Saturday the 1st my friends and I hosted a bridal shower for Mike's brother Tony and fiance. They're both triathaletes/marathoners, and she's an Ironman, so the shower was race themed. I helped out some but the other couples that helped put it on were so creative and it was a ton of fun. We all had "race to the altar" race bibs and had three silly races that were marriage themed, with all sorts of hilarious props. That's what I made the silly race cake for.
On Sunday, a friend of ours took the kids out hiking and playing while Mike and I went to see "Caroline or Change" at Zach Scott Theater. We both really enjoyed the play a lot. It was very well done. We typically are fans of comedies and dramas and less so of the musicals, but this was not a song and dance musical, it was a sung-through drama that was thought provoking and emotional, not showy. The performances were great including some chills inducing numbers that were really touching.
On Monday, I picked up Andrew from his after school video game programming class (which he loves!) and we headed out to Waterloo Icehouse north for his end of season baseball party. We all sat out on the porch and they have a big field and playscape out behind the restaurant which worked out great. All the boys got to play for a couple hours and enjoy being with each other without the structure of practice and games. All the parents got to relax and have a beer and enjoy the company. I really enjoyed Andrew's baseball season this year, it was a great group of boys, a very good, knowledgeable, patient coach, and fun parents.
Tuesday we went back to TaeKwonDo after missing a week due to schedule conflicts. Tracy is really improving in her confidence and leadership in class. It's so great to see her taking the lead on getting some of the kids through harder patterns. She is just so timid so any strides she makes in outward confidence just seem huge to me. I think it's so good for her.
Wednesday morning after taking Loren to school I hooked up with some neighborhood girlfriends to walk around the neighborhood. We started a few little walking/running groups to get us motivated to get out and exercise more. I may want to run more, but having people to go with and at least getting my butt out there is a huge step and I can always run more afterwards if I want more of a workout. Today it was fun walking a few brisk miles and chatting with friends.
I was going to post some pictures from us hanging out tonight but I'll have to do that later as they are taking a zillion years to download so I'll do that in the next post!