Monday, September 30, 2013

Weekend Fun and Monday Appointments

1) We had two house showings this weekend....let's hope this trend continues (and that someone wants to buy it soon.....)

2) We told Harding we'd have some fun this weekend now that the house is finally listed.Our Friday night family fun consisted of Putt Putt with the Moss family.

I took this photo when Harding got a hole in one. Good times. :)
3) Landen spent the night with us for the first time Saturday night and it was surprisingly easy and really fun!

He wants to do everything Harding does....bubble beard and all.

Landen seemed to have the best attention span of the family for bedtime stories. Shelby was bouncing and Harding was in vampire mode.

4) We had a very busy Monday with three appointments after school/work today.

Harding has been seeing the orthodontist for a year now and Dr. Ryan has been "watching" the progression of his teeth and how they grow. The deal is that Harding has lots of teeth and not much space for them to come in. He's going to have four teeth pulled by the dentist next month and hopefully that will help the space situation. I have a feeling we will be getting to know Dr. Ryan real well ($$$)!

We left the orthodontist and headed to the allergist for Harding's biweekly shots, then went home for Shelby's first appointment with her new OT. This went surprisingly well! I am feeling good about Liz...she interacted well with Shelby and had some really good ideas. She seems so knowledgeable when it comes to sensory stuff. It is hard making a therapist change and we'll certainly miss Adam, but I am looking forward to working with Liz and seeing what happens.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

2013 Asheville Citizen-Times City Half Marathon

I ran my fourth half marathon yesterday morning and it was great! I've been training with a group of women since July, and I was completely prepared for this race--despite having not run much during the week since school started. My long runs on Saturdays with these women have made up the majority of my self-care and social time this fall and it has been a wonderful outlet for me during a very stressful semester. This year, I was lucky to have my sister Chris and my neighbor Michelle join our training group and I loved having them there and getting the opportunity to bond with some other women during our long runs too. I'm thankful for my friend Julie who organized all our weekend training routes and got the group together in the first place, and I was bummed that some nasty shin splints kept her from running with us on race day. I finished 544th overall with a time of 2:05:03 and felt great throughout the entire 13 miles. I am still hoping to run a half marathon in under two hours at some point, but this year was more about enjoying myself as I trained and ran the race. Maybe the fifth time's the charm? We'll see next time!

My mom took this one of us after the the way, Chris finished in 2:55!!!!
Chris and I posing with Michelle and her sister Jenny before the race--at 5:40 in the morning.
Our cute fan club: Harding and Isaac immediately took over our medals and told everyone that they won the race.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

For Sale!!!!

Our house is officially listed, and what a job it has been to get it ready! It feels like we have done nothing lately but eat, sleep, work, and work on the house once we get home. We've renovated a bathroom, tiled the kitchen, painted, replaced carpet, majorly de-cluttered, and hauled multiple loads of stuff to Goodwill. We're looking forward to relaxing a little bit (in between keeping our home spotless and ready to show). Check out the pictures of our house on the MLS listing if you're looks pretty darn good. I'm trying to be patient with this process and am reminding myself that it will happen when it is supposed to. Meanwhile, we're about to start finalizing house plans with a builder. This is such an exciting time....cross your fingers for us!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Goodbye and Thanks

Shelby's beloved OT, Adam is moving. We had our last session with him on Friday and we're incredibly sad to see him go. But we're grateful for the time that he spent with us. Trip and I have been reminiscing about all the major milestones in Shelby's life that he has been there for (and helped her get to). Adam's stubbornness has matched Shelby's and he has been unwavering in his high expectations for her, while at the same time making therapy truly fun. Adam practically lived with us for three weeks of constraint induced therapy, working with Shelby as much as three times a day during that period. Adam was there when Shelby took her first steps--a moment that will forever be etched in my mind (the video is somewhere on this blog). He has touched our hearts and we wish him the very best. Here's hoping we cross paths again someday! 

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Budding artist?

Drawing is Harding's favorite activity these days, and he's getting pretty good at it. He will literally sit and draw quietly for hours. This is one of his most recent masterpieces: