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!!" :)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Harvest Festival

I've been playing the single mom role WAY too much the past 4 months... I am exhausted!! Travis gets home in about an hour... and he will be gone all next week again... but hopefully this is coming to an end soon. At least he gets to spend the weekend with us this time!!

Here are the kids last weekend... our town had a little Harvest festival. Both kids decorated a pumpkin for free :)
Here they are being silly -- this is one of their poses when they "show their muscles"I also picked up an adorable homemade "sweater skirt" for Evelyn at one of the craft booths -- I will take a picture when she wears it :)
Kids bath photos tonight:

Family photos tomorrow morning... keeping my fingers crossed for happy, smiling kiddos :)

In a little bit of a work-out rut lately... not because of a lack of energy/ambition... but a complete lack of TIME! I can't work out in the morning or night when Travis isn't around to stay home with the kids... UGH! I did run a 10K last weekend with some friends... and I thought for a second about trying another half-marathon in November (I was on the 8 week training program -- and still could be on track if I run 7-8 miles sometime this weekend) we'll see what happens.
All for now -- my book and bed are calling my name -- I am exhausted!


Brianne said...

Eric's been working some Saturdays. Let me know if Travis is out of town on a weekend and we could get together with the kids. I can watch the kids for you too if you just need time to run or have some alone time or whatever.

Melissa said...

Our kids are growing up way too fast aren't they? What adorable Harvest pics. I still have to get to a pumpkin patch.

AJ said...

I hear ya on the no time for working out issue!

Noah looks almost as big as Evelyn in those pics! Good luck with the family pictures!

michelle ahn said...

what - is travis a commercial airline pilot or something ?! ;P it is def tough when the hub isn't around on a daily (or even every other day!) basis to give us a break/some help! for the most part i'm used to it since b's sched has always been like this - but i'm not always ok/happy w/ it!

Kara said...

Great job on running the 10K. I am super impressed. I don't know how you manage to work full time, play the single mom role with Trav traveling, and then work out. Please send some of your energy and motivation. I am just happy if I manage to run on the weekend :) Hope we can catch up more this week. I miss you tons!! Also, look at your calendar and let me know of any long weekends you have early next year. I will find out what days I get off around Christmas. I am planning a kids...just me out to visit the Vandervorts :)