Yep, today is Thursday... that's about all I have to say, aren't you glad you stopped by?
I think I have a wee bit of "blogger's block" so bare with me as I throw out some randomness.
Today is picture day at my kids' school. This means that after spending the last couple of weeks trying to decide what they should wear to best bring out their cheery dispositions and beautifully cheesy smiles we finally decided on some outfits last night after they should have already been in bed. This morning meant a shower for Calvin so his hair could look cool and stylishly curly but not like he just rolled out of bed like it usually does (because he usually just did) and hair straightening for Emme because she wanted to be polished and smooth, not frizzy and untamed like normal. What this means, however in picture world, is that we rushed and stressed this morning so that they could look super fly heading out the door but by the time pictures roll around (most likely after morning recess) they will be grass stained and frizzy headed with red noses and morning snack crumbs still in their teeth. Gotta love picture day!
My mom and mother-in-law are coming in to town tomorrow to hang with us for the weekend. My mom will be running the Monster Mash 5K with me on Saturday. It will be her first running race and I am super excited for her. Its a great race with fun costumes and trick or treating along the way. I ran it for the first time last year and had a fun time. Last year I managed to get a (post college/kids) PR even though I was almost 5 months pregnant with Jonny. I'm hoping to PR again this year, especially since it's my only chance to do so for the PR Challenge with Run to the Finish. Between the "costume" I've picked and the copious amounts of liquid sunshine we're expected to have Saturday morning it might be tough... we'll see.
It's almost Halloween!! I love Halloween. We haven't decorated yet, but will be doing so soon. The kids' costumes are mostly put together. Calvin will be Mario, which by default means Jonny gets to be Luigi. Emme is going to be a fairy so by default (must do everything the same of course) Leona will be a fairy too. Emme & Calvin both have parties at school, we have a church party, we're going to a family party in Portland and we'll most likely go trick or treating too... lots of opportunities to wear those costumes. How do you feel about Halloween? Do you dress up and do the party thing or are you more like my parents (mostly my dad) who shut all the blinds and turn off all the lights and talk in a whisper so no one knows they're home...
Oh, also today is super big football day... (should have been a post in itself can't believe I forgot) We, the #2 in the nation, Oregon Ducks, will be stomping all over UCLA tonight. Should prove to be a great game and it will be on ESPN starting at 6pm PST, you should definitely check it out... and wear yellow and cheer for the ducks of course. Go Oregon!!!