Is there such a thing? To be perfectly honest, when we first got back from our Epic Vacation, I didn't think there was! All of the sudden no one was making my bed, scrubbing my toilet, bringing me gourmet food 12 times a day, entertaining me, giving me naps, or organizing cool trips for me. It was hard to face reality again, but it wasn't long before we got back into the swing of things. We took a good week to mope, and then ramped up our activity level to match our growing schedules.
First on the docket was a walk to raise money for Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's disease. Our friend Lucy was a team captain, so we took the girls with us and walked the 5K to help support her. Brooklyn was pretty excited to FINALLY be part of a "race" with mom and dad, and she ran almost the whole way giggling and shouting "I'm beating you!" to everyone we passed. It was very cute and everyone got a big kick out of it. When we were finished, she even got to have her face painted, and Kevin and I came home with loads of free food and drink (complements of Lucy's mom.)
A few days later we hopped on the train to head downtown for the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge. It was a cold day and the race didn't start until 7 pm, but we risked it anyway. Our train pulled into the station 25 minutes before the race started and we were about a 45 minute walk from the starting line. So, Kevin stuffed our 30 pound 3 year old and 25 pound 1 year old into our 30 pound single jogger, shouldered his backpack, and started running. I was only responsible for myself and could BARELY keep up with him. We got there just as the guns went off. Kevin ripped of his top layers of clothing, hopped over the crowds of people, and started to run! Despite our chaotic start and his 25 minute accidental warm up, Kevin still managed to run the 3.5 miles in only 20:11! It was a record for him and it was pretty cool for us to watch him come in so fast!
After things started to calm down at our place, we enjoyed some time together replanting our garden (it totally died while we were on vacation). It was a fun activity for the girls and the garden seems to be growing OK...minus a few chipmunk problems we seem to be having. I guess we built the garden on top of their tunnel and now they want revenge. They keep digging up our plants and chewing on the roots just for fun. I think one even yelled at me the other day when I walked outside! YIKES!
At the end of the month we enjoyed a very fun and relaxing Memorial Day Weekend together. We swam in the pool, ate hot dogs and smore's, and just enjoyed each others company. It was great to have that last moment of peace before we jumped into the crazy month of JUNE! But you'll have to wait to hear more about that...