While we are wrapping up all of this business with my recertification MADNESS, we are still trying to stick with our family goals of being active. Jude and I have a special connection right now – you know how kids vacillate between one parent and the other at times… Well, he and I are like peas and carrots this week while Gigi and her Daddy go together like bread and butter! It’s been nice to have a little buddy.
Today as we were heading to the track I set the expectation that Jude would run one time around with me -1/4 a mile. I thought he would fight it (he often does) but instead he seemed excited to take a lap with me!

It was thrilling to see him take off and keep running as fast as his little legs could carry him around the track. He didn’t stop once. I was SO proud of his can-do attitude and positive spirit! What a joy! We may be adding a fourth runner to our mix! (I hope!)

After all that hard work, what’s a kid to do but get hauled to the car on his big sister’s back?! She’s no slouch either – she just ran 1.5 miles!
(They just discovered today that Guinevere can give Jude piggy back rides. We laugh because she is only about 4 pounds heavier than he is.)


Love it!!!!

Mom added these pithy words on Jun 26 13 at 8:51 pm
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Track Attack


Gigi Said

  • Topless Tapas 2012-11-03 18:44:52-

    Tami was leaving to go out with her friend and the kids begged to go with her. I said, "you don't want to go with mom, she is going to the Tapas bar and we are going to stay here and play games."

    Gigi stiffened, "That's weird", she said as she blushed. I processed fast and realized the problem. "TAPAS bar. It means 'small plate', not TOPLESS bar!"

Jude Said

  • Nicknames 2013-01-04 21:30:33-

    The checker at the store asked our always conversational little boy what his name was. He replied "Jude" then added "but sometimes they call me pumpkin brown". LOL.

    And they are right. We call him that after the folksong that we sing sometimes.

A long time ago…