Saturday, November 3, 2012

Busy Bees

Well, another busy weekend has come and gone.  Vanderbilt played St.Xavier for their first exhibition game and won!  We are going to be terrible this year, but their Freshman class looks promising.  I wasn't able to go to the game, so Ben took Parker.  He had a great time and was cheering and jumping up and down.  He also LOVED the popcorn.  FYI, the best popcorn in the city can be found at Memorial Gym.

Today Ben and I started our Couch to 5K program.  We knew that it would be rough because we've been couch dwellers for the past several months.  We got started early and thought we could beat the crowds.  Little did we know that a group of about 70 people would be running a 50 mile race!  Yes, you read that correctly a 50 mile race.  So, to add insult to injury, the chubby kids were barely getting by with our first 1.5 mile and the professionals are out there running and enjoying themselves.  It was embarrassing.  I mean, we should be cheering these people on, not the other  way around!  But, it was motivating. Every single one of those runners had to start where we are.  They may not have been as round, but they had to start with their first mile, just like us.  So, we're just going to take this one day at a time and see how it goes.  Who knows, maybe next year Ben and I will be running our marathon cheering on a couple of beginners.  We stretched well after the run and our shoes were great.  I had a bit of trouble with my legs, but I think I just need to run through the pain.  They need to get stronger and it will on happen by running and not giving up.  We run again on Tuesday.

We also had my nephew's 7th birthday party today.  It was angry bird themed.  Jenn had her backyard decked out with carnival like games, music, a popcorn machine, etc.  Here are some pictures:

Here's our game with the balloons and balls.  It was a big hit!

Child size hamster ball, for....

Angry Birds! You can see the blocks set up in the back


After Carson blew out his candles, he flung the bird over to the other cake and knocked the pigs down.  It was cute.

We had such a fun time celebrating with family, and Carson always has the best birthdays!  Happy Birthday Buddy, you're the coolest kid!

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