Life With Cason AND Molly

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

My New Goal

Most of you know what I have been up to these past 3 months. Or I should say the torture I have gone through these past 3 months! This is more for my kids to look back at one day.

I have been training to run a FULL MARATHON. 26.2 miles people! It has been so hard but very rewarding so far and I haven't even run the actual race. I have been a runner off and on since high school but after getting pregnant with Cason and then Molly I didn't exercise much (let's be honest, at all). Last fall I heard about the Color Run 5k and got some friends from our church to sign up to run it with me. I started with the Couch to 5k training plan and realized how much I had missed running. It got to the point if I missed any of my runs I was not in a good mood! I ran the Color Run on Apr. 6 (my birthday) and it was a blast!

The aftermath
After that I decided to do the 5k to 10k training plan. During that training I decided to skip running a 10k and signed up for a half marathon! 13.1 miles.  I trained all summer long and ran the Hottest Half on Aug. 25 the day before the first day of school. We ran around White Rock Lake and it a reasonably cool day for August. I finished in 2 hours and 28 min. Unfortunately Toby wasn't feeling well and my parents were out of town so the only picture I have is from my phone at the starting line.
My medal and a free Dr. Pepper 10! My favorite drink! 

The PCS Dallas Marathon is on Dec. 8. Only 12 days away! I think I am ready. My longest run so far has been 22 miles. I have run in 100 degree weather, freezing weather and sleet, rain, thunder storms, at 4:40 in the morning and at night. I have had several close animal encounters. 1 dog, 1 armadillo, 4 skunks and 1 coyote. My body hurts most days but I feel good at the same time! I am praying for good weather and a relaxed body during the race. I keep telling myself, I CAN DO IT! We shall see......

Cason is 5!

Cason turned 5! He has been looking forward to this birthday for a while. He keeps saying, "When I turn 5 I will _____". He has a whole list of things he wants to accomplish now that he 5!.
At his 5 year well visit (it actually turned into a sick visit and he had RSV) he weighed 39 pounds. He can't quite get out of the 30's! He is 50th percentile in height, weight and BMI. He is a healthy boy!
He had a great birthday!
He started the day opening 1 present
Cason in his birthday crown.

He picked Chick-fil-a for lunch of course!

I took a half day off and brought cupcakes to Cason's pre-school class. I won't be able to do this again so I loved having the chance to do it!

Opening the rest of his presents with a little help from sister.

He got to pick his birthday dinner and he wanted pineapple pizza!

5 Year Questions:
What is your favorite color? every color
2. What is your favorite toy? tractors and trucks
3. What is your favorite fruit? pineapple and watermelon
4. What is your favorite tv show? Super Hero Squad
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Chick-fil-a, Rosa's bean and cheese burrito's and McDonalds
6. What is your favorite outfit? shirts with trucks
7. What is your favorite game? I don't like to play games
8. What is your favorite snack? chips chocolate
9. What is your favorite animal? dogs
10. What is your favorite song? God our Father
11. What is your favorite book? Otis
12. Who is your best friend? Rainey and Beau
13. What is your favorite cereal? Dada's favorite kind (Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds)
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? climb trees  
15. What is your favorite drink? Dr. Pepper
16. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? nothing
18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? blueberry pop tarts
19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? pineapple pizza with no meat
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? rock star

Dear Cason,
Happy 5th birthday sweet boy! I know you have been looking forward to this day for a while now! I also know that you are excited to start kindergarten now that you are 5. I pray that kindergarten will be a good experience for you. You are doing great in pre-school and your dad and I are so proud of all of the things you have learned so far. I love the way you take care of your little sister. Even when she doesn't appreciate it! I also love your energy! Happy birthday!

Love, Momma

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Cason's 5th Birthday Party

This weekend we celebrated Cason's fifth birthday! How can it be that time already!? We had his party at our house and even rented a bounce house! Cason wanted a crane birthday party this year. Another birthday another truck themed party. But the birthday boy gets what he wants so mama had to be creative again. I have a confession...I loved themed birthday parties! Granny and Papaw came to join in the celebration as well as Grandad and Bebe, the McFarlands, Sloans, our next door neighbors Abby and Nataly, Michael (a friend from Myrna's house), Walker McKinney, and the Loyds. Cason loved every minute of it!

My friend from church, Amanda, made this awesome cake! Cason LOVED it!

Bebe made pumpkin cupcakes. Cason's request!

There was a hard hat decorating station.

Singing to the birthday boy

Eating cake with cousin Reid

No birthday party is complete without a visit from Myrna!

The firetruck bounce house. There wasn't a crane bounce house so this was the next best thing!

Even grandad got in on the action!

present time!
The only picture I could get of the birthday boy standing still!

A Police Officer and a Ladybug

This year for Halloween Cason was a police officer and Molly was a ladybug. We went to our church's Fall Festival which is always fun and on Halloween Night we went trick-or-treating in our neighborhood with the Loyds. Cason was super excited as was Molly. At one point her candy bucket was too heavy for her and I offered to carry it. She said, "No mama, I carry it. Ladybugs are strong"! How cute is that!
She LOVED her ladybug costume!

One cool dude!

Cason with a real life police officer!

Ava as Princess Leia, Molly as Miss Ladybug, Cason as Officer Stunkard and Beau as Darth Vador