Daddy/Cece Day...Weekly Weight Update
As a CPA in a local firm I spend way too many hours at the office between about February 15th and April 15th. Its busy season, even for those of us who don't spend all of our time preparing taxes. In my firm I'm the Director of Audit and Management Accounting. What does that mean in English? It means that I oversee engagements that aren't directly related to taxes. Then why do I have to work so many hours for busy season? Well, all of those accounting records for businesses have to get to a place where the tax department can prepare taxes and that is my job. The point is that I don't get to see the kid that much during those few months. That is why I created Daddy/Cece day.
2016 represented the second annual Daddy/Cece Day. What I do is I take off April 21st and spend the entire day hanging out with Cece. We try to do something fun and I imagine the older she gets the more fun things we will get to enjoy together but I'm always really excited to spend the day with my best girl.
Daddy/Cece day always starts by going out to breakfast. The first Daddy/Cece day was a meal at Ted's Bulletin so I thought why not keep that as a tradition and head over to Ted's again. It is conveniently located and one of Cece's favorite places to go. She loves it because the food is good (She usually gets Mr. Pancake) and because every time we go we are waited on by Ana. Ana loves Cece and Cece loves Ana.
After breakfast we paid a quick visit to Gege's house (my Mom) (no pictures available) then headed over to the big event of the day - a visit to Frying Pan Farm. Frying Pan Farm is a park located in Fairfax County that is free, open to the public, and filled with lots of farm animals for kids and adults to enjoy. Cece loved spending time with all the animals. She was especially fond of the chickens and kept trying to feed them rocks.
After a good time at the farm and a quick stop at Rizzo's school to drop off something she had left in the car it was already time for lunch. The day just flies by when you're having a good time. Cece is also the type of girl that does not do well when she is hungry. We call it Hungry-Grumpy and she inherited that from her mom. For lunch we went over to Mellow Mushroom for some delicious and "nutritious" meals. I had a sandwich that was bigger than Cece. Cece had her current favorite food, macaroni and cheese, or "maccheez" as she calls it. I used the lunch time to not only enjoy spending time with Cece but to take some pictures to show off our shirts.
Oh, did I forget to mention our annual t-shirts. That's right, I make us both a t-shirt for our special day. My t-shirt prominently features her silly face and her t-shirt shows mine. Take a look.
After lunch and a nap (Cece was tire. Yeah, it was Cece) it was time for the last trip of the day. We headed over to a local park so Cece could play and play. It's crazy how much bigger Cece is getting. Last year for Daddy/Cece day we were just walking around in the back yard and that was exciting because she was walking. This year we got to play all over the playground and it was a blast.
After such a long day Cece and I were exhausted. It was a great day! I loved spending all that time with Cece. I can't wait until next year and we see what kind of adventures we get into next year.
This weekend also consisted of a trip down to Charlottesville, VA for a mini-cation (miniature vacation) that included a run in the Hard Cider 5K. I didn't do much training but keeping up with running over the busy season I wasn't to worried about doing OK. I ran the race with my friends Joe and Amber as team "How you like them apples".
The race was a killer because of mile 2. Mile 2 consisted of a hill. A hill is a bit generous. It was a mountain. The designers of this race decided to put a mountain right in the middle of the race. It killed me. It killed everyone. I had to walk. Everyone had to walk. It was crazy and just crushed everyone. Even with the hill I thought my time was pretty decent. I was surprised when I learned that I finished in the top 17% and finished 22 of 78 in my age group. Not a bad race, especially when you get a nice mug of cider at the end.
With such a busy weekend I didn't get to weigh in this week but it was worth it. Not only did I get to spend so much time with Cece but I spent the whole weekend with Rizzo and even paid a visit down to see Rizzo's college. It was a great trip!
This week I once again dominated the Bring It On! challenge. I am Bruce Lee to Rizzo's Chuck Norris. Yeah, she is good but I'm better. This week I came in with 42.7 miles compared to Rizzo's 40.3 miles. That brings this month's totals to 140.7 miles for Bruce Lee and only 126.4 miles for Chuck Norris. I will be one-inch punching my way to see Captain America: Civil War in just one more week. Wooaaahhaoaooahahaooooaaaa!