Monday, April 11, 2011

04/11/11 Ride with my hubby

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So these past 2 weeks were spent relaxing with all 4 of my kids. The older 2 were on Spring Break and I decided to keep the little ones home with us. We also had "Flat Courtney" for that time frame so we made sure to do some things with her for my niece Courtney's project for school. We went to the beach, and got sunburned. We walked 3 miles to and from the beach- I carried my 3 year old both ways because his lil flip flops wouldn't stay on. We did a LOT of baking- homemade mexican sweet breads called "Conchas" 3 times, fresh pop tarts, and cake balls. All tasty, but I used my willpower and didn't over-induldge, just tried to ensure the flavors and quality. I swear! We also drove to meet my friend Kelly out in Irvine one day for a playdate at a park out there, I took my neighbor's girls with us so their mom could have a break. We didn't travel anywhere far- we wanted to visit my mom in Northern NV, but the weather was being very unpredictable, oh well, maybe next time.

Anyway. This past Saturday was my youngest child's 3rd Birthday. We had a party to go to for a nephew's 1st Birthday that day so we didn't really celebrate on HIS Birthday. However, after the nephew's party, we visited my good friend Kelly at her workplace and had dinner to celebrate. I reminded Kelly that Les' bday is just a couple of days away, so the staff surprised both my hubby and my son with a Birthday song and sundaes! The looks on their faces was PRICELESS! Sunday, we took the kids bowling locally using a "Groupon" deal we had purchased. (I have to say that it was a great deal. You should check their deals out. We were able to take all 6 of us bowling, with shoe rentals for 2hours for only $15. Talk about cheap entertainment!) All the kids had a blast. Afterwards, errands as usual, then dinner, then... a Birthday Cake I made & decorated for my lil guy. He loved it! (If I can ever figure out how to post pics on this blog I will post a pic of his cake. I have another blog I can post to from my phone, but it gets confusing. Arg!)

Today (Monday) it was back to the usual school schedules. After dropping off our older kids to school, we sent "Flat Courtney" enroute back to North Carolina and then dropped my monkeys off at their daycare early. Les and I drove out to the Honda Center in Anaheim to start our ride. (We were originally going to start from the Yorba Regional Park, glad we didn't, my knee-caps want to fall off! We shaved off 16 miles total by not riding from YRP.) We ended up riding 27.32 miles with headwinds that we both felt. I was near tears by the time we got back to my car. I felt SO out of shape and in pain. We borrowed our friend Mel's bike (she has the "ram" style bars on her bike) so I could get a feel for this riding style. Let's just say, I need to ride it one more time to see if it's the kind of bike for me. We're thinking it's time for me to upgrade again so it's nice to borrow bikes and give them a test ride before making a bad purchase.

That's all for now. I need to go soak my knees in some hot water and hope they don't slide off. LOL! Take care, have a great day.

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