Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Perfect Rain

Have you ever seen one of those perfect rains? I woke up this morning right at 6 am with no alarm clock. I could hear it raining, but not so hard that it sounds like a torrential downpour, but not light enough to make you wonder what was going on out there. It was just coming down hard enough to make you want to get a cup of coffee and go back to bed with the newspaper. Of course, we don't take the newspaper, so I went on down to work. This is one of those days when I'm glad I work at home and don't have to walk across some parking lot into an office building in that mess. My commute downstairs seemed just far enough today.



The rain just started overnight. This upcoming weekend is going to be fantastic (more details later), but I've had to really put in the hours at work to get ready. So that means no running or biking since sunday. I'm going to try my best to get to the gym tonight. I have been sticking to the yoga and Tri Power regiment. But what happens when I don't get in any good workouts? Pics of the family. Enjoy!


Kelley and Bigun gettin cozy. It was in the mid-60's this evening.

Evil Genius can't reach the pedals yet, but she loved getting pushed up the driveway and then racing back down. Sometimes she would go down and pedal backwards putting the brakes on during her speedy descent. It was very cute.

I on the other hand, have a Hee-Haw t-shirt on, and I had a problem with the contact lenses yesterday so the glasses had to make their monthly appearance. Insert redneck joke here. Does anyone under 30 even remember Hee-Haw? I can admit that I used to watch every saturday night. Loved it.



Bigun actually preferred the tricycle tonight, she usually takes the larger bike, and leaves the trike for EG. But tonight, for the first time, she really had the pedalling down. Ever since getting the bike for christmas, she's been jonesing to take it out. Since it's been warm, all she wants to do is "practice" her pedalling. As a parent, it was so COOL to see her finally grasp the concept and apply it so well. The other thing I notice in these pics is that she's really not a toddler anymore. She's turning 4 in June, and looking at last years pictures, or the spring before it is surprising to see how fast she's grown.
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And rest assured, her T2 times are spectacular. There's a little hesitation getting off of the bike without falling, but that will go away when her legs get a little longer. But she's off and running like a lightning bolt. So bike-to-run is no problem. T1 (swim to bike, or in her case jumping from mud puddles to the bike) needs a little work. HA!


EG is certainly still a toddler. Her hair is so long and pretty. She loved the bike even though she couldn't reach the pedals. We had the camera out for this photoshoot to get a certain type of picture. We got the shot, and Kelley submitted it to some baby magazine contest for a cover shot. I think they should go ahead and close the contest now, no other baby has a chance.



Bigun did make an appearance on the bike. These pictures were all taken last night, between work and dinner. It was a great spring day, the dogwood is about to put out flowers, and it's nice to have some warmer temps. Happy april fool's day everyone! I can't come up with any good april fool's stuff today.

16 comments:

tfh said...

Awww, you have such pretty girls! Glad to see you're starting them early on the trike/bike.

Cuteness aside, I still kinda want to kick you in the shins for not having to commute further than downstairs. The rain makes the drive to work miserable here.

Christine said...

What kind of camera do you have? Shoots GREAT pics! I love the perfect rain....so nice for sleeping!

Sun Runner said...

Yeah, that commute sounds all well and good...

...UNTIL YOU FALL DOWN THE STAIRS.

Which, of course, I don't actually wish to have happen.

And redneck? Pshaw. You ain't seen nothing yet.

teacherwoman said...

The pics are great. Thanks for sharing, John! I definitely see future triathletes in those girls!

Wes said...

Your daughters are so cute. But who's that skinny guy pushing EG?

Amber said...

Adorable pics of the kids! I think I was 6 or 7 before I learned to ride a bike without training wheels!! I've never been much of a bike person.

Sarah Bowen Shea said...

Your girls are adorable! Thanks for sharing.

Jess said...

Your girls are so adorable! I love these pictures!

Alisa said...

So cute!

Adorable Girlfriend said...

Your girls are soo cute. I just cannot get over that.

joyRuN said...

Dang, CJ! You have a gorgeous family.

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Your kids are so darned CUTE!

hebba said...

rain, eh? We'll be getting that up here in a few days. Way to wreck my weekend, rain!

carrie said...

I'm glad you got to play with your little beauties instead of being tied to your desk!

Melanie said...

I'm 31... Hee Haw??? LOL Your girls are beautiful, great pics!!

Missy said...

OK, I forgive you for everything...so very cute. Get them started on that bike and swim stuff EARLY!!!

Heehaw, hells yes, used to be taped around these here parts!