we are off exploring Steamboat Springs…more tomorrow!
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We packed up and drove west to spend the weekend celebrating my favorite Dads ❤️
We are excited to spend time exploring Steamboat Springs and spending time as a family.
We hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
We spent all day doing Cannon’s favorite things and all had the best day.
It’s easy to spoil Cannon because he loves almost everything and just wants to be with his people.
We started the day with cinnamon rolls eggs and presents. Then Cannon’s last swim lesson of this session.
Then Cannon went to bike camp for a few hours then home for Happy Meals and cuddles. We needed some cool down + rest time after being out in the 98 degree heat.
In the afternoon we met friends for a pool party for Cannon. He was so excited to spend time swimming with friends and sharing treats.
We went home happy and tired. Then shared shrimp quesadillas (Cannon’s pick) birthday cake ice cream cones and watched Raya and the Last Dragon.
Cannon said it was his best day ever and it made me want to cry happy tears. I want nothing more than to make these kids happy and feel loved. Cannon makes it so easy.
Please never change Cannon, we love you to the moon!!!
Our little boy is turning 5 today!
Cannon really is the sunshine in our lives, he’s funny, silly, sweet, brave, curious, cuddly and empathetic.
Today is Cannon’s last day of being 4 and I wish that I didn’t feel so sad about it! I know it’s good for him to grow up and he loves being so independent now. But 4 still seems so little and 5 seems like such a big kid. It also means him starting school full time and that won’t end until he moves out (don’t talk to me about that!) I am just going to do my best celebrate him and give him the BEST day ever tomorrow.
We did the summer hustle of swim lessons in the morning. I will actually miss these. It was nice getting to sit out at the pool, drink my coffee and chat with my friends every morning.
Then off to bike camp for Cannon, I love that he is learning to ride but Emmy and I miss him all morning so I won’t miss that.
Emmy was happy when it was time to pick Cannon up!
Both kids were also happy to eat lunch inside and relax away from the 95 degree heat.
I am SO grateful for air conditioning.
This is our first house that has had an air conditioner, our cute little house in Denver didn’t and summers were rough. Lots of cold showers and cooking outside.
Now off to plan, wrap, blow up balloons and get ready to celebrate our boy!
We have pretty standard (and busy) days lately, I could live these summer days on repeat for a very long time. Even though it’s stupid hot, it’s not so bad when you can go to the pool when it’s 90+ degrees.
Our morning started with swim lessons for Cannon, Emmy happily played with friends on the pool deck. Then we had to quick change and drive Cannon to his bike camp. He goes 9am-11:45am and honestly Emmy and I miss him a lot. Cannon had a great time but I am glad that doesn’t have a lot of camps this summer, I value our time together so much!
Emmy and I met a couple friends a little playground that had a splash pad. I am sad that Emmy doesn’t seem to like splash-pads anymore. She loved them when she was little!
After playing we picked up Cannon from camp, heard all his stories and came home for lunch and a short nap for Emmy. She is dropping her nap but still needs it some days.
It’s nice to relax inside away from the heat for a little while.
It’s been crazy hot here for June!
It was Cory’s first day back at his office after more than 15 months working from home.
The kids were so little when he started working from home, Emmy was only 1 and Cannon was 3! I bet they don’t remember when he used to work in the office. Hopefully we will all adjust to Cory being gone for so many house and not having lunch with us anymore.
When Cory got home we celebrated his return by having frozen Margaritas (the kids had limeade slushies) in the back yard. We are lucky that our back deck is shaded in the evening so it’s tolerable to eat outside. On the 101 degree day I think we will enjoy the AC =)
What are your summer days like?
Has the heat come on strong?
I am going out on a limb hoping that the Breck Crest race weekend is on for this year, the website is showing the dates for 2020. They are often slow to update the website.
I have ran this race 4-5 times and loved it every time. I am not set on a distance yet, it will depend on how training shakes out. They have a a 10k, Half and Full marathon.
The last time a ran this race Cannon looked like this:
This week was a little strange since we were living with my parents, hoping that things will get into a better grove soon!
Monday: Progression run on the treadmill for 40 minutes
Tuesday: 30 minute strength training.
Wednesday: Up early for an easy 3.2 mile run with 4 x 30 second strides in the last mile.
Thursday: Easy “long run” of 5 miles (start where you are)
Saturday: Saturday I took the full rest day in favor of getting some chores done, even though I didn’t need it and missed my run on Thursday. This was my last prep week before real training starts so I let it slide.
Sunday: Easy 25 min with the family. Taking it easy because my right knee if now acting up, it’s hard getting old.
Hoping to get more cross training in this week as I work on building up my miles.
We packed up and moved back home! It is nice to be back in our own home even if things are a complete mess.
Our cabinets are grey and now we just need to put everything back (yikes)
The refrigerator is in the dining room, and everything that was in the cupboards is sitting out on tables/the floor waiting to be cleaned then put away. We are taking this as an opportunity to donate anything we don’t use and clear out the clutter.
We also released the butterflies into the yard so they can fly free for the rest of their little lives.
Now I am working on putting together (a very amateur) video for Cannon’s 5th birthday, documenting all the fun we had during his 4th year. This kid has the biggest heart and I can’t wait to celebrate him all week!
We didn’t have swim lessons so we got to have a slower morning.
We took advantage and walked around my parents house looking for turtles and frogs.
Last year we walked almost every morning because we didn’t have any activities to run off to.
After our walk we went to meet some friends at a new to us playground. One of our friends is going to Spain for the rest of the summer to visit their in-laws. They also brought ice-pops to share and the kids were excited to try those for the first time.
Emmy actually napped in the afternoon which was nice because she has been very tired (and grumpy) lately.
In the afternoon we played in the parents’ playroom, so nice to have such a nice space to play in. We then grabbed Indian take out for dinner (my favorite). We are so looking forward to having our kitchen back in use so we can make meals at home again.
We are so close, I can’t wait to see it all back together! We are so grateful to stay with my parents to get this done but it will be nice to get back home and back into a routine…..eventually. Next week we have swim lessons, Cannon has bike camp, it’s Cannon’s 5th birthday and Father’s Day camping trip. Looking at the calendar I think we actually get back on a routine after school starts.
At what age did your kids drop their nap?
Are you on a summer schedule or is it different every day?
I am having such a good time running in the morning with the sunrise, it’s so much nicer than treadmill runs or freezing, dark runs of the winter. I will continue forever to avoid running in the heat!
5 easy miles with a fast finish. I am not really following a plan at the moment but need to get on one because I am hoping to run the Breck Crest Marathon on Labor day.
When I got home it was time to get the kids ready for swim lessons.
Are you someone who lays out clothes the night before? I like to but I don’t always do it. It feels extra hectic since we aren’t living at our own house and we have been really busy with summer activities. Next week is even crazier with camps, Cannon’s birthday, camping and Father’s day.
We spent the rest of the day going to play with friends at a playground, lunch and rest time at my parents’ house and time at the pool in the afternoon.
The cabinets are making progress and I LOVE the color, it took us forever last year to pick a color so I am glad we still like it!
We enjoyed dinner on my parents’ deck and it has been so much fun sharing dinner with them every night.