Feb 14, 2011

Lexie got a haircut

After a week of debating whether or not I should give Lexie's hair a trim...I finally did it! Her mulletish Carol Brady style hair was driving me INSANE! I cut it into a nice, cute little bob and it's SO MUCH BETTER!  However, she looks more grown up to me, and with being potty trained and turning 2, I'm not sure I feel good about that. Where did my baby go??

Happy Valentine's day!

Happy Valentine's day 2011!  We made fun treats, wrote valentines, and love each other.  Hooray. HAHAHA! Hope you have someone to love and someone to love you on this day of smooches, hugs, and general mushy-ness.  here are pictures of our fun and my little lovies.....

San Antonio Stock Show and Carnival Feb.11

On Friday, Feb.11th, I picked the kids up early from school and Matt came home early from work, so we could go down to the annual Stock Show and Carnival. It was dollar days ($1 for admission, drinks, hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy and rides) so we knew we needed to be there early to beat the crowds.  The kids love going and seeing all the animals and such.  We let them ride a couple rides (only because it was dollar days--otherwise the prices are OUTRAGEOUS!!), have some treats, and go to the petting zoo.  They got to join the San Antonio Rodeo little wranglers club and got a free tshirt!  I can seriously see my kids being in this fair later on in life...Sydnee on her horse and raising a cow, Lexie with baby pigs, and Brian.....hmmm....Brian would......probably run the carnival rides. HAhAHA ! no, I'm really kidding, he loves the animals too, just not as much as the girls.  Anyway, enjoy the pictures of our fun Friday!

February 4-6

February 4th- Bella's 1st Birthday!  also a SNOW day! yes, that's right...a snow day in San Antonio, TX.  It was not even an inch, but there was ice under the snow, so they cancelled school. The kids were totally excited about that!  We stayed in for most of the day- since it was in the 20s outside- and made Bella a birthday cake.  Bella LOVED it!  She was mostly a fan of the cream cheese frosting.  The kids thought it was pretty fun to make a cake for a dog too. :)  In the afternoon on their snow day, we ventured outside.  the snow was gone, but we had a nice square ice patch on our walkway, and the car had icicles on it. The kids had great fun breaking those off and eating them.  yum.  ewww.  
February 6th- we delivered some valentine treats to friends, and then came home to watch the Super Bowl.  yes, my friends, the super bowl that Green Bay was in- AND WON!!!  I have been a Green Bay fan since i was 14 and discovered how cute some football quarterbacks are!  Thus began my love of football...hahahahaha.  I really was a Brett Farve fan for those years, but there's something that I still love about Green Bay...maybe it's the giant cheeseheads the fans wear (i have ALWAYS wanted one of those), or the energy that's always present and Lambeau Field--Brett Farve or not.  :)   We wished we would've had people over and had a big party, but we didn't, so maybe next year.  
What a great way to start the month!! Happy February!!

Jan 29-30th AUSTIN 3M Half Marathon!!

On Jan 29th and 30th, Matt and I drove up to Austin so that I could run in the 3M half marathon. We had a great weekend! We drove up, picked up my race packet, checked into the hotel and then headed over to IKEA!! I love IKEA! San Antonio really needs to get one!  We spent a couple hours at IKEA, then went to REI...also, no fair that Austin has 3 and we have NONE! I bought some accessories to go with my new BOB running stroller. Anyway, after IKEA and REI, we met up with our friends, the Nielsons, who had moved up to Austin from San antonio this past year.  We chatted at their house for a bit and then went to eat at Olive Garden. (gotta carbo load you know! hahahaha)  I'm so sad we got NO pictures!  I wish they had never moved! It was so fun to see them again.  After dinner, we said our goodbyes and went back to the hotel.  I was seriously in bed by 830pm.  I was so tired, and NERVOUS! My sister, Ellie, was supposed to come down and run with me, but that didn't work out; and our friends, Angie and Greg, had a death in the family and also weren't able to run.  I was alone and running a course I didnt know, not to mention that it was SO.STINKIN.HUMID!!!!  Oh man, it was so hot. I was dying.  My clothes were dripping with sweat by the time I finished. It was really disgusting.  Anyway, I tried to stay in between the 1:50 and 1:55 pacers.  My goal time was under 2 hours, and I made that.  I finished in 1:52:20. 1 minute faster than my time for the Rock and Roll.  I really thought I was going to be so slow.  I was so discouraged, and my feet were hurting so bad.  Weird.  I think I psyched myself out. Seriously.  I had never had that much trouble with a race before--not even my first one!   Hopefully next year the weather will be better and I'll have a friend.... :) After the race, we went to Einstein Bagels and Jamba Juice--my 2 fav places for post race food.  We also went downtown Austin to go to the Texas store- of course.