we are back at it. it's a million degress outside. school has started. summer is over. i am sad about it (because it was so, so good) but we were ready. and somehow, even though he was born just a couple of years ago, and was a super-chunky fluffy-headed toddler just last year, ben is now a first grader. how can that be? hooooooow?
here's a peek at the week:
ran walked ran/walked the hottest half 10k. at some point, i thought it was a good idea which is why i signed up in the first place. i knew well into mile two that it might not have been the best idea afterall. good lord, a billion degrees under direct sunlight. but the race started and finished at community beer company (mmmm, the witbier) and my sweet family was there to cheer me on as always, which made all of the sweat and all of the walking worth it.
my daddio is training for a FULL MARATHON, folks. he is fifty-six years old and decided that it's either now or never. that man is a machine. plus, he knocked out a half marathon in the heat like nobody's business.
2) to reward ourselves for stupidly running a race in ridiculous heat, we ate copius amounts of fried chicken that evening and used some family birthdays as an excuse.
3) even though i was jsut potty-training him yesterday and feeding him a bottle the day before, my benjamin started the FIRST grade. FIRST! what? it bewilders me.
and as if that isn't bad enough, he has developed the attitude of a thirteen year old girl, he flips his hair, he says things like "dude" and "man", and plays the air-drums all the time.
this is when momma tries to "get it together".
hugging good-bye. sweet boys.
day two (because he was too embarrassed to take this picture on day one).
man, sometimes it's hard to imagine how my heart can handle this whole parenthood thing. i feel like it's hanging on my a thread most days.
looking forward to going to a concert with marcy tonight and enjoying our long weekend ahead.
how are you? what are you looking forward to?