Sunday, November 13, 2011

5K Fun and Ramblings

Today was a beautiful day!

A few weeks ago, I signed up for the Mayor's Challenge (A free 5K in downtown Nashville). After I found out that I could bring a stroller, I knew Abby was coming too!

Mom and I before the race.

This is a horrible pic of me! I have on no makeup and my eyes are closed!

But I love that Abby is pulling me away. She needs my attention 24/7!

On the stairs of the Capitol.

She was so pumped up before the race.

She wanted me to chase her!

A shot when we finally made it to the start line. People as far as the eye can see. It took us 6 minutes just to get to the start.

I swear, this bugger was uphill the.whole.way. Pushing a child that weighed 100 lbs. And was asleep (dead weight). But I finished! I might not be able to walk tomorrow though.


A few updates:

  • Stuart's grandma is home from the hospital. She is being kept comfortable. We went to visit her Saturday night and she was resting.

  • Speaking of Saturday, it was Stu and I's 6 year anniversary. We went to hibachi and a movie. Did you know for 2 adults to go to a night movie it is $20.50? That is insane. We saw Tower Heist. It was good, but not $20 good. But we were both grateful for a date night!


Abby got her fall assessment at school. Some things I expected, some I was surprised by.

Needs Improvement: Knows First and Last Name (I don't think we have even told her what her last name is!), Verbalizes needs and wants, and Participates in imaginary play with friends.

Excels at: Holds Scissors correctly and achieves forward motion across paper (Her teacher actually told us that she is one of the best cutters in the class), draws a straight line, knows all her colors and knows all her shapes.

Teachers comments: "Abby is doing great! She surprises us still with how well-developed she is, and we will just continue to encourage her to verbalize more frequently and with more volume"


I hate Daylight Savings with a passion. There is nothing worse than leaving work when it is dark.

But Abby and Stu got to have this conversation one "night" when he picked her up at 5.

Abby: Daddy, can you get the moon for me?

Daddy: Well honey, it is pretty high. I don't know if I can reach it.

Abby: I can't reach it either. Do you have a ladder?

Daddy: I do have a ladder, but I don't think it will go that high.

Abby: You need a Minnie Mouse ladder.

Imagination my ass. Poor Abby is just to shy to talk in school!


Sue B. said...

First, great job on the 5K. I can't imagine doing that with a toddler AND a stroller! Kudos to you!

Second, the conversation Abby had with her dad was so sweet and genuine!! If that's not a vivid imagination, I don't know what is!

Last, Happy Anniversary!! Glad you two were able to have a nice "date night". BTW, it costs between $22 and $24 for a weekend night movie for two here in New Jersey. That's why we have 3 DVD players in our house...Blockbuster knows us well! LOL.

Wiz said...

Colt's new MDO does assessments. His last daycare didnt. I would have loved to know how he compared! Congrats on the 5K! That is awesome. I so need to do something. I dont have an excuse anymroe!