I love that they still like each I am getting as many photos as possible of them together so that when they are older and they can't stand each other, I have proof that at one point they liked each other!
There was a huge haystack tower and the kids loved climbing it.
We picked out three pumpkins and we are carving them tonight!
p.s. I have never carved a pumpkin so this should be interesting!!
I got a free ticket to the Long Beach Aquarium from running the half marathon, but I had to use it the next week. So Elyse gave me her ticket too and we all got into the aquarium for free!!! Love it. I paid for parking $6.00 coffee $2.00 Totaling $8.00 (plus gas) We had such a wonderful time. I was a little gimpy because I was sore and my knee hurt but it was totally worth it.
Kira's favorite part was the Octopus which was hiding the entire time, but she still wanted to see him and was stoked when we saw his one tentacle.
Kids with the Tropical Fish
The Sea Lions just come right up to the window and hang out and practically pose for the camera
Kira with the friendly Sea Lion
I bribed the guy at the door to take our picture with my camera too so I would not have to buy their $30 photo!
Captain Enzo (He was totally posing for that picture)
Kira takes wheel and Enzo barked orders
In the bird area one actually came and landed on my fingers.... and pooped one second later, luckily it missed me!
Puffins!! They were so cute and crazy. They are constantly flying and bombing into the water and swimming around.
Kids in front of the Puffin area, clearly Enzo did not want to sit there.
Jellyfish, so cool!
I would highly recommend the aquarium, I think Fastrak gives discounts if you have an account. We went at noon and all of the field trips were gone so it was not too crowded.
All I am going to say is 2 hours 7 minutes and 51 seconds!!!!
Okay, maybe I will say more, like we kicked major butt. Elyse and I ran about a 9:40 minute mile. Let me put it into perspective. When I first started running in last year, while pushing the kids I was running a 12 minute mile and last week pushing them I ran a 9:30 minute mile. My last few runs I was running about a 9 minute mile easy for about three to five miles. So you can imagine my extreme excitement to actually run a race and to have my personal best! I have ran two other half marathons and one marathon. The Cambria half was my first, back in January of 2001 I ran it in 2:32. I then ran my first Marathon in Long Beach in November 2001 with a time of 5:04. In 2005, seven months after having Kira, I ran the Long Beach half marathon with a time of about 2:36. Now I do not know my exact time as we were stuck in traffic and started about a half hour late :)
But to have birthed another child and to have trained half of the time pushing them, I think I pretty much rocked it. Elyse and I really pushed ourselves and ran it as a race. This is the first time I actually pushed myself running fast than any other time. I was aiming to run under 2:30 and as close to 2:00 as possible and I think 2:07 is fantastic!!