Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
And so the torch was passed to the next generation. Something tells me Jonathan and Jason are going to enjoy the best swing-set on the block!
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
- I don't like my naturally wavy hair. I strighten it every day. It's a total pain in the rear and takes FOREVER.
- I don't like sleeping alone. It's weird not having Dan there.
- I don't like Colgate BubbleFruit Toothpaste. I accidentally used my kids toothpaste this morning and it was DISGUSTING!
- I don't like being bearfoot in public places. I will stay in the most uncomfortable shoes imaginable before I will take my shoes off in public. The thought of stepping in something gross is more than I can stand. Infact my skin is crawling just writing this!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
And now the red line is back on the driveway, as bright as it was when it was first painted in 1985, marking the boundaries for a new generation.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
We have arrived in Alaska. Technically we got here late last night but we didn't actually get to my parent’s house until early this morning. We had a very uneventful trip. Getting through security was a breeze. I don't think it’s ever been that easy since having kids. Everyone was really nice and helpful.
This was right before we went through security. I planned the boys matching outfits but it was totally by accident that I also ended up wearing yellow and blue. My mom was also wearing a yellow shirt with jeans. A couple people commented on how smart it was to all match so we could find each other. So funny since it was a total accident.
We ended up being an hour late leaving Spokane. Out inbound flight was late and then they had some problem that maintenance wanted to check out. We ended up sitting on the ground in the plane for almost an hour. Thankfully the boys were both really good! And since we had a 6-hour layover in Seattle we weren't stressed for time!
Jonathan and I spent part of our layover riding the underground train system in the SeaTac airport. He had so much fun. We checked out other terminals, watched airplanes, and rode trains for nearly an hour. Jason slept back at our gate with my mom. Jonathan and I had a really good time together. While we were riding we saw a guy in a full tux running through the airport to catch the train. He ended up in our car and I asked if he was going to or coming from the wedding. He said he was coming from and trying to catch the last flight back home. He had clothes with him and was hoping he had time to change before getting on his plane.
When we first got on the train we couldn't get a spot to sit at the front of the train so we stood. There were a couple of pilots on the train with us and they were quite amused at how excited Jonathan was to ride the train. I'm sure they do this all the time so it is just a part of the job to them.
Once we got a seat Jonathan spent most of his time with his nose pressed up against the glass watching as we literally went around in circles. He had so much fun and by the time we got back to our gate we had enough time to get me coffee and go to the bathroom before getting on our flight to Fairbanks.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
- I don't do a very good job of putting laundry away. In fact there is a load sitting on my couch right now, and its been there for a few days.
- I don't like driving with the windows down and it drives my husband crazy. The wind and noise is more than I can handle.
- I don't do a very good job of tuning out people who are critical of me or my kids. Instead their words eat at me and I tear myself apart over things that people say.
- I don't like it when my husband has to work late. It puts me in a funk that I have a really hard time overcoming. I know he's working hard to take care of us and I love that he's willing to do that but it still makes me sad.
- I don't watch reality TV other than Food Network Star and Design Star. I've never seen an episode of Survivor and I personally don't get the hype.
- I don't remember to update my blog when I have company. I think about it once and then forget for days. OOPS! I'm trying to get better.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
So this begs the question how did I end up camping this year in the 1st place? Well it was actually my idea. I know shocking but true. I really wanted to spend some time at the Oregon Coast but I didn't think we would have time this summer. Then Dan found out that the paint company he works for was taking the second week of July as vacation. So we had the time to go but not really the money. Well I knew my father-in-law loves to camp so I proposed that we camp at the coast. I'd get to enjoy the coast and he'd get to camp. I figured I'd survive a few days camping, and the shower facility helped my survival! The campground we were at was along the Salmon River near Otis, Oregon, about 10 miles from Lincoln City, Oregon.
As you can see the area was gorgeous. At night in our tent we feel asleep listening to the river, it was wonderful. For some reason I was feeling extra adventurous, I blame it on the beautiful area and wanting to see more of it, so Dan and I went hiking along the river bank. It was so fun. We left the boys with Grandma and Grandpa and headed down a huge slope to the river bank. Then we traversed our way along the banks and rocks exploring the area.
Look there's my husband, isn't he studly! It was really fun to spent time together without the boys doing something totally fun. Dan mentioned that it would be cool to find a way to get to the other side of the river. We kept going and up a little further I saw a place where it looked like it might be possible to cross to the other side. The only trick would be getting to the spot because the bank was ending and we'd have to navigate the rocks. Dan wanted to quit but I was determined to make it. Then one of the rocks I stepped on gave way. I didn't fall in but decided it might be time to admit defeat and turn back. Unfortunately it was too late. My shoes were wet and when I turned back I slipped and fell in the river.
Fortunately the river is shallow and rather slow so I was fine. I was soaked up to my knees and scraped up my elbow a little bit. The trip back was slow as I trudged along in wet pants and shoes, and climbing up the hill to the campsite was difficult with wet shoes but I still had a great time with my husband. I was also very thankful for a hot shower back at the campgrounds!
Look Dan and I made an appearance on my blog. We should be good for a while, right?
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
This year was totally different. He was so excited about the ocean. If you've ever been to the Oregon Coast you know very well that the water is FAR from warm. That fact didn't seem to bother Jason, he was ready to splash and play in the water. I couldn't believe how different being at the beach with him was from last year to this year.
He played in the water, dug in the sand, destroyed Dad's sandcastle and was pretty much smiling the whole time. This kid is so full of joy!
Today I'm heading up to Spokane to pick my mom up at the airport. I'm so excited that she is coming. We're doing Jonathan's birthday part 2 so watch for more pictures plus I have a bunch from our trip to Oregon to share as well.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
From what I can tell in this picture Jonathan has pretty good form. I have no idea whether he made a shot or not but he sure was enjoying shooting the ball. I think they have a six week mini basketball camp in the fall so I may enroll him in that so he can get some more exposure. My dad would love to have a basketball player in the family. Notice he's wearing his University of Kentucky basketball gear that my dad brought him. My dad is from Kentucky and that side of the family are UK basketball fanatics. My dad was thrilled to see Jonathan in his gear and has pictures to take back to the Kentucky family.Jonathan seemed to do pretty well with the dribbling activities. Of course there was quite a bit of basketball chasing but when he focused on what he was doing instead of what everyone else was doing he had really good control.
Ok Math/Science/Social Studies and PE block friends, mostly April cause I know you're reading, do you remember in Elizabeth's class she told us to always say grab your soccer ball or grab your basketball because the alternative will yield strange responses and laughter from older children? Well one of the coaches kept yelling "Ok kids grab your balls." Now none of the kids knew any better and they all grabbed their basketballs but you could hear all the adults snicker every time to coach said that. It was AMAZING!
Friday, July 10, 2009
What a big boy. I don't even really know how he is turning 4 already. It feels like just yesterday we were bringing him home from the hospital. Time sure does fly!
Jonathan had a fantastic birthday. We did a lot but I'll post about that later. I also have bunches of stories from camping and a day at the Oregon Coast but again those will have to wait. Tonight is our last night in Portland so I'm going to play games with the fam!