Happy Friday! Last weekend was a wonderful long weekend and we made the most of it. First up, a Veteran's Day parade in front of our house:
My favorite veteran (of two armies - Irish and American) happens to live downstairs and came out to watch the parade with us, then took the boys over to watch the huge flag be raised at the high school.
Phil and I are still training for our personal half-marathon, and ran 10 miles on Friday. We feel very slow and old and don't know how we are going to run 3.1 more miles than that. Plus we somehow seem to be gaining weight through this training plan?!? Lord give us strength. And speed.
Declan and Brendan had their last soccer games of the season!! Declan was a goal scoring machine and still loves the sport so much, but Brendan is looking forward to basketball :) They had a fun play area set up at Brendan's soccer league for the last day:
We took the little boys and Maggie and her bestie to Hobby Lobby and then to Friendly's for an early dinner:
|Xander (12) Declan (9) Brendan (7)
Phil found this Hobby lobby Scavenger Hunt and kept the boys entertained with that while the girls shopped. The fall decor and Christmas decor was 50% off and I scored these cute doormats:
As well as a really nice smelling wax melt called Christmas Morning for my warmer in my office (my office is right next to the bathrooms!)
|Doesn't everybody wear slippers and sit on an exercise ball at work??
Yard work continues as slowly as our training runs, but that leaf blower is still fun for the boys:
I pumped the invisible breaks and screamed just looking at this photo ;) Phil took Maggie to a deserted parking lot to practice in Vanna White (our 12 passenger Ford Transit). She has her last night of Driver's Ed tonight and then can take the permit test after she turns sixteen in 2 weeks. Phil is making her learn to drive the big van so that any other car will be easy peasy.
I can't think of much else to say, and Eamon just texted me asking about going golfing after school, Maggie texted me asking about a friend coming over, and life keeps on rolling! I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving-prepping kind of weekend everyone :)
Run little guys...run!