Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Reedy River Run

A couple of weeks ago our family went to Greenville to participate in the Reedy River Run (5K). Kevin and I did the 5K and Kate Elizabeth and Will participated in the Kids Fun Run. We had such a great time! Some friends of ours, Kristen and Trevor Jones, also participated and their son David ran the Fun Run as well.

Although I struggled somewhat during the run, I have Kristen and my hubby to thank for seeing to it that I continued to run until I past the finish line. I made really good time, considering I had a baby just 3 months ago. What was so sweet was that Kristen and I saw Kevin waiting on me about half a mile before the finish line and I assumed that he finished and then came back to see me, but no...he stopped right there until he saw me coming and he, too, ran across the finish line with me! What a sweet hubby!!!! I just love him!!!

Kate Elizabeth and Will did an awesome job at their run! They both had smiles on their faces the entire time. Their Daddy ran with them. Kate and Will each received a medal for completing the run. We were so proud of them, as they were of themselves. It was a beautiful day and a really fun time together. We hope this is just one of many runs that we will participate in as a family!

Daddy running with Will and Kate Elizabeth. He
started out holding their hands and then they broke free
and ran their little hearts out.
Kate Elizabeth is proud of her very
first running medal.
Will sporting his first medal as he reenergizes
while eating his lunch.

Palmer at her Grammey's house before we
left. Since Palmer was not old enough to run,
she played at Grammey's house until we
got home. We missed you sweet girl!

Monday, March 2, 2009

A Southern Snow at Last!

Finally, a good southern snow! Boy have we had fun this morning! As soon as everyone got up and we gave "the new baby" her bottle and laid her down for her morning nap, we all got dressed for the snow. Since we don't get snow very often, we searched high and low for hats, mittens, etc... but we managed...well, all except Palmer. Kevin was left to get her dressed while Katybug, Will and I ran out in the snow. When Palmer finally made it out, she was crying histerically because Kevin had put her in Will's skull and cross bones sweatshirt and Will's crocs. She said she didn't look pretty and that she was too cold. Needless to say, we all out lasted her in the snow. We had a good snowball fight and built a mountain instead of a snowman becuase the snow just wouldn't stick together good. We then all came in for some yummy snow cream. My family used to make snowcream every time it snowed when I was little and it is such a good memory of mine. So I taught Katybug and Palmer how to make snowcream. It was um, um, good!! Memories!
Katybug and Will about to enjoy the snow!
They were so excited!
Let's make a snow angel!
Will climbing the snow hill next door.
Will taking a break from all the fun!
Palmer just wasn't a happy camper.
Kevin enjoying a snowball fight with the kids!
Will working on getting Daddy back!
Katybug and Daddy building their snow mountain.

The girls making snow cream.

Palmer decides to smile! Snow cream can work wonders!

Mimi's birthday party!

Kevin's mother's birthday was in January and all the family came over to our house to celebrate. It was a great time! After eating lunch and having the party, all the kids played outside the rest of the day while Kevin and his dad and brother-in-law worked on putting together our basketball goal. It was a beautiful day!
All the cousins blowing out the candles with Mimi!
Except Colemann, she was taking a nap.
Palmer rocking her baby to sleep.
Palmer and Maggie strolling the baby doll.
Palmer being a mother hen to the baby.
Will "4-wheeling" it!

Will the Bedtime Warrior/Cowboy

Will was supposed to be in his room getting ready for bed. We knew he had been gone for longer than usual and we just thought maybe he was in his bed "reading". All we knew was that things were quiet and that was a good thing. However, about 15 minutes later he came around the corner of our room dressed like this and looked at us and said in his sweet, funny voice, "Wanna fight?". We may should have gotten on to him about not doing what we asked, but how could we?? He looked so hilarious and just made us smile. One day we will look back and wish he was still doing things like that. He is our buddy and we are so blessed to have him! We just never know what he will say or do! We love you Willbill!

Notice the Pajamas underneath all the bling!
He was on the right track, but apparantly got a little distracted!

What a dude!!

Kate Elizabeth singing at AMRBC

The Kindergarten and 1st grade choir at AMRBC.

Kate Elizabeth peeking from behind Jonathan.