Sunday, November 16, 2014

Fall Running!

After the sweat fest that is summer, it's always nice when fall arrives and it's a little cooler!  There are tons of races to choose from this time of year, but I had signed up for the Prairie Fire back to back challenge on New Years Eve when fees were super low.  I signed up for the spring 5K and fall half. Training went much better this year.  Last year we had to put Jasmine to sleep just a few weeks before the race.  After that, my IT band flared up and I just didn't feel like running at all.  Because of that, I didn't finish quite like I'd hoped but it was still a great experience.  

This year, training went much better even though I did start to feel a bit burnt out towards the end.  I was a little nervous at the starting line but having friends with me always helps!

 Eric and the kids really got into their sign making this year and spent a lot of time the day before making some super funny signs!

They were there cheering for me at mile 2, 5 and 8, then met me at the finish line!  Seeing them every few miles is such an encouragement!

Since my IT band managed to behave itself this year, I was able to take off over 16 min from last year.  Afterwards, I was feeling fairly certain I would not be running the half again next fall, especially since I'd gotten so burnt out.  Monday morning though as I rolled my sore body out of bed, I thought....I can do that faster!  ;-)

The next weekend was the Winfield Food Pantry 5k.  Katie and I did this together last year for her first 5K and I think it will become a tradition that we always run this together, just the two of us!

She wanted to us to be "twinsies" so we both wore black tights and pink sweatshirts.  She did awesome and improved her time almost 10 min from last year!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Soccer and Cheerleading

We didn't just have soccer this fall, we had a little cheerleader too!  Katie participated in the cheer chicks cheer clinic and got to perform at one of the football games!  She loved it and can't wait until she's in 3rd grade and can cheer for youth football.

Katie is in the middle row, 4th from the right side.

Kelton had another great soccer season.  He loves playing forward and is learning to remember it's okay to pass and let someone else take the shot who might be in a better position.  Still, he scored a handful of goals and continues to just love to play.

After a couple weeks rest, basketball is getting ready to start and we're hoping to find a gymnastics or dance class for Katie.  Always busy!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

School is back in session!

School started back up almost two months ago and as usual, the kids are loving it!  Kelton is in 5th grade, his last year at the grade school!  Katie is in 1st grade, which seems so much older than kindergarten!

They love it when school starts and I'm so grateful that they do, but it's always so hard for me to send them back.  I love having spending time with them in the summer!  It's always so hard not to cry!

 I'm not sure they manage to destroy their backpacks every year, but they do!  So thank goodness for Kohls and 30% off.  I was able to get Kelton a camo one and Katie's has ladybugs!

 Something even more new this year was that they both got glasses after a visit to the eye dr.  Kelton needs to wear his all the time but Katie's are just for school work and reading.

The day after they started school, Konny started his last year of Pre-K.  I will readily admit that I'm having regular panic attacks about sending him to kindergarten next year.  I seriously can't talk about it without crying.  He can't wait though!

We are are so blessed to have such fabulous teachers and staff in our schools!  I love being able to treat them for loving my kids all year!

I'm the Box Tops coordinator again this year so don't forget to clip and send them our way if you're not already saving for another school!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Mulvane Old Settlers 2014

The Saturday of Old Settlers is a long fun (tiring) day!  We get up in the morning and run the road race.  Even Konnor ran this year!  Then we watch the parade.  Then we hit up the carnival for treats and rides!