Thursday, June 4, 2009

Happy Birthday to our sweet Kate!

We sure love our Kate-o. She brightens the day of anyone she is around. Here are my top 10 favorite things about Kate.

10. She is a smarty pants in school. She is a really good reader (almost a whole grade level ahead)

9. She is a loyal and sweet friend.

8. She is always so concerned about making good choices and ALWAYS wants to do whats right

7. She is the sweetest sister to her siblings

6. She's okay with trying new things...right now she is on a rugby team!

5. Her laugh is seriously contagious (it's not really a laugh...more like a giggle!)

4. She always goes the extra mile. It's not unusual for Kate to come up to me and ask me if there is anything she can do for me.

3. She is really good at sharing. What's hers can be yours if you just ask!

2. She is the perfect middle child for our family. So sweet and helpful with Claire and Jake and such a good companion for Abbie

1. I love the dimple that shows up on her nose when she smiles really big. Seeing it makes my day!!


Monday, June 1, 2009


What a fun Memorial weekend we had. We spent it up in Boulder. What a fun college town with so much to do. I ran the BolderBoulder 10k on Memorial day with 53,000 other runners. It was just a fun little family vacation. The kids love the excitement of staying in a hotel, eating the continental breakfast, and swimming in the pool.

I do have to say that I am not much of a runner but had so much fun running this race. The excitement of running it with so many other people was a thrill. There were bands, an Elvis impersonator, and lots of belly dancers along the route to keep us entertained. The finish line is inside the CU stadium and it was such a thrill running through the finish line with the stands full and your face on the jumbo tron.

Following the race we had a good time walking around downtown, checking out all the booths at the fair, and letting the kids get harnessed up to jump on the trampolines. I LOVE spending time with my family!!!

The finish line inside the stadium