|Halloween costumes make perfectly cozy running gear for little ones. :)|
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Summer is over and I survived! Sometime around the time that Euan was born, I mentioned that if I could survive the summer with 5 kids (including a newborn) that I could pretty much do anything (and that was before I realized a move would be in the mix). Well, as of today, I did it. My brand new 2nd and 4th graders are tucked safely into their respective schools (Calvin in a K-3rd and Emme at a 4th-7th!). The adjustment to back to school at a new school that isn't just right down the street is going to take a bit of getting used to, but I'm sure in no time we'll have the routine down. Today, Calvin was anxious to ride the bus, so Dan dropped him off at his stop on the way to work (the kids' bus stop is twice as far from our house as their old school was when we lived in Eugene and of course they ride different buses at different times) and Emme, wanted a ride the first day, so the other three and I drove her out to her school. I'm pretty sure that I was way more nervous for the first day than they were. Once today is over though and everything turns out okay I'm sure my nerves will go away and the realty of only having 3 kids at home from 7am to 4pm will set in. Hooray!!!
Yesterday while Dan took the kids to the park to play, I ran the Prefontaine course... it went better than I had anticipated. The first hill, is a killer, but luckily, it is at the beginning when one's legs are still fresh. If the course where run in reverse, I might be a little more hesitant... as it stands right now though, I'm most definitely looking forward to running it.