HEY! Who left the door open?
Monday, June 29, 2009
HEY! Who left the door open?
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Happy Birthday Alice! We love you!
Love, Daddy, Mommy, Samuel, Paige and Mason
It has been a busy week for us. Monday, Scott left for Roswell, NM for 3 days so I was on full time kid duty. Mason went to Greeley on Tuesday for a check up on his shoes and brace. Wednesday, Sam had a swim meet and then he and Alice had their annual well-check. Sam did really well at his meet. He swam the 25 freestyle, 25 breaststroke and relayed a 200 medley. I was so proud of his relay because he swam with 9-10 year olds and had to swim a 50 free. He had never swam that far without stopping and he did awesome. Tears were streaming down my face, so proud. His next meet will be next Wednesday.
Love to all,
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Of course, we always end the day with smores. Yum!
Check out that fancy tie. I asked Scott if he wanted us to make him a t-shirt for every holiday. There was no reply, just a look. I guess I will scratch that idea.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Okay, so today I rounded up the kids and we headed off to the library to read and check out some books we had on hold. I went in first figuring all my ducklings were trailing behind me but when I looked back, Paige was standing off to the side of the front door, facing the wall, eyes tightly shut and her arms crossed. When I asked her what was wrong, all she could squeak out was "Spiky Ball". Sure enough, on the counter in the Children's Library were 5 colorful spiky balls lined up, prizes for those kids who could complete the summer reading program. I tried to get her to walk past, ignore them, anything so that we could spend more than a nanosecond in the library. Everything I suggested just made her scream louder...and we are talking blood curdling here. I was looking for an afternoon event to fill up the time and this was not going to be it. Sam swiftly retrieved our books on hold and we were out of the library in 5 minutes.
@#$% spiky balls. Of course, I would never say anything like that in front of my kids.
I got this brilliant plan to have a spiky ball intervention. Maybe if she could see one and touch one in the comfort of her home, she would overcome her fear. So, I bought one. A pink one with a piggy face, kinda cute. She LOVES anything pink. That is what I am thinking anyway. After Mason, Alice and Sam were tucked into bed, we sat down with Paige and tried to introduce her to our newest toy. Of course, she was already privy to the intervention and we were not going to trick her into touching or even coming close to that ball. After a few minutes (and I won't lie, a few bribes) we gave up, put away the spiky ball and well, gave up.
I guess we won't be going back to the library this summer.
@#$% spiky balls.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Are you tired yet of scrolling through endless shots of my darling cherubs at the pool? Only two and a half more months to go of my babies in bathing wear.