Keeping Up with Ron, Sara, Jackson and Addie

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Having a six year old.

So far in being a parent, every year I have declared “this is my favorite age.” For the most part I was not lying, they were my favorite of the moment.  But I’m going to guess that age six will forever be my favorite year. 

This year, Jackson learned to ride his bike, started reading books – chapter books… ones with big words and a commitment of days to finish, learned to tell time, earnestly started doing chores and has his first loose tooth.  The year has been marked with many milestones that I have been able to stand aside as a proud parent and watch. 

I have been waiting since I read Harry Potter, before even a thought of children to have a child of my own to read it to.  I look forward to every evening, snuggling up in bed and sharing the magic of Hogwart’s with Jackson.  He’s intrigued and excited to hear the next chapter and when we are done for the night, he begs for more!  I’m not sure it can get any better than the joy of watching the world through a six year old!  And I have another year like this one ahead of me in just two more years!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


In an effort to keep myself in good shape and to encourage my children to get out there, exercise and take good care of themselves I have made a bigger deal about my running activities.  When possible the kids come out and watch but at the very least they see pictures and hear about the running events I am participating in.

Running for me has also allowed me to be a better parent.  In addition to being a good example for my kids, I take time out for myself and create a time for me to think and blow off steam.  I wish my body was able to cooperate a bit more and that the weather was 60 degrees year-round so that I could continue to run outside!

Ron and Sara at Mpls. Torchlight Run

Sara and Diana at Mpls Torchlight Run

Mary and Sara at The Color Run

Diana and Sara at the 4th of July 4 Miler

The whole crew at The Warrior Dash

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Happy 4th July!!


A trip to ArtScraps is a successful one! Addie isn't quite there yet but Jackson is a crafter.. He enjoys being adventurous!