Saturday, June 30, 2007
Friday, June 29, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Yesterday, I was talking on the phone with my friend, Cynde. Brennen took the opportunity to bounce on the couch. He bounced and over shot the end of the couch. Off he went. Head over heals. I didn't see him land, but I could see HOW he was going to land. On his head, with his next hyper-extended. Oh... my heart stopped! He landed and made no noise. Didn't move. Didn't cry. Although I'm not usually prone to exaggeration (LOL!), I just knew he was dead! He wasn't. Just a bit of "hardwood-floor-rash" on his forehead. (I called Cynde back to update her. Didn't want to leave her wondering, like I did to Cindy the other day when Kjersten rolled over Cael!!! Yes, she really did. Yes, he's fine and she's still grounded!)
By the way, when I explained to George that he wasn't allowed to do somersaults on the couch and this was one reason why, he said he wasn't doing somersaults. He was doing "timberfalls". Huh? "Timberfalls, mama!" Huh? Rhys had to explain. "You know, mom... When he yells, 'timber' and falls down." Who knew? Guess they goof around on the couch more than mama thinks!
Some photos of George's various owies...
Monday, June 25, 2007
We had a tornado warning just north of us last night. We were just under a tornado watch. Here's a cloud passing north west a bit after that. In person, it looked like a wall moving by...
Friday, June 22, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
He described the trails (inclines you wouldn't believe), running in creek beds with water still flowing, and unavoidable mud that took their shoes off as they ran through... (And they all love this!) Next year, he'll be better prepared and, undoubtedly, the trail conditions will be better. And I will be staying at the same hotel. It was delightful. Baby and I napped and played and napped and played. Very clean, very comfy, and I didn't have to check out until 2:00 p.m. Glorious!!!!
Here's a few photos of mama and baby- wasting time in the van waiting for daddy and playing in the park waiting for daddy... (Who, by the way, took 6 hours to get off the mountain AFTER he dropped! The vehicles needed to remove runners kept getting stuck in the mud! Poor guy. Quit the race and you still can't get back to civilization- and food and bathrooms and wife!)
(oh, and the cheap camera is headed to the return counter. Too complicated for too few options! And all of his race photos were deleted... Argh!)
Self portraits- much too close!
Playing in the park.
Sleeping in the park.
Love those fat little feet!!!
Friday, June 15, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
She made me promise not to blog about her- so I'm not! I'm just going to post about the wonderful thing she did. I was having a terrible morning. Ever have one? Hormones, tired children, early scheduled appointments for kiddos at the eye doctor's, spilt milk (really... dropped a bottle of pumped milk on the bed... boo hoo!), and the list goes on. To add to my bad attitude was a very messy house. The house that was so kindly cleaned by Audra just a few short days ago has descended into messy, cluttered disaster!
"She-who-shall-remain-nameless" to the rescue!!!!! While I was at the eye doctor, she and her accomplice snuck up here and cleaned. No, I would not have allowed them in- had I been home. It was that messy! Now, it's nice and tidy and I am so grateful...
So, dear friend, to you and your helper... Thank you!!!! I appreciate it more than you know!
Monday, June 11, 2007
Any guesses? Me neither...
It wasn't a child's handiwork. It was a bird's. Yikes!!!! There's a nice little nest in there. At the time, there were 2 eggs. We're hoping that the brief increase in room temperature did no harm. As of this morning, there are 5 eggs.
Jason looked it up on-line and apparently they have about a two week incubation. Seems we won't be BBQing for a while!
This is a winter view- which I love when I am NOT driving up and down my hill, but rather am washing dishes in my warm and cozy house!
This is my view this afternoon. Still a very nice view!
Sunday, June 10, 2007
She played with the kiddos, cleaned my bathrooms, mopped my floor (with the awesome mop for laminate floors we went to Target to buy!) and did my dishes. The kids were thoroughly entertained and my house is noticeably cleaner! Thanks Audra!!!!
We went out Friday night with some of the girls. We had dinner at Texas Roadhouse (Audra's favorite.) Great fun!
(that's me, Cael, Audra, Peggy, Mindy, Amy, Kerry, and her baby Michael)
Audra and Peggy even changed Cael's diaper at the table (as I had already changed him twice on the nasty changing table in the bathroom). Ewwwww...
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Okay, onto other news...
Rhys, Kjersten, and Brennen all went to the dentist today. This was Brennen's first trip. He loved it! He also had the best brushed teeth of the three. Go figure. No cavities for all three. Yippee! Kjersten's loose tooth is a potential problem. Not the loose tooth- but its replacement. No space. Hmmm... Looks like she'll have to have a tooth pulled soon to make room. Shhhhh... we're not telling her yet. Rhys is headed towards orthodontia as well. Great.
My friend, Laquita, made us dinner tonite. She made teriyaki chicken with rice and veggies. Have I mentioned how much we love the meals we've received? We don't "need" them, but it is such a treat!
My dear friend, Audra, was to fly in tonite to spend the weekend with us and visiting old friends. Her flight was cancelled and Hotwire rescheduled her flight for 2 hours ealier!!! No notification. She missed it. She's now flying in tomorrow. Stupid Hotwire. Won't be booking flights on that site- EVER!
Well, Ole is tired and giving daddy an earful. I need to go fill the little thing up with some milk and put him to bed for the
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Here's one. bumkins bibs. They are 100% polyester. Machine washable. Soft on baby. Waterproof. I wash them along with the dishes or throw them in the washer. All of mine (and I have many!) have been thru the dryer repeatedly and they are just fine. They look great after 6 years of use. So worth the money!!!!!
My MOPS table leader brought me dinner last night (lasagna, salad, garlic bread, and cookies- YUM!) and these bibs from the girls at my table. Very sweet!
Don't know how well you'll be able to see her artwork. She wrote a letter to great grandma complete with portraits of both great grandma and great grandpa. I love how she draws. Rhys doesn't draw much (never has) so I haven't had much experience with a child's perspective on paper. Love it! (If you click on the picture- you can see a larger version.) And it says, across the top and down the side, "To Peggy. I (help) hope you are feeling well. From Kjersten." Grandma has been in and out of the hospital lately.
Sunday, June 3, 2007
Saturday, June 2, 2007
First: She has her first loose tooth! Here's a photo which just shows that shes currently has all of her baby teeth. It's hard to show a (not so) loose tooth...
Second: Grandma taught her to tie shoes. I am one of "those" moms who loves slip-on shoes. I see no need to buy "have to tie" shoes for children. My only tie shoes are my running shoes. So... tying shoes is not big on our list of things to do, but it really is a necessary skill. Whew! I can check that off our list to learn this summer!
Here's she teaching George. Won't that be handy?! Now, I won't have to teach him!