Jenn’s was a marathon of physical endurance as she completed the Space Coast Marathon in 3:37:40 (chip time). This was under her goal of 3:40 and allowed her to qualify for the Boston Marathon. She also placed 3rd in her age group. I can only say that I am beyond impressed. Continue reading »
Nolin had a great week at school and Grace was feeling better and sleeping well. It also seems that since her arrival from Ireland, Grace has had an explosion of personality. No longer content to sit on the sidelines and watch Nolin take the spotlight, she is hysterical and she knows it.
To celebrate Nolin’s great week at school, Pap Pap took him on a solo play date to the playground. Nolin loves individual attention and loves the playground so he was in heaven. It wouldn’t be until later that night that we would actually see the side affects of this play date.
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Sunday Jenn and Grace left with Pap Pap on Grace’s first international adventure…Ireland. It was complete with an overbooked flight that resulted in a late arrival, an extra day in Ireland, an awesome future credit and a trip-within-a-trip to New York.
While I was excited for them, I was also a little nervous because I knew this now meant I would be balancing the solo parenting / full time employee work life thing a little longer. If this goes bad, it could be a very long week. To be fair though, I did know that I would have some extra help from Grammy.
November is a month about being thankful (at least according to Facebook). So I am thankful that my bad hair gave me the chance to meet my wife, that adoption introduced me to two of the most amazing people I have ever met in my entire life and that I have had an opportunity to spend over a week one-on-one with Nolin (Grace, I am looking forward to our time in the near future). Continue reading »
It looks like Halloween 2013 was a success. Well, this was technically not Grace’s first Halloween, she pretty much slept through the entire thing last year. For Nolin, he has been looking forward to this night since last year.
To battle the Halloween creatures of the night this year, we had Bat Girl (compliments of Aunt ELO) and Tiny Pteranodon (Compliments of Amazon).