The boys’ received a membership to Phoenix Children’s Museum for Christmas. (I had asked for memberships places since we have lots of toys already.) We waited until now to actual purchase, so the boys could enjoy it a little more and enjoy it they did. They had lots of fun and kept us very busy! It will be a great place to go and play once the weather is hot and we can no longer play outside for hours on end.
Thanks Nana and Papa!
Yes, almost a miracle! Matt is down to 19 t-shirts. Yep. he cleaned out the closet. Some people at a garage sale / goodwill are going to have some sweet shirts.
Some may say 19 is normal. You may need some history on matts shirt collections.
the guessing game
the final count on how many T-shirts matt owned last year
So as you see, 19 is way down from 83. Thats not even factoring in how many were acquired over the 2009 year.
19 still doesn’t count dress shirts, polos, bike jerseys or misc other items.
Busy Week this week with Nana & Papa in town from colorado. Lots of activities and pictures!
Babywearing is a great way to attach with your child and is emphasized with adoption. It is also very convenient when you have a teething baby who just wants held. With the recent warnings and recalls regarding slings, I feel some new mothers might not wear their babies out of fear. When done correctly and in a proper sling, it is safe and is a great bonding experience. The slings that are not safe are being recalled.
Please see this babywearing safety article for more information.
So we have been training for our off road duathalon since january or so, and the race was this weekend. Check out last years duathalon coverage here.
We had a great weekend in prescott again this year. We had grandma and grandpa watch the boys while Stephanie and I went up for the evening. A friday night dinner and a minor league hockey game.
It was a brisk morning up in the mountains, but the sun was warming things up well. a 45° start temp.
Us ready to run & bike
Stephanie ran the first 1.5 mile run in her normal pace of 16 minutes. About a minute or two faster than last year.
Then I was off for the biking.
Coming in off the bike into the transition area
I improved about 4 minutes over last years ride time. It was less windy, but last year I had a bike with gears, this year I rode the single speed, and pushed it up the hills harder than I should have. I was able to ride up (where about half the 130 participants walked). I paid for it later when my lungs literally felt strained. I forgot that i normally ride at 1k feet elevation, and can do that kind of stuff, where a 5500 foot altitude plus a long & steep 1 mile climb takes my breath away. Literally.
Stephanie was off for the last leg of the run. She did improve over last year and came in strong. Some issues with altitude and pollen, but nothing her inhaler and a short walking couldn’t help.
Stephanie Coming in from the run
We finished at 1:32. we hope next year to improve much more.
It was a great night away and time with out our boys, but we were happy to get home and see them. They had a good time with grandma and grandpa, but they did like having us home.
Ez doesn't quite get how his bubble machine works
Yesterday I was digging through my iphoto looking for a particular picture and I was all the way back in the middle of 2008 when I found video of the boys. Yep before they were born. The camera had date coded the videos wrong and I had forgotten all about them. They are a few short clips of some wobbly, barely 8 month old boys. I was happy to find them.