Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Run Holly Run (oh and bike and swim too)

I started training for triathlons in February. The training has been slow going. Stephanie has decided to do 10 5ks in 2010. I decided it sounded like a good idea so I will be joining my sisters. I will be doing some triathlons instead of the 5ks. My first one is going to be June 6th and then on the 19th. I think I will do Bay to Breakers on May 19th first though.

Wish me luck! I have to find the other 7 now.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Fish babies

I've been working on the pond and had ordered some floating plants for the pond as filters. The person that sent them to me said when she pulled them out of her ponds they are covered in Watonai eggs. I was so excited - I've never had baby fish before! The day they came I had Frank stop by the fish store to rent a tub for them. Poor Frank, he always gets dragged into my hair brained ideas!

They've been sitting in there for two weeks and I wasn't sure if anything happened. I looked in today and there are TONS of babies!! I'm SO excited! I can't get a picture of them yet because they are so tiny - I bet only about 1/8". I can't wait! They are beautiful fish when they are big and it will be so fun to raise them.

I'll post pictures soon!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Visit to Stef's

Stefanie moved up to Rocklin 2 months ago and we were just able to go up and visit last Friday. It was our field trip for the week.

I was REALLY dreading the drive because Bella doesn't usually do well in the car for more than an hour. She did GREAT! We took her baby and she sat and talked to it and sang and play peek-a-boo with it for most of the trip. At one point I heard her say, "It's ok baby, don't cry. You want me to tickle your back?" Then a few minutes later she said, "Baby you are in time out! That is bad behavior!!" It was all I could do to not bust up laughing. We got to Stef's just as Bella was starting to lose it - it was perfect!
We had a great time! It's so fun to see good friends that your kids are friends too! We hung out and talked, and talked and went to Costa Vida - yummy. Is that "SSB" of me??? It was a beautiful day up there - the kids played on the trampoline. Bella LOVED "to bounce" and even managed to learn to climb off the tramp all by herself. I swear she is WAY too brave for her own good! I could get used to the warm sunshine! After lunch we made strawberry jam - strawberries were REALLY cheap so we bought 8 lbs. of strawberries. We ended up with 14 bottles of jam. It's SUPER yummy too. By 3:00 the girls were BEYOND tired and both ready for naps. As you can see by Bella's hair she played hard! Please excuse the horrible picture of me. It was a long day and we tried to convince Mallory to take a picture of us but she wouldn't do it so Stef had to hold her arm out and take it. This was the best we could get. It's been a great month - I have my birthday, and my family's visit for Spring Break to catch up on - I'll do that shortly.