Wednesday, May 5, 2010

What we've been doing

And along with this incredibly descriptive and imaginative title I bring you photos, the first of which being:

This is Riley at a cheer competition in Richmond, VA. This spring has been literally littered (hmm, does that qualify as alliteration?) with cheer comps of all shapes and sizes. We've been to Ocean City, Richmond, Washington DC, and probably other places I have blocked out of my mind due to the overindulgence of glitter and big hair bows. Nonetheless, Riley has had a pretty productive season, and has finally mastered the elusive standing back handspring. Now, she's learning the even more elusive double standing back handspring. I wish her luck.

Here we are on our Easter cruise to Mexico. It was a lovely, albeit very short, very crowded trip and we got to visit some Mayan ruins, which the kids could have cared less about. We did, however, learn from our guide that the movie 2012 got it all wrong. Sure, the Mayan calendar is ending on December whatever in 2012, but that's just the current calendar, which has been going for 5000 years. At the end of it, another 5000 year one starts. Or something like that. But I'm breathing easier now, and I'm sure you are too.

Here we have Riley running in her first ever race. Winchester has their Apple Blossom Festival every year and one of the events is the Kids' Bloomin Mile. Despite no prior running for a purpose experience, Riley decided to enter and actually did pretty well. She placed 48th in her age group, 8 and 9 year old girls, with a time of 8:58. I know I'd be hard pressed to run a mile in under nine minutes (Wait, let me stop lying. I've be hard pressed to run a mile, period), so I'm giving her mad props. "You better work (cover girl), work it girl (give it a twirl). Do your thing...." And yes, I just quoted a RuPaul song. What of it?

And lastly, cause I'm lazy and getting tired of cutting and pasting pictures from Facebook (shaddup, I'm at work, not at home where I have easier access to my pictures. Sorry Dad. I do work, really, I do), here's Ally at the above mentioned Apple Blossom Festival Grand Feature Parade. Doesn't she look totally Small Town America? And adorable?

So folks, I am still alive and kicking. I think of my 2 or 3 faithful readers often. Hope you are all doing well. And with that I say, Seacrest out. And I'm not even watching American Idol this year.

1 comment:

Tamara said...

Your post was positively PEPPERED with alliteration! Love it! Did you see Val Kilmer at the parade? When I heard he was grand marshal, I was (almost) there! But, sadly, we had other plans. See what you can do about getting Rick Springfield in one year, will you?

The busy-ness of this time of year is always hard for me to handle--the activities are always FUN, but it's grueling.