a quick remainder of may/most of june breakdown breakdown:
on memorial day, i ran the local 5k. i ordered this tank for special running occasions. people either had no idea what it meant or high fived me and quoted rocky 4. it wasn't terribly warm, but it was super humid. like running in a dorm group shower. i ran alone, but i saw a person who i hardly know at all but always gives me the stink eye. she may just have stinky eyes, but i feel disapproval. she must somehow detect that i was a junior high nerd who wore clothes from wal-mart, which always makes you a target for stink eyes. perhaps i'm reading too much into it, but i channeled that anxiety into speed and i made sure that i finished 35 seconds ahead of her. childhood baggage for the win.
after the race, i met up with the family and some fun families from our church at the city memorial day parade.
poor athena blythe was under the weather.
i did not practice safe skin practices and got sunburned.
most of june has been rainy, but we've hit up the pool as much as we can.
post pool-itis. hersch has given up naps and bedtime is now a fight so i do welcome his post pool drop anywhere nap. i just need the space from him. he's cute but difficult when he's over tired.
this photo our bucolic surroundings is part of our local trail that we've been visiting 3 times a week. it's lovely and if' we go around 9am, not too terriblly hot and humid. a good portion of the trail is shaded, and there are plenty of dogs to shout at and turtles basking in the sun.
hersch insists on sitting in his stroller like this and often wears his paw patrol pajamas for a 24 hour bender. fleece jammies in june is heaven, i always say.
some native georgia woodland creature:
thomas and i are still doing our best to have regular-ish date nights. when we moved to atlanta almost 3 years ago, i was angry at the universe and miserably pregnant. every time i turned on the radio, it was either tom petty, REM or drivin' and cryin'. now that i'm happy again, i'm attempting to be a drivin' and cryin' fan since they are a local phenomenon. there was a local, outdoor free show and they advertised multiple food trucks! i was sold on trying out this event! we arrived and the food truck lines were ridiculously long and several had already shut down because they had run out of food. we waited forever in the final food line and got 4 overpriced miniature doughnuts. i do not favor doughnuts but i was so hungry i shoveled them in my mouth. by then the concert was nearly over and we were able to listen to only a few songs. we were so hungry that after the show we drove around until we could find another open restaurant. the only thing available was a terrible frontera tex-mex and choked down subpar food late at night. eating terrible food late at night was much more fun when i was a teenager. i enjoyed thomas' company, nonetheless.
my hair looks amazing in this girls picture. take note, posterity. i fail at so many things, but when my hair looks like a lion's mane, i know i can go on to the next day.
i have attempted several low-key summer crafts. first was melted crayon crayons. other unphotographed projects include, terrible marshmallow and toothpick creations, painted paper mache animals, pipe cleaner and beads jewelry. easy easy.
the only picture i got of the paper mache animals. athena blythe and her blue dinosaur, chewdo.
scarlett attended invention camp. they made all sorts of cool things out of garbage and machine parts. my favorite thing she made was an electric circuit made out of old clock parts.
hersch is messy and gross every day. he's ruined all his clothes and looks like an unloved ragamuffin most days. today at church he had a MAJOR blow out while i was holding him. it was during the passing of the sacrament and i had real live POOP on my hands. gives new meaning to taking the sacrament with unclean hands. i made a mad dash out of the chapel and gave him a quick scrub down with a million baby wipes. luckily, in my bag, i had some dirty clothes that i had neglected to remove from my bag from a previous messy encounter this week. tender mercies indeed.
we took a family trip to the movies to see cars 3. i hear it was great. i could only hear it from the hallway. hersch loved that water fountain though.
scarlett just started the long and winding road to straight teeth. this is the aftermath of a recent appliance check up.
this is how herschel will die. pushing chairs around to various high surfaces searching for candy.