Wednesday, April 29, 2009

St. Anthony Triathlon Race Report

Our triathlon was a success, well partially. For the first time in 26 years, the swim got cancelled. Yes, I really only completed a duathlon. There were 3 foot waves and over 400 novice triathletes.

Soooo, I must do another one. June 15, in Shelton, CT, I will make my second attempt to complete an Olympic distance triathlon.

The girls did great, they loved being at Nonna and Bumpas - they had such a fabulous time.

I will post more pics later this week.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Training in Florida

It is really weird not to be posting about my kids, but since they are in NH having an absolute blast I guess I am okay with it. I did talk to Aly briefly this afternoon but she informed me that she was busy eating a donut - hmmm.
We have had a couple of training swims and rides since we arrived yesterday afternoon. The swims have both been very different. The first one the water was calm and it was really warm. This morning we woke up to really choppy water - 2 foot waves and a much different bay scenario. Tomorrow calls for 89 and who knows what the water will be like.
We biked the run course this afternoon and it was flat - there is nothing this flat in CT. It is a pretty residential run by the water with a little shade. Considering I am planning to be running around 11:30 shade is an important thing.
We are up at 4 am tomorrow to set up our transitions - I am so excited. The Team in Training program has been exceptional.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A few thoughts....

It has been a crazy week here. Between getting ready for Florida and the girls not feeling great - I am ready for SPRING.

Tomorrow I run my last 5 mile run in preparation for St. Anthony Triathlon. I keep thinking in my head it will be amazing to cross the finish line on Sunday. I am truly proud of this accomplishment and excited that I was able to do it for a great cause.

Tonight was Aly's last swimming lesson, she loved her teacher Ms. Kait. I am hoping that the next session does not fill and we can in when I return next week.

This week the weather has been rainy all week. This afternoon Aly came with me to get the mail, rain gear and all.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Writing Our Name

In anticipation of the rain, we spent the day inside waiting patiently for it.. So far it has not come. We did however, spend a lot of time coloring and writing our name. Brianna likes to write and simultaneously say CHEESE.

Here is Aly's name that we have been working on for a couple of weeks.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

A Garden Will Grow

Today was beautiful. I took Aly to Home Depot this morning and we got a bunch of seeds and flowers to start our Spring planting. She was so excited to plant peas, since she remembers picking them in Iowa last summer.

Brianna decided that she was going to celebrate Winter a little longer as evidenced by the hat.

Aly loved planting the pansies, I think because they were purple. She got to pick out the colors this year.

We started our seeds in the tray, hopefully we will have some pea sprouts in a couple of weeks.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Trying to figure out html

So I am working on updating our blog and I am terrible at html. I can't figure out how to center my pictures, but hopefully I can get through some of the tutorials and make it all work

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I know that it has been a while but things have been CRAZY to say the least. A bunch of pictures to follow.

We travelled to the beach right before Derek and Shelby left. It was chilly to say the least but the girls liked picking up the shells and walking on the sand.

We have been enjoying the warmer weather this past week. We have spent the last couple of days outside almost ALL day. I think the long winter took a toll on us and we are ready for spring.

I completed my last ride this weekend - I loved the Team in Training group and I am really excited to be in Florida in less than a week and complete my first triathlon - YAHOO.

This is Aly's friend Evan - they play soo well together. They all ended up playing on the deck on Friday, we used the hot tub as a pool to float boats and fill cups. Everyone ended up in underwear or diapers = they had doo much fun.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Our Easter

Since we were getting ready for Easter late last night - I did not get a chance to post these. The girls got their baskets last night before bed - our attempt at a picture on the couch before the Easter Bunny came is below. The baskets came from Maggie Blue Designs - I LOVED them!

Easter morning, everyone was excited to see that the Easter Bunny had come. We had an egg hunt in our house since it was a measly 30 degrees outside. We did venture out later for a little fresh air but it was quite chilly for April. Below are a couple of pictures of our Easter Hunt and the famous chicken that was sent from Iowa - the little girls loved it.

Friday, April 10, 2009

One Busy Week

It was my intention to get pictures posted before today, but somehow the week has escaped me. We are enjoying our visitors and our house is filled with laughter, tears and hopefully many smiles.

We have been to the park, to the mueseum, the indoor play area and made easter cookies. The kids are having so much fun together - here are a few pictures of our week.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sneek Peek of Our Week to Come

Our guests arrived at 6 am... More to come tomorrow!