Friday, May 28, 2010

Big Eater

First, I must forewarn any who frequent our blog that since we now live so far away from our family with our son, Will, I will be trying to load up videos of him as frequently as possible for our distant family. :)

Will has taken to feeding himself lately (which is SUPER exciting to me), with mainly Cheerios, whole wheat bread pieces, and banana. Previously we were just letting him bite off a banana, but the other day he took it from Carl, into his own hands and started munching off it himself. So, I of course had to take video of this feat this morning. :) Here it is...

Here are a couple pics I snapped the other day when he was eating.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Will's First Swim

We have made it to Boston!! We just got intertnet and are still in the process of unpacking...will follow with pictures at a later date. On the way here we stayed at a couple hotels and thought it would be fun to take Will into the pool for his first swim, so here are some pics and a few videos from the event. :) He had a good time...he didn't cry at all when we first got in and it was a little chilly and while in he loved splashing, as he does in the bath.

Though it looks like it, his face is not actually in the water, he is just looking down into it.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Family Triathlon

A couple of weeks ago Carl and I took part in our first triathlon together. We did pretty ok. ;) It was my first, and Carl's second. This was what is classified as "sprint" triathlon--300m swim, 11mile bike, 3.1(5K)mile run. It was actually a fun time, and though I wasn't sure I'd ever like to do another, I think I will. I will, however, have to brush up on my swimming quite a bit before then! :) Carl's sister and family came and graciously took pictures for us. Sorry the pictures are in a weird arrangement...the editor was giving me issues when I was putting them in.  Here are a few...

Carl and I at the beginning of the race, before we started the swim.

Action shot of Carl swimming.

Carl starting out on the bike.

Me starting out on the bike.

Carl returning at the end of the bike.

Carl finishing the run (and the race).  Go Carl!

Me at the end of the bike.

Me starting out on the run (Carl was finished with the race by now, and was encouraging me at the beginning of my run--the last leg of the race).

Carl and I after the race is over.  Behind us is the blue inflatable archway of the finish line.  We didn't get any pictures of me coming in from the run, because I apparently was "too fast" according to Carl--he wasn't expecting me to be back as soon as I was. :) 

Our nephew Simon.  He was a patient little cheerleader.  What a cutie!