I ran my Virtual Race for Autism 5K. I ran 3.1 miles at half marathon pace as part of a short 4.1-mile tempo run today. It's taper week since I have a half marathon on Saturday, so I am taking it easy. Here's my proof that I ran it.
And if I can stop being so busy (and sometimes lazy), I'll post a pic of me with my race bib. And if you haven't signed up for the race yet, it's not too late. Just click the link above.
My awesome cousin stopped by yesterday to say goodbye to my girls and me. Stacey is moving to Hawaii to be with her love. Not a bad reason or a bad place to move. She will be missed terribly (already is missed actually), but I couldn't be more excited and happy for her. And knowing we'll see her when we go to Hawaii in February makes it a little easier.
We have spent a lot of time lately staring out the window trying to find the baby birds that are residing in our backyard.
A month or so ago, our neighbor showed us a nest by her house with three little blue eggs inside. Over the next week or so, we checked the eggs daily when the mommy bird was off getting some exercise. We didn't dare get too close when she was there after our neighbor warned us that mommy bird will dive at your head if she thinks you are after her babies. Then when we peeked in the nest bout two weeks ago, there were three little birds. So we have checked on those little baby birds every day for the past two weeks. It has been fun and amazing to watch how quickly they have grown.
Sorry the eggs are cut off on the bottom, but I edited this picture because a fourth baby didn't make it and the proof was a little too much to stomach.
The nest was up pretty high so I just had to stick my phone up there and hope it was aimed right when I took the picture. This was the best I got.
Saturday when the hubs lifted The Princess up to look in the nest, one of the birds panicked and toppled out. After chasing the bird around the neighborhood (it couldn't fly yet) the hubs tried to put it back in the nest, but the other two babies panicked and toppled out too. Now we have two baby birds residing in our backyard and our neighbor has one in hers. Since the babies like to hide, except when the mommy and daddy birds come around with worms hanging out of their beaks, we spend a lot of time trying to find them in the bushes. They are getting close to being able to fly and will probably only be around a few more days. It will be a sad day for my girls when the baby birds are gone.
Can you find the two baby birds and the mommy in this picture? It's like Where's Waldo with birds.