my weekend in photos

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we saw kenley’s science fair project at the orange county library on thursday night for the ocps stem fair! she was very proud.

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the kids checked out some library books and we headed to our favorite brewery!

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i got to hang with this girl on friday night.

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six miles on saturday morning.

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run all the miles, drink all the coffee.

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saturday soccer in the rain.

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it was fun while it lasted, then she was over it.

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no better place to spend a rainy day than disney on ice!

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moana was the best, but the whole show was really cool.

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hugs from tink!

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my boy.

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mother’s day church and brunch before heading to hollywood studios.

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kenley got to meet star-lord and groot!

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getting pumped for toy story land!

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crosby conquered the tower of terror! he declared that he was never riding it again, but we’ll see about that.

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staying dry with a snack.

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running to the car in the rain.

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we finished the rainy weekend with family movie night, the greatest showman! i had a fabulous mother’s day and we all had a great weekend.

how was yours?

my weekend in photos

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may the fourth be with you!

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post-soccer practice dinner.

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saturday morning run with the girls before heading out for our beach weekend.

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early morning soccer.

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lots of green on the field this weekend.

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girls night out before a sunrise 10k.

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cocoa beach 10k. many more pictures to come!

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ready to tackle the waves.

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building sand castles with the girls.

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he may have brought the most sand home out of anyone.

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girlies.

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snack time!

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sweet boy. unfortunately, his cute goggles are lost at sea.

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most of the adults.

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most of the kiddos.

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our beach day ended on account of rain.

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so we had a pizza party!

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the first weekend of may is in the books and it feels like summer! we had such a fun weekend with friends. the countdown is on until the end of school and the official start to summer.

how was your weekend?

Best Damn Race 10k {race recap}

In March, I ran one of my favorite races, the Best Damn Race 10k. This was my fourth BDR race and the third time running the 10k after switching to the half marathon last year. The race this year was just as good as it was in previous years. The weather was crisp and cool, but I decided to run in my tank top and save my long sleeve for after the race.

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As we got started, it was really crowded so the group broke up a bit. I ran with Amanda for a little bit in the first mile, then found Cristina in the second mile. I ran the first two miles straight through until we caught up with Heather and Tracy. For the last four miles, we switched to intervals. The intervals were so nice. I was pushing myself on the runs and enjoying the recovery on the walks. We ran, walked, and chatted the rest of the way.

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We finished in 1:02.09 which is not a personal record, but I felt really good about my finish time. This was my first race since the marathon and coming back from my injury. I finished with a runners high, which I hadn’t felt in a while. I remember how much I like racing (and running, to be honest). I am excited to continue running, recovering, and getting faster this summer.

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As usual, the after party did not disappoint. We all enjoyed bloody mary’s and each other’s company until we had to leave for the Smile Mile.

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It was such a fun morning! See ya next year, BDR!

my weekend in photos

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friday night soccer practice.

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i got to hang out with this sweet boy.

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saturday morning miles with the girls.

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soccer saturday!

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living his best life.

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saturday afternoon, we headed to epcot for the flower and garden festival.

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shark!

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enjoying our time with grammy!

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elsa and anna!

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we finally got fast passes for the frozen ride and spent some time in norway!

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it’s the circle of life.

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ice cream treat!

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we had such a fun day at epcot and the weather was gorgeous!

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after errands and food prep, we had our first official swim of the season today!

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we had a great visit with grammy this weekend.

how was yours?

4.5 Years Old

Crosby’s half birthday snuck up on me a little less considering Kenley’s was last week. I made a point to go back and read Kenley’s 4.5 year old post because I love seeing how similar they are to each other. I made a comment about how great age four is and I fully believe that to be the case. I think it continues to get better, but there is such a big difference between the ages three and four. Crosby has been no different. He is truly a little boy now and is still as sweet as ever (most days). He continues to be such a cuddler, lover, and a hugger. He’s always up for a snuggle or wants to hold a hand.

