We had a fun school activity yesterday. They had planned a triathlon for the kids. They started with a water balloon toss (which counted for the swimming). The kids then rode their bikes around the track one lap and ran around the track another lap. Pete got a good action shot of me and Phillip running. It's funny how we both have the same running gate ... ha! no wonder Phillip is always running into things. Below are pictures of the kids and all of their loot from the race. They got t-shirts, a running number, a hat, a water bottle, and a medal. So much fun! Phillip is enjoying a piece of watermelon after his half mile of exercise.
A lot of people thought it was sad that we didn't end up going to Hawaii. (we had buddy passes and the flight on Thursday didn't look good). But, it was actually really relaxing to take a break from work, home projects, and even a few days without the kids.
We ended up staying at Zermatt resort in Midway. They have a deal now that if you buy a room for $120 they give you $100 credit to spend at the resort. We had a breakfast buffet, I got a manicure, we got room service and even ordered a movie in the hotel room. It was a lot of fun without having to travel far.
We drove up to Cascade Springs. It was really pretty. I want to go up again so I can get some pictures with the flowers in bloom.
This was one of the more tedious endevours for our basement project. The cement cutters came on Monday to cut a window in our basement. But they left the whole thing intact. Pete had to push away cinderblocks and bricks from the outside in order to push the slab into the room. Now we had a 2 ton piece of cement in the basement, so Pete had to rent a jack-hammer to break it into pieces. Whew! Good job Pete!
We have had a busy few weeks. Phillip and Lily are having fun playing outside in the good weather. It's nice that they can play together buy themselves. I was able to plant my flowers and my potted vegetable garden. Pete has been busy with our basement projects.
We are sad to say that Mater got hit by a car. Luckily he didn't have to suffer too much. He just started chasing cars the past week. We were trying to be more careful about keeping him penned in. Well, we will miss the little guy even though we only had him for a few months.
Phillip has said some funny things lately. I was telling Lily 'no,' and Phillip said, 'Mommy, I'm mad to you that you say that." I tried to explain that I was teaching her right and wrong.. "just like I taught you right and wrong." Phillip said, "I teach myself right and wrong." ha! I asked him, "are you doing a good job?" He answered with an emphatic YES.
Lily's new thing is to wear my shoes around the house. She even gets upset when I'm wearing a pair of shoes that she likes. I took her to payless and she went crazy. She kept wanting to try on really sparkly shoes and she would walk to the mirror and spin around.
Here's one of my recipes that turned out good. I made BBQ chicken pizza. BBQ sauce, and chicken with a mixture of Gouda and mozzarella cheese. Toppings: red peppers, red onions, cilantro (add after baking).
Here is a cliff note version of my life:
I am married (to Pete), have 3 kids (Phillip, Lily, and Amelia) We have 7 chickens.
I enjoy cooking and random projects. The three kids are keeping me busy, so sorry if I don't update my blog as often :-)