Monday, April 12, 2010

Weekend Happenings

This weekend was a pretty busy one. Justin cleaned the house on Friday since he didn't have to work which was super nice of him. I LOVE LOVE LOVE coming into a house that smells like a mixture of Windex and Clorox ;) Friday we didn't do much at all, though. We were running a 5K the next morning with the Morris', and there was a dinner at the church Friday night for it, so we met up with Justin's mom and dad and his sister and Aeron and had dinner together, then came home.

Saturday morning, we woke up early and headed to Shades Crest Baptist Church where the race started. In case you didn't know, Bluff Park is VERY HILLY. It was still a cake walk compared to the 15K Justin and I did in Mountain Brook last April (see post here), but it was still a bunch of hills and slightly difficult towards the end. Justin ran the 5K in 23 minutes, a personal best for him!!! He is so freaking fast it's almost unnatural. It got him 2nd place in his age group. I ran it in 31 minutes. I was actually very happy with my time. I usually run a 5K in a little less time than that, but the last 5K I did was the Jingle Bell Run in December and I haven't run AT ALL during busy season, so I'm good with that time. Justin's mom got 3rd place in her age group which is AWESOME!! Debbie and Jenn have gotten into running together a lot lately and it showed in her race time. She did it in 42 minutes, I think. Aeron did it in around 33 minutes, Jenn in 36 minutes and Gordon in about 38 minutes. Justin and I are signed up to do the UAB Dollars For Scholars 10K in downtown Birmingham on April 30th, so I'll need to be running between now and then to be able to do that.


Justin and I after the race.


The Morris' after the race. I actually hate this picture of me because we're facing the sun and I can barely open my eyes (Justin was the only smart one and brought sunglasses), but it's the only picture of the whole family.


Our medal winners. So proud!!

After the race, Justin had a bunch of things to do before leaving town again at 6am on Sunday morning to head to Wisconsin. I left him to that while I took my precious little man to the McWane Center, just him and his Auntie M. I brought my camera, but apparently left my memory card in the computer at home, so I didn't take any pictures. I did manage to get this picture on our way to Gigi's house after our afternoon together...


He's just chillin...

Funny note: on the way to the McWane Center, I asked Anderson what he wanted for lunch and he said he wanted their pepperoni pizza. I said "ok, you and I will split one of their pan pizzas". Anderson replied with "No Auntie M, I want my own pizza". I came back with "well, let's think about it". Anderson replied with "I am thinking about it. And I still want my own pizza". God I love him. I laughed the rest of the way there. On the way back, Timbaland and Justin Timberlake's song came on the radio and I turned it up and said "Ohhhhh I love this song". About halfway through the song Anderson said "I like it too" and I turned around and he was bobbing his head back and forth dancing to it.

I dropped Anderson off at Gigi's and played with Lydia a little bit, then headed back home to watch movies with Justin. He woke up bright and early at 4:28am (my husband doesn't set his alarm for "normal" times. They always have a digit at the end that isn't 5 or 0. I have no idea why). It took me a while to go back to sleep after he woke me up, but eventually I did and slept another couple of hours before getting up and getting ready to head to Gigi's for lunch. Lindsey and Jeff came over and we had a fabulous lunch. Auntie M then hid a TON of Easter eggs in the backyard for Lydia and Anderson to hunt. After about the 10th egg Anderson opened with nothing in it, he realized that there wasn't going to be anything in the eggs and lost his motivation to continue the hunt. Mom - note to self, put stuff in the eggs next time.


Miss Lydia wanted me to wear her hat. That child LOVES her accessories. She is SO GIRLY!!! I love it!


Auntie M stealing a kiss


Anderson says "cheese" everytime a camera is pointed at him (benefit of having a photographer mommy) but he does it so much that it almost makes him look like he's pooping himself ;)


She loves her shades!

It was an awesome, but rather exhausting weekend! I absolutely LOVE my niece and nephew, in case you can't tell :)


Laura Sue said...

sounds like a fun weekend!!! i wanna run at 5k! i need to just stop putting it off and sign up for one!

Jenny said...

Sounds like a great fun weekend!

Nieces and Nephews are the best! =)

Lauren said...

LOVE that plaid shirt on you!!