Monday, December 8, 2008

Zach's First Haircut

I finally gave in and gave him a haircut. His hair was getting pretty long to where it was getting curly and girly and we can't have that going with a Green boy. Anyway, as you can tell by the pictures he hated every minute of it. But now we spike it and it is so cute! I will try to post a spikey-do picture soon.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

YMCA 1 Mile Fun Run!!

The girls ran in the annual Canyon County Harvest Classic 1 mile fun run sponsered by the YMCA this year! They were so excited to do this. The weather was so cold and windy that day but their resilience was amazing and they still had smiles on their face after they were done! Addie ran with one of her friends and Kendall was my buddy. She was so cute. She would run as fast as she could and then slow down and walk and say "mom, I'm tired" and I would say "do you want to keep walking?", and she would say everytime "no I want to run!" and take off for another 30 seconds or so as fast as she could. Thanks mom for braving the weather and taking pictures!

Kendall Irene Green turns 3!! Late :(

I am so late getting a post up about my sweet little Kendall and her 3rd birthday! We did a Barbie party at home for the Green clan and Grandma threw a Dora fiesta party for the Grants! She had so much fun and would say "I love it" to everything she received. She is such a wonderful blessing to our family.

Our House

Birthday Princess

Grandmas House

The Three Amigos Ole!

I finished the race...

Thats about all I can say. It was pretty pathetic but hey I finished! It took me 2 hrs and 54 minutes. The hills on this were killer. I thought I had done enough work on the rolling hills out by where I live. Um NO! The second hill (actually it was the top section of a longer hill) was so steep you could walk as fast as you could run. Think middleton road hill but for a half mile. I had 2 major obstacles as well during the race. My first obstacle came when I had to make a pit stop at hidden springs. For those of you who would like to hear more of this adventure email me and I will gladly share as it is a little too graphic for a public blog, but a funny story! My second obstacle was at mile 10 when my knee started hurting so bad I wanted to cry. So I had to walk(limp) the last 3 miles. I was able to muster up a slow jog across the last little stretch to the finish line where I was greeted by my mom and my brother and his family. That was so awesome to see them and made me feel good. I have a goal to run it next year and be 30 pounds lighter(so I dont kill my joints) and run it 45 minutes faster.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Half Marathon in ONE WEEK!!!!

In exactly one week from today I will be running the Zeitgeist Half Marathon just outside of Boise. I can't believe I am actually here and I have no injuries this time!! Please pray my fat butt can make it across that finish line!!!!
The run is on November 1, which is my moms birthday, so I decided to dedicate it to her and her gift will be me finishing! That will be good enough motivation to chug out 13.1 miles.

Here is the link to the race

Has it really been 3 months??!!

I can't believe it has been almost 3 months since I last posted. Zach is a big 9 months old today! He is pulling himself up and standing on everything and really wants to walk, but hopefully takes his sweet time for moms sanity. My cord for my camera is lost right now so I really don't have alot of pictures to update, but I have a few from my mom in email so I will try to get those posted soon. I also need to post about Kendalls birthday, soon, I promise!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Mom, I think I'm ready to wear a bra....

yes words that came out of my 5 year old daughters mouth. I mean seriously where did she learn she needed a bra? If she watches tv it is disney cartoons, and I have never had any bra discussions with her. For the moment it has been put on the backburner, but I will take any advice in the comments section!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

1/2 a Year Old

Zach recently turned 6 months old. I can't believe 1/2 a year has flown by. He went to his 6 month check up and weighed a whopping 19 lbs 1 oz and was 28 inches long. He screamed when he got his shots but recovered quick enough to give the nurse a smile before she left. He is sitting up on his own now and eating solids for breakfast and dinner. His favorites are oatmeal, sweet potatoes and bananas. Stuff we are still working with and getting lots of funny faces from are peas, greenbeans, applesauce.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

4th of July

This is really bigger than Christmas at our house. This year we had over 50 people attend, it is almost becoming infamous. We had a bounce house and swimming pool this year which was great for the kids. Also there were plenty of fireworks to put on a show. We had high aspirations of cotton candy for the kids but the machine turned out to be a dud, thanks Aunt Steph for trying! We also had a popcorn machine like in the movie theaters and that was a big hit. Again, thanks to Aunt Steph. The food, as always was amazing. And it was wonderful having most of our Kern cousins and their families there. It was a great time!

