Monday, May 12, 2014

Sunny Days

We've had some sporadic nice weather lately.  It makes me excited for when I can walk for more than 20 minutes!  But in the meantime, we are trying to do fun simple things.

Decided to start Briz on golfing this summer.  We have practiced a bit in our front yard and she is way more into it than I expected.  She gets very focused and spends a lot of time trying to get the ball in the hole.  Might help if we mowed our lawn :)

I love it that she still loves bubbles.  Cheapest and easiest form of entertainment in the sunshine.  I hope she likes bubbles until she is 16.  That's realistic right?

We signed up for the Lake Oswego Lake Run.  And when I say we, I mean Nick and Briz.  I was jealous until I heard how hard the 10k was.  I felt like I got a good enough workout just walking to the finish line.  I was definitely doing my own huffing and puffing and sweating!  I admittedly sort of like freaking people out when they see.  Most places I go people look at me very concerned as if I am about to drop a baby right there.

Nick is a maniac and doesn't train at all.  I am excited for him because he gets to run in two Epic Relays this summer.  He has spent so long working at them, but now he gets to enjoy them.  It will be fun next year when we can run in them together!

The Papworths joined us at the Lake Run.  Briz was a little brokenhearted when she realized that her Dad is not the fastest in the world.   Michael is a running fool.

In between the 10k and the Kids Dash, they had a festival, or as Briz pronounced it, a "Vestibal."  They got balloon animals, face painting, blow up slides, dance party, etc.  

Here they are attempting to pose with their face painting, but they just look like they are in pain.

Getting pumped at the start of the race.  Briz and Ella started out holding hands.

This race was a bit wimpy, it was like 4 blocks of running.  But I was still surprised at how focused Briz was.  I had to prep her before that she wasn't going to win (cause I didn't want to deal with a meltdown afterwards), but she seemed to understand.  Even still, she booked it.  I think she was like the third or fourth kid to finish out of a lot.  Maybe she does have Nick's genes after all.

She wanted a medal, but had to settle for a lousy ribbon.

Here Briz is doing some outdoor painting with some homemade paints.  I love how she wants to be my helper most of the time.  She was getting really frustrated when her painting wasn't as neat as she would have liked, so we worked on doing "messy painting"  with this activity.

Love the sunshine!  Will love it even more in a month or two when this big baby is out of me.


Amander N said...

I voted for Matilda in your poll. I don't know if it registered it, though. I like Geneva as well.

Also, you need to post pictures of yourself.

Meredith said...

I love the painful face painting picture. That cracked me up.
You seem to be killing this whole bed rest and be a good mom thing. So many creative activities with Briz. I am impressed.

Meredith said...

I tried to vote and it also didn't register it.