Thursday, June 26, 2008

Running with the Cows

You've heard of people who run with the bulls in Pamplona, right? Well, not me! I run with the cows near Hawktree. At least there is no chance of getting gored. Here's what they do - I run past, and they watch me, just like this:

Chewin' cud, swishin' tails, and trying to figure out what's chasing me. I need to start taking my camera on runs, so you can see all the cows, squirrels, deer, bunnies, and bullsnakes I encounter. I need to brang me a bow'n arro & shewt me sum LUNCH all up in hurr.

The Y track is closed while they tear out the north wall and make our YMCA officially Freakin' Huge, so I have to run outside. I can't do it during normal hours because of lack of child care, so I got up early whilst everyone was still sleeping, and was on the road by 6 this morning.

Well. I knew this already, but it's very hilly where I live. At first it's fine - almost all downhills. So the out: good. The back: not so good. But that's ok. Hills are good for my training. Maybe not so much in 80% humidity though.

See this cute little bouquet of flowers? DJ made it for me with Legos. They got a bunch of oddly shaped Legos during their visit to LegoLand in Minneapolis a few weeks ago.

And now...

Seven-Year-Old Wisdom:
DJ: I just tasted myself, and I taste DISGUSTING!

Three-Year-Old Wisdom:
(while he was sitting on the potty, I noticed an eyelash on his face, so I grabbed it)
Me: OK, blow, and make a wish.
Mason: (blow)
Me: What did you wish for?
Mason: Ummm, a house.
Me: We already have a house, silly!
Mason: A door?
Me: We have lots of doors.
Me: How about World Peace?
Mason: (looking excited) We don't have any of that!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Things They Say

Heard from my basement full of rowdy boys:

"Oh man, I'm gonna need a helmet!"

Not really something a mother wants to hear.

And tonight, while eating dinner:

Mason: There was this huuuuuuuuuuge lightning crash today!
Adam: And then Mason pooped in his pants.

It's true. He came running up the stairs for a hug after the loud thunder, then asked if I would check to see if he pooped in his underwear. I guess you could say today's thunderstorms scared the crap out of him.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Yellow and Blue

OTHER than running... haha... there are lots of things happening these days! The boys have started their summer sports, I'll try to get some pictures put up next week.

But this week, the focus is on ADAM! He graduated from preschool in May, and here's a picture of him receiving his diploma.

And - the last week of May, Adam completed Taekwondo testing and became a yellow belt! The first three pictures are testing-in-progress, and the last 2 are pictures of proud new belt level kiddos.