Monday, June 29, 2009

My Favorite Things about Summer

1. Watermelon is in season
2. Waking up to the sound of the neighbors lawnmower (I really do like it; it just means Summer!)
3. Playing in the water
4. Family reunions
5. Flip-flops everyday!
6. Parades
7. Shaved Ice
8. Hot Dogs and marshmallows cooked over the fire
9. Staying up late
10. Fireworks

Friday, June 19, 2009

Baby Brother's Big Day

A few weeks ago we blessed Baby Brother at church. It was extra special because he got blessed with his new cousin Edith. (My brother Ryan and s.i.l. McKenzie's new little girl) Unfortunately McKenzie and I both had other things on our minds because we never got a picture of the two together.

We were planning on having all of our friends and family eat at the park but of course when I woke up that morning it was raining. Things got a little crazy for a while because we have 9:00 church, Bruce had to leave for meetings at 8:00 and I was running around trying to get 2 kids ready and clean the house so we could have an undetermined number of people eat at our place.
After a little drama and a lot of help from my sister we made it to church and things were great.

I just love how sweet and precious little babies are. Both babies were great and both blessings were beautiful. (Plus I really like all of the yummy salads that people bring to things like this!)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Big Brother Syndrome

A proud big brother!


C-man and Baby Brother

C-man pretty much loves being a big brother; but I can tell he is having a hard time. It seems like every time he asks me to play Batman or dig in the sandbox I am telling him "I can't right now, I have to feed Baby Brother," or "I will a little bit later." The poor kid is getting no attention and I feel so bad. He is grumpy and doesn't mind anymore. What happened to my favorite 3-year old?
HELP! Am I permanently damaging his self-esteem by choosing to nap instead of play with him? Will he hate me forever? Is there any secret out there to get through this?
He'll forget it all in a year anyway, right?

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Oh the Places You'll Go!

Bruce's baby sister graduated from Sky View last night! Congratulations Maegan!
I hate to admit it but I have a secret confession...I actually like going to graduations! I know it sounds crazy and I do think that they can get a little long; but I still like them. I start getting all nostalgic and remembering my own High School friends and college days and I can't help but enjoy graduation, speeches and all. It is such an exciting time to graduate from High School and move on to a new part of life and then to later graduate from College and feel like you have really accomplished something big!
When all of the graduates started singing the school song last night I couldn't help remembering Mrs. Leatham's sophmore English class. Everyone had to memorize the school song for the first test in her class. (You gotta love Mrs. Leatham and if you remember her purple cowboy boots, you gotta love those too!)
Hooray for good old Sky View High and all the great memories!