Thursday, May 24, 2012

5K Race May 23, 2012

Cathy and I have been training to run a 5K for about 8 weeks now.  We decided to run one in Mechanicville.  Yesterday was the race and it went really well. Cathy was really fast but she has also run races before.  I wanted to finish and I did.  I was so thankful to have Chad and the boys and Michelle cheering me on every few roads or so.  Jacob would say "Go Mommy Go!!" and Nicholas was saying "Mommy, run faster, there is a bear behind you!!"  It was so cute:)  I have another race in just over 3 weeks so I better keep up the training.  

Science Fair May 15, 2012

 Nicholas had a science fair at his school a couple weeks ago.  Chad and him were planning on making a really cool project.  Chad unfortunately had a lot of late days at work and school that week and didn't have as much time as he wanted.  So Nick and I had to come up with something really fast the day before the fair.  We decided to do a cornstarch and water experiment.  It goes from a liquid, to a solid and then back to a liquid again.  I know it was kind of cheesy but he is in Kindergarten.  Nick and Jake loved playing with the mixture and it was super messy (probably why they loved it so much!)  There was also an ice cream social afterwards so that is always a great way to end the day.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Mother's Day Picnic

Today at Jake's preschool they had a Mother's Day picnic.  When we got there they gave all the mom's a pin to wear.  The kids sang a few songs.  Then we ate a yummy lunch on picnic blankets.  Afterwards, we did a painting craft and planted some flowers in pots the kids each designed.  It was a lot of fun.  Jake has been singing the songs at home all week but of course he wouldn't sing them today.  He was really excited to have me there for snack time and to do the fun activities with him.  I love my little boys:)  

 These were the pins we wore.  Jake kept trying to eat it and as soon as I snapped the picture he had the wrapper off.  Oh well.  It was cute while it lasted.

White board fun

Nicholas got a white board for his birthday from Aunt Michelle.  He uses it everyday.  He likes to write notes to me and draw pictures.  He also practices writing his name and letters.  I write him a note every night after he falls asleep so he will have one to read when he wakes up.  Jake also likes to draw pictures on it.  It is cute to see how creative they are.  Here are a couple pictures I was able to get before they were erased.