was the quickest of the 4. I was in labor for 4 and 1/2 haours before she made her appearance. She weighed a whopping 9 pounds 9 ounces, the docs were estimating her to be 8ish pounds (HA). Her apgar scores were 8 and 9. It was love at first sight, like it has been with all of my deliveries. It's such an amazing and overwhleming feeling of joy and accomplishment to witness such a miracle take place. Laney has been the best baby. She's eating well and sleeping like a rockstar already. She wakes up once during the night to eat and that's it. She has been very calm and content, which is amazing with all of the noise and chaos from the 2 little guys running around non stop all day. No complaints at all. The boys love Laney to pieces. They want to hold her all of the time. Logan is just in aw over Laney. He's always asking about his baby sister, "Is Waney okay?", "Where's me baby seester?", "Surprise, here's my baby seester." Lincoln always wants to "pet" her or "feel" her. He rubs her head like she's a little puppy, but I guess it's his way of showing his love for her, lol. Lily is floating on cloud nine. She is very protective of Laney, esp when the crazy little boys are around her. She is an awesome big sister and helper. I'm so happy and excited for her to have a little sister. Laney has brought such joy, more love, and happiness to our family. I am so thankful and grateful for each little blessing. They all melt my heart. I'm thrilled to have the summer off with them, but have to say that I'm already sad thinking about even having to go back to work at all. I'm loving every second of being a mom to 4. I wouldn't change anything. Life is good!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Happy Birthday Logan!

Happy 3rd Birthday to my big, but still baby boy Logan! I can't believe it's already been 3 years since welcoming him into this world and our family. He has been a true blessing to this family. He keeps us all on our toes. He has brought such joy, excitement, and happiness into this household. It has been amazing to watch him grow and mature over the last 3 years. He has definitely settled down some with his craziness and fearlessness. My heart and nerves thank him for that. Logan is such a fun and loveable child, full of so much enegry. He is one amazing kid! I'm excited and anxious to watch him continue to grow, mature, and develop. I hope this is one special birthday for him, he deserves it!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

House work!

David and I have been wanting to replace most of the appliances in our house since we moved in a little over 2 years ago. All of the aplliances look to be about as old as the house (over 100 years old). We finally went out for a "date night" a few weeks ago and picked out all new appliances. They were delivered last week and have been slowly getting installed. It feels like we're a bunch of kids in a candy store.

We also had the newly built stairs and landing stained. We still have a big list of things to get done in this house, but this has definitely been a great start. Now I can finally start painting all of the rooms on the first floor, hopefully before this baby arrives!

Monday, March 5, 2012

I'm back!

Our laptop completely crashed on us about 2 weeks ago. We were back and forth on the phone with HP for what seemed like years, but were finally able to get them to take the laptop back for repairs. Their service was amazing. Everything was shipped overnight free of charge to us and we were physically without our laptop for about 4 days. The new and improved laptop arrived just shy of 1 hour ago.

I felt so lost without it. I hate depending on my phone for all of my internet activity. It's just not the same. Anyway, I have lots of catching up to do on many things!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Taxes Done!

I completed our federal and state taxes using Turbo Tax. So simple, easy, and cheap. They're done, now bring on the refund! I can't wait to purchase paint and put a dent in our "to do list" before this baby arrives. Thank you Turbo Tax, see you next year!