Monday, August 31, 2009

Sunday afternoon

How do you spend your Sunday afternoon?
Aidan stopped by to watch some Lone Ranger on his way outside to play football with Cody. Then there is the Lone Ranger himself that shot his cap gun every time the bad guys came on. Then there is Tonto's wife, who really enjoyed the 4 episodes of the Lone Ranger and insist that she is Tonto's wife.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

School Nurse

Only 4 days, so this actually a record, and Joshua found the school nurse. Yep, he fell got two band aids for this one. Not two bad last year he came home one time with 8 or 10 band aids. I had already picked up Aidan so on the walk home he lectured Joshua on not acting crazy. It has been funny to hear Maude and Joshua come out of school they sound like a old married couple. They get to see each other at recess, so they play together with the ton of friends they have made. Tomorrow will post picture of FRIDAY and making it a whole week without tears (not including me)

Monday, August 24, 2009

First Day of School

Kindergarten, 1st grade and 3rd grade!! No hugs this morning everyone was excited and confident. Aidan went right in and sat down with the 3rd grade class and never looked back. Joshua saw a friend that is in his class and ran off without a good bye. Then Maude and I looked and looked for her class then her teacher appeared and she was in line talking away to her and didn't every look back. I will have to say I looked back a bunch and teared up on the way home...Hope to give an after school report and pictures of how they look after school. Maude spilled chocolate silk milk all over her first day of school clothes so we did a quick change.

Friday, August 21, 2009

We found Jesus

I know some of you are saying finally...
We went to meet the teacher last night for Joshua and Maude. When we went to Joshua's class his teacher gave him a treasure map to search the room. It was a cute way to explore the room. He found his locker and checked it out inside and out. Then he looked to the left and found that Maggie would be the locker on the left. Then he looked to the right and Holy Moly Jesus was going to be in the locker on the right!!!! He was so excited! I quickly said the kid might like for you to call him 'heysus'instead of Jesus. (I may be wrong)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Well, we have hit a new age. I don't know if I am ready for it. We took the kids to VBS the other night. When we walked in there sat 4 girls in the 3rd grade row. All 4 scooted every which way and said "Aidan Aidan sit here." Funny thing is he had no clue. (such his father's child) He has also started wanting to sit with us and listen in on adult conversation and put his two cents in. This has been harder on me than the girl attention.
Aidan has been able to take art lessons from Amy Winton this summer. They had them in the Citadel's art gallery where the Leyendecker art has been on display for the summer. I don't know if he will every realize what a lucky young man he is for getting to experience both. Hopefully he will one day.
(I know this is a shock three post in one day)


One thing I have been amazed with is our youth group at church. There are tons of kids all ages. We have a huge high school group that are so sweet to our kids. The high/jr high group took the younger kids to Wellington a few weeks ago and played with them all day. They played freeze tag for hours and bowled, they did whatever the little kids wanted. Maude loves older kids so this has been right up her alley! She climbed the rock wall and got a little scared and one of the high school boys climbed up and carried her down. Well today we were in Alexander's (our sonic) and there was a boy from the youth group ordering. He said hello Maude, she just grinned and then as we were leaving she went up and SLAPPED his hiney!!! I was so shocked and he was too!

Long Ranger...

Wish I had the one of him asleep with his teddy bear and the mask on. I am sure I will capture that one soon. Nothing like bright blue eyes staring at you through a black mask! By the way I know it is the Lone Ranger, but when a six year old keeps calling himself the Long Ranger it kind of sticks. He has lots of different "Tontos", whoever is willing to be his sidekick!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Part 3 of Red River Pictures...

I know I know to many pictures. I had my blog printed to book form and the only thing I didn't like was when I used slideshows it didn't print all of those pictures. So I am back to boring pictures...

Red River Part 2 of Pictures

Red River Part 1 of Pictures

We had so much fun this year. The boys were old enough to White Water Raft. So Cody and his cousin Bryn took them on the Race Course. (funny thing Cody and Bryn got thrown out, kids couldn't tell me quick enough) Maude and I rode the Sloooow one in fact we just paddled to help us move along. Another crazy add on to the Rafting was it was pouring rain while we rafted, so it was a bit chilly!!! Then we Rangered for a couple of days and I think it is safe to say we may be addicted to it! We loved it!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Things I will not do again EVER...
1.Try on bathing suits with a 5 and 6 year old in the dressing room.
(poor lady next to us got an earful and let us leave it at that)
2.Try to explain that our Shitzu is not our Cocker Spaniels Dad. That wasn't the hard part it was that I used their names. So I heard Baylor is a Sh*t the rest of our walk.
3. Try to take a bike ride with a kid that is still on training wheels. Once again the training wheels no big deal. HILLS a big deal on training wheels.