Monday, May 26, 2014

Beach Season

When the weather is nice, there is no reason not to go to the beach in May. Just because the "warm" temperature is in the 70s doesn't mean it is not fun, right?
Build a Shelter
But the hardest part to going to the beach is that there is water everywhere! How can you keep an eye on all the kids?
Just put them in the sand!
Who wouldn't want to keep warm in the cool sand?
Buried Alive!
Really, the best part of living in Boston is the beach. So much fun for no apparent reason: the water is too cold to really swim in until the very end of August (even then not warm), the sand gets into everything (really everything), and the sun gets you burned even though it is not warm. Oh, and by the end of summer, the beach fly's are nasty at biting. But, everyone looks forward to it, and is happy when we are there, so back we go every year.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

A Fair-ly Good Month So Far

With May under way, the flowers are lively, the leaves are finally flush on the trees, it must mean it is time for the En Ka Fair! You know, that local town fair that takes your money and leaves a few pictures? Yeah, that one.
Fair Food

Little Kid Ride For the Little Kid

Get to the Top of the Town on the Ferris Wheel
The best part was when G-man went in the evening with some friends. Dad was to pick him up, but there was no coordinated meeting location. G-man supposedly had a phone, but was not training in the using of said device. Did I mention that Luann was out of the house for something, and I had to wander the fair looking for a child? Notice that there was not anyone at the house... :)

Friday, May 16, 2014

Spring is (FINALLY) here!!

Spring rolls around and Chad starts finding the picture folders full of flowers and trees. Because after a long dreary winter, they are amazing. You don't see colors this bright in AZ. It's nice to be reminded why we love our town. It's so beautiful in the spring.


Sunday, May 11, 2014

Another Ragnar, Another Long Weekend

For the second year in a row, Luann did the Ragnar Relay race down the coast of Mass. Lots of fun for all, including me, when I get to fly solo with all four kids.
Marking the leg of the race
Luckily, we are not the most active family, so it really only involved driving G-man and Kiwi around for Soccer games, and cheering them on.
Kiwi Soccer Team

Mother's Day 2014

I love the chance on Mother's Day to really appreciate these beautiful kids that are mine. They are wonderful, smart and kind most of the time. This year Mother's day was the day after Ragnar. Chad was so kind to let me spend the day sleeping and recovering from my crazy race. He knows the best Mother's day is when the wife gets to do whatever she wants. Thanks honey! I love to look at this picture and see how blessed I am.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Ragnar 2014

Another Ragnar down, and this one a bit rougher than the last. We tried a double team this year so everyone could have a running partner. Unfortunately one person dropped out last minute so we had to do a little filling in. Oh, and another runner had pneumonia. So, one lady carried pneumonia ladies bib. One lucky bit was our lone runner was actually a walker. I was one of three of us who took a turn joining her on the course. So in the end I ran about 16 miles and walked another 6. Only 4 miles away from a marathon. I could do it, right?

Here's some highlights from this year's race. My favorite part was roping my good friends from Winchester, Jill and Liz, into running with us. Liz convinced me to do the Leprechaun run back in March to prep for Ragnar. Then we signed up for another couple races this summer. I think I started something here.

Liz and Jill. They're Awesome.
Cindy and I with our Ragnar Tatoos. We had a seven hour wait after the first leg.
Some of the Van 1 crew. So fun to run with these women.
Me Running. I do actually run. It's not all about the fake tattoos and crazy outfits.
Carrie and I about to embark on our night run. My bandanas are ridiculous, but so is sweat in my face while running.
The finish line at Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown. It takes a long time to get to the end of Cape Cod.
Gotta have the fun socks. It just makes a world of difference.