One day while driving along with the kiddos, we passed two women running together on the sidewalk. Evelyn was all excited and yelled, "Look mommy, cool runner girls like you!!" :)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Good News All Around!!

There is a bunch of good news in this post :)

1) I went for my longest run tonight since I hurt my foot. 4 miles pain free -- and could have went further, but didn't want to add mileage too quickly and risk getting hurt again. Yay -- feeling like I might be able to get back into a running routine again!!
2) (please don't be judge-y about this one... I have been feeling like a big fat failure... this is SUCH a relief!!) Had a "potty party" for Evelyn tonight at ChuckECheese. She has been diaper free for about 2 weeks now --- AND -- without accidents! Seriously -- all it took was for Evelyn to want to do it -- and she did it. (not a single accident since she decided she wanted to use the toilet) Stubborn little girl! She had me so stressed for so long... I was about to seek therapy :) For her, it was a combination of being afraid of the toilet --- and good old-fashioned "I don't want to do it because I know that you want me to do it". Grrr!!! I should have known she was going to be stubborn when she was breech and refused to flip around in the womb!! Oh well -- I will look back and laugh... someday.
Had to laugh at Noah in this huge monster truck -- he loved it!3) Our annual Vandervort family vacation is coming up!! We will be with my in-laws and Chuck, Kim & Lola. This year we are driving to beautiful Leavenworth, Washington. I have Friday, Monday & Tuesday off -- should be fun!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Happy Anniversary to Us :)

Hard to believe it has been 6 years... We had a date-night last night to celebrate. Here are a couple pics:
Here we are at the gum wall that is behind Pike Place Market in front of a small theatre -- gross, huh?!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

3 on 1

I babysat my niece Lola last night so Chuck & Kim could have a night out. She is such a sweet little girl! Here is a picture of the three kiddos playing together: Today at my gym was "Free Kids Club Day" --- Thank the Lord!! The man upstairs was looking out for me :) He knew that I needed some good sweat time for stress relief! The weekends seem long sometimes when Travis is out of town.
After Lola left I took the kids to the gym. They had fun playing with all the new toys there -- they also have a huge climbing area with a slide. When we were leaving Evelyn said "it was kinda like gymnastics". Two thumbs up :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Random Adventures

I have been feeling as if I don't have a lot to post about recently... Travis is traveling a TON, and I am just trying to "keep my head above water" and stay somewhat sane while he is out of town. Here are a few pictures from the past week or so...
I took the kids to the fire station after "school" one day. The kids are always pointing out the fire trucks when we drive by... so I took them there to check them out up close. The fireman was really nice -- put Noah up in the driver's seat -- it was so cute! They also had free coloring books for the kids and honorary fireman badge-type stickers. I guess they get a lot of kids/families that just drop in!!
Here is a picture from one of the rare days that Travis was in town. Our town had a parade/festival that we checked out. It was a beautiful day and we all had a great time :)This picture is just to highlight how Noah sleeps at night... with his butt up in the air. He has two blankets in there -- but they always end up at the end of the bed. Pretty cute, huh?? :)