Wednesday, May 30, 2012


He is my baby.
Sometimes he seems so much older than he is because he's always trying to keep up with his older siblings.
Sometimes he is still such a baby because he is the youngest and gets too much done for him.
He wants to be outside more than he wants to be anywhere else.
He is really clever.
He has a hard time focusing on any task at hand.
Mornings are not his best.
Writing is also not his best.
He can read really well but he would rather be outside.
Tonight he combined reading (something he had to do) with being outside (something he wanted to do) and it was successful.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Run for Water

The kids and I ran our first Run for Water event. This has been in our community for a few years now and the kids always hear lots about it at school. But this year, Hudson got excited about it and decided he wanted to try and raise some money.  Thanks to his efforts and the generosity of neighbors, friends and family he raised $220 which made him the third highest fundraiser at his school.
Well, his enthusiasm caught on and we all decided to go run with him. We registered for the 5K fun run.
So we got up early this morning and headed down to the race site. It ended up being the best ever turn out for the event with over 4500 participants, over 2500 just in the 5K. I lost Cooper, Hudson and Reagan even before the start but they wanted to set their own pace. Hudson had a goal of finishing in under 30 minutes. He clocked in at 28:02, Cooper at 28:05, Reagan at 34:00 (who ran the whole race by herself) and Taggart and I brought it home at 48:08.
We all had fun and were happy to have been a part of it. We saw loads of friends there and even a few that we haven't seen in a long time. A great community event that we will definitely participate in next year.
Tony came to cheer us on at the finish line and be official photographer. It's hard to get focused photos of people moving so fast. :)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Two really good reasons...

I have two really good reasons to make my humble attempt back into the blogging world.
My sweet daughter competed at the National Rope Skipping Competition in Moncton, NB and brought home a gold and silver medal, along with a handful of various ribbons. I am very proud of her, needless to say.

Reason #2:
My sweet 14 year old son gave me a hug today...on the sidewalk!...out in the open!! front of his school!!...with his friends around!!!! Put on a smile on my face that I couldn't wipe off.  I am also very proud of him, needless to say.