Sunday, June 29, 2008

these made me chuckle





Was sorting through some pictures and some of these were too cute not to share! Enjoy!

Ahh, the heat is killing me!


Okay, I admit it. I complain all winter long about the cold weather and now it's finally summer and I complain about the heat. It reached 90 degrees here today and after several days of heat, our house is as hot as it is outside. I try to keep fans going, which is a chore when the boys are awake. Just realized that this house has no attic vent fan, so we are going to try to put one in and see if it can control the heat a bit.

So today Alvin suggested we go to the beach, but I figured it would be too crowded, so we "settled "for a walk in the woods. It was a fantastic idea and cooler than in the house. Finn brought his bike, but the trail was a little challenging for a beginning bike rider. He rode the majority of the way with out incident. Paxton ran most of the time and Quincy rode on our shoulders about 3/4 of our 4 mile walk. I am feeling like tonight we might sleep well, despite the heat.

I'm attaching the picture we took, close to the beginning. By the time we got home, we were all in need of a bath. I wish we could do more things like that together. I feel like I spend too much time at home and Alvin comes home and wants to stay home. Getting away is good for his allergies.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Finn can ride a bike



Yesterday, I told Finn that he should ask his dad to teach him to ride a 2 wheeler and for some reason (probably because it was going to be a beautiful day and we had nothing else planned) I volunteered to teach him myself.

So much for teaching him...he had the balance thing down and after running with him, like you see in cheesy commercials, for a few seconds he had it. We had to switch to a smaller bike for him to be able to start on his own, but he can now ride a 2 wheeler. And there is only one large scratch on the car from the whole day spent riding.

On Thursday, I was pulling weeds and talking on the phone while the kids were playing in the yard and Quincy (21 months old) kept disappearing. Once, he was running across the pasture, another time he was on the front porch trying on all the shoes we leave out there. I heard him and couldn't see him another time and I "panicked". I kept calling him and he kept talking back to me and his voice was coming from above me? Yep, a few weeks ago, his dad left the ladder up while cleaning out the gutters and Quince had climbed up it and onto the roof. He always has been a climber, but not usually that high. Needless to say, the ladder has been moved and I got him down safely.

Paxton (also 21 months old) tends to stick a little closer to his mom. He's always cheerful and has the cutest little dimple that shows past his bubby (our name for the pacifier). My dad taught him to throw his bubby when he's told "you don't need that bubby, throw it away." It's no wonder we can't find any when bed time comes.

And it looks like it's time for our nightly "bubby hunt."

Everyone else is doing it!


So, I keep getting e-mails from friends, saying I should check out their blog and it seems like a great way to get info out there, with out having to write e-mails and sharing the stuff with people,. So, here I go.