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On the other hand, he’s a wild man. He’s constantly active and when he gets excited, he talks a mile a minute. If he doesn’t have your undivided attention when he wants to say something, he’ll be sure to get it. I’m not sure I’ve ever heard “mommy” more times in a minute than I do with him. He’s fearless in the sense that he will run, climb, jump, or flip on anything. He’s also scrapped up a lot too. His poor knees always have Band-aids on them. He skipped training wheels altogether and started riding his two-wheel bike just after his 4th birthday. After much debate, we opted to skip soccer season for him this spring, but we’re going to try out gymnastics this summer to see how he likes it.

We are still loving Crosby’s new school. He is learning so much and I am really impressed with his writing. He filled in a couple of lines on Kenley’s spelling homework this week and I had a hard time telling it was his writing instead of hers. His class goes on walking field trips and visits the businesses in our community, which is so stinking cute. He’s officially registered for VPK in the fall and only has one more year until he’s going to be a rising kindergartner.

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One of the biggest differences between he and Kenley are their sleeping habits. They’re pretty much polar opposites. Crosby is much like his mama and Kenley is just like her daddy. C-man is not a morning person and occasionally has to be woken up to get ready for school. Kenley pops out of bed about the same time every single day and is immediately ready to start the day. It takes Crosby a while to wind down and actually fall asleep at night and for naps. Both of the kids nap on one day of the weekend, usually when it’s most convenient for us.

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Crosby has really gotten into Star Wars since we started going to Disney. Hollywood Studios is our favorite park and his absolute favorite ride is Star Tours. He is constantly building with Legos and most of the time he builds his own versions of AT-AT walkers, TIE fighters, or snowspeeders. His book of choice for bed each night is one of two Star Wars books with all of the different stories in them. Somehow, I always end up reading the story where Darth Vader says “Luke, I am your father.” I’m not sure what else happens in any of the other Star Wars stories. We still haven’t watched any of the movies, but they are on the list for family movie nights.

Crosby Martin, you keep us on our toes and keep us laughing every single day.

Happy half birthday!

my weekend in photos

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kenley started the weekend with a field trip to the central florida zoo on friday.

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kenley told us after school that she “ran into kyler a lot” during the day, then crosby asked if it hurt? oh, kids are funny.

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then she went straight to soccer practice.

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hanging out with this boy.

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the other team recruited crosby to play for them because they were short on players. it was short lived for him, reaffirming our decision to not have him play this season.

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the cutest.

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piyo on saturday. soreness on sunday.

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healthy kids day at the y!

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lazy moon for dinner.

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beers while mothering.

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the whole gang…minus crosby.

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waiting for the rain to pass after church.

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it was a rainy sunday, but at least we’re stocked for the week.

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the kids and i had a good weekend at home while greg was in milwuakee with his friends. 

how was your weekend?

6.5 Years Old

This half birthday completely snuck up on me! I’m not sure where the time is going. Kenley is officially six and a half years hold and only has about six weeks left of kindergarten. She is doing really well in school and has adjusted well. The days are still pretty long for her so she’ll occasionally nap on the weekends when her attitude warrants a nap. She hasn’t had much homework (thank goodness), but she does have weekly spelling tests and some math tests. All of the grades were required to do a science experiment and their projects were showcased at the science fair last month. Kenley’s project will represent her class at the Orange County STEM Fair next month!

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Soccer has started back up again, so she is excited to be playing again. We never got back into gymnastics because the gym was just too far from school and it was too much for a weeknight. This year, she’s already ran/walked the Lady Track Shack 5k and ran the Smile Mile on behalf of her school! We may start a new sport this summer, but I’m not sure what yet.

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Since we got annual passes to Disney in September, she has become quite the thrill seeker. Her favorite ride is basically any roller coaster at Disney. Everest at Animal Kingdom and Rock n Roller Coaster at Hollywood Studios is her favorite. She’s been on Tower of Terror twice and is trying to convince Crosby go to on it next time, but each time, she really doesn’t like it. I am really impressed with her as I can assure you, I was not riding these type of rides as a six and a half year old.

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I am pretty sure Kenley is growing about an inch a week. I can’t believe how long her legs are and how big her feet are. In January, she got glasses which she wears (almost) daily at school and most of the time on weekends. She has also lost two teeth! Her bottom two teeth were the first to go and her top two are starting to get wiggly. She’s getting her first six year molar which she’s complained about a bit. She has also had strep throat twice in the last month!

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Happy half birthday, Kenley Dee!