It's Race Day!

I completed my first 10k on Sunday! I never would have believed 10 years ago that I would be a runner! Okay maybe not quite a runner but perhaps a runner in training.

Crossing the finish line. The times above the finish line are not my correct time, nor is the time published online. hee hee On our way to the start line, I handed my friend Ang my bag of pins and race tracker for my shoe so I could put my ipod arm band on. When she gave handed them back to me she actually gave me hers. Thankfully she is a much better runner than me and my time looks great online!! :)
Yeah, I'm done!! I was so happy to see Marc and Ty at the finish line. Marc was very supportive of me doing this race and was ALWAYS willing to take Ty so I could go for a run. Thanks Marc!!! Little did he know that I was actually going for breve lattes.
Relaxing after the race
Ty showing he is so proud of his mama he is playing her like a drum. He also used these sticks to taser a man relaxing with his grandchildren.
Well I cannot really say that I enjoy running, but I do enjoy being done running and having to replace the calories lost with pizza and oreo ice cream sandwiches on the deck with our friends!!


Catch Up

We have definitely been neglecting this ol' blog of ours but that means we were out enjoying life and there is nothing wrong with that! My dad came for a visit in April and had a great time playing with Ty and reading the same book over and over and over again. ;)
Auntie Shareen made Ty this super cute T-rex tail for his birthday. He loves it and really likes wearing it. I think he feels like a scary kid. ROOOOAAARR!
Sunny days here have been few and far between but we have definitely been spending time outside and on our patio when they do come around. Ty enjoys the patio rain or shine!!!

Ty showing Daddy his developing climbing skills.

This is the first sign of spring in our house. Marc adopts his warm weather attire - no shirt!

Ty's personality is definitely starting to emerge! He is very social, happy to be picked up by anyone. He also loves beer cans and toothbrushes at this stage. I was just remarking that although Ty doesn't take a bottle or a soother to calm down, he definitely is happiest when he has a Hell's Gate can in one hand and a toothbrush in the other. Here the toothbrush has been replaced by the mallet . . .
Wearing Mommy's hat from when she was a baby

This picture makes me chuckle every time I look at it. I shall call it "The Pantsless child enjoys his beer can while dog plays with puppy cousins stolen toy in the foreground."

Carlynne came for a visit on the May Long weekend and we got A LOT of photos and pictures hung. We love this extra homey touch for our house. Thanks so much Carlynne, we love it!!

Carlynne came up with this classy way of showcasing one of our bedouin hangings. Marc really wanted to display it, but I had deemed it too "college". She cut the centre into 4 pieces and framed them, and then flipped them ipsilaterally.
The picture to Carlynne's left is one she painted for us in Kenya. We have many fond memories of matatuing through Africa with her.
Thanks again Carlynne. Well presented.
We wish you all a wonderful last few days of May! May June bring more sunshine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Mothers Day

on mothers day we went for a stroll through minter gardens and then out for a nice dinner.
bright but cloudy, and with the flowers in new bloom, it was a perfect day to take pictures.

it was a wonderful mothers day. which worked out well, because kylie is a wonderful mother.