Monday, November 21, 2011

Weekend at Grandma's

I spent the weekend at my grandparent's house in Garden City, MO (GCMO) to celebrate my grandpa's 80th birthday.  Here is the birthday boy enjoying his birthday present...a new TV.  Pretty impressive.  Eighty years old and can still out-work any man I know. 
We celebrated his birthday with cake and homemade ice cream.  Yummmm!  

Dan made a rootbeer float.  

I love my grandparent's house.  Spending the weekend in GCMO is like going on a mini-vacation.  It is so nice to shut out the rest of the world and spend some quality time with my family...and play cards. :)

Recently, weekends at Grandma's got even better, with the addition of the other man in my life, my nephew Kauffman.  I adore this kid.  My heart melts when I walk by and he calls out, "Ray Ray."  I put more effort and energy into making him laugh than anything else in my life (I have a history of neck injuries to prove it).  Seriously, I am afraid that if/when Dan and I have children there is no way I will love them as much as this kid.  So naturally, I tried to snap a picture of him any time I could throughout the weekend.....

....but the poor guy can't stay still.  So, I switched to video.  Here are a few of my favorites:
In this one we are singing Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.  Please excuse my singing voice and that fact that I am holding the camera the wrong way.

Here is my aunt and I giving him a bath.  

If I ever have a bad day all I have to do is look at one of these and I know his silly scream will put a smile on my face. :)

Running wise, I did manage to fit in an almost-3 mile run on Saturday, but it was really windy, so my pace was pretty slow.

This morning I ran outside in the refreshing morning mist and I felt great afterwards, until I saw my time.  I ran 4.5 miles in around 47 minutes.  That is so SSLLLLOOOWWW!  I am usually pretty consistent with a 10 minute mile, I have no idea why I slowed down.  Maybe it was all the not-so-good for me food I ate this weekend.  

The plan this week is to do a 4ish mile run again tomorrow, sprints on Wednesday, and a long run on Thursday (so I don't feel so bad about Thanksgiving dinner).

Thought for the day:
Have a fabulous short-week!

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