We have had the busiest week and a half!
It all started with us driving up to Cookeville last Wednesday and then taking the kids to Lake Winnie on Friday. We had taken Emma last Memorial Day and called it her “special day” so she was super pumped when we told her we were going back. I love me some Lake Winnie! But I will say that the next time we go we will wait until the temperature is under 100 degrees. It was so stinking hot that we were all drenched in sweat from the moment we stepped out of the van. In fact, when we loaded up to go home that afternoon the van said it was 105 outside. It took several minutes and it slowly went down to like 98 or something but it was crazy hot. Luckily noone got sunburnt!
On Saturday morning George and I headed over to Algood Elementary because we had noticed a sign for a 5k. We had planned on running anyways so why not help out a good cause? This was only my 2nd 5k race and since I’ve been running alot recently, I was hoping to have a better time. Somehow I got my best time ever-3.26 miles in 29:10! I was absolutely thrilled! After the race they told us the course was a little longer than a 5k so I was even happier with my time. George finished with his best time too at 27:34. It was a great way to start our morning. My newest goal is to run the Women’s Half Marathon in September in Nashville. I’m really nervous about training and completing it but I really want to do it.
After the 5k we went to watch Isaac play soccer and then we went down to the country to celebrate Ru-Rus’s 60th birthday! George and I started dating the year he turned 50 which is so hard to believe!
It was so peaceful at the country (except for the snake incident) and all of the grandkids had a blast. Emma just loves the country house and was ready to go back the next day. Here’s some pictures…
One of the kid’s favorite things was being pulled by the lawnmower! Aunt Beth and George rode them around the property several times and they all just loved it. So sweet!
For Ru-Rus’s birthday Aunt Beth found these cute kid chairs at Lowe’s that match the chairs at the country. We got him 4 of his favorite things-honey buns, chips ahoy, fudge sticks, and a pack of Dr. Pepper and each kid held one.
The kids loved helping Ru-Rus open his presents!
As usual it is impossible to get all of them to look at the camera at the same time. I LOVE Isaac’s expression though!
Here’s all 4 sweet little cousins!
Gabby made Ru-Rus’s favorite dessert-Striped Delight and it was wonderful!
Happy Birthday Ru-Rus! We enjoyed spending your birthday at the country!
We’ve had a really busy week since coming home. Emma has been taking swimming lessons with Ms. Masi and she’s also been attending VBS at school. Throw in my personal training sessions/gym time and I have been exhausted! I’ve been making Emma nap in the afternoons since VBS is from 6-8:30 and that’s given me some quiet relaxing time. She’s been loving VBS and I’m sure she’ll be sad when it’s over tomorrow. She’s such a big girl when we drop her off too. Since she goes to school there she’s used to the building and knows some of the volunteers which has made it easy. She just goes right in and is ready for me to leave. It makes me happy in a way to see her adjust so easily but it also makes me sad to see her growing up. I’m already having a hard time knowing her 5th birthday is quickly approaching and before I know it she’ll be in Kindergarten.
Here’s one last picture for the night. The other day I jumped in the shower for 2 seconds and normally I put Hudson in his pack n play or high chair but since I was just rinsing off really quick I just let him play in my bedroom with Emma. Right after I got in the shower I heard Emma yell that he had gotten up on something. I got out and noticed he had climbed up onto our massive bed and he was snuggling with Emma watching cartoons. I had to grab the camera because they were so cute. I LOVE LOVE LOVE to see them interacting together. He has started biting & pulling her hair at times but for the most part they get along so well and he just adores his big sister. Gosh I just love them!