Monday, May 14, 2012

i Do BeLiEvE iT's TiMe To BlOg!

First of all, here's Chelsie's rendition of Scout (her hero):

The annual "Bark in the Park" was held May 5th.
Chels ran the 5 k for the first time since....last October???
(It's been a while.)
She won her division though.
(She thinks it's because her high school friends were at a track meet.)
Yours truly jogged the course with Scout
who does not like to be on a leash.
(We took 1st. in our division too....but it was the "way-old " division.)
I tried and tried to get the pooch to drink H2O along the way--he wasn't interested in the least.
(I don't quite understand why a dog who will smell and eat just about anything will turn up his nose at a water bucket that other dogs have drank out of.)
I thought perhaps I had worn the poor little guy out until
 Chels' piano teacher (who had an ice cream booth) offered him a big scoop of vanilla.
He downed it within seconds.
(Now I wonder, do dogs get ice cream headaches???)

Last Friday and Saturday, CCHS hosted the NIAA Regional Track Meet.

Friday, N8 ran the 4 X 800.
His team placed 2nd. in the 3A Division.
The team (which consists of 3 seniors and he) broke CCHS's school record once more.
(He is so jazzed to be able to go to State with them.)
The bug also ran the 1600 m.
(That's 1 mile in layman's terms.)
5:00.10 --not a PR but okay for a 14 year-old with a cold and cough.

On Saturday, N8 ran the 800 m.
(That's the 1/2 mile.)
'Rounding the first curve, he began in lane 7.

By the final length, he had passed four runners.
Go, Bug, go!


He finished 5th.
Elko took 1st. and 2nd.
CCHS took 3rd., 4th, and 5th.
(1st. through 4th. were seniors.)
'Not bad for a 14 year-old--want to squeeze that baby boy!
CCHS took the 3A Regional title for the second year in a row.
(They are kind of happy.)

Now, onto to Mother's Day's fun:
Chels says this is a picture of the "Queen Mum"(Say in a British Accent).
He bbq-ed  us tri tip for dinner---yum!
(He didn't realize that I would have even loved a PB and J,
if I didn't have to make it!)

Mom, pictured above, is in relaxation mode.
She received two pairs of sharp scissors.
(If you're like me, you're always asking,
"Who took off with my scissors?????")

Gma Schank came over for dinner too.
(She's lots of fun.)

I made a reversible jacket for my F.D. Momma-Dear.
('Don't know if it fits, but you know Mom's--
they LOVE anything that their kids make them, right?)

Also made her an envelope with all of our names on it.

As tradition, Craig filled my grow boxes with flowers.
(Can you even see them way back there?  Boy, it is certainly green and beautiful right now!)

And he and I took a walk to the cemetery and put pink and yellow flowers
(her favorite colors)
 on Joanne's grave.

It was a beautiful day, and super fun weekend.
'Hope yours was too!