Saturday, May 31, 2008
Today was Luke's first day of Tball!!! He did great and seemed to have a lot of fun. His first game is Tuesday...stay tuned! After practice we QUICKLY planted our garden (peas, green beans, corn, spinach, cucumbers, pumpkin, beets, tomatoes, cantalope, and I think I'm forgetting one other thing). Then we got cleaned up for my Children's Mental Health Council's family lunch, guest speaker, vendors and party at Riot Zone. The food was AWESOME (BYU-I catered) and the speaker was fun and the inflatable toys were a huge HIT with the boys. There were at least twice as many people there this year as last year. It was a good time. What a fun filled day!
Pic by Lawrence
Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
ANOTHER cold, windy, rainy day in Eastern Idaho!!! Nice. Anyhow, we made our way to Rexburg for a little shopping and other errands. We were going to walk around the college with Margaret, but graduation was starting so we decided against it. Here's little Lilly this afternoon making her funny face as she watched the cars drive by out front.
The boys had their allergy/asthma appointment today...they did GREAT! Luke's breathing is so much better he doesn't need his nebulizer treatment every day anymore! Carson has one ear that has some fluid behind his eardrum. So, he'll get that tested again in a few months. We took Margaret to Lawrence's favorite mexican place to eat then we took it easy the rest of the day. Before dinner, we went to the homestead so I could play around with the camera while the boys explored around.
Monday, May 26, 2008
Today our family took Margaret to Yellowstone Park today. It was cold, windy and rainy but so much FUN! We saw Old Faithful and walked around there and a few other places. We saw elk, geese, pretty blue birds, other colorful birds and a TON of buffalo. The most exciting part was when a HUGE buffalo walked RIGHT BY our van! It was at LEAST as tall as the van and gave us such a thrill! Here is Carson by the paint pots. It is such a beautiful area, I love going there and seeing it all. I feel so close to my creator when I'm there.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
We had a fun Saturday today! Playing outside, farmer's market, shopping, more playing outside and a nice dinner with Margaret (she got here last night). Here's Luke this evening hamming it up for the camera (one of the rare moments he was enjoying being my model). The skies were overcast, LOTS of wind and quite cold with some rain today (and some fun thunder).
1/180s f/2.8 ISO 100
Friday, May 23, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Here is Luke with Miss Merrill, the owner of his AWESOME preschool! He had his graduation today and was soooo cute singing and reciting the poems and such they had for the program. This school year has been so wonderful for Luke. They went on at LEAST one field trip a month, learned poems, had parties and did all sorts of other things! I was amazed at how much they fit into their short school time. Out of nowhere Luke would start singing a song that I knew I hadn't taught him, would tell me his phone number or even say, "Mom, I can tie my own shoes." WOW! I am really glad he had the opportunity to go to school. He's made some neat friends and is more confident socially than he was last fall. I love you so much Luke, GOOD JOB!
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Rule of the Mess: If making the mess keeps the kid(s) happy for longer than it takes to clean it up, the mess is hereby deemed acceptable.
Today was such a nice day that the boys spent most of it outside. When they did come inside they were muddy, dirty, stinky and so CUTE! Even Lilly got in on the action and enjoyed some time with her brothers. She really loves being outside, especially when she can watch her brothers run and play. Here's a picture of Carson jumping in his freshly created mud puddle.
Luke had his last day of preschool today! It's amazing how fast time has gone by since I brought that little angel home from the hospital. I know, everyone says they grow up so fast...who knew everyone was RIGHT! I love that little guy with all of my heart. He had fun today at his end of school party. They had miniature ponies to ride, inflatable jump houses, food, and lots of FUN! Not much longer and he will be in Elementary School! Wow!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Daddy went to California today so we took it easy all day. Dinner was pizza delivered and a picnic on the lawn! Lilly LOVED the grass (it was her first experience with it) and loved the pizza crusts even more! Nevermind the pj's...I told you we were chillin' today. Good times.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
I've been playing with the Photoshop CS3 Extended that we got a couple of weeks ago and I'm REALLY trying. I can do a semi decent digital scrapbook page on it but I'm still working on getting a good photo edit. This was the best I've come up with so far. :) Any helpful hints are greatly appreciated!
Monday, May 12, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
What happens when the boys get together and have a ramage on the house while mom's busy? TIME OUT. For a long time. So long that the little guy falls asleep. Meanwhile his mother retraces their steps cleaning up bandaids out of the backyard, putting the contents of closets back in their place, cleaning food/candy/wrappers/etc from every nook & cranny of the house, sweeping "snacks" off the floor, closing doors & windows & cabinets, putting toys away, etc etc etc. No wonder he's tired! Little Carson fell asleep while in time out as I tried putting the house back together. Lilly's been sick and I'm trying to hold and comfort her a bit more. The boys took advantage of it. Ugh.
pic taken in manual