Saturday, July 18, 2009

Bryce Canyon 1/2 Marathon 13.1miles

No Pictures Yet......but Silas and I just finished our Bryce Canyon 1/2 Marathon today! Crazy you say, YES, but lots of fun. We went up Friday night and stayed in a KOA Kabin with our friends Mel and Corey. It had a double bed and bunk beds,very cozy! Saturday morning we woke up after the third phone alarm and Mel's beautiful voice singing " it's time to wake up"at 4:15 am. Yes you read it right AM! The race started at the top by Ruby's Inn and ended in Cannonville. We had about 7 couples from our neighborhood go and run. Silas did ABSOLUTELY AMAZING; this was his first and he ran it in 1 hour and 41 minutes. WOW! I am the proud wife of a FAST runner! I came in a bit later at 2 hours and 4 minutes. But I did beat my last half marathon by 2 minutes and thats all that counts! Hopefully I can get a picture of us to show here soon!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Oh the sound of laughter!

Stepping on bellies....

This crazy dad in our house we will call "Silas" thought it would be....
oh so funny to pretend to step on the girls' bellies.....he was right!

We were all laughing hysterically!

What crazy things we do for simple entertainment.

But in our book this was pretty dang cute!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

4th of July 2009

Our 4th of July was so much fun this year. We started off with our small town parade, and then off to the park for fun kid games. Navey had such a sweet, excited attitude and very easy going(FINALLY). After the games we headed home for a few zzzz's(we all took a nap) and woke just in time to head to the movies. We watched Ice Age; very cute and clever. Then of course a wal-mart trip, we can't go a weekend with out one. We invited Silas' parents down for a BBQ and fireworks. We had some good eats, and then hung out in the front yard waiting for it to get dark. I bought a few sparklers, pops, and glow in the dark rings. But thank goodness for neighbors....they had just the right amount of pre-fireworks for our kids to watch and love. Then the show began, and my poor little sweet Kenna was not impressed with the noise, so she laid against me and half covered her eyes while I covered her ears, she is so sensitive, but it keeps her little so I'm ok with that.

Play, Play, Play

McKenna was able to benefit from Navey's swimlessons too. Connie(the teacher) has an amazing yard, they have a huge tree house with a TALL slide, sand box, trampoline, little kid size house and truck, basketball court, grass, and of course the swimming pool. Kenna loved to play while Navey swam, truely Kenna would try to come near the pool every so often to see if she could somehow manage to get in, she never made it in. Their were a few days that I had to run errands while Navey had lessons and McKenna was not impressed with Navey getting out and us driving away. I would dare to say you could hear her screaming at least a block away. It was very heart breaking.

Swim Lessons 2009

Navey's swimlessons were a big success this year. She is getting much better at following directions and not becoming so free spirited when she enters the water. She is in level 3 and I believe she was the youngest. Most the kids were at least 6 or 7. Connie(her teacher) had them swimming the long length of the pool doing the front crawl, the frog(breast stroke), the chicken airplane zoom,(breast stroke on their backs),back crawl, floating on their backs, rescue jump off the diving board, diving off the diving board, and diving for rings on the bottom of the shallow end. As you can see Navey didn't quite get the diving part All the time, their were many belly-flops. My absolute favorite is when she would recite OUTLOUD "chicken, airplane, zoom" to help her remember how to swim that stroke. What a goof!