Tuesday, November 25, 2014

we've got spirit!

we recently found out that our very own luca wayne erbeck won the 2014 spirit award!  we're not entirely sure what this means, or how he did it, but true says luca won because, "he's kind and helpful, he follows directions".   well alright luca!  congratulations!

Monday, November 24, 2014

AG of DC

auntie gayle is in town!  we had a lovely discovery park hike with her and the kids.  very lucky to have sunshine and mid 50s weather!  the boys are really looking forward to a week with gayle. we all are!!

Monday, November 17, 2014

completely. normal.

completely. normal.  that was our weekend.  it wasn't filled with racing or training or worry about racing and training.  it was just normal.  like i'll bet 80% of families spent their weekend.  here are the things we did:  went to a birthday party (luca). had a play date (true). went to the park (true + his friend).  cleaned bikes (mom). folded 5 loads of laundry (mom).  raked leaves (mom + true + luca). cleaned windows (mom). cleaned carpets (dad). homework (dad).  trip to the bookstore (true +luca + dad + mom).
sooooo normal.  and good.  a nice change of a pace.
True, in one of his favorite environments, the bookstore, non-fiction section

every kid needs a pile of leaves in the fall!

Monday, November 10, 2014

woodland park GP

the last race in the MFG cyclocross series, and true and luca did not disappoint.  the course was extra tough...lots of hills, a huge long run up, barriers to a run up, and plenty of technical and muddy steep hills, turns and twists.  it's amazing that the kids tackle this like it's a playground...and without fear.  such a great season, i'm sad that it's coming to a close.  for this cold rainy day race, the kids wore my racing arm wamers on their legs.  they were super excited to be wearing some actual, real alki-rubcion clothing.

this boy loves his bike

david stonich jr and true always line up together!

pre race jitters...david stonich jr, jackson matera, luca erbeck

Thursday, November 6, 2014

bring it!

both boys are loving their new bikes at the races!  this past race was really awesome, with luca's buddies showing up to watch him race.  nothing like having some fans to make things fantastic!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

halloween 2014

this year was a real departure from the past erbeck halloweens.....first of all, we lacked a seamstress to create the costumes... both grandma and aaron had pretty full plates!  mom to the rescue with a simple point and click at halloweencostumes.com-   within four days we had a luke skywalker and fighter jet pilot dude. kids were happy enough, although they did comment on how smelly and cheap the costumes felt.  i'm glad the kids have appreciation for artisan construction!
secondly, aaron was out of town for work, so i stayed back to hand out candy to the hoards of kids, while auntie nicola and penny took true and luca around the 'hood.   it was a mellow halloween, with the crowds dying down early in the wind/rain storm.  the kids got into pjs, we watched free birds, and went to bed early.
pictured here are starwars heroes, with the frozen girls

graham was a fierce batman, his mom a foxy catwoman

these two like are a couple of math and science geeks...in a good way!