Thursday, July 23, 2009


This morning I got up early to go running. I thought that if I just took it easy, my knee wouldn't hurt. Well, I felt good for the first 3 miles or so, but then on the way home it did start hurting. I walked the last 3 or 4 blocks feeling very disappointed. Maybe Spudman will be harder for me than I thought. It's weird that 6 miles used to be my shortest run, and now I can't even do it. I don't know what happened. Pete thinks I might need to go see a physical therapist. We'll see how Saturday goes.

When I got home, the kids were all sitting downstairs watching TV. Ethan says, "We're watching a Toby movie!" I thought he meant some cartoon, but when I went down to look, I saw that they were watching an infomercial for The Tobi! I immediately changed it to some cartoons for them, then went up to stretch and get ready for the day.

Two hours later, on the way to swimming lessons, Ethan asked us what dust mites are. We explained to him that they were little bugs that live in your pillow that eat dead skin. Then he informed us that The Tobi kills dust mites. He told me I should get one someday. I was like, "Oh really?" and he says, "Then you wouldn't have to struggle with the buttons!" 

I couldn't help it. I just burst out laughing. He didn't mind the fact that I was laughing, though. He continued to tell me, very excitedly, that The Tobi goes right over buttons! I laughed almost the whole way to swimming lessons.

I'm going to have to be more careful about what those kids watch. The other day they watched one about a blender, and now there is just no end to him telling me all about what we can make in a blender. "You put in something that you don't like, and it comes out as something you like!" 

Ah, TV!

Tonight my old roommate, her husband and two kids from San Francisco are spending the night at our house. What an exciting night it has been too! I sure hope they're able to get their kids to sleep soon because they've got to get up at 3 am for the marathon they're doing tomorrow. We're going to keep their kids while they run, then my dad is going to come pick our kids up for the weekend so we can head up to Burley for Spudman. It should be a fun morning for everyone! I'm sure glad I'm not doing a marathon tomorrow, though. :)


  1. Thanks for watching our crazy kids!! We owe you guys one. I really appreciate all your support. I think your pasta got me to the finish line.

  2. You guys did awesome, and it was no problem at all watching your kids! They were so good, and it was so fun having you all over! We'll have to do it again sometime. :)

  3. Kids crack me up. :) They say such funny things!