Sunday, May 31, 2009

Busy Weekend

As Malachi was coming down the stairs this morning he said, "Mommy, yesterday I partied so hard it sucked the life out of me!" Now, I'm not quite sure where he learned that phrase, but that is exactly how we're all feeling right now!
Malachi and Jack (friends Jon and Sarah-Marie's son) playing. Jack smiled and laughed whenever Malachi was close by. Malachi liked showing him how to dance, as you can see in the video below.
Bridal cake and groom's cake from Benj (my cousin) and Steph's wedding. I had strict orders from Benj to not cut the guitar headstock. He plans on eating it (by himself apparently) after the honeymoon!
Cake and cupcakes from Nathanael (my cousin, and Benj's older brother) and Shannon's baby shower. Hopefully their baby boy - due August 9th - will love airplanes and flying as much as his daddy, who is a pilot!
video

Friday, May 29, 2009

Haas Fly-In

Here are the pictures I promised from the Haas Memorial Day Fly-In. A special thanks to Justin, the fabulous second-shooter at Cassidy Dawn Photography, for taking them and to Cassidy for sending them to me. You should also check out her blog about the Fly-In to see pictures of some of the airplanes!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day

One of the best things about Memorial Day (in my opinion) is that Erik doesn't have to work...which means two days off in a row! That doesn't happen often, at least not when we're just staying home, so we definitely took advantage of our 'extra' day together yesterday.

The highlight of our morning was the annual Haas Memorial Day Fly-In, which happens at the local landing strip. Lots of planes fly in and line up and many locals come out to eat a yummy breakfast, check out the planes and maybe even get a ride. Due to some poorly timed pregnancy-brain, I forgot my camera. But don't worry! Our friends Cassidy and Justin (of the ever-popular Cassidy Dawn Photography) were there with cameras and I've been promised a few pics soon. So look for an update in a couple of days to see how cute and excited Malachi was about the planes!

After a couple hours at the fly-in, we headed to Waverly for Erik to run in a 5K. This summer his goal is to run in quite a few 5- and 10Ks and to work up to a time he's really proud of. The race was at 2:00PM, in the sun, with a temperature around 80 degrees (although it felt much hotter to all of us), but he did a great job. He finished in 3rd place overall and 1st in his age group! His cheering section (Malachi, Megan, myself and a few other Paint Valley folks) was very excited for him.

Because of Erik's awesome finish, we had to stay for awards - he even got a trophy!
We were supposed to make an appearance at a graduation party and then cook out with the Days that evening, but we opted to stay close to home and eat burgers at the Lloyd household instead. We were all exhausted, especially Malachi!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Life Group Cookout

Erik and I have been a part of a Life Group through church since last September and tonight we hosted a cookout to celebrate the end of our year before we break for summer. We had a great time and are so thankful for the friends we've gotten to know better through our group.

The girls snacked a little while the guys (mainly Josh, thanks!) grilled our food. Everything was delicious!

As you can see, our group has lots of kids....and two more on the way!! The sandbox and bubbles were big hits. As a result, sand was stuck everywhere! We even had to hose a few of the kids off before they headed home.
Go Christina! She couldn't wait to try out her arm. I think Kelly is trying the "sand pie" that Grace made.
To end the evening, the kids took a (supervised) walk down to the creek to throw in some rocks - one of Malachi's favorite activities to do with Dad.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

T-Ball Schedule

For those of you interested in seeing some exciting T-Ball, the following is Malachi's schedule. Hope you can come cheer on the Dodgers!

May 26 @ 6:00
May 29 @ 7:00 - this one will probably be rescheduled
June 1 @ 6:00
June 5 @ 6:00
June 8 @ 7:00
June 12 @ 7:00
June 15 @ 7:00
June 26 @ 6:00

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Congrats Kelsey!

We spent last weekend in Pittsburgh celebrating Kelsey's graduation. It was a quick trip - we arrived at about 11:30 Friday night, ate breakfast at Pamela's (a Lloyd favorite) the next morning, walked around the Strip District, watched Kelsey graduate, hung out at Station Square, ate dinner at Buca di Beppo, rode up the incline to see an amazing view of the city at dusk, watched the marathon and headed home around noon on Sunday! Whew!
Kim and I decided there must be a dress code for pregnant ladies - this is how we both looked as we walked out of our hotel rooms Saturday morning! Saturday was exactly 2 months from her due date and 6 months from mine!
Thank goodness for Malachi's CD player and some popcorn. They worked wonders at keeping him quiet and happy for the entire 2-1/2 hours of graduation!
Erik and Blake needed a pre-dinner snack after graduation, but we arrived at Moe's at 5:02! They settled for some pizza from a local place.
As we were walking up to Station Square, I saw some kids playing in the spray from the water fountain. Malachi had gone in the other car with GranMols and Papaw and as soon as I said that I hoped he wasn't wet, this is what I saw! He was soaked!
The kids loved the trip up the Duquesne Incline and the view from the top was incredible.
Blake ran the half marathon and finished in 1:59:29. Erik ran the full and finished in 3:15:54. Way to go, guys!