Tuesday, November 18, 2008

i LOVE donuts

The other evening I am sitting on my butt watching little t.v. when I hear Brant in the kitchen yelling MA MA MA (because he doesn't say mommy or really anything else). I go in to check it out and this is what I find. He apparently spotted my dunkin donuts early in the day and was just waiting for the perfect opportunity to get his hands on some. He had moved my lunch box over the chair to help him up and he just wanted me to come in there to help him down. He managed to take bits out of two donuts and get chocolate and powder sugar all over him. Too cute.
I also just ran my 6th half marathon. I managed to run it in 2 hrs. and 18 mins. which is only 3 minutes slower than my fastest half ever, so i was pretty happy since that is about 10:44 mile pace. Felt great and have very little soreness. What soreness I did have was taken care of with a nice massage (and facial) that Josh had given me for my birthday. No plans to do anymore anytime soon but I am looking for a half to do in April. Brant will be running in his first race Thanksgiving day. It has almost became a tradition to run the Turkey Trot 10K (6.2 miles) on Thanksgiving morn. at the Univ. of Richmond. They have a kids .5 mile run which we are going to enter Brant. Should be interesting!!

Monday, November 10, 2008


I tried to get Brant to do something cute for the camera because I never seem able to capture those moments. All he wants to do is attack the camera-check it out. I think he thinks you were in the camera.

Josh, Sally (his mom) and Gabe (Sara's son) left early this morning to travel to Fort Campbell, KY for Sara's homecoming from Iraq. She will be getting in around 2am Wed. morn. It is very exciting to have her home and of course, a big relief. She is thinking she will be in Fort Campbell for a few months and then moved to Fort Eutiss in Newport News.


josh's "little" project has finally came to an end. He has definetly enjoyed building this massive play structure for his little man.
I was so concerned that he wasn't quite old enough to get up the ladder and rock wall that josh had to build a handicap ramp up the back.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Anyone want some cookies??

For our 3rd annual halloween party, I dressed up as a girl scout and josh was a boy scout. My girl scout costume was a little risque-nothing you've ever seen a girl scout wear before. I even had a girl scout cookie box but it was filled with jello shooters. I was able to find a real boy scout leader outfit from a guy I work with-it fit great. Because he is such a honest boy scout-he had to work the door most of the night. We had a great time, as did everyone else there.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Monkey Boy

Brant's first halloween was great. I finally found him this costume at Old Navy for $5 (couldn't believe it-benefits of waiting till the last minute) I struggled with him all week to wear it, he had some kind of fear of it, not sure what that was about-oh, and if ya don't know, his nickname is monkey, i called him that right after I delivered cause he looked like a monkey with big eyes and black hair everywhere. Halloween night we forced it on him and then had to drag him outside. He was a little weirded out about going up to peoples houses but once he saw his twin cousins, Stephen and Stephanie, do it a few times he was ready. He got so good at going up to people's houses, he even went inside one and tried to climb their stairs. It was hilarious! Although, he couldn't say trick or treat, he did say bye to everyone at least ten times. He has mastered hi and bye. I tried to get a close picture of his lip but that is nearly impossible so this is as good as it gets. It still looks a tad bit swollen to me and he does has a little scar. I couldn't believe how fast it healed and how well he took it.

He is a total daddy's boy right now. He refused to let me carry him. Josh would have to carry him in between houses while I would take the kids to the house. Love that banana in his pocket! It even had a tail on the back.