Saturday, June 11, 2011
Thursday, June 09, 2011
Deuces Wild Triathlon/Duathlon
Show Low, Arizona
This year in Show Low, Emma was the only one from this household to race! She left early with her Uncle Mike, Auntie Marlene, Monique, and Levi to camp at the Lake in Show Low before the race. Steven, Grace, and I joined them later but stayed at a hotel. We did camp one night, and what excitement that was for Grace who has never slept outside before! Emma said that she wanted to win this time; and that is what she did. She won her age group and placed second overall, boys and girls. Way to go Emma!
Saturday, May 28, 2011
I came in from fixing the AC and this is what greeted me! Super Girl! Grace is growing up quickly and playing make believe is one of those things that starts :) I love it! I still sometimes think and laugh at how good and how into I've gotten at painting nails. Emma called me Mr. Gotta Be Perfect Nails last night because I wouldn't let her get up and walk on the toenails I had just painted. The things that having 2 little girls in the house does to a Dad... But I wouldn't trade it for anything.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Summer here we come!!
We were all home from school early today as it was the last day for the 2010 - 2011 school year. We tried going to the pool but it was closed and was being cleaned from all the recent school rentals. So we made the best of it and played in the backyard and got in the kid pool and jumped on the trampoline with the sprinkler underneath.
Having a family and having a job where mom and dad are "off" for 10 weeks is great :)
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Summer is just a week away! 5 more school days and this becomes our lifestyle for 10 weeks. Life is good.
Today we stopped at Wal Mart for some fruit and drinks to bring along with us to the pool. While Lindsey was attending to that I walked over to the cameras and I found an Olympus waterproof camera for a very good price! We had an Olympus waterproof camera for the last 2 summers but I left it in a taxi when we were in Vegas for Lindsey's marathon in December. I was super bummed losing such a nice and expensive camera. Well I found this one which has a higher megapixel than our previous one and it was on clearance for $50 when the original price was $150! Bam! I love a good deal.
So the Montoya's are back to taking pictures again. As I uploaded these I realized that the last pictures we took were in March?! We have 2 growing girls and we failed to take a picture for nearly 2 months! Time flies. Well hopefully this blog will be updated more often with stories and pictures of our summertime adventures.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
After finishing in the top 12 at her school spelling bee, Emma moved on to the district spelling bee which was held at my school. This spelling bee was made up of the top 30 spellers for the district, with a little bit harder words. Emma make it through more than 10 rounds before misspelling the word "eight". She was so nervous as soon as she got the word. She was able to come up with "ei" but could not remember the rest. Her leg was tapping and she was trying so hard to come up with the correct spelling...she looked so cute down there on a stage in a big auditorium in front of a ton of people she did not know. She placed 7th overall. You are an amazing girl, Emma. I am really proud of you!