Thursday, April 24, 2008

Spring Visitors

As the weather begins to warm and things begin to look alive outside, I have noticed that we have some visitors in our home - ANTS. I suppose it's inevitable that they would come, considering the availability of entrances (since our house is ridiculously old) and the food which is constantly being thrown on the ground. There are not a ton, just enough to excite Henry. Whenever Henry spots one of these creatures he squeals (happily), lays on his belly on the floor and gets as close as he can get thus allowing him to have a good look at the ant on the floor. Henry loves to watch the ants! Several ants have taken up residence in the back doorway so now, when we leave, Henry will usually, unprompted, say goodbye to the ants before we close the door - "bye, bye ants".

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Thanks to:

  • Joe's sister Aliza for moving to Hawaii with her two boys and her husband Tobi, who is studying at BYU Hawaii.
  • Joe's Mom for for being spontaneous and generous in including us in her plan to visit Aliza and her family; a plan which we subsequently ruined.
  • Joe's Mom for again being spontaneous and generous and letting us plan a trip to visit Aliza and her family on our terms (with her financial backing).
We're going to Hawaii next week and we're ridiculously excited!

Friday, April 04, 2008

Race for the Cure

Last year I ran in the Race for the Cure, an annual 5k (3.1 miles) organized to raise money for breast cancer research, with a group of girls. Of all the races I've done in the past year, this was the best organized and the most envigorating race. Since I had such a great time last year, I plan to do it again this year. Joe said he's going to run with me this year too, right Joe? Anyway, the race is on May 10 at 8:30 in the morning. It starts and ends at the Gateway. Anyone want to run?

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Role Reversal

This morning, Henry and I had the following conversation.

Henry (pointing at a flower on a pillow on our couch): What's that?
Heidi: That's a flower.
Henry (clapping): Good job!