Saturday, April 26, 2014

Hermes 10-Miler

Loved this race.  They changed the course and I couldn't have been more happy with the new layout.  We started at Edgewater Park, which is absolutely clean and beautiful now that the Cleveland Metroparks took over ownership of it.  The course ran along Edgewater Drive, through the Cleveland westside, circling back through Battery Park before slipping us through an underground tunnel and finishing along the lake. I had been running on the dreadmill all winter...especially since this was one of the coldest winters since I moved up here! I wasn't sure what to expect for a time as I didn't really have a benchmark.  I was thrilled with my time as it was just a hair over one minute off my PR at 1:47:28.  I'll take it.  We were treated with beautiful temps, a newly designed course, and wonderful goodies at the finish line.  Great way to get in a long run with about a thousand of my closest friends.

Love the skyline view of Cleveland!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Egg Hunts and Easter Tradition

Easter is one of the most underrated holidays.  I love seeing the girls wake up and find their Easter baskets at the table and see their excitement.  For little kids, Easter Egg Hunts are simply wonderful throw-backs to a simpler, fun activity.  We are lucky that we live in a community that still puts on egg hunts, encouraging the kids to bring their baskets.  And Meg, she's still using the same basket with the same grass in it (although the grass is dwindling in size over all these years!). Now that Meg is in college, she still won't miss an Easter weekend.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

My Little Keith Haring

I love kids art shows.  I'm not a fan of having to bring everything home and put it on display (who is, really?). But this year, I just loved B's version of Keith Haring's Blue Dog.  It's a keeper and will be part of our art collection.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Learning to Sew

Bridget's Daisy Troop had a field trip to Stitch! in Cleveland.  I hadn't been there, but had drive by it several times and thought it would be neat to stop.  As a parent chaperone, I was able to hang out with the girls while they learned to sew and I was so glad to be a part of this field trip!

B is 7.  I wasn't sure if that was too early to operate a sewing machine.  And I was nervous watching all those small kids operating an electric sewing machine.  You see, I stitched my thumb when I was learning to sew so I had good reason to worry! Of course, it could be my limited sewing skills, but I was still nervous.  No reason to be.  The girls did great and made cute purses.  B uses hers to carry her library books.  What great fun!