It's one of those days.
But I digress. What was I talking about? Oh yes...
I hope you all had a great weekend, especially all of you moms out there! Mother's Day is still fairly new to me - this was only my 3rd one but each one has been fun and unique, thanks to Rob - And yesterday was no exception.
I had a 10 mile run on my schedule so I got up early and headed out while Rob waited for Julia to wake up. It was a perfect morning and I had a great run. After one small detour (I went right instead of left and paid the price with some ginormous hills!) I ended at Seward Park near Seattle to meet up with Rob and Julia.
Let me just say, it is one of the most beautiful parks I have been to. Right on the shores of Lake Washington, with this as a backdrop:
Hard to see, but that's Mt. Rainier in the background
trust me, it's beautiful...
The University of Washington had a Mother's Day fun run at the park - no numbers, no registration fee, just people getting together to run/walk and have a good time. And that we did!
Julia started out running but after about 1/4 mile, she asked to ride in the stroller. She got in and out a few more times, and probably ran at least 1/2 mile of the race if not more in her brand new Dora sparkly shoes. She was stylin'. Here's a quick video of me trying to keep up with her when she was running! We may have a track star in our future...
My apologies if this isn't working well - I promise, it's cute!
She ran with me at the finish and was more excited about the marshmallow treats and water bottle she got for "winning the race" as she said. We did the 5k in just over 31 minutes too!
After the race, we enjoyed some play time in the park
not sure who is having more fun here...
We then headed home, showered and hit Pike Market to check out the scene. It was busy but so fun to people watch and see all the moms celebrating with their families
Anyone want to come visit us and then take a cruise? I'll go with you!
After brunch at a unique place called Sitka and Spruce, we walked around more and ended at a large park in the Capitol Hill area for more play time for Julia. Again, great people watching and just nice to be sitting outside getting some much needed sun.
Rob then made me a feast for dinner: king crab legs, salad, bread and a seafood pasta with shrimp, scallops and asparagus. It was absolutely amazing.
I could have eaten about 10 pounds of these bad boys
It was a very full day but so much fun. Being a mom is a tough "job" but one that I would never, ever trade for the world. Julia makes every day better, she can make me smile even when I'm ready to cry and the things she says never cease to amaze me. I'm over the moon proud of the little person she has already become and can't wait to see what's next.
Thank you to Rob for making "my" day so special but truly, every day is special because I get to be a mom!
Cheers to all you moms out there as well and hope your day was as great as mine.