Saturday, August 30, 2008

forgot to blog this one

Scroll down to Kid's Pictures entry. There is a picture of me looking down at Maude in our bathroom. Don't focus on me but notice the towel rack to the left, silver shiny thing next to shower door. It doesn't have a towel on it so to the normal eye it might look like something you might could hoist yourself up in the air with. You know after you have been watching the olympics, you might think that. Well, Joshua tried Thursday night right before bedtime to climb the wall and flip hanging on the the towel rack. As much as the towel rack tried to hold the weight of a 52 lb boy it couldn't and ripped off the wall and dropped Joshua onto his elbow and head. He survived no blood and no concussion. He received a deduction for dismount from China though and received silver instead of gold. We hope the next four years of training will help him acheive the gold.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

First Day of School

Aidan thought it was cool to be the oldest one in the school this year. He is helping out with the little ones. He said "It was hard to tell the kindergarteners apart from all the 1st graders, they were all so little." Joshua loves his teacher and his class, it was worth the long wait. Today when I went to pick him up he waited until all the kids left and then went up to hug his teacher. He really likes her. She sure is sweet. Maude was beside herself with excitement! She wanted to dress really nice because she would need to be a big helper today. There would be a lot of young kids there today that didn't know were everything was so she would need to help.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008


Today Maude and Joshua were sitting at the table. I don't really know what they were doing but I overheard a little conversation.
Joshua "Maude you know you are my best friend"
Maude "Uh Huh"
Joshua "You HAVE to be because you are my family!" Not so happy tone...

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Team USA

As we sit and watch the amazing girl's gymnastic team...I can't help but to think which of these things will he try. Will I catch him making parallel bars out of the laundry racks, will it be the horse off of the back of the couch...which one will he try. I am sure I will be blogging about how it happened and which thing it was.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Aidan's Pictures

Most of the pictures are at Bass Pro Shop. A few of them are our hotel room, Rangers game and in our car. I guess they are of what a 7 year old sees and thinks that would be a good picture. Most of the pictures got trashed just because he knows how to use the trash function on the camera.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

last vacation of summer

One of the pictures is of the water park (The Great Wolf Lodge) we have been at for the past 3 days. We have had so much fun! The next picture is of Maude and what happens when you swim for 3 straight days. The boys took in a Rangers game the first night. They had so much fun. Maude and I went to American Girl this morning for breakfast to make things 'even'. We came with another family from Tulia and had a real good time with them. Aidan and Hannah paired off and we didn't see a whole lot of them. Joshua and Marti went together and the young two hung out with mom's for the most part. Cara and I enjoyed massages and I mean we enjoyed them, an hour away from water slides is relaxing enough in itself. We will be going strong for the next couple of weeks until school starts so this has been a real nice break. When I have more time I will post pictures that Aidan took they are pretty funny. Cody and I were cracking up looking through them. A 7 year old and a camera very interesting subjects.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


Ok so tonight I was saying my good nights to the kids and it happened. The boys have had there moments that slowly turn into this but Maude had not. She said the word, so now they all are have said 'it' the one word I am never ready to hear. She said "Good night Mom" I just wanted to cry. She is my baby she isn't suppose to call me Mom yet. I still hear Mommy out of the boys mouth but just not often and I know it is just a matter of time until the word "Mommy" leaves all of their vocabulary. Maybe I am getting sentimental about school starting and having 2 in school now. I can not believe it is August and almost a week into it. We still haven't done enough stuff to qualify for summer to be over. Some recent pictures of summer fun.
Lake and soccer. We are coaching Maude and Joshua's team, very entertaining. Both boys have scored every game. Maude has decided she just wants to cheer, which Cody and I are both fine with at this point.