Sunday, September 30, 2007
Naomi likes to hang out doing whatever we are doing these days. Here we stretched out on the couch, but with her energy level, we didn't stay there for long! (No, it isn't an exciting picture, but it's the only recent one that hasn't been posted...I am slacking in my picture taking!)
Sunday, September 23, 2007
My second triathlon was September 9th at Yuba Lake (in Utah). We had a good time camping with my parents. I was sure Naomi would cry half the night and keep all the triathletes awake (although that could have been a defensive strategy, hmm...), but she did great and conked right out! She also enjoyed running around lots, the tent, and the yummy hot chocolate Grandpa made over the campfire.
In the pictures, you can see the swim start. Everyone got whacked a lot, but that's how it goes! The swim was tough - it was 1/2 mile. In the pool that's no big deal, but since this was basically my second time really swimming in open water, I struggled more than I thought I would. And I stopped on the bike leg to donate my spare tube and the use of my tire pump to another biker...and waited and waited and waited while he took forever trying to change the flat. Overall it was a good experience, though, and I look forward to my next one.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
We got to see lots of Val's family a few weeks ago and are just now getting pictures posted. One of the fun things we got to do was ride bikes down a river trail. It was fun, and pretty relaxed, and we got breakfast at the end of the ride. Unfortunately, by then the sun was out and beating down, leading everyone to cower in the shade of the bike-transporter (horse-trailer).
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
We got to spend a few hours in Seattle with Shane, Amy, & Sahara Watts, and here are some fun pictures! We tromped through Pike Place Market, wandered along the wharf, chased seagulls, and ended up at the children's playground in REI.
I never finished my posts about our trip to Washington! Here are some more fun pictures:
1. Grandma Merrell and Naomi doing what Naomi loves - gardening!
3. Naomi relentlessy following Rajah (the cat) around the house and even outside