Friday, August 26, 2011

Summer Update 2

Well onto more of our summer, middle of July Jeremy did the Magrath Triathalon with his friend Brad. I missed the swimming part in the freezing St. Mary river dam, but got pics of the rest. Jeremy said it was a lot of fun, was very tired but overall both him and Brad did really great and now he wants to make it an annual event.
Jer's Triathalon 07-16-2011
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the boys waiting for their dads
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Good Job guys!
Then on July 24th we had Barnwell Days. It was super fun, my family along with aunts & uncles and cousins put together a softball team for the softball tourney. I wasn't able to play this year being 8 months prego, but Jeremy did and it was a great time, in the end our team WON!! They also had a 5km and 2km fun run, I was in charge of helping for this event. Elias was super excited to run and so Jeremy did the 2km with him. My mom also did the 2km and my Dad did the 5km. Elias got 2nd place for the youngest participate and my dad got 3rd for the 5km male category. Elias did so well and keeps asking when the next race is going to be. 
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There was also the annual parade.. and let me tell you my kids got more candy then they did on halloween. It was a really good turn out and of course my dad had to put in his "Bob the Builder" float and Elias and his cousin Joel threw out candy in the back. My mom was also honored by being the "Citizen of the Year" for all her work with helping beautify the village, good work mom!
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Again in July, Nixon learned how to ride his 2 wheeler strider bike.. he was pretty timid at first.. but after lots of encouragement he finally started getting the hang of it and now is He especially loves it when he can find any kind of hill to go down so he can lift his feet up and coast and he loves going on family bike rides and keeps up to us really good. Seriously this little bike has been money well spent.
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He would ride down this hill at my parents cabin and be just flying, while yelling" Watch out people"

Again we went to the cabin at the end of July. Just look at how high the water is?? normally we have a nice beach area, nope nothing. My grandparents came as well and my Aunt Susan for a little bit. Jeremy was only able to join us on the weekend. 
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a nice family tube ride
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my sweet grandma hudson catching herself a fish
Can you tell how excited Nixon was to catch a fish and he really did! i just love that cute little fishing rod.

Now off to the Cooper cabin the first part of August.. I didn't take too many pics but had to snap a few of Nixon. When we are at the cabin Nixon sticks to me like glue and so inevitably more pictures of him and Elias on the other hand is gone always playing with his cousins and can barely look at me to get a picture.
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He seriously looks so tall and is getting so big, what a cute boy.
Nixon 2.5yrs
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Again check out all the water, those aren't bushes they are big trees. Elias and his cousins played in the paddle boats all day.
Nixon and Holli playing in the sand. 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Summer Update part 1

As usual soooo behind, but I am determined to keep this blog going for my family's sake. So a big update for summer. Here I am ready to pop this kid out, if you look to the side you can see only 1 day left!! yikes any moment now and I am trying to get this blog updated before it then turns into another 2 months. So here is part 1 of summer updates, mostly June and some of July.
Elias learned to ride his 2 wheeler in June and really it took only about 5 minutes before he was off cruising. I really think the strider bike helped him a lot for balance and control. He didn't fall at all and was soon flying in the crescent and wanting to go on a big bike ride 15 minutes later. Good Job Buddy!
Elias also played soccer this spring and near the start of June finished soccer.. it rained so much he barely had half of the games he was supposed to. He was determined to score a goal and after every game when I would say, "good job"he would say, "but mom I didn't score a goal again."
Well it wasn't until the final game in the last 5 min that he got a break away and scored a goal! I was so proud of him and he couldn't stop smiling. It seriously was the cutest thing ever and he got his first medal too.
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Elias and Jeremy, Jeremy helped out being the Assistant coach.
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Then close to the end of June Jeremy signed up for a 100 mile bike ride. He had just bought a road bike this year and was really loving it. He would ride to and from work quite a bit, which was good exercise and usually took him a good 25 min. The day of the 100 mile ride we met him at the finish line, it turned out to be a great day and the boys were patiently waiting to see their dad come in. He finished in 5 hrs 26mins.. Good job! I can't even imagine riding a bike for that long, seriously I would die and so would my butt. He said it was a challenge but really enjoyed it and will ride again next year.
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the boys waiting patiently for dad.
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coming into the finish line!
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my boys, love this pic!

We also took some time and headed down to my parents cabin the first part of July. Kwynne and Molly joined us for a few days and it was fun to hang out like old times. Troy and Shawna and the kids came out from Colorado too and the boys all had a blast playing together.
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me at 7.5mths prego
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Jer and my dad spent some time building and putting the teepee together and the boys helped by finding rocks for the fire pit. Then they spent two nights sleeping in the teepee, Elias thought it was the coolest thing ever. It will be great memories for all the little boy grandkids to spend countless nights in their especially when there all a little older, there is 8 of them under the age of 7 so it will be fun.
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The teepee seriously looked so sweet all done.
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off gathering rocks together...
Oh and just one more of Nixon. Here he is later that night after burning his foot on the exhaust pipe of Jeremy's motorbike. We felt so bad and it was kind of my fault because Jeremy had just taken Elias for a ride and so the bike was hot. He came back to take Nixon and Jeremy told Nixon to go inside and get his shoes, when he came in the house I told him to go get on the bike with Daddy and I would find his shoes. Jer turned the bike off and went in the garage to find Nixon's helmet and Nixon tried to climb on the bike with no shoes on and Yes burned his foot, bad! It was so so sad, he was in a lot of pain, but once we got it all bandaged up and some aloe vera on it he felt a lot better, poor little dude.
Nixon burns foot_07-04-2011