Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Half Marathon

Waiting for mommy to finish the race. Only in Texas do you get this kind of scenery.

At about mile 10

Finishing the race

Emily, Me, and Joanie

My girls supporting me!

Last Saturday, I ran my 1st half marathon! It was the Austin Zooma Half Marathon and it was challenging. The first 6.5 miles were hills which I was not really prepared for. I managed to get through that when I hit about mile 8 I kinda freaked out and told my friends to run ahead. The rest the of race was very challenging physically and mentally but I managed to finish the race in 2:03:47 which was a 9:27 mile pace. My friends kicked butt. One got 1:54 and the other 1:57. I'm so proud of all of us. This was a challenging accomplishment I hope to beat down the road. I was so happy my husband and girls came to cheer me on.

McKenna Children's Museum

loved turning on and off the light

Shopping at the McKenna Grocery Store

Addie, Jaxson, and McKenna (notice none of them looking at the camera)

Last Friday, My friends, Joanie and Emily went to the McKenna Children's Museum. Yes, the museum is actually called McKenna Children's Museum. How awesome is that? Of course, I had to take a picture of McKenna in front of the entrance. The kids had lots of fun going to each exhibit. Ella enjoyed being a banker at the pretend bank and McKenna liked hanging out at the pretend grandma's home. The museum was a little small so we only stayed for a few hours. It was a good distracted for me before the half marathon and moving and the kids loved it.

Easter Egg Hunt 2011

Last Wednesday, our ward playgroup had an Easter egg hunt. Before the hunt, we had potato sack races which were lots of fun. The girls loved the hunt. Ella found her 12 eggs pretty fast and then enjoyed helping McKenna find hers. Now my girls play Easter egg hunt at home. Ella hides the eggs and McKenna finds them. It's great!

She thinks the basket belongs on her head.

some of the kids trying to pose for the pic

helping each other

eating the candy