Friday, September 19, 2014

Taking Some Time

I am temporarily taking a blog hiatus. Thank you for tuning in over the last 7 years. I will continue to enjoy motherhood and take pictures documenting our adventures and someday I'll pop back on here to fill you all in. In the meantime I'm taking a detox from all sorts of social media and focusing on what's really important.

Take care blog family.  

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

My Peeps

Seriously. This is my family. 
This is what happens when you have 5 children and they multiple. They provide an enormous amount of support for me and I love them. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Soccer Game #2

Thankful for a photographer mom/friend who takes great pictures during the game. Since i'm assistant coaching I'm unable to.

My job as seen below is to sit with the players on the side lines and try to keep them focused on the game. Olive's job is to just be cute. She's realllllly good at it :)

Other people think so too. Haha

Oh and they won by the way. 3-1. Go Zanesfield!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Half Marathon Training

This made me laugh more than it should have. Mostly cause it describes my level of hunger on long run days AND on my late night at work. 

Sunday with the help of Brad we coursed out a new long run since i was getting bored with my usual route and because i also need to increase mileage at this point. The weather has cooled down some recently and that really makes my runner self super happy! 

This route was nice. A decent portion was shaded which is GREAT but it was also pretty hilly. That's ok though, it will help me get stronger.

Next run should be somewhere near 10 miles. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Go Crew!

Zanesfield soccer was fortunate enough to be asked by the Columbus Crew to attend a game and have the kids walk the players onto the field. So cool! I love going to a Crew game. The stadium is really nice and clean and there really isn't bad seats anywhere but we just happened to have really awesome seats.

Crew won 3-0.  I think Dane had a great time.

Dane with a few of his fellow team members and 1st grade friends.

Joe and Dane. This Is the 2nd year these two have played soccer together and they also played baseball together in the Spring. This year they also got the same teacher!! 

Dane has now reached the 'I'm much too cool to have my photo taken esp with my mom phase'. What a goober. I'm totally cool ;)

Friday, September 5, 2014

Olive Goes To Preschool!

Olive had her 1st day of Preschool on Thursday morning. My dad is so kind to shuttle her to and from. I was able to block out my schedule and head over there to see her. To say I was a bit nervous is an understatement. Olive can be a bit dramatic, moody and shy so it could have been a disaster. However, it went GREAT! 

Fingers crossed for Tuesday when she officially gets dropped off. 

She really seems to like Mrs. Deb. I was happy to see her interacting with her. She didn't talk to any of the other kids which is pretty typical of her in group settings so I'm excited to see her grow in this area and learn to make friends.

Later this day Dane had his first soccer game. Zanesfield vs. Zanesfield.
 It was a tie. 1 to 1.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Coney Island

We took the long weekend as an opportunity to decompress and clear our minds. For awhile we'd wanted to check out Coney Island in Cincinnati. 

First stop was the water park. 

Then a giant pretzel snack.

After a few hours at the water park we headed to the amusement park stopping at this mini roller coaster first. Olive was so excited but screamed 
in terror the entire time. When asked If she wanted to ride I
it again she said "No Way". 

Coney Island was nice because they had a ton of rides that smaller children could do.

Paddle boats.

Glitter tattoos.

We stayed all day. Stayed in a nice hotel and ate at a yummy Japanese Steakhouse where i ate way to much sushi. The next day we had plans to go to the Childrens museum but decided not too.