Friday night Ryan had plans with friends, so Rowen and I met up with my sister and cousin for some quality patio time at one of our favorite local Mexican restaurants!
The entertainment was great...
and so were the margs...
After dinner we spent yet another evening at the park - we can't get enough!
Saturday morning I skipped my usual morning run and decided to sleep in - until 7am. My normal wake-up time is 5am, so 7am felt glorious!
I spent most of the morning meeting with a client for wedding invitations followed by a quick visit from Ryan's parents. Ryan, Rowen and his parent's then headed out for lunch while I headed to a baby shower!
My friend Stacy was the guest of honor. She's due in June with her first baby (a girl)! We spent the afternoon playing hilarious baby games, (which I found out I am terrible at), eating sweets, and watching her open lots of gifts - so fun! Stacy is going to be such a wonderful mom!
After the shower, I then met up with a few friends to do some "carb loading" for a race we were running the next day! I inhaled about a pound of pasta - I feel full just looking at it!
Today, (Sunday) I woke up bright and early to meet up with friends for the race. Every year, the City of Des Moines' Drake University puts on an awesome outdoor track and field event, which is regarded as one of the best track and field events in the US - pretty cool!
The race was supposed to start at 8am, but ended up being delayed an hour due to lightening and rain. So to keep dry, we headed to a nearby coffee shop and killed some time until the race began at 9:00.
The race was a 10K (6.2 miles) sponsored by one of the biggest grocery chains in Iowa. It was mostly downhill for the first three miles followed by some massive up-hills toward the end. Thank goodness for that pound of spaghetti the night before because I ran a personal best!
Sunday afternoon consisted of a post-race nap, a trip to the grocery store, and a get-together with friends of ours. Dave and Janet, who we have known for the past seven years (yikes has it been that long), live only a few miles away and have a two year old daughter (Little-C) and a 9 month old son (R-man). It's so fun to watch Rowen interact with kids her own age. Little-C is so caring and sweet toward Rowen, and I can only hope they remain good friends as they continue to get older!
Have a good night!