June 5, 2011

Week In Review

At least I left you with a cute video when I took a blog break, right? We've had a busy week with a lot of different things going on. Last Saturday I ran the Soldier Field 10 mile race which was really fun. I finished in 1:36 which was pretty close to my goal time. We finished on the 50 yard line of Soldier Field with people cheering in the stand which was really awesome! Tim ran the race also and finished in 1:31. Way to go, Timmy!

Chris brought the kids in to watch me finish. One of my friends whose daughter is in Lila's class at school also ran the race, so the dads and kids met up to play while they waited for us to finish. This is Cara at the park outside of Soldier Field.

Lila, Adell and Julia cheering in the stands.

Click here to see a video of me finishing and a couple of pictures (at least I hope that works). It's a little hard to spot me in the finish. Another problem with being so short. But I'm wearing a red tank top and am right behind a guy in a bright orange shirt.

After the race we had brunch with Katie and Tim and then I had to rush off to get ready for my friend Tricia's baby shower.

On Tuesday I helped chaperone Lila's class's "field trip". All they did was walk two block to Jamba Juice for smoothies and play by the fountain downtown, but they all had a lot of fun. Here's Lila and a few kids from her class enjoying smoothies.

Cara tagged along and helped Lila finish her smoothie.

Here is Lila with her teachers on Thursday, her last day of school.

After school, several families from Lila's class went to a nearby park for a picnic to celebrate the end of the school year. Here's Lila with her friends Ryan and Tyler.

Ian had his last day of school on Friday and is thrilled to be on summer break. Lila is not as thrilled and is already missing school, Sunday School and dance class. I've promised her we'll do lots of fun things this summer, so I just need to make it happen!

On Friday night I went to a bachelorette party for my friend Christine and then yesterday I had a baby shower for my friend Nazli. Last night we went to a cookout with a few families from church and had a lot of fun watching the kids play together-- between us we had three one year olds, three four year olds, a six year old and a thirteen year old.

This week we are hoping to make a few trips to the pool and splash park!

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