It's a frosty late March day. Since we were stuck indoors, Judah made a big pot of warm soup. He used the recipe from his personal cook book, a gift from his Auntie Lindz. The ever so important ingredient of alphabet pasta was supplied by Nana and Grandpa. They found the organic whole grain alphabet letters at Trader Joe's. We need a Trader Joe's In Wichita so bad!!!
Judah has a great family. He has a huge, great family. 6 Grandparents, two cousins, and aunts and uncles coming out the wazoo! They range from age 12-90 years old.
Judah got to spend some special time with two of his Aunts this week. Judah's Great Great Aunt Faye is 90 years young and loves playing with Judah. Earlier in the week she asked if he'd come over during spring break and help her decorate her tree with Easter eggs for the spring. He was so excited. He wanted to go do it right then and there. He didn't care that Aunt Faye had things to do, he was ready. After we told him
we'd have to wait until she had time he became to constant questioner, "Is today the day I go to Aunt Faye's?" After tears poured down his face Monday, we called to see if she was available that evening. She was busy and he was beside himself. We set a date for Thursday afternoon.
Every morning he rose and asked, "Is today the day I go to Aunt Faye's?"
Finally the time came and we were on our way to Faye's house. When we pulled in to the drive he jumped out of the car and left me in his dust. He walked in to find an extra special surprise, not only was Great Great Aunt Faye there, but Great Aunt Nancy was there too. She'd come to town to join us for some spring break fun.
By this point it was hard to tell who was more excited, Judah or Aunt Faye. Judah was pulling eggs out of the closet and Faye was running around the house trying to get the rest of the supplies. Finally the eggs were strung and we were able to head out and hang them.
I love that Judah gets
these experiences. How many kids get to hang out with their Great and Great Great Aunts? I hope Judah cherishes these times and remembers them always.
I Love St. Patrick's Day! I don't know why. I always have. Kenton and I met on St. Patrick's day. But even before that, I've always loved it. Even the year my parents insisted I wear the sea foam green sweater, that I hated, to go bumper bowling didn't spoil my love of this random holiday.
Kenton and I are going to go out tonight and Judah is spending the evening with his Meme. So, he and I celebrated the Irish holiday all day together.
He was adorned in green, as all should be on this day. His father somehow forgot to wear green. So, after Judah pinched him, he lent him a sticker and a homemade "St. Patrick's Day leaf" to wear.
We joined the other 3/4 of the city and went to the zoo today and hit Sonic for happy hour to top the afternoon off.
But before we got going, I honored my mom by continuing one of her traditions. I dyed his lunch time milk green. We always had corned beef and cabbage as a St. Pat's meal and my mom always dyed our milk green. It somehow seemed to taste better to me when it was green. I didn't make cabbage or corned beef, but I did keep with the theme. Judah had green eggs, green peas, green apple sauce and of course green milk. He's lactose intolerant so it was soy milk, but it still turns green just fine. As I served the all green meal to Judah on his green plate he painted, he piped up and made me smile, "mmm my milk taste better because it's green!"
Here's to all thing tasting better, because they're green! Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Today is Kenton's 27th Birthday. Yeah!!! Happy Birthday. Ironically, it's also National Women's Day. (Ironically?)
Anywho. The celebrating began yesterday when a larger than life Dodgeball game took place in Kenton's honor. He was reamed in the tenders, lost balance and smacked his elbows on the concrete, and has a nice upper thigh bruise to brag about in the locker room. Can you say Birthday fun?
The day concluded with a dining experience at Genghis Grill. Awesome concept, great food, but incredibly long wait. So, we had lots of time to stand in line or watch each other stand in line.
This morning as Judah and I were making coffee and breakfast for Kenton we headed in to wake the sleeping beauty for his late birthday morning.
The scene was too priceless to not capture.
Wow! 27 looks great on him right?
To be fair, he caught me back in September when the clock rolled over to my birthday.So 27, may not be our best looking year, but we're going to have fun with it!
This blog was started in the spring of 2006. Then, it was just a way to keep connected with my friends and family. Surprisingly a few months later, I ran my first mile and it became more of a personal diary about my love affair with running.
Read as I attempt to balance my life as a full time Mommy, wife, and runner.
For kicks here's what my original BIO read...wow how life changes!
"As my list of favorites indicate, I'm a total Mom. I wouldn't have guessed that the 24 year old me could only think up childrens movies, songs, and books when asked what my favorites were, but so be it. I hope I've remained kinda cool, for a wife and mother that is :)"