Sunday, April 27, 2008

Bucket Head

What a goof ball... Mommy's little helper decided to assist in unloading the dishwasher, by modeling the lovely, silver mixing bowl hat. A "must have" for summer!

Sunday, April 06, 2008

The Race is On!

Jason and Valerie ran the half-marathon on April 6! This was Jason's second time to run the half, and he says it will be his last. Although I'm pretty sure he said that after last year's race, but somehow his memory of the misery diminished during the year, so he decided to run it again. Valerie was really pushing Jason to beat his time from last year, and set a goal for herself of running it in under 2 hours. Unfortunately, they were forced to take a bathroom break during the race, which took 2 1/2 minutes due to the lines, so she ended up finishing at 2 hours, 53 seconds! But that's still pretty awesome, as far as I'm concerned!

Congrats to the runners!!!

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Let's Go to the Zoo!

On the Saturday before the marathon, we decided to enjoy the beautiful, warm weather and take a trip to the St. Louis zoo. Ellie and her cousins, Kameron & Paige, loved the animals, but they seemed to have as much fun climbing on stuff and just running around.

Ellie and Kameron also had a good time on the carousel. Paige, not as much.

We had to wait in line for a while to ride. Then, of course, as soon as we got to the front of the line and were the next people to climb aboard, they closed the gates and said they were full. Our kids then had to stand in line some more and watch all the other children riding, which is torturous to excited 1 and 3-year-olds.

The children's zoo is also a cool place. Ellie had little fear around any of the animals in the petting zoo, so our next trip may have to be to Grant's Farm. But we should probably start taking the video camera, because it seems like those places are hotbeds for America's Funniest Home Video moments.