Tuesday, April 30, 2013

nwm dc 2013.

After running NWM in SF last year- we were excited when Nike announced they were doing their first NWM race outside of SF! They chose such an awesome location- Washington DC! Mom, sis and I of course signed up- but this time as a group so that in the lottery if one of us got chosen, all of us were in. Sure enough- we got in
        My hadders didn't want me to leave- she was being super adorable all.day.
It was another fun filled girls weekend- People ask why I keep doing these races- it's because I get to go on fun trips with my mom and sister. Day before the race we went to the Expo and got all our neat 'swag' & found our names on the 'wall'
As for the race...not great. I was just lazy and didn't run as much as I should have (no excuses)-my mom is recovering from fracturing her pelvis so the dr only released her to walk- and on mile 3, ash and I were chugging along just fine together when she got a horrible pain in her calf. We ended up slowing way down and enjoying the sites! Still surprised she was able to finish with the major limp she had! {ends up she strained 1-3 tendons in her calf...it was super swollen and now she has to sit out our race in June. bummer.}
I had never been to DC before, so we did all the tourist-y things! What a beautiful city it is:
we stayed at the JW Marriot- it was across the street from the start/finish line. It couldn't have been more perfect.
 making wishes!
I'm a big fan of all the Smithsonian museums- so much to see, so little time.
{I brought hadley back some slippers from the Smithsonian science museum}
 On our last day, we did some shopping and dessert&drinks at the POV lounge on top of the W hotel- it overlooks the White House.
Until next time- {best finisher medal award goes to NWM, always. Tiffany's necklaces}

Thursday, April 4, 2013

15 months.

Bumble is 15 months old!

stats:

height:  32in   93%

weight:   23.4lbs   80%
head:   18.5in   84%

She is walking & talking- & can not be contained! She can say a few words now including (but not limited to):
dada
ma
dahg (dog)
eeez (cheese)
bah (ball)
bah byee (bye)
hiee (hi)
inki (binki)
ishy (fishy)
no
ya
and a several others that I think she is saying, but I'm not confident in yet, so I don't include them in the list. My favorite is she can "blow kisses"! She makes the loud "kissy noise" and everything. It's adorable. She is very proficient in her pointing to get her way! (I say everything she points at- in a store I look crazy because she points at everything!)
She has 6 teeth (4 top, 2 bottom) and is currently cutting her two top molars- hence the sad face and tears
she's become a great little eater- eats everything and has been practicing using a fork/spoon- but, as of this week has gotten very good at using one!
(13 months)
Still loves her bunny- and now has to have both her bunny & blanket! She prefers to have her blanket on her head- I have to go in and move it once she's asleep.
Now that it has gotten warmer, we can not keep her inside. Every day requires either the park, a walk, or just somewhere to run around. You try to bring her back inside? Or to the car to leave? Prepare to hear about it... loudly
If it's a rainy or cold day- we do what we can. Indoor sandbox (thanks to Nana), play in the faucet, go shopping, visit grandpa to play piano/guitar, make a mess inside, go look at animals (or her favorite, 'ishies'), etc!
she did manage to eat some lotion- maybe it looked like frosting? (silence = trouble!)
 she and knox are such besties
loves baths & now showers - but for obvious reasons- those cant be posted!
loves her big girl cups (with straws)
I love her perfect little features
curiosity, independence, love, and cuteness.
 on pretty days we love to find a patio (usually a starbucks) and just sit outside while sipping drinks and nibbling on snacks
 or visit daddy at work
finally growing some hair- back to front apparently. I'm loving the curls though!
 (giving bunny random kisses- love her)
 (watching daddy play baseball)
happy 15 months!