We also had a plethora of visitors travel through the Larsen residence. After running a mere 13.1 miles (come on, that's practically a walk in the park!) at the Indianapolis Mini Marathon, my parents (Ann and Bruce) got on afternoon flight out of Indianapolis and flew down to meet their newest grandchild- Little Miss Eleanor. I know waiting 2 months to meet her seemed like an eternity, but in the end it was worth the wait! She is just SO alert now- smiling all the time, longer wake periods, and "talking" up a storm!
|Granny Annie and Grandpa Bruce with the grandkids|
|Mom and I at the tea room!|
|Alicia and Chase during our game of Apples to Apples|
Mom and I were able to do lots of baking during the week. We made flower cookies for Ellie's baptism as well as caramel bars for Jason's work...yum!! Being savvy cooks these days, Mom and Bruce made us dinner one night and it was fabulous!
At the end of the week, Chase, Grandma and Grandpa were participating in the Twighlight 5K one mile kids fun run. Now, Chase loves to run around the house (literally, in circles around the center of our house) but, this was Chase's first official race. I wasn't sure how he would do for such a "long" distance, but he did AWESOME! He ran the whole thing (minus a stop to high five a police officer, and once to stop and yell "the moon!"). For this 0.72 mile course he ran a 12:45...not bad for being 2 years old (we are pretty sure the youngest competitor) and he didn't come in last! woohoo!
|pre race dinner at wild wing cafe|
|Almost a blur due to their speed!|
|My little Prefontaine with his grandparents!|
|Bruce and Eleanor|
|Grandma, Chase and Ellie|