Last Thursday, Noelle's school had their Race for Education. Each grade ran (or walked) for an hour, and Noelle pledged to run 20 laps. She made it around the little loop 24 times! Jonah, Clara, and I went to watch for a bit, and Noelle excitedly waved to us every time she came by. She told me later that when she was doing it, she decided it wasn't really her thing. But she did it without complaining, and surpassed her goal. It was pretty funny watching the kindergartners start their first loop, and stop at the water station before even making it all the way around.
Sweet Clara is growing so much! She continues to be a mostly happy baby, but we have had a few rough nights since she has a cold. For being sick, she's still doing really well. And it just means mama needs more coffee! Also, I dressed her in the Oregon Ducks outfit someone gave us, and cannot remember who it's from. Maybe a Seattle relative? Our only connection to Oregon is that I was born there, but we don't know anyone who lives there now. Mystery outfit that was originally given to either Noelle or Jonah.
Sunday was sunshiny and warm, and since we didn't have anything going on after dinner, we decided to check out the new ice cream place on Main Street. They sell ice cream from South Mountain Creamery, and it was of course delicious! We wandered around Main Street a little bit looking in the windows and checking out the Halloween decorations.
And I just love us, and the fact that he's willing to share a cup of ice cream with me, even if it's not the flavor he would have chosen.
On Mondays, we pick up Jonah from preschool and do some tummy time. Life sure has been hectic lately, and some days all I feel like I'm doing is giving my kids snacks, wiping butts, and cleaning up toys and all the art supplies. But I know this phase is short, and that one day I'll miss it!