Monday, June 21, 2010

Father's Day

We had an awesome weekend down in SC. Went back to Greenville to visit the folks, celebrate father's day, and the SC portion of Bigun's 5th birthday. It started with a party:

Uncle Michael and Aunt Summer got her a princess costume that was adorable! They had cake, it was so much fun! My grandmothers both came over for the dinner, as well as plenty of old family friends. Earlier saturday, we (me, Kelley, Morgan, and Michael) took Bigun and Evil Genius to the movie theater to see Toy Story 3. It was a pretty good flick, and EG's first time at the theater. She LOVED it. The first time we took bigun, the big screen and loud sounds scared her pretty good. But not with EG. She was right at home.

These guys were just hanging out at the dollhouse porch all weekend. Hilarious!

Sunday we all got in the pool:

Fun in the sun!

There has not, however, been very much fun in the sun on the training front. It has been HOT down here! Yowza hot. So I've been inside training as much as I can. Last week I got in a few good workouts, including a nice brick thursday night. I'm falling into a pattern of a long bike ride monday, run tuesday, lunchtime swims, and a thursday night brick. It's certainly much less training than I've been doing this year. But they are all good quality workouts. Last thursday's brick was an hour of tough hills on the bike followed by a 30 minute run. I was watching the Celtics lose game 7, which was tougher than the brick. I wanted to keep running but the gym was closing.

Yesterday we got back into town about 8 pm with a full uhaul - the last of our stuff from SC! We got it all unloaded, returned the truck, and got the kids down about 11 pm. ugh. Also, I seriously wrenched my lower back into some serious pain. ouch! So as bad as I was stuffing my face on Mom's Good Southern Cooking all weekend long, I was unable to jump back into regular workouts today. Tomorrow I'm going to the chiropractor for an adjustment. I think some swimming might help too. Then tomorrow night it's date night! We're going rock climbing, as strange as that might sound. Indoor rock wall with a local group of climbers, then joining the group for dinner later. Fun times as long as I'm not in agonizing pain.

I'm going to have to step back up to the plate to really be in shape for a 6 hour half ironman by september. Did you know today was the summer solstice? Longest day of the year. I do hope you got to enjoy the extra daylight. Here in the south we're going to have light outside until about 9 pm. But that means tomorrow, the days start getting shorter. And that means fall is on the way and we've only got a few months of this dang heat left. It makes me optimistic.

Ya want to talk about Evil Genius? Why do we call her Evil Genius? Today she took a dump on the floor at the local DMV. Then she accidentally stepped in it. I wish I could say that was the worst smelling thing in that office. Future parents beware.


Lisa said...

sounds like a fun father's day weekend.

lol at evil genius's little 'mis-step'

RockStarTri said...

You sure she "accidentally" stepped in it? LOL.

Life will settle down soon I'm sure, then it is trainingpalooza for your half

* Tyly * said...

The DMV is no fun! I don't blame her. :)

I love all the father's day pictures... too sweet! I'm glad you had a great weekend, minus the back pain! Hopefully the chiro will get it get fixed up quick.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Cute pics! And oh my re: EG's incident! I am sure they have seen much worse at the DMV, though... Like maybe adults doing the same thing. Who knows.

Love the date night idea. I thikn it's great to do something active together like that!

Carly said...

Happy Belated Father's Day. Looks like you had a great day!

OMG...EG dump story has me rolling!!! She would fit in with my clan.

Michelle said...

Happy Father's Day buddy.

I can't wait to follow your training for your 70.3. YOU GOT THIS BROTHER!!!!

* Tyly * said...

You're there, you're there! New and improved blogroll complete! :)

Xenia said...

Happy belated father's day. Looks like a fabulous time was had by all.

Wes said...

Happy Father's Day old man... What a great gift Evil Genius has given you :-)

Jess said...

Glad you had a great Father's Day.

LOL at the EG story. haha oh man!

Alisa said...

Looks like a really fun fathers day. Your family really is beautiful.

Badgergirl said...

Oh my. The EG story had me chuckling. Sounds like a great weekend!

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Happy father's day.

As for EG and the DMV ... who among us hasn't wanted to take a dump on the DMV floor?

It's the stepping in it that makes her a Soooooper Genius.

runrettarun said...

I know it probably wasn't funny at the time but LOL!!!! You never know what kids will do, when they do it . . . They keep our lives interesting.

I'm so glad you had a great Father's Day.

Amanda said...

I absolutely love summer but wow, this has been a crazy hot June. Happy late father's day and birthday for Bigun. That outfit is so cute.

Lily on the Road said...

What a Wonderful Father's Day and I love the fairy costumes...too cute.

As for the DMV, well, when you gotta go, you gotta go!

Colleen said...

You're kids are too cute! Glad that you had a good Father's Day weekend!