The Elenbaas Family
Ma, Da, Princess Evelyn, Prince William, and Captain Jack
Riverbank Run 2013
On Saturday I completed my 9th Riverbank Run. My final time of 2:16:40 wasn't stellar but I'm fine with it. Mediocre training, poor eating, newborn.
Mile 1: 8:33
Mile 2: 8:23
Mile 3: 8:27
Mile 4: 8:33
Mile 5: 8:37
Mile 6: 8:38
Mile 7: 8:44
Mile 8: 8:43
Mile 9: 8:43
Mile 10: 9:04
Mile 11: 9:15 (bathroom break)
Mile 12: 8:49
Mile 13: 8:59
Mile 14: 9:31 (stop to see my family)
Mile 15: 9:16
Final 1/2 mile: 9:00 pace
The highlight of the race was definitely seeing my family at mile 13.5. Everyone was there, including 9-day-old Wesley!
Jack missed his high-five from Marv and was quite upset for a long time.
The 4th Baby Elenbaas
Introducing Wesley Randall Elenbaas! Born 2:14 pm on 5/2/13. 7 lbs, 2 oz. 19.5" long.
God is Good! Erin is amazing! We were blessed with a very good delivery and I was once again so amazed and proud of Erin's strength and love to bring a new life into the world.
We actually got some sleep Wednesday night and I went in to work at 8:00 Thursday morning. But by 8:30 Erin's contractions were painful. We dropped off Evelyn, William, and Jack and were at the hospital by 9:30.
Labor progressed reasonably fast and Wesley was born at 2:14. Unlike the other kids, we weren't set on a name prior to delivery. So shortly after birth we discussed our top 6 choices and settled on Wesley. Neither of us felt strongly on gender, but both of us felt genuinely surprised with a boy.
Our first visitors were Papa, Nana, Evelyn, William and Jack.
- Evelyn wanted a sister, but nicely made a sign that said "Dear Mama, I like the baby even if it is a boy." And she did like her new brother.
- William kept calling Wesley "wipes"
- Jack seemed afraid and rarely got within 3 feet of his new baby brother
Our new family of 6!
Wow, it has already been almost 2 months since our Florida trip. We spent the 1st week of March on Anna Maria Island. It was a very cool week, but we made the best of it.
Crafts, walks, manatees, trolley rides, and some swimming. It was a very enjoyable week.
The kids did very well on the 21 hour drives besides William's antics on the overnight drive. For the 3rd consecutive year, he cried every 15-45 minutes overnight. It was infuriating, but what could we do? Evelyn is an excellent little traveler and Jack didn't make a peep all night except 10 seconds of consciousness as we were getting gas at 3:00am: "Daddy, what you doing?"...and then back to sleep.
Evie turns 5
Our little girl is 5!
On her actual birthday we made her favorite for dinner - spaghetti and corn on the cob. And for years I've been telling her she can drink pop when she turns 5. So for her birthday we gave her an entire can of pop...and she drank 2 sips.
Party #2 was at Chuck-E-Cheese.
Best prize of the night, Fun Dip!
Present #1 - Polly Pockets
Present from me: photo book of Evie years 0-5. Happy birthday little girl!
Winter Weekend 2013
Winter Weekend 2013 was much colder than 2012, allowing us to actually go on the lake. Our main Saturday activity was to cut down as much of the overhanging tree as possible. We took out a ton.
Naturally the endeavor included feats of strength and a large fire.