Hello Blog Readers!
Has it been a whole month? Sorry, we’ve missed you all! The McGriff family has been very busy just living life. It’s summer here and we’re really diving in! As you can see Oliver has been trying some new things now that he’s an official toddler. As my Papa Ollie always used to say, “Try it, you might like it!!” Ollie-bird has decided he likes quite a few things that were previously rejected. Exhibit A: the pool. It takes quite a while to get him to wade into the zero depth toddler wonderland at Anderson Park but once he does it’s shear joy. We’ve also settled in with “Ish Sheam” otherwise known as ice cream. Other favorites include: paint, chalk, bubbles, bikes, buses, and Dora. We recently had an epic battle at Target that resulted in the purchase of pink Dora diapers. I’m absolutely on board as Bird is able to improve his behavior when sporting the pink Latina on his tush.
In other news Momma Bird has been pretty busy in the past month with something new. I’m trying it, and so far I think I like it. No…I’m not pregnant. I am however training for my first (and probably my only) HALF IRONMAN TRIATHLON. This is a big deal in my life. It’s the longest race and most challenging physical endeavor I’ve ever undertaken. I’ve been training for awhile now but I decided not to let the cat out of the bag until July 1st. If you are wondering what this means I’ll break it down for you: 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run. Yep. A long one. I too have a hispanic secret weapon but mine is named Luis! He’s training me every day from afar in MN. My big event is on 9/9/12 in Minnesota. Mark your calendar if you’re around I need all the support I can get! It’s time now for bed. I’ve got 9 miles to run in the AM before the 4th of July celebration begins. We promise more stories and pics soon. In the meantime: Try it. You might like it.