April Fools!

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Happy April Fools!  Did I trick you with this morning’s post?  I know I fooled a few of you!  But it’s getting harder and harder to trick everyone.  I guess I’m known for my April Fools Day posts…  Here’s a look back at my favorites:


Wealthy Tipping Point:  When I convinced SO MANY readers that I had won the lottery.  Dude… I WISH.  Best new blog name ever, though.  Also – amazing Photoshop by BFF Nicole of me rolling around in a pile of cash.   Because that is totally what I’d do if I won the lottery.

Clone Your Dog Giveaway:  When I hosted a giveaway from the K-9 2.0 Cloning Lab after introducing our new puppy, a clone of Maggie.  SO MANY PEOPLE ‘entered!’  Love it.

We Adopted a Pony!: When I convinced so many of you that we adopted a pony by actually getting a mini pony to walk around my house… she was in my living room and everything!  The photos are truly epic. 

So, no.  I am not doing an Ironman in May.  I appreciate the kind and supportive vibes of everyone who thinks that I *could* do that, but man… NOT A CHANCE!  No way. Nor would I want to even try! 


Did you notice my ‘training plan?’  I had a lot of fun crafting this.  I especially like my Thursday workouts.   And my post-race plans…

By the way – my Mom definitely called me this afternoon and said, “Honey, you aren’t REALLY going to Australia for that Ironman?  That was an April Fools joke for the blog, right??”  Haha.  Oh, Mom…  So gullible! 


I had actually intended to do a post where I revealed Henry’s super power…  He was going to be telekinetic and possess the ability to move toys with his mind.  I spent so much time trying to rig up toys on a fishing wire and levitate them over his head while snapping photos… But alas, that is way too distracting for an almost two year old.  He just looked like he was swiping at the toys, not levitating them with his mind.


Unrelated by super-cute video of Henry:

So – did you pull any pranks today?  Did you get pranked? 



  • Emily April 1, 2014, 4:20 pm

    You TOTALLY HAD me!! I’m training for a marathon June 1 and possibly half Ironman end of summer. I ran 8 miles today in 30 mph wind and snow, read your post and immediatly thought I wasn’t doing enough….Amazing how things can get in our heads. Nice work, you pranked me.

  • Lisa April 1, 2014, 4:41 pm

    My boyfriend has a real fear of roaches…and living in NYC we have found 2 of them. Since i get to work way before he even wakes up i texted him this morning, and woke him up with a text telling him that there was a HUGE roach in the apt. I told him I saw it go under the bedroom door but couldn’t get to it because I was in a rush running out the door. “This roach was the size of my head!!” He is not a morning person, so the thought of him literally jumping out of bed had be laughing. He believed me, and told me i better not be joking because he was standing on the bed looking for it. hahaha sorry babe:) APRIL FOOLED! i could be doomed tonight

  • Elizabeth {Positively Healthy} April 1, 2014, 4:48 pm

    I loved the pony one that was so funny! The video of Henry at the end is adorable and totally put a smile on my face! 🙂

  • leatitia April 1, 2014, 4:52 pm

    I sticked a cute little fishy on my toddler’s back and had fun watching him walk around. it was the cutest thing. I told him when we got to his daycare, “what’s that on your back??” and he was like “wut??”. hehe.. first april’s day fool prank. He handed little fishies to his friends at daycare. I love being a mom!

  • Nancy April 1, 2014, 5:37 pm

    HAHA I totally forgot about the pony one. I thought you were nuts for bringing a mini HORSE into the house to keep as a pet. You’ve got some awesome ideas, I gotta say! hahhahahah

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs April 1, 2014, 5:47 pm

    Henry is just too cute!! 🙂

  • Abi@AbsofSteel April 1, 2014, 6:02 pm

    lol, I did not notice the training plan. I’m particularly fond of the you’re probably dead and still dead recovery days you built in there 😉

  • SK April 1, 2014, 6:05 pm

    You TOTALLY got me. I emailed a friend this morning to tell her what (crazy things!) you were doing too – and just had to text her to tell her it was an April Fool’s joke! Only one ALL day that actually got me. LOL!!!

  • Marie April 1, 2014, 6:09 pm

    I’m with you Henry. Four is so overrated.

  • Rebecca April 1, 2014, 7:04 pm

    That video of Henry is so cute! Love telekinetic idea!

  • Rebecca April 1, 2014, 7:51 pm

    I saw a bunch of Facebook posts and things that I knew were April Fool’s jokes. I saw one that I realized too late was a joke, but I hadn’t actually clicked the link yet, so I didn’t count it as a full prank, lol.

    Wealthy Tipping Point and the pony were my favorites of yours! 🙂

  • Kelly April 1, 2014, 8:01 pm

    WOW! Have I been reading since the start of the April Fools day pranks!! #lifer

    • Caitlin April 1, 2014, 8:06 pm

      Thank you!!!!!!!!

  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun April 1, 2014, 9:04 pm

    Honestly the only pranks that got me were a few blog pranks. I wanted to believe you but after the past few years I figured you were joking 🙂

  • Lauren April 1, 2014, 11:05 pm

    Wealthy Tipping Point was my favorite 🙂 I look forward to your prank all year!

  • Vicki April 2, 2014, 12:53 am

    Happy April Fools! I’m 15 weeks pregnant and last night I posted a picture of a 3D ultrasound of twins with the caption, “omg! Omg! Omg!” I did it the night before April 1 to mislead everyone a little bit more, and I definitely got them all! I finally fessed up after no one caught on. I have a feeling I’m going to hear “congrats on the twins!” for the next 6 months. 🙂

  • Nicole April 2, 2014, 1:30 am

    I forgot what day it is for a minute (I’ve been reading for years and know about your love for April Fool’s posts) but when I saw that training plan it dawned on me that it was a joke. 22 mile training runs? LOL

  • Suzy April 2, 2014, 12:12 pm

    I LOVE your April Fools posts. I love that you take the time to craft it, so cute.

    Speaking of videos with little boys and superpowers, has you seen this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=el5TwST_Hso&list=PLb8Cq4Wm1Ss7K1AOaoP0tOBM9Dc-gwtBv My husband showed these to me the other day, so clever and cute!

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed April 3, 2014, 9:35 am

    Wealthy Tipping Point got me so good, but I knew it was coming this year! I wish the doggie cloning thing was real. I didn’t really get pranked, but someone I know posted an article about how “selling raw meat will no longer be allowed” and I was like does this person know what day it is? They totally didn’t, they were pranked and shared it with all their facebook friends lol.

  • Luna665 April 3, 2014, 9:43 am

    LOL 😀 after falling for last year’s one, this year I was a little more cautious … I mean, 20 miles with a stroller?? your April’s Fools post are awesome 😀

  • Jess April 3, 2014, 12:49 pm

    I just started reading you blog from end of May and your joke post totally got me ))) well played!

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