Saturday, March 22, 2014

Updates on stuff

I have not been the best blogger once again.
I am chasing time.
So updates on life in my corner of the globe...

Let's start with a big one.
We now have one puppy.
If you are my Facebook friend you know about all of this already.
We made the difficult decision to find a good home for Duke and keep Ruby with us.
We talked to two different dog trainers who came to our home to see the dogs.  We needed help because they were fighting a lot, not playing rough, fighting.  It got pretty bad.  They also starrtd to develop littermate syndrome.  They were not interacting with any of us and they were fighting a lot. Nasty fights.  We were told that we would have to raise them separately.  Walk them separately, feed them seperatly, have them sleep in different rooms, going to the park with just one at the time..everything separate.   I wish we would have known all this before adopting two puppies.  I felt so guilty and sad.  We decided to do the best thig for both dogs and for our family.  Duke is now with a good family and Ruby is very happy.  The change was instant.  
This happened a few weeks ago and I now know we did the right thing.

I have worked a lot lately.  I worked every day the week before spring break and I will work every day next week also.  I love this job and being with the kids every day.  I wish it was a permanent position instead of being a sub.   Getting to know so many kids at the school makes me appreciate mine a lot more. :) There are not perfect that's for sure but I think they are on the right track.  I feel sad for some kids at the school who clearly need help and also just attention...someone to listen to them.

Working every days means less free time and less time for running.  I try to get up an hour before the kids and run on the treadmill before starting the day.  I  have not done as much as I would like.  I have had health problems...still need to figure some stuff out for that and I am hoping its nothing serious.  I don't think it is.

March Madness.... Oh boy......well my bracket is bleeding....
Duke lost in the first round... Depressing....watched that yesterday while running 6 miles on the treadmill... :(

We have discovered the rainbow loom.
We is me and my kids.
We have made all kinds of stuff this week during spring break.
It's really fun!

This might be my favorite: Our school is deer canyon and the colors are blue and yellow and we are the eagles so we made these

We went to see the Kings play on St Patricks day.  They lost but it was a great game.
Everyone got a special green LA Kings hat.

J Quick: the kids' favorite! He is pretty awesome!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Coaster 5k - Knotts Berry Farm

Oh I have been a bad blogger.
We had a tough couple of weeks over here..
I feel like my family went through a storm and now the calm is back.

Last weekend I ran the Coaster 5K race at Knotts Berry Farm with my boys.

I thought this would be fun for the kids.  We had never been there before.
The only little problem was that last week we got 2 huge rain storms where I live and well race morning came and the rain was not over.

We decided to go to the race because when we got up it was not raining.   All the way driving there also no rain.  We got there with zero minute to spare.  I have never late to a race before and in my book we were late.  We had to run to get the bibs and while I was standing in line to get bibs and time started to rain pretty hard.  Darn it.
We had left out rain coats in the car and had no time to go back.
My kids were awesome, they did not complain once.
I gave them the choice to back out and they both said no way.

We were late at the start and ended up starting in a different coral further behind.
No big deal...except that we had to pass a bunch of walkers...

It poured the whole race.  Of course.
The course is all in the park and that is fun.
It would have been a lot more fun if we were not soaking wet.
I would like to do this one again.
They offer a 5k and a 10k.

T-shirt and medal for everyone AND a piece of the best pie I have ever tasted.  I am not supposed to eat pie but I had to have a bite!

The boys did great considering the conditions.  They would have PR without this crazy weather and without having to pass all the walkers in the beginning.  They ended up short a few seconds.  Next time we will get it:)

Check out my son's perfect form compare to my heel striking...:)

Next race with the kids is April 27 in Los Angeles at Staple Center : Kids 4 Kids.  Race to raise money for kids who have cancer.

Parental bragging section

Yesterday was award day at the school!
2nd trimester awards!
I am so proud of both my sons.

William (4th grade) received Math Champ award, Master reader award (highest reading award) and the Principal's Honor Roll.  That one is huge: straight As and also good behavior.  In Will's crazy hard class that is so so hard to get.  
Only 4 kids got this out of 34 in his class.  I think more kids in his class would have received this award if they were in one of the two other 4th grade classes.  All I can say is I am proud of Will for getting this 2 trimester in a row and hmmm ONE MORE TO GO.  We can do this...... Right?!

Here he is with his BFF...she is a doll, they have been in the same class for 4 yrs now. (They are the exact same age:))

And my Jonathan did great also!
Math Champ and master reader like his brother!!
(No honor or principal honor roll in 2nd grade)