Monday, June 30, 2008


Guess what?

It rained at our house last night, ALOT!

Not like a sprinkle rain, but both kids were in bed with us thunder and lightning rain! It was so awesome. I don't know how long we have been without rain, but I do know it has been long enough. Everything has been so hot and dry. We needed it so bad.

Thank You Jesus!

Monday, June 23, 2008

At The Ballpark

The boys really enjoy going out to the ballpark so we try to get out to see the Express about once a month. This particular evening we had some great seats behind home plate. It was hot and our seats were in the shade. Of course we, I mean the boys, enjoyed all the usual sweet stuff.

After the sun went down I took the boys to the playscape. They were playing and then Michael said he had to go to the bathroom for like the 100th time. Still new to the big boy underwear so when he said it, we went. On the way back to the playscape we found this huge rock. I thought it would be a good picture of them with the ball game in the background. It took 3 tries, but here are my guys.

Now, I added this picture because I thought it would show how high off the ground this rock is, but it doesn't really. It was about 2 1/2 to 3 feet. Doesn't sound too high. It didn't really look that high.

That is until Jesse decided he wanted to jump off the rock. I'm thinking no problem, the kid jumps off everything, it's fine. Well, let me just tell ya, not fine.

He jumped.

His feet hit the ground.

His hands hit the ground.

His head hit the ground.

Then the scream and the tears came. Along with all the stares. I felt like the worst mother in the world. How could I just let him jump off the rock? I should not have let him jump off the rock. If I had not been with him he would have jumped. He is a boy and like I said he climbs and jumps off everything. So I'm that mom, the one that lets her kid jump off the rock and I hope he lands on two feet, but if not I will be there to kiss the bump and wipe away the tears.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

~Words of Wisdom~

You should always use caution when you open a soda that your 2 year old has been holding, especially if you are wearing church clothes.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

2 Weeks Ago Today

Michael has a wonderful teacher at school, Miss Anna. Recently she started working on the big task of potty training. Since he only goes twice a week there wasn't much consistency especially since I didn't really help much mostly because I didn't expect it to happen until after he turned 3. Miss Anna was working so hard to help him accomplish this. So, 2 weeks ago, I decided to throw caution to the wind and let him run around the house in big boy underwear. And you know what? It worked! Miss Anna was right. He was ready. He knows when he has to go and he knows to tell me. He was SO excited to get these......

He has worn big boy underwear everyday since. I am so proud of him. He is proud too! This big boy even wakes me up at night to go potty, sometimes twice!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

I'm Still Here

Back anyway, and now that I am back I realize the reasons that I haven't been bloggin' are, well, really rather lame.

Here are the top 3:

TOO BUSY/TIRED-really? who is NOT too busy or too tired??

SUMMER SCHOOL-9 hours, it is taking up WAY more time than I like, but really?

CAMP-you know the one...a couple of days here and there=TOO many!

I know, I know. LAME. I told you.

So, here are a few things that I have been doing since my last post.

We made it out to the ballpark to watch the Express. For this game we actually had seats down by 3rd base, but the boys wanted to watch from the home run porch. It was a Friday night game, so we were able to enjoy the fireworks afterward too.

Here is the entire family. This just does not happen that often. We got together to celebrate-Breann made cheerleader and Brenna made the Dean's List and turned 20!

We said good-bye to our Paw Paw on the 23rd. The service was on the 26th which was perfect since it was Memorial Day, and he was a WWII veteran. He was a quiet, strong, and faithful man. He loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed the boys and looked forward to our visits, first thing was always go give Paw Paw a high-five and tell him hi. We know that he is in Heaven and we will see him again someday. We will all miss him greatly.

The end of May was the end of school for many, but I started summer school. We have managed to make it to the park and the pool a time or two. The boys LOVE the pool. Other than having to wear a bathing suit, I do too.

I can't believe that June is almost over.