Look at how cute they are waiting for the parade!

Patriotic Zach

My Addabear

Kendall after coming down the bounce house slide

Zach and his 2nd cousin Jeffery. They are both sitting up for the first time. Aren't they adorable!

This picture is priceless!

Plant Family Reunion

This was held over in Eastern Idaho at Island Park. It was so beautiful over there. We had a wonderful time spending time with family and remembering why we love our Plant heritage. Thank you to the Kern family for being such great hosts and making us feel welcome.

I only remembered to take a handful of pictures. Dangit!
Look at all those little blonde girls getting their feet wet at Big Spring.

Addie's First Year of TBall

After trying Soccer last year and sitting through game after game of Addie crying, we put her in t-ball with a lot of reservations. They were put to rest. She did awesome, and had a great time playing.

Half-Marathon Woes

So a couple saturdays ago I went out to do my 7 mile long run of the week and around mile 4 my foot, which had been bothering me a little bit the previous week, just started hurting so bad I could barely run. I had no choice to run home as I was out in the middle of the country. I could barely walk on it for the next three days. I researched all of my symptoms and I have decided it either has to be a stress fracture or a peroneal tendon strain. Both require at least 4 weeks of no running. Needless to say, this has been very frustrating and devastating to me, as I felt I was just hitting my stride, a stride with an extra 30 pounds of baby fat I have been trying to lose, this probably was very detrimental and contributed to my injury.
This most likely also means that I will not be running in the Top of Utah Half I just won't be ready. I will have to choose a race in September or early October. I was really looking forward to running with Sara and Emily and Jessica.

I know, I know.....

I have been the worst blogger ever the past few months, I am recommitting to at least get a couple posts a month up!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

I'm going to run a half-marathon

My sister is training for a full marathon, so I thought I would give a half a try. My main motivation is losing my baby weight. It is being stubborn this go round.
I am making it public on my blog so I will be more motivated to do it and keep my word. I am looking at the Top of Utah on August 23 in Logan. It is all downhill! So I thought that would be a good one for my first. Jessica will be running the full marathon in September. Kern girls, you should join us! I have changed my playlist to songs on my ipod that I love to run to, and could listen to over and over.

Addies Preschool Graduation

I can't believe it has been almost a month since I last posted! And I have a lot of catching up to do on reading others blogs, I apologize.
Addie had her preschool graduation and play on Thursday. She did a great job with her part. On to Kindergarten!!!!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Thank You to all who participated in the MS WALK

I just wanted to publicly thank on my blog all of those people who either donated and/or walked in the MS WALK for our team Connie's Crusaders. As a team we were able to raise $425.00 to be used solely for research to find a cure for this disease. Even with the economy the way it is we were all able to dig deep and donate toward this great cause. This has touched me deeply and my deepest thanks go to all who participated and donated. As of right now the Boise Walk has raised over 85 thousand dollars!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Preschool zoo field trip

Last week Addie had her preschool field trip to the zoo. One of her best friends from preschool Halle was there, and they had so much fun. Kendall came along for the ride and had a blast as well.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

MS Walk

This was the first annual MS walk that the Plant family in the Treasure Valley has done. And it is the first of what I think will be a yearly tradition. This was such a cool experience!!! Even though it was freezing cold and lightly snowing at the beginning, we all felt warm inside because this
was such a great cause we were walking for. We love you Connie! My mom got some great pictures so enjoy.