Thursday, September 25, 2008

Emma, my Prima Donna

This past month has flown by so fast I can't believe that next week is October! We have had a great month playing, starting preschool, decorating for the fall and just enjoying our time.

In the past month Emma decided that she was going to be a ballerina for Halloween. I don't have any idea where she got this idea but am more than happy to buy a ballerina costume that will actually work or when she starts dance! So today we went to the store to pick out her leotard and I realized (I don't know why I didn't catch on before!) that she had definate opinions about her costume. I was naturally going for a long sleeved leotard while she as insistant on have a sleeveless black one. We made a compromise and she got the sleeveless but realizes that she will need to wear a sweater when the actual day comes around! She looked so cute today trying it on and then for the past 3 hours just dancing around and showing me what she could do. I don't think I ever was that excited about any Halloween costume I had. In my family you always had to go to the basement and figure out a costume from the hand me downs. I was never anything really exciting and I don't think my mom ever made or bought me a costume. I didn't realize that there was anything different!:)

On a side note, Claire this past Tuesday took 5 steps on her own!!!! Yes, I know that it was only 5 but she was holding the hula hoop at kindermusic and all of a sudden she was walking. Of course when she realized that she had done it she fell down crying but I am so thrilled! The day of not having to carry her everywhere is coming soon. I can feel it:)

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Emma's 1st day of Pre-school

Last Thursday Emma had her first official day of pre-school. I say official because on Tuesday she had a meet and greet with her teacher. She is quite lucky because she has one of her best friends and neighbors Luke in her class. As Luke's parents and I took the kids in I did not expect to fill a little bit sad.
Emma on the other hand was soooooo excited that she set her clothes out the night before with everything. Her undies and head band along with shoes, dress and sweater, "in case she gets chilly". When I took her to her class I helped her hang her backpack on the rack and she just waltzed right in never looking back. I would like to think that I have raised such a strong and independent little girl but I do realize that the majority of her confidence comes from her personality.

In a nut shell, I am so happy that Emma is now getting to go to school 2 days a week and sad that she really is growing up. The days seem long but the time truly does fly by.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Logan 1/2 marathon

On August 23 I achieved a goal I set for myself last April. I wanted to try and get back in to shape since I haven't been since high school and started running again. With the help of my cousin Alan and Elizabeth's running advice I set small goals with the big goal being to run a 1/2 marathon. I didn't need to do it fast, I just wanted to run the entire way and have the sense of accomplishment of running 13 miles.

So here are the pictures to prove it! I ran with Kent's niece Ally and her dad Jeff. They were awesome and I was so happy to have company. Now I need help...does anyone have any other ideas of how to stay motivated with the fitness program? I am not sure I am ready for a full marathon (since I swore I would never run one!) but need something. I work much better with goals!

If you have any ideas I am always open to suggestions!:)