THIS is how Annelise is spending a majority of her week, hooping it up at basketball camp.
THAT photo above, of course, only shows them sitting in their teams, but I promise they are busy practicing their skills, playing games and having loads of fun for hours. It's Annelise's third summer to go to this camp and until Sunday morning she was still on the fence about attending this year because she would be with the *bigger* kids for most of the day since she's going into fourth grade (it's divided 1-3 and 4-6, I think). She was balking at the whole thing and was prepared to boycott basketball camp until Coach Erica told her that she and another girl from church in her group could stay with the NCAA (younger kids) for one more year.
So, obviously, Basketball Camp 2013 was on like Donkey Kong.
THIS happened one morning after dropping Annelise off at camp.
I know, I know, THAT basket is full of clothes (two of which I need to return, hrumph) and snack-y foods, but I took the picture before I rounded the corner to the produce section to balance things out with some apples (I'm in red hot love with Honeycrisp apples, they are the JAM), cherries, bananas, sugar snaps, carrots, and celery.
However I didn't buy anything you could actually make into dinner, unless it's a snack-y type kind of affair, which really let's face it, it's summer, so whatever.
And? THAT Santa Fe Rice & Beans from Smart Ones is seriously DEE-lish and only 290 calories. I'm so happy I bought four boxes!
THIS is one of Annelise's favorite things to do, the self-check out scanner thingie at the library.
THAT stack of books makes me insanely happy!
THIS has been happening a lot lately...
And some Turbo and ChaLEAN Extreme too.
All of THAT has made me feel sooooo much better.
Running in the evening hasn't always been my jam, but it's growing on me. I'm steadily chipping away at my goal and am at 15/ #56milesinjune so far. I don't have a set plan for meeting this goal, I'm just randomly running however long I feel slash have time for right now. I hope things all shake out okay though and I'm not left trying to run 16 miles on June 30th or something.
That would be bad.
THIS also happened one day on the way home from camp.
Annelise was not overly impressed with the general size of the snack size (read: tiny). I was not overly impressed with their (McDs) interpretation of light cream. Who knew ordering a plain iced coffee was so subjective?
And finally, THAT drab old brown (the result of my failed DIY ombre attempts) is history and
THIS is back.
THAT'S right y'all, the blond, the blond, the blond is back...(sing it like Elton).
A head FULL of foils, three bowls of bleach and three hours later, that is.
Annelise was the best trooper yesterday and held herself together until the bitter end, well, maybe until the last 15 minutes of the bitter end. Thank goodness for the salon couch, snacks, books, her iPod and episodes of The Brady Bunch on my phone.
It's actually a tad brighter in person and is rather shocking after four months of dark brown and miscellaneous other colors. Susan, my stylist, asked me if I knew the ends of my hair were tinged green. I sighed and said yes, that's from the bleach from my ombre and where the brown I tried to cover it all up with had faded. She also asked me if I had tried to follow a YouTube tutorial. I swallowed a bit of crow with a side of humble pie and sheepishly murmured yes.
Note to self: no more DIY hair for this chick.