Monday, September 29, 2008
Cole & Smoke just hang'n out....
We love this campground--can't seem to get ourselves to try anything new cause we have it all right here. The kids found a fort and a teepeee made out of branches that was left by other campers. Our last two nights we had a skunk rummaging for food and the place was a mess in the morning. I heard noises and opened the door to see if we had ourselves a mountain lion--just a fat ole' skunk.
We met a Grampa and Gramma who invited the kids over to their camper to make "cake in a cup". The kids had such a good time with them and the little cakes actually baked in a coffee cup in the microwave. Amazing!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
We got to spend the last few days with our little niece while her daddy worked away. I helped...where I could....only hit my head 3 times and cut myself.
Can't wait to go play for a few days! It's been quite a few weeks of running and schedules! Time to relax!
Friday, September 12, 2008
SO........I went to the store yesterday and at 9:00 last night I made her chocolate chip cookies. This morning I baked them fresh (I so sound like Little Red Riding Hood, huh?) and took them to her. I also cut some pretty flowers from the kids' garden (I knew she'd love that). She was about ready to fall asleep in her plate when I arrived. So the nurses did their best to move her to her bed without any pain--they were so patient and kind. And when she'd had enough and wanted them to stop I jumped in and bribed her with a cookie. I've never seen her eyes get so big! I've mentioned her memory going, but you wouldn't have known it then. They got her all settled in and she said, "Now where are those cookies?". I was afraid I'd hafta be kinda sneaky, since she is a diabetic and all, but the nurse was so great about it. Gramma was real cute with the chocolate ring around her mouth. I asked if she was still feeling pain and she replied, "What pain? I'm in heaven". And a tear fell from her eye. I loves my grams.
She remembered me today and called me by my name..... Sweet.
Thanks, God. :0)
Monday, September 8, 2008
Luke is real funny and truly isn't trying, which makes him even funnier (is that a word?)--and those things are repeated over and over and over.............
Here's the latest:
While driving with his mama, he says, "Mommy, I feel bad for you and Daddy because you're gonna die soon." So I explain, "Honey, you will have kids and maybe even grandkids before we go to heaven. We'll be really really old by then." He bounces back with, "Well, Dad's already 41!"
We have had the SAME conversation at the SAME stop-light about 5 times now~
And then there's this one from my Mr. Tactful:
"Dad says in 8 more years he can kick Cole out of the house."
(Something that his daddy, jokingly, said to Cole the day he turned 10.) :0)
"Who puts the bones in the chicken?"
(After he had a leg from Kentucky Fried Chicken)
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Saturday we had his friends, Jordan and Ray over for the afternoon and dinner/movies and Ray stayed the night.
Today we had a big party to celebrate with family, friends, and a few school-friends. We had planned to put up some big bouncy slides outside, but the weather didn't cooperate--it rained ALLL day. But fun was had, nevertheless (or at least I had fun:0). I know they don't seem to be real excited, but they were GLUED to the bigscreen watching a movie. Like little robots, they walked in the door and hopped on the sofa. It was so peaceful--for awhile!! They were just conserving their energy for...............
I'm pretty sure Lukey is beating Sarah and his big cousin, Danielle---:0)
Cole could barely keep his eyes open during cake and gifts. He wanted a buggy-theme for his cake and I think he would have preferred some butterflies and flowers, but time got away from me. I think it turned out pretty cute! Don't ya think?
I love you, my boy!
Friday, September 5, 2008
So my good friend, Trine, wanted me and Lukey to go with her and Caleb on the dirt bike track (right off the bike path). Mind you, before we left I opted to leave my helmut in the car so Trine wouldn't feel bad (I mean, so I could look cool like Trine). It was during a school day so noone was riding (or watching, thank GOD!) I knew I could do the little hill--and just so you know mountain bikes don't go over like dirt bikes. So now I was high-centered....but I made it. And while the little boys were still scope'n the place out I decided that maybe going up a bigger hill would be the thing to do (can't get high-centered there!). I rode my bike up about half-way.....just far enough to where my feet couldn't reach the ground anymore (for stability, ya know?). Then my bike started to go backwards.....I screamed in a half-panicky and half oh-sh**-scream as I started to fall. And as I was going down I could hear my really good friend laughing her a** off. I landed with a thud on the hard, dirt-packed ground. I hurt everywhere in my body, but particularly in the left buttock area. So my bike is still on top of me at this point and my good friend, Trine, is still laughing as she walks closer. Real funny, right? Then I hear "OH DEAR". That's what she says when someone is in trouble--I always know that one of our kids is doing something wrong when I hear it. I'm thinking I'm dead or something. Nope---I opened my eyes after a moment or two to find that I was definitely alive and in a lot of pain...everywhere. I know she had to fight back the giggles and bite her lip, but she did eventually lift the bike off of me and help me up. I just remember saying "Can we go to McDonald's now?" I called Dic to tell him of our adventure and these were his sympathetic words, "I told you that wasn't a family-friendly place". The heck you did!! I would have remembered that! He was suprised that I didn't break anything, but I did screw up a disk in my lower back, according to my chiro. What's with everyone laughing at me? (Yes, he had his turn) Can't turn my head--so instead of baking cakes for Cole's Birthday, I'm doing NOTHING!! Any of you who are thinking what a wimp I am cause you take your kids there all the time.....well... you know what. Shish, Trine! I know you're still laughing.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
"Mom, you know the worst part about having such fun teachers? It's hard to leave and come home."
How do I take that? I'm just really happy that he loves school so much--that makes my day. Cause I get him the rest of the time! :0)