Twelve photos from our day (taken with my iphone camera)
We are doing a photo a day project on our walk to school. We were almost there when I realized that I had not taken a photo yet. "Quick! Kids, what should we take a picture of?" This was their answer.
On my morning walk. 4.5 miles today in 1 hour and 6 minutes! (Keep in mind, the first mile is logged while walking with the kids so our pace isn't as fast.) And I know from personal experience (multiple years at a girls' camp with bears in/near camp) that bears are always bad news.
I really enjoy my morning walks. The leaves are falling, the temperature is brisk (45 - 50 degrees), the people I pass by are friendly. There are so many walking paths I can mix it up pretty regularly. Jenn set a goal to walk 100 miles, so I'm joining her and trying to fit in my 100 miles between Thanksgiving and New Years. Plug in some good high-energy tunes and I am ready to go!
Back to reality. Today's chore -- balance the checkbook.
In the middle of my "work" I got a phone call from Scott. Some of his meetings got cancelled so he asked me to come up for lunch. Love that he works only 15 minutes away and we can do this from time to time. Lunch at Quizno's. And some quick shopping at the outlets for new uniform pants for Anna. She was down to just one pair after splitting the knees open in her pants on Monday.
Love these cute faces. And the crossing guards love our kids too. They tell us all the time how much they love seeing my kids' happy faces in the morning. It makes me so happy when I hear both Payton & Anna cheerfully say "thank you" to each and every crossing guard (there are 4) as we pass by.
Homework and headgear time for Conner. I think he's become pretty accustomed to the headgear and doesn't mind wearing it. Which is a good thing because he has 13 more months to go!
Before I know it, it's time to head out for the evenings activities -- Glee, basketball, and hoping to fit in some grocery shopping somewhere. In case of downtime we bring along: snacks, Nintendo DS, and the iPad so I can review my Relief Society lesson for Sunday.
My grocery helper. She insisted on pushing the cart the whole time.
Picking up Payton from basketball practice. He's the one in the striped shirt. Scott and I decided to jump the fire access gate in our culdesac and walk to pick him up (it's faster than driving). I haven't jumped a fence in . . . . . forever? Kinda makes you feel like a teenager. Or freshman college student.
After jumping the gate on our return trip I had to take a photo of our neighbor's Santa. The kids love him.
Oh Christmas tree. And it's the end of another day.