10 years old already?  Seriously, that 10 years have just flown by.  10 years ago I was driving to the hospital with my husband to deliver baby #2, my little guy Zachary.  Technically I think I was actually driving the car, and I think that was the time my husband forgot the camera, so we had to drive back home to get it (pre-smart phone days!!).  Good times!  I also remember very clearly that during my c-section I started getting dizzy and told my Dr.  She said “Ok, how’s this?” and she turned a knob and I was feeling all better within seconds!  Technology is pretty awesome.  When Sydney arrived at the hospital to meet her brother, she was not so thrilled about that but really loved the elevator!

Days before Zachary’s arrival…
A favorite picture of me and my little guy chillin’….

Speaking of technology, the theme of the birthday cake was Minecraft, so I spent last night crafting a cake worthy of such a phenomenon.  I had some difficulties with it, but in the end, you slather it with frosting and it’s all good!  Here’s the cake (black square in the back) before it was frosted completely….

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Do you see the cookie cake in the picture?  I think the bakery lady was mad at me because the decoration was not all that in was hoping for.  I could have done better myself.  Apparently they prefer that I phone in my order for a cookie cake the day before you’d like it – not HOURS before you want it.   Hey, I work better under pressure, so should they! 🙂

Sorry, but it will be a few more days before I get that 100 miler report written up.  Got big birthday plans this weekend.  More birthday celebrating, trampolining and 5 boys spending the night at our house!!

In running news – I have an interesting week of 9’s on my schedule.  9 for Monday (only did 5 though), 9 on Thurs and my 18 mile long run will need to be broken into 2 parts of 9 miles due to other things going on.  When I woke up this morning I was debating if I should run.  I am still fighting a cold and staying up late this week hasn’t helped. But I decided I wanted to see the sunrise, so I went out.  63 degrees with 88% humidity is so much more enjoyable than anything over 70 degrees with high humidity!  I started out pretty slow not caring about my pace.  As each mile clicked off I started to realize this was going to be a nice progression run!  Yeah!

todays run

Note: the turnaround point at 4.5 involved a hill (twice) and opening up a park gate because the park wasn’t officially open yet, so a slower mile.

During my run home this song came on and it got me all choked up, like always.  Every time I hear it I think of my kids and relate it to the dreams and hopes I have for them in life.  And, it being my son’s birthday today, I wanted to get home to snuggle with him before he got out of bed.  Goal accomplished – I got to wake him up with a happy birthday greeting!  I hope that made his day as much as it did mine 🙂


Q:  Do you have any birthday traditions at your house?

The birthday person always gets to pick out dinner (out to eat) and they get birthday balloons.

Q: Do you like to decorate cakes?

I do enjoy decorating them…. and mostly EATING them!

Q: Favorite flavor of ice cream to go along with birthday cake?

3 thoughts on “A decade? Happy Birthday Zachary!”
  1. WOW!!! Double digits!!! the BIG “10”…. time does pass fast! Can’t believe my son is 6 already! I hope your lil guy (or not so lil guy) had a fun day!!!!!

    I love to bake, although I don’t get to do it as much as I like. But, I too, love the eating part the best!!!! 🙂

    My favorite ice cream is mint chocolate chip, however, my family frowns at this and prefers the traditional chocolate or vanilla

    1. Mint chocolate chip is good one! I tend to get the vanilla based ones with stuff mixed in. Oreo cookie was the birthday boy’s choice. I’m glad that he’s still loves to snuggle with me 🙂

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