Since having Will, I have slowly gotten back in the routine of running again. As a motivator, I signed up for the winter series of trail races here (4 races, ranging from 3K-10K). Since Carl ran the road race series that took place prior to Christmas (more races & longer distances), and Will and I went along to cheer him, he said he would reverse roles with me while I do the winter series. What a sweet husband, huh? Anyhow, the race I just had was incredibly MUDDY. It was storming here the week prior, and along with much mud, there were huge mud puddles to trek through. Though it was fun, it takes a bit of a toll on your legs and race time. : ) Anyhow, evidence of the mudfest is below!
Today Will and I went to the zoo with a friend of mine and her little girls. It was Will's first trip to the zoo and we had a fun time. On Tuesday's it is free from 2-5, you just have to pay $5 for parking per car, so it was a good time for little cost, which is our favorite! The weather was nice-above 60 all day. Nice time, nice weather, a nice day.
Will and the girls in front of the zoo. Funny how when I was taking pictures of just Will he didn't smile, but put two pretty girls by him and all of the sudden he lights up! :) He loved spending time with the girls today probably more than the zoo itself. It's funny how even babies know other kids are like them, isn't it? (try clicking on the picture to make it bigger)
This was cool, though the picture isn't the best. The bear was swimming in the water and was right next to the glass! Pretty cool, especially since they aren't usually in the water and that is the only way we could see them that close.
The giraffes were so beautiful. There were 5 of them, and they were all so majestic.
Funny angle here, but I kind of liked it because of that...Will in front of the giraffes. He was looking at them until I made him look my way for the picture.
We try to read Will a book every night around bedtime, and usually Carl is the one to do it. Well the other night he sat Will down next to him while they were reading and it was so cute, I just had to take pictures and share. It struck me as so adorable because they are sitting the exact same way, and you can see the great difference in their size. What sweet memories.
We discovered a funny trick over Christmas with Will--when I drape my hair over his practically bald head, he looks a bit like a little old man with a funny comb-over or bad toupee. : ) See for yourself...
I am finally getting a post-Christmas post up! We are back home and back into our normal routine. It is freezing here in Memphis--one of the coldest seasons they have had in a long time, but we are braving it by staying indoors! :) Here are a few pictures from Christmas of Will. He of course didn't really notice the festivities, being only 4 months old, but had fun nonetheless. :) His Auntie is holding him in most of these pictures, as she did much of the time we were home.
Will experiencing the feel of money in his hands for the first time. : ) He held on to this gift for a while!
Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, whenI have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. I COR 9: 24-27