Monday, March 28, 2011

Busy Fun Weekend

Busy, busy race weekend!

Friday evening was Audrie's 9th birthday party. 

Six 9-year old goofy, giggly girls.

We had dinner at the Rainforest Cafe.  We had a reservation, but it still took forever.  I think we were there about 2.5 hours.

All of the girls BUT Audrie stood in their chairs to dance like chickens to the birthday song.
It's hard to believe, but I was shy in groups when I was Audrie's age also.  She is a wild woman at home.  But very quiet and easily embarrassed in public.  Even with her friends.

Gloria was nice enough to help me chaperone the girls.

What's up with my eyes?
We stayed the night at the Embassy Suites.  We had a super sweet suite.  Two bedrooms, two baths, a living/kitchen area and an office.  Perfect!  Gloria and I locked ourselves in one room to watch a movie and sip on wine.  The girls had two tv's and plenty of room to spread out and enjoy themselves.

They had an indoor heated pool so the girls got to swim.
Gift opening pajama party.
Excellent hot breakfast the next morning.  The girls went back for more about ten times each.
Fun had by all.
On Saturday afternoon we hit the Rock 'n' Roll Half expo.

Great expo!  Check out the race review for more pics and details!
Saturday night Gloria hosted a pasta party for her husband's birthday.  Since several of us were running the next day this was a fantastic idea.  Sadly I did not take any pictures.  Bummer.  Believe me, we definitely did some carb loading.

Doug and I headed home early to get ready for race day and were in bed by 9pm!

Stay tuned for the full race report for my first Rock 'n' Roll event.  I loved it!

Check out Skinny Runner's blog here for a super,fantastic giveaway worth over $400!  

How was your weekend?  Any races or slumber parties? 


  1. I enjoyed helping out the girls were surprisingly good. I thought we would be up all night but I was out by 12.

    Pasta Pasta Pasta I think I made way tooooo much I had it Saturday and Sunday for lunch and dinner and I threw the rest out I could not take anymore. I am glad you guys could make it.