We've had lots of fun lately.
Preston and I have been trying to get outside to enjoy the nice weather we've had every day. It has felt like Spring time!
We went to the lake to see the ducks...
I couldn't quite get Preston to feed the bread to the ducks. Instead, he fed himself.
Then, on Friday, we got to watch a cute little niece named Gwenevere while her parents had a night out on the town.
Meal times were quite comical.
It was like watching little birds chirping at the mama bird waiting for food to be dropped into their mouths. Who knew these kiddos loved mac'n'cheese THAT much.
On Saturday, we returned little Gwenevere to her parents, and then they watched Preston for us so that we could go do our...
We had planned to do this little race back before I was pregnant, and decided that we would still do it as long as I was feeling up to it.
It was an orienteering race. That means you get a map and you have to go around and find all these hidden checkpoints.
When we were registering for the race, there were 7 different courses that you could do, all ranging from easy to hard. Will asked me which one I wanted to do, and being that all the courses were listed in kilometers, and being the complete math idiot I am...I couldn't figure out the kilometers to miles translation in my head and so I just said "I don't know, what do YOU think we should do?"
"We'll take course number 7 please!", Will says.
The longest one of course. 18 checkpoints in all.
We did great though. We won first prize for last place. :) We made a pretty good team though. While Will usually trudges off into the bushes trying to find the markers, I am more logical about where they would be placed. Together, we were able to find them more easily. We got 17 out of 18 markers, hiked more than 5 hilly miles, and were seriously the last ones to the finish line.
Aside from having to detour once to find an outhouse, and me gracing the woods twice with likewise "bathroom" trips, It was fun. Though, I probably won't be doing another adventure race for quite a while. Will was so stoked I actually did one with him that he was telling me about these races that are 24 hours long and you have to find your markers in the dark and stuff. Whew. Baby steps, baby steps.