Sunday, September 23, 2018

Saturday Adventures

What's a weekend day if you don't pack it full of fun!? :-) 

Yesterday I met up with two of my beachbody coaches and we ran a 5K together. I had the idea to sign up together a while ago and just googled runs coming up. This one was called 'run like a girl' and I thought, hey we're girls this will be fun. Not knowing what it really was. Turns out it was a politically focused run, which I'm okay with. Both the other gals felt the same. One of my coaches loves this kind of thing so was super excited about it and laughed at me knowing I had no clue what it was when I picked that specific race, lol. We got to hear from Amy Klobachar at the beginning, it was fun and got us pumped up to write some letters to our congress people. 

It was a chilly morning, in the 40s so we started off cold but quickly warmed up. 

Sarah is a runner so she went ahead of us. Kristin hadn't run a whole 5K before so I stayed with her. She actually hadn't ever ran a mile straight so I was super proud of her for finishing the whole 5K without walking!!! She is in her second round of 80 day obsession so I know she was fit enough to do it. Amazing how these home workout ACTUALLY WORK, haha. Just because we don't run all the time our bodies can totally handle it!

The kids had fun cheering us on and thoroughly enjoyed the racer snacks at the end haha.

The sun felt nice and it was starting to warm up. We discovered a buckeye tree on our walk back to the van. 

We went out for lunch/brunch. Stopped at Common Roots cafe to use up one of our Chinook Book coupons (for any local peeps reading this my MoMs group is selling them as their fundraiser I have a few left if you're interested) I actually used two coupons yesterday and saved more than the cost of my book! Love a great savings. 

Isaac is reading the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, I love that he loves reading so much. We also learned at curriculum night on Thursday that most first graders start at reading level D and end at about level J. Well these books he's reading on his own (which he finishes in less than a week) are reading level T! They do separate for reading at school so they place the kids together by reading level into three different classes. I'm not sure which level his class is, I'll ask at the first teacher conferences. 

We take up two tables when we go out to eat, lol. A four seater and a two seater. It's so nice that one kiddo is easy to eat out with, gives us hope. The girls (and obviously thomas) still take a lot of attention and reminding how to behave when eating out.

While eating we got the call that our bike was finished and ready to be picked up. All looked really good, just got  basic tune up. Kyle dropped me off at the bike shop and I rode it home.

It's an xtracycle, has a longer back end for cargo. We got it with all the attachments to carry the kids on the back. Once I got home i got the bags back on the sides and the cushion seats. I took them off on Thursday when I had to ride it in the rain. We also got the flightdeck (the black flat part on the back of the bike) prepared for the child bike seat that will arrive in the mail this week. We have a kid seat for Thomas to sit in so we'll get that hooked up and will be able to ride all three at once. 

Kyle took it for a spin and gave the girls a quick ride again. They test rode it with me. They love it.

We got the trailer out for one more ride, ready to get rid of this thing. Kyle really doesn't like it, however the kids are okay with it. The girls fought with who would get to ride on the cargo bike. Mary started then Emma got to ride it back home.

First ride as a family on TWO bikes. Isaac does great riding on his own, but this is a nice option to get somewhere a little quicker.

We biked to a park on the other side of Lake of the Isles.

We biked back home and got ready to head out. We had purchased an oktoberfest event ticket at the school auction last spring and the day had finally arrived. Three families hosted at someone's house. It was super fun! Will def try to bid on a spot again this year. We bike there, lots of leg work in for me in one day. 

There was hammerslaugen! and das boot! Super fun and we met some more parents with kids in Isaac's class as well as visited with some other parents we have met the past couple years.

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