Monday, March 30, 2009
**I also ran my first ever REAL race Saturday morning. I ran track for a few years in middle school/high school and I participated in charity run/walks over the years, but this was the first race that I trained for and set out to RUN...for a time! I was scheduled to run a 10K, but once I saw the weather, I decided 5K would be good enough..ha! It was pouring rain and freezing cold, but I LOVED it. Now I know why running is so addicting. It sure isn't because it's 'fun,' at least not in my opinion..haha! However, I loved everything about the race. I love a good challenge and running is NOT something that I am naturally good at, so this has all been a big challenge for me. I like to try something, master it and move on, but running is not at all like that. I think I could run for the rest of my life and never be a 'runner!' Anyways, I was pleased with how I did. I knew I was hanging around the middle of the pack, and that was my goal. We got our results in yesterday and I finished 55th over all, and 22nd over all for the women. There were about 140 people running the 5K, so I will happily take that! :) The winner was a high schooler that finished in 16 min!!! HOLY COW! That's insanity to me! haha! For those of you familiar with the area, the winner was LEAVING Horner Park as I was entering....hahaha!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
I snuck and got a picture of Scott trying to block the window (which I am NOT against, by the way..haha!, I just don't want him to shoot the bird).
Bebo's response.....'thanks, for the extra perch, Dude!'
**Anyways, after gymnastics we went to lunch at the Bread Company, then home for some more fun. We took a walk down to the water, so Abby could feed the ducks and fish. It was such a nice day!
That night, Scott and I had tickets to Cirque Dreams, Jungle Fantasy! We got to do to dinner first and then the show. It was AMAZING!! I think I was more amazed by the athletes than the actual show. They have NO fat...anywhere...haha! I think the average percent of body fat for the entire cast is maybe 1%. It was an awesome show.
**Thanks, for coming to keep the girls, Mom! We appreciate it more than we could ever express!! And, I know they loved every min. of it, too!
Abby was dying to go outside the other day, and it was a little chilly and getting ready to rain. I told her that if we went out, she had to bundle up. She went in her room for a minute and came out and said, 'I'm ready!' hahaha! I am digging the sock-glove!
And, this is how I find Olivia after every nap.....
happy and half-naked! haha! I don't know how she gets undressed, but she does. I am assuming she just kicks the snaps open. Who knows with her! :)
Abby is always planning tea parties, wrapping gifts for people, etc. She is such a sweet and giving little girl. She always wants to give gifts and make things for people, and when we have 'parties' there is always a seat for EVERYONE that we know. She is truly such a thoughtful little thing. I just love it!
Friday, March 27, 2009
(And, yes...the DISCLAIMER I have to put on here, since some people that don't know us might not have a sense of humor, I will not TRULY shoot my husband in the ass with a pellet gun, it's just a warning...however, if he does shoot the bird, he will pay dearly for it in some manner, probably monetary, as I might just go out and buy her a nice new pet bird to keep in the house...hahahaha!)
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Abby and Nanny collected some pine cones, so we painted them today.
Very nice, Abby! :)
And, Olivia...being Olivia! haha! This is the GOOFIEST child I have ever seen. It is so crazy how different she is from Abby. Abby was and is always so cautious, makes sure every situation is to her liking before proceeding-ha!, never has or did put anything in her mouth, chew on things, etc. Olivia, on the other hand, is OUT OF CONTROL! She is into EVERYTHING, everything goes straight into her mouth. She tries to steal all our food, drink, anything we are holding. She is fast and just goes! We had to drop her crib to almost the lowest level, because it was just a matter of time before she got out. Abby never climed out of her crib, and I think Olivia will be attempting it before she's 1! haha! She is just so silly and fun. She's going to be one of those people whose life is a party everyday! I just love it. She acts so much like my sister, and that is a VERY VERY good thing! :) I would have it no other way! She will crawl/scoot onto her Boppy and flip on her back so she can hang upside down over it...that is her favorite thing to do these days! ha!
Abby isn't in preschool, yet. For one, she is a Decemeber baby, so she still has 2 full years before she starts Kindergarten, and she is involved in so many other activites, we just haven't been in a hurry to start her, yet. However, I try to make sure we do lots of learning activities. Nothing big, just activities that we work into our day. Yesterday, we learned about mixing colors to make other colors. She loved it. Her favorite was yellow and blue make green. I think she used the entire bottle of blue and yellow paint.
They look like two little old ladies in this picture! ha!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Monday we met our friends at the park and played for a few hours.
After the park, we went to get ice cream. Olivia is such a little celebrity among all the kiddos. It's so sweet!
First time in her swing! Abby was SO excited for her! :) Olivia loved it!
Pure Joy on the face of your kiddo...nothing better!
Early stages of landscaping!
Sitting like a big girl in her other stroller!...watching Abby, her favorite thing to do! :)
Hold on, Olivia!
Monday, March 16, 2009
And, a super sweet baby, too! She loves putting on a show for us. The more people watching her, the better and the more she hams it up.
Abby working on his banner! :)
We let him sleep in. Abby was SO excited when he finally got up (he only slept until 8:30, but it felt like all day to her-ha!)
- The Utley Crew
- Welcome to our life! :) Our life seems to be a constant 3 ring circus these days, but we have a lot of fun, laugh a lot and enjoy every minute of it (okay...almost every minute-haha!) Scott and I have been married for almost 9 years, and we are the parents of 2 amazing daughters, and another little one on the way. This blog is a way to keep in touch with family and friends. It also serves as a 'year book' of sorts for our family. Enjoy!!