Monday, June 16, 2014

Medieval Times

We splurged a while back and took the kids to Midieval Times. It was super fun and entertaining. I remember going there as a kid and LOVING it. As an adult its not quite as magical but it is impressive on a different level. There really is a lot of skill that goes into it and the horses are absolutely incredible. Plus... who doesn't like watching a bunch of grown men play dress up and sword fight?!

 AnDee was super excited. Our knight was the red knight. He was pretty good but in the end he fell to the green knight. It was a sad moment. But before that happened he had a chance to present a flower to AnDee and impress us by winning the jousting competition.

We ate good food with our hands and we cheered and just had a good time. Ike mostly just chilled and drank a whole lotta watered down apple juice. He wasn't quite as excited about the whole deal as the other two were but he didn't complain.

When they did the jousting competition they dropped nets down in front of the audience because they actually do joust with wooden jousts that splinter and break and the wood goes flying everywhere. When the nets came down Pep panicked a little. He looked up at his dad with concern "Dad!? why are we trapped?!!!"

Thursday, June 12, 2014


Andrew and I did a 3.5 mile race in downtown Chicago a few weeks back. It was super fun cause we got to do it with some friends from work AND they fed us some awesome BBQ after! When we signed up for the race we had to put in a goal time for what we thought we could do the race in. Andrew put us both in for an 8 min mile. I thought he was totally crazy. Running an 8 minute mile has never been a problem for me as long as we keep it at that. ONE MILE. Not three and a half! But I decided I was gonna give it my best and just before the race I was finally running 3.5 miles at an 8 min mile average. However... There were thousands and thousands and THOUSANDS of people running this race. Trying to dodge everyone was a joke. Poor Andrew about killed himself trying to make the time. About a week before the race one of the discs in his back slipped, then he had to jump on a plane to Houston for a few days and he arrived in Illinois approximately 1 1/2 hours before the race was to start. Thanks to traffic and parking he arrived at the race exactly 5 minutes before starting time. He hurried and changed and we were off. And by about a mile in... he was hurting. He is a champ though and pushed through it. I came in about an 8.10 minute mile and Andrew was right behind me. Being my first race I had no idea how hard it was going to be to try to weave through that many people. That being said.. it made it way more entertaining! I pretty much hate running so dodging and sprinting and trying not to get trampled made the race go by super fast! Im glad we did it AND we ranked at the top for our corporation! Good times!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


Im here again.. you know, that place where you have SO much stuff to blog about that you don't even wanna start? But Im feeling the need to start digging out of my hole. So bear with me as I take this one tiny baby step at a time...

Summer finally arrived! Things started heating up and we needed some cooling down. It started with a mixing bowl, a hose and a couple of squirt guns...

Which really was a lot of fun. But I broke down and purchased a $10 kiddie pool from walmart and we pretty much became the coolest kids in the neighborhood.

Plus, Ike looks like a duck whenever he plays in it which is pretty much a win in my book.

In other news... Buggy decided that an ink pad could double as eye shadow.

Isn't it lovely? The first pic is of her reaction to me telling her that it might not come off. Luckily it did wash off fairly easily.