Finally, Michigan Picnic!

So today, the weather was great, and the sun was out, AND CYNDI WAS HOME! So, when I called up from work to sheck, we both thought: barbeque. I had chicken already defrosted, so Cyndi started the coals while I was on the way home. I managed to sharpen the lawn mower blade and get the back yard cut while I was cooking the chicken, and the boys got out the picnic table. So I am a pretty happy guy right now So is Arianna, can’t ya tell?

PS: Feel free to make up quotes to match the expressions on my boys’ faces….

Running Fit

Adam decided to try track this year, rounding out his extracurricular activities after band and swimming. During the season, which just ended Sunday, he ran 6-7 days a week, and competed in the mile or 1600m, depending on the track. At the last meet, he also ran the 800m. He managed to finish in the top half to top third of the field each time, and this weekend, achieved his goal of 5min 30sec for the mile. I was proud that he finished strongly, reeling in and passing fellow competitors during the entire run and especially during the last lap.

Although I’m glad to be done with the taxi service(and the gasoline bill that comes with it), I’m happy Adam tried all these things freshman year. He was on the marching band(and went to Hawaii), was on the varsity swim team, and ran with the varsity track team. I think high school is great for getting exposed to these things, the circles of friends included, and the competitive spirit. And, I’m glad he’s staying fit.

PS: Mom, sheck out those musculos!

PPS: Running Fit is a local store where I got my running shoes, and where Adam got his. One of his former middle school teachers works there. Adam tried on mine, first, which he fit perfectly, but needed something for his specific style and shape of foot. During the Hawaii trip, Adam wore my water shoes and marched in my tennis shoes.

PPPS: Aaron went skating this weekend, and also wears my skates. Can we recycle or what?

Two Lips in Spring!

If Cyndi were here, she would be saying “Oh, look, my tulips are blooming! Yeah, tulips!” And for those of you who know her well, she wouldn’t be talking to me. She’d be talking to inanimate objects again XD

Alas, she won”t be here for another couple of weeks, so I thought I’d better take some pictures of her tulips before they all died :O

To confess, I already missed the yellow ones, oops, but here are the very last of the red ones. I think there is another round in buds, though, but I’m not sure :X

Happy early Mother’s Day! Can’t wait to see you!