Monday, March 30, 2009
Maude right before Christmas starting throwing these HUGE fits out of no where. We were completely stunned. The first fit came at a Target and then they just started randomly coming. With her we had always been able to talk to her and she for the most part obeyed. These were screaming, kicking, yelling uncontrollable fits. Her most prized object is her doll Bryn. So we made a contract stating that if she had another fit Bryn would be taken away for a while. We have had really good luck with this. Then tonight she refused to get out of the tub and started screaming then yelled at Cody "to GET OUT!" That pretty much took Bryn away in that minute. She cried sadly not mad when that happened and told her daddy how very sorry she was over and over. He said one night without Bryn. She came in while I was in the bath real sad asked with her voice quivering "Tonight when you see Bryn will you take care of her."
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Aidan turned 8 on March 12th and along with 8 came attitude. Over Christmas break I noticed him changing from sweet big brother to Maude to ornery big brother. He constantly picks on her and can't wait to make her scream or cry. Then we decided to move so that added a whole other dynamic. So here we are watching our 8 year old trying to deal with emotions. Yesterday it went down in the front drive with everyone to watch.
Aidan was playing basketball in the drive and Maude was scooting around on a scooter thingy. She hopped off to go grab a little pony, who knows why the little pony wanted any part of this. Anywho, Aidan went and hopped onto the scooter. Of course, Maude started crying she ran in to tell me when I had been watching from the kitchen sink hoping this would work itself out without my help. I told her I would be right out to help. When I went out I was amazed to see my daughter, who doesn't like playing ball, throwing a basketball with great strength across the street. Aidan of course hopped off and ran to get his ball, mad might I add. She ran with delight and got back on her scooter. Then Aidan launched the ball right into her head! He went to sit on his bed, when I went into talk to him I asked him "where he thought she would learn to do such a thing?" He replied, "you told her too, so I would get off the scooter." Good thought but no she came up with it all on her own and it worked until she was nailed in the head.
Brothers and a sister! We have just begun...
Sunday, March 22, 2009
10 more weeks and school is out. Yeah! I love being around my kids. Weeks like this, it makes me miss them. They were great on the trip and are getting older and easier to travel with besides the few times we had to pull a kid out of the river at the riverwalk. and that one time all the buttons were pushed on the elevator... and that one other time someone left my sunglasses on a park bench....and maybe that one time when one of the boys told me he was so happy that his tee tee was happy too.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
The 2009 Man of the Year can be referred to as "Golden"--one-of-a-kind, friendly, positive and a role model. He welcomes newcomers to Tulia in a way that makes them feel he had known them all of their lives.
He is a strong Christian man and a helping hand to so many, including the sick and lonely. You can often find him visiting patients at the hospitals in Tulia and Amarillo, bringing a smile to their face. He is a great sounding board, and a good person to go to for advice, always encouraging spiritual growth.
His business is taking care of people, but it doesn't stop when he leaves the office. Just a few days ago, it was noted that his daughter had been brought up in a home where her father could be called on any time of the day or night--and this training stood her in good stead when she married a man with similar requirements on his time.
If you have met this man, you can say that you have been blessed and your life has been enriched. You can count on him. He has been through trials of his own, but you would never know it, because when he is talking to you, you have his full attention as if you are the most important person in the world. He faithfully serves at Central Church of Christ, where he is a man of strength and comfort to many, including his wife, Irita, daughter Melissa and her husband Cody and their three children Aidan, Joshua, and Maude; and daughter Tammy and her husband Justin, and their children Cole and Jaxon.
Our 2009 Man of the Year.... Bob Colson (My dad)
Might I add that behind every good man is an even better woman.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
So here is the texting conversation minus the 20 million faces he texted:
Josh: Josh ":) :):):0
Tammy: Yikes :0
Josh: Love you :)
Tammy: Love you buddy
Josh: Do you have
Josh: Do you have a cat
Josh: :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) (plus a few more and remember they are cuter txting)
Tammy: Are you kidding me. HeHe
Tammy: :) :) :)
Josh: Can you talk now?
Josh: Call me
Josh: Can you pick up
Josh: Where are you?
Josh: Can't talk right now
Tammy: Call me when u can...I am headed home
Josh: Where are you?
Tammy: My car
Josh: Email me
Tammy: Where r u?
Josh: On a call.
Tammy: I will email u when I get home
Josh: In a meeting
Josh: Meet me at
Josh: email me
Tammy: I am confused...
Tammy: Can I talk to your mom?