Archive for September 25th, 2011

September 25, 2011

Technical Trouble and a New Sport

 Good morning! I hope you are all having an amazing weekend so far!

Like I said yesterday, our Saturday was definitely surprising. Our day was beautiful, we had some adventure, and when we finally sat down for dinner…I found myself completely flabbergasted. (Yes, flabbergasted!)

Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve said, “this is just ridiculous…this is crazy-town!”

That was our Saturday afternoon. I was snapping photos like nobody’s business…and last night, I was thinking about all the fun I’d have sharing it.

The epic failure of me forgetting my USB cable for my camera at work is definitely going to put a damper on that though. 😦

I promise to get you all the messy juicy details, in full glory, tomorrow. It will be well worth the wait, especially for my midwest friends…who I believe will have the same reaction to our afternoon as I did!

In the meantime, I wanted to share with you some fun we had Thursday evening that I hadn’t gotten up yet.

Growing up, I didn’t really play any sports. I wasn’t very athletic at all actually. As I’ve grown up, I’ve realized it was not because I didn’t have it in me…I was just never really exposed to it.

Because of this, it has always been really important to me to allow the Bean the opportunity to try sports, be a part of them with her, and have fun with it.

Thursday evening, we took the baseball out for a game of catch. At first, the Bean was a little leery of the catcher’s mitt.  

 But, like with everything else…she decided she was going to Rock It!

 We had such a great time. The Bean is a natural…no really! She’s got a great  arm on her! I think it is so important to get out there with your kids and show them new, fun things. If you share in the fun with them, they’re going to be more likely to want to continue to share with you as they get bigger!

After our game, we headed in to make some dinner. Nothing quite hits the spot on a warm evening like the perfect wedge salad and hot-from-the-oven beer bread.

 

 We make our wedge with tons of cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, bacon and blue cheese. Yumm! 

 Now, I am off for an easy (as in, slow…not actually easy!) 5 miler. Our marathon relay is next Sunday and I am super excited. Last year, this specific race was one of the most memorable events of the summer! I can’t wait to share it iwth you!

Speaking of sharing, I promise to get our crazy weekend up for you tomorrow! Sorry for the technical trouble!

I’m thinking about getting the Bean started in some sort of running program. She has been asking me to for two years. How do you guys feel about kids running? Is there a “right age” to get them started?