Sunday, October 21, 2012

halloween bash.

Brock and I decided this year ... ok I decided- that we needed to throw a halloween party! I love costumes, I love parties, and I wanted a chance to dress up hads! I present to you:

the Halloween Bash
We had food, a bounce house, playground, and some trunk-or-treating for the kids. It was SO windy so the spread was difficult to keep looking nice...
Anyone that knows my mom knows how incredibly creative/talented she is. I volunteered her to make Hadley's halloween costume - and boy did she!
I decided to be a pirate so I could hold my parrot
Approximately 35 families came- the costumes were amazing! I wish I had been more diligent and taken pictures of people but I got caught up just talking to everyone!
(these pictures are so awkward- the first we are holding hands..strange...the second becky has a stache.)

For those that don't know my husband- he is incredibly outgoing, silly, and loud- however, for some reason, he REFUSED to dress up for halloween! Instead, he took the hat off of my centerpiece decoration and wore it for part of the party...
 Sorry for all of the hadley parrot pics- but I just can't get over her cuteness
As all the treats were gone, the kids had buckets of candy, the bounce house was covered in popcorn, and the sugar rush was fading with all the kids- the party came to an end. A few close friends and family stuck around for clean up and just to hang out. We stripped miss hadley down (because it was 85 outside- in October!)
and had a little calm family fun
and just like should happen...

Grandma shut the party down.
NOTE:
(as I get more pictures from people I will update this post!)

pumpkin patch.

Last year when I went to the pumpkin patch with my nephews and nieces, I was huge pregnant.

This year I had my own little one to take! 
 We didn't get to stay for very long because it was a jam packed day- early morning 5k, pumpkin patch, our halloween party
 -and hads was hanging on sans nap- 
cousin rowen (almost 17mo) and hadley (9mo)
She ate more than her fair share of the hay
Meet a few of the cousins
Loved seeing the Martin family (cousins- visiting from out of town) and of course sis-in-laws britta & tiffany and their families!
hads was a good sport despite being exhausted
Pumpkin Patch 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

NWM 2012.

I have always been a runner, I love to run; however, when I got pregnant with Hadley, I stopped. Then because of having a c section, the recovery was much longer - not hard by any means, just took longer to heal and get back to physical activity. It was during this healing time that my sister suggested that she, my mom, and me all sign up for the Nike Women's (half) Marathon. We quickly signed up and kept our fingers crossed we would all be selected during the lottery process! (So many people want to do this race, and there are limited spots, so it is a lottery drawing to get in) I got in via the lottery. 

They had a second chance drawing through one of their sponsers: Buy Safeway water, send in your receipt, and for every receipt you get an entry into another lottery for an entry to NWM- this time, my sister made it! (and we each had bought enough water to last for months...)

Then we were trying every contest anyone put out to get my mom in! Thankfully, a sports store in SF had a run that my sister went to and got my mom an entry! All three of us were finally in and:

WE DID IT!
The hills on this course were RIDICULOUS. We do not have anything of the sort here in North Texas- I knew there would be hills...but not mountains :/ Even the decline was difficult because it was so steep you couldn't just stretch out and fly down- you had to pull back for fear of falling on your face. 
 We have a Tiffany's necklace to prove it
Mom and I flew to SF and spent the weekend with my sister- the girls trip was needed and fun. When we were little we went to LA all the time, but somehow I had never been to SF. 
 (our names on the wall)
 We got photobombed! Love it!!
There was lots of food, laughs, and more food.
Now, 9 months after having Hadley, I feel like my body is finally permitting me to do everything I did before. So, in that case, I start next week training for a full marathon! Wish me luck!