No, we didn't name our little buddy after a cow's opinion, but he does look a little like a (teeny tiny) black and white holstein cow...a little shout-out to our Wisconsin/Midwestern roots.
|My gym towels are all a little furry.|
2. That fundraiser I mentioned last week - the Boosterthon Fun Run at the kids' elementary school - was a HUGE success. The kids enjoyed all of the character lessons, had a blast at the actual run, and raised a lot of money to support their incredible school.
|The second grader boys lining up at the start.|
|And they're off!|
|Running through the lap-marking station.|
|Cheerleaders, dance team members, and mascots from both College |
Station high schools helped pump up the kids throughout the day.
|Me and my boy after his run. We were SO sweaty.|
|She's the tortoise, Will's the hare. Thankfully they |
weren't running/competing against one another.
|Still chugging along...|
|Me and my gal after her run. Again, SO sweaty.|
|Parents in the background: standing.|
Kids in the foreground: dancing.
Erin in the light blue shirt: embarrassing herself.
3. This article, about the soul-crushing gauntlet that is the hiring process for professors, is so spot-on it made me laugh. And by "laugh", I mean cringe and sweat and fight back tears and quite literally praise God that we survived that phase in our lives. I'm now looking for an article about the similarly soul-crushing gauntlet that is the tenure track for professors, just because I need another good laugh.
4. Over the last month or so I've come to suspect that Hallie suffers from Restless Leg Syndrome. I won't go into the details here - this is a "high five" post after all - but I will share that putting Hallie to bed recently has been physically, emotionally, and mentally painful for both her and me.
I scoured the internet for natural remedies, visited with friends who have had success with essential oils, and started trying different combinations of these treatments. This is what eating a banana, starting on a multi-vitamin with iron, taking one baby Tylenol, Vick's VapoRub on the feet, and lavender oil on the legs looks like.
5. Happiness Highlights
|This photo is a hint as to what the four Ferri|
plan to dress up as for Halloween this year.
|Productivity is at an all-time low 'round these here parts.|
Happy Friday, friends!
Linking up with High Five for Friday!