Monday, September 29, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
My intense little boy
Miles and his funny face. Miles, Ben, Ian, Paige, and Addie enjoying our regular summer afternoon Popsicle.
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Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Ian started pre-school this month. It is his third year of pre-school and his second year with teacher Lici. He was excited to return and when he came home on his first day the first thing he said was, "I made so many new friends mom." He is such a friendly kid and the excitment he has for everything is contagious. The first weekend in September we dumped the kids of with Dave's parents and headed up to Logan to be my dad's support team for the Lotoja. The Lotoja is a bike race from Logan, UT to Jackson, WY--all in one day! 1 Day, 3 States, 212 Miles. This was my dad's second race. Last year he made it to Afton, WY before calling it quits. This year he trained harder logging 1,000 + miles on his bike and was ready to finish.
We watched him start the race and then followed him the rest of the day-dishing out egg sandwiches and bananas and the food stations. He pushed as hard as he could and by 8:17 at night--after 14 1/2 hours of riding he pulled into Jackson. He didn't make it to the finish line at Teton Village, but he had rode until he could not go any further (he was a little delirious and dehydrated--and it was really dark) Read my sister's post for a little more detail and most likely better writing.
On September 11 I took the kids over to the Healing Field. It is a field where they put up one flag for each of the people killed on September 11. It was very moving and a great reminder of what happened and how I felt on that day.
Oh, did I mention this party was saved by Nora. I had some games planned, but the kids did them so fast we had a whole hour left after games, presents, and cake. Nora--aka Miss Nora the pre-school teacher stepped in and rescued us with parachute games, musical chairs, and autobot, autobot, Optimus Prime (duck, duck, goose). Now that 's a true friend to entertain 12 pre-schoolers without pay and only a little ice cream.
My cute nephew Jackson. Pretty Parachute.