Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Seriously - Thurston Trey

-- He has had this response multiple times to many more than the above name calling list --
Glad to know the little guy knows who he is.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Seriously - Our family is Not Competitive

After a family walk -- everyone wants to be the first person home.  

Seriously, why does everything have to be a race?
and just FYI
I beat Jake;)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Seriously - Trey's New Favorite Phrase

 Sorry buddy, I can't help but see you --- 
and it is kind of hard to miss the soaking wet kitchen floor too.

Scissors and a two year old are not the best combination -- 
at least I got him 2 new shirts instead of just this one.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Seriously - Mother of the Year Moment

I know the lady in the car was definitely thinking that she should nominate me for Mother of the Year -- I could just tell by the look on her face.
On this particular day -- it was raining when we started out so I had the rain cover on top of the stroller, which made it so I couldn't see the kids as well as I normally can.  I am really bad about strapping Trey in because he loathes it and will scream and throw is body around and and attract even worse dirty looks than the lady above.  Luckily after he dove head first into the middle of the street -- I guess he wanted to run too... he only had a few scrapes.

Even with these not so shining moments, I am glad to be back into a regular running routine now that Natasha is back to school :).

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Seriously - Can't a Mom have a Little Privacy

I know what you are thinking...

Maybe I should just lock the door :)

I am pretty sure they would knock it completely down or rip it off the hinges  anyway.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Seriously - So Proud of This Girl

At the beginning of summer Jake sat down with Natasha and made some goals for while school was out.  When I saw the list, I was a bit surprised and thought Jake might be expecting too much.  He assured me that she was the one that chose the goals and that he thought she could do it.  He also added that she would get $100 if she succeeded in all the areas.

Here is her list of goals -
Finish reading the first 28 books in the Magic Tree House series 
Run 2 times a week and in one 5k race
Do math practice and or writing 2 times a week
Play soccer once a week

Well, I have to admit that there was a week or two when Jake wasn't around, that I forgot about the math part, but other than that she did every single one of her goals.  She just finished book #28 a few days ago, and last night after getting a father's blessing and packing her backpack for her first day of school, Jake gave her $100.  She quickly said she would pay tithing and put $1 (jake talked her into $5) into her piggy bank for something she wants soon and save the rest. She plans on taking $50 of it to spend in Disney World when we go.

She is such a joy to have around.  She is determined to finish what she starts, and friendly and kind to everyone.  She is our little peacemaker and I miss that everyday while she is at school.

This morning we walked her to her first day of 2nd grade.  I felt bad that I don't have a camera to take her picture.  Luckily one of her friends mom's was dropping her daughter off at the same time, and she let me snap a picture that I will add here when she emails it to me.