Friday, November 29, 2019

Miles (8.15.19)

Miles won't always cuddle with me on the couch. There won't always be enough room!

Photo Taken August 15, 2019

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Ella (8.13.19)

Ella is a character. I posted this to instagram when it happened.  That's flat ginger ale right there. I bought it at 1 am when she was sick. It sat around for awhile.  I remember a similar picture of my grandma drinking out of a 2 litter bottle years ago before the digital photo age.

This photo didn't make my weekly photo cut but I still wanted to make sure I posted it.

Photo Taken August 13, 2019

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Cuddling (8.15.19)

Miles and Liam are always chilling beside each other in bed. I even made a post about this in July.  Well here Miles was using my ipad. Liam seemed interested so Miles turns and shows him how to work it. Miles is not always so willing to share an iPad. He usually even screams if Ella tries to look at the screen while he's watching.
Photos taken August 15, 2019

Thursday, November 21, 2019

2019 Week 33/52 Photo

 I put Liam down on the mat and he shimmied off of it.  Then I went to the bathroom.
I heard giggles. When I came out of the bathroom, I saw them putting Liam in the doll stroller.  Liam puts up with so much!

Photos Taken August 13, 2019 

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Ella's Kindergarten Picture (8.26.19)

Ella had her picture taken at school. We got the prints. Then we decided she never looks like that and we'd get retakes. So you send the pictures back on retake day and that's how they know. Well we did that. Then we got the envelope back after retakes. It didn't have pictures. I had to spend an hour figuring out how to contact them and then chatting with a person. They could not explain why pictures were not in the 2nd set or if that's normal. Well the retake photo was even worse than the original so when talking to them I asked to just mail us the original. Then they mailed us pictures.
We have pictures now to give to people.   These are scanned versions of the pictures. 
As you can tell, they just used the same picture with different backgrounds.  We picked in advance which backgrounds we wanted for which size picture. I just had no idea what Ella would be wearing. 
There are even more backgrounds from the one variety page. I did't scan them all.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Liam Comparison 0-7 months

I managed to make 1 collage. Here it is. I still have to make others. This one was tougher with the lack of visible stickers but they are in order. He's getting so big!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Preschool Photos (11.6.19)

Miles had preschool photos taken last week. After a couple hours, I asked if Liam could take sibling photos so we got 2 with Liam too.  The ones of just Miles were taken when his class got his taken and not when I was around.
I bought the photos that day. The link to download them was emailed to me that day. I didn't even look for it for over a week!
 I see his personaliity in these pictures.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Siblings (August)

Liam was 4 months old and Freya was 5 months old. We tried to take some pictures and then the older girls tried to get in on the photos. Aurelia is a month and a week older than Ella.

Photo Taken August 14, 2019

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Pumpkin Patch (10.22.19)

Some room parents organized a pumpkin patch for the Kindergarteners at Ella's school.  They came out one class at a time and picked a pumpkin. Then they got their picture taken individually and as a group.  Here are the pictures of Ella.

Her class decorated the pumpkins later putting felt faces on them.
I took group photos of 3 classes and then I took indivudal photos of 2 classes. I was there with Liam and Miles. 

Friday, November 8, 2019

2019 Week 44/52 Photo

I almost didn't use this one because I thought I should crop it but who has time for that. Look at Liam and Miles just doing the same things on the floor.

Photo Taken October 28, 2019

Ella's class had a performance and they all sang. Then the entire school did a parade. These photos were as she was walking back to her classroom.

Photo Taken October 31, 2019
Liam is upgrading what he can eat. He has trouble picking things up so he makes a huge mess but he sure loves crackers. This was taken after I removed the tray.

Photo Taken November 1, 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019

2019 Week 24/52 Photo

Poly tried to be a person at the table.

Ella always loves holding Liam.

Photos Taken June 16

*I had the pictures in this post since June. I have no idea why I never wrote text or finished it

Halloween 2019

We went to a few Halloween events this year.

Fun Run - October 19
Falloween Social - October 20
Googleween - October 28
School parade - October 31
Preschool parade - October 31
Trick or Treating - October 31
Tot Trot - November 3

At quite a few events, Miles's costume didn't even last 5 minutes.  I figured I'd share them here but I should make collages or something. But then I never get to it.
Miles's costume lasted 3 minutes at the event. Ella never wore her costume. Liam had on his polar bear shirt.

 Miles's costume lasted less than 5 minutes.

 Miles was a policeman. The kids dressed him.
 Googleween. They lasted in their costumes the entire time!

 Miles didn't want to wear his costume but wanted to dress as Santa.
10/31 school

10/31 preschool

10/31 preschool
 Miles put on his costume over the Santa costume.
10/31 trick or treating

10/31 trick or treating (it was dark)
 Ella was Anna for trick or treating.
 Ella was Anna again for the tot trot and Miles didn't want to wear a costume.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Down by the Bay 5k (11.3.19)

I ran a 5k without much training at all. I ran longer than 3 miles 1 time since the last 5k a year earlier.  My knees hurt when I run. They don't like all the pounding.   My practice run was pushing a stroller and it took me 40 minutes.
I figured I would try for a 12 minute pace and I played bonus seconds the entire time.  I started with 1 minute of running and 15 seconds of walking. I think I did this for 15 intervals then I did 1 minute of running and 30 seconds of walking. This is my pre-determined interval setup based on the app.

I was so thirsty and my lips were dry so I stopped at the 2 water stops. Back in my prime I never stopped at a water stop during a 5k.
I felt like I had weird sand in my shoes the entire time I ran.

Some lady right near me was doing intervals too but I'm not sure what her intervals were.

I felt like I could have kept going so I could have pushed even harder.

Around 3 miles, the kids saw me and cheered me on. It was so cute, I got out my phone to take their picture but then all the pics Dave took of me I had my phone in them. Then they tried to run to me and join in and finish with me but they wanted to hold my hands and I could not run like that. I did not want to finish slow! I wanted to finish strong. So I leg go of their hands and they cried.

I was so close to 36 minutes for the 5k which is better than a 12 min pace. I sent some texts while running about how I was so far ahead. I hit the halfway point at 18 min exactly.

My view of the kids running toward me cheering me on

Dave's view of the kids running toward me.