On another sleepless night of waiting for this baby to born, I figured that there is no time like the present to make a much needed blog update (2 1/2 weeks and counting!) At the beginning of September, Trevin and Mason (a good high school friend) raced on a 2-man relay team in the infamous LOTOJA (Logan, Utah to Jackson, WY) race. It's just over 200 miles and they finished 4th in their division. Way to go Team MT! I drove the support vehicle and had a lot of fun meeting them and refueling them at each transition. They are thinking of riding the individual relay next year. We'll see! It's not the race day support that is difficult, it's the race season "training" support. And I know it's not difficult, especially in my current state, but with all of his extreme exercise, I now out-weigh Trevin :(
My parents met us with the kids at the finish line in Jackson, Wyoming. During the next couple of days, we drove through Yellowstone. We stayed on Jackson Lake the first night in a cabin at Colter Bay and canoed the next morning. Avery was disappointed that she couldn't ride a bear with Papa. Dex was elated that we didn't even see a bear. My dad, the avid outdoorsman, found it necessary to stop and look at all the animals. This makes traveling in a car with an anxious 2 year old, 6 year old, and hungry pregnant lady an interesting combination. All in all, we had a great time and look forward to more car trips with Gramma and Papa Bleggi!?! If they are up to it.
Dex continues to miss Avery while she is at school each morning. After a quick lunch, she's out the door again to find some neighborhood kids. He's getting big enough to tag along a little bit, but needs some supervision. He loves to watch Little Einsteins and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse a couple times a week while Avery is away. Since those are his favorites, I finally ordered a DVR and will probably need it in the very near future so he can stay entertained while I attended to a new baby.
Next update to likely include some, all, or none of the following...
Fall Break (Oct 16-17)
Dex's birthday (Oct 18)
My birthday (Oct 24)
Trevin's final step of the board exam in San Francisco (Oct 25-26)
Avery's 1st piano recital (Oct 28)
New baby (Oct 28?)
Halloween (Oct 31)