Robert and I have also signed up to run a half marathon in May, so it has been invaluable for us to be here where my Mom and Dad can watch the kids in the evening while we go out for our training runs. So far it has been really fun, but we are only running distances that I was used to running (3-5 miles). Coming up next week our training schedule has us running distances that go past my comfort zone so we will see how it goes!
We are also enjoying being outdoors even in the cold. I joked that we are training the kids for our Wheat family camping trip by going on long walks. There is a walking path nearby that has exercise equipment along the trail and the kids like to stop and try the exercises. Julia has also done really well walking farther distances (she used to complain after a few minutes that she was tired) so hopefully she will be able to do some hikes at Zion this year.
The other day we went off the path and the kids kept falling over. So I joked that this was training for when we are camping and the ground is uneven.
Enjoying the parks nearby. You just can't keep Micah down.
Julia is going to preschool at a preschool a neighbor does in her home four houses down. She really enjoys it and has fit right in. Here they went on a field trip (and the boys and I came too) to a veterinarian's office, who also happened to be the preschool teacher's husband =) .