Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Four day weekend.....so far

The weekend started off great. We helped our friends pack up to move. The plan is for them to move today, not so sure that's happening....but we'll see :) I do not do heavy lifting....I was in charge of the kiddos.
some leaf fun
Leaf pile at the bottom of the slide

We got them all packed up and ready to move. Fingers crossed we can get them in today since we all have the day off.

Then there was Sandy:
I mean, who didn't picture this EVERY time? We dropped the ball, should have watched Grease and drank Hurricanes

Hurricane Sandy has blown threw and I think we have seen the worst of it. The wind was loud, the rain was non-stop...but luckily for us that was about it. No power loss or anything! We have a lot of trees and I was not looking forward to how many could come crashing through the windows.

The boys slept in the basement for two nights. They thought it was awesome - just like camping. They can't hear the wind down there - which was great because it was really howling.

Voldermort pumpkin and super spooky pumpkin
We played games, cooked, and carved pumpkins to fight off boredom and to keep from killing each other. It worked, everyone is still alive.We did "exercise" to stay alert for the storm

sammy back flippin

Sam back flippin

Sammy and Mason braving the rain

Playing CandyLand at Nana's
We also played a game for Time Out. If you went in Time Out to get out you had to say two things you like about who ever put you in there. It had alot of promise, unfortunately they did not get in time out much. :(

Sammy "I think your cute. I like your smile."
Mason "I like your cooking. I like your backflips."

Now we are in jammies, breakfast is done, and we MIGHT venture out today :)  Hope everyone is doing well and is safe!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

The race that wasn't.....and a few favs

Today was the Army 10 miler. Sam and I were psyched to go and get our run on. Final race of the season and a local race tied into one.


It didn't happen. Lots of reasons, none of them great reasons, but we were a no show. Sam is still struggling with an injured foot and wasn't looking forward to running or walking 10 miles. I finally did the math to figure out wake up time, leave the house time, race start time (my heat was 8:20), race finish time, metro time, and then go out to my sister's to get the boys. It started to all become overwhelming and before I knew it my whole day was being spent on this race. I was not prepared for that. Since Sam was out I decided I was not braving 33,000 registered racers for the 10 miles I wasn't totally prepared for.

The expo was awesome - the boys got to climb in a Black Hawk helicopter and I tried on a bomb suit helmet. Pretty great day.

So what did we do instead?

We went out with another couple Saturday night for a fun date night. We had dinner, caught up, stayed up late (10:30!!!!!)

This morning we slept in until 7:30. Felt UH-mazing! We got on our bikes and rode hard for an hour. Then we went to get the boys, came home for a bit, and went to our Team Fexy Oktoberfest party. How do we feel now? Like this:

barely on the couch, barely on the ottoman

Yep, fell asleep in a store

I also have been meaning to write about some favorite things I've stumbled across lately:

Magnet in the cap makes the design. SUPER easy

My husband brought these beauties home to me!

Loving this bubble necklace!
I have also recently been sent a few products to review - but since I skipped the race today I haven't used them yet. Oops! Looks like I will have to go on a run or two to try out some hand held water bottles. Hope everyone had a great weekend!