Thursday, September 18, 2008

Father and Sons Campout 2008

Now for those of you that know my husband, or my father in law AT ALL, know that camping is NOT their thing. Jeremy loves to be outdoors, fishing, hiking, riding four wheelers, roasting marshmallows and hot dogs with the best of them. But when it comes time for sleep, he is ALL about the nice warm, clean, comfortable bed, after a hot shower of course! So for him to take our boys on these campouts year after year is a sacrifice that he is happy to make for sharing this experience with his boys. He is such a FANTASTIC father and I am always impressed with his selflessness when it comes to our children.

Needless to say, it was not a peaceful night! The tent was on a slope and so all night long they needed to readjust. The air mattress had a leak and slowly seeped out the air all night. Not to mention the other tent dwellers! Now my children are the FUNNIEST sleepers, all of them. For some reason they always end up sideways in bed without their blankets covering them. So as you can imagine camping with little legs kicking you in the side as you are uselessly trying to sleep. Zak obviously had too much to drink because he needed to relieve himself every hour, ALL night long. All in all it was a success. The boys had a fabulous time, including our nephew who was able to join them as well. THANKS DAD AND GRANDPA!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Playing in the car....

I love to goof around with my kids. One day we decided to have an "Ugly face contest" and take pictures, judge each other and pick a winner. I would have to say Kas took the cake. You decide.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Ready to join the blogging nation.....

Well, hello to all of those who have encouraged me to start, or to continue a blog. My dear sister in law has been doing this for years. I attempted one, and soon lost my ability to even access my page, because I forgot my passwords! (Pretty embarassing huh?) But I am going to attempt this again, because I think it is a really fun way to keep in touch with friends and family.

We are a month into school now, the kids are settling into a schedule and really love school. Jax is in the Spanish Immersion program in his school, in the third grade, and Kas is excited to start the program next year when she enters second grade. Zak just started his first year of preschool and he LOVES to go to school and make all the fun projects they have planned each day.

We have been trying to make up for lost time, starting a pregnancy in the summer is hard on the other kids! Mom is always sick and wants to be in bed, and they want to run and play, go swimming etc. So I have tried to redeem myself with fun outings the last few weeks, now that I feel better. We went to the State Fair and Jax lived on all the "puke-a-coasters" with his very good friend. I was nauseated watching them from the side lines, but he loved every minute of it. My husband kept the other two fully entertained with the giant slide in the back of the fair.

Since then we have had the school carnival and college football started, and I took Jax to the game last weekend. Kas and Zak get to go with their grandmother this weekend.

I am hoping to post some new pictures soon and I will hopefully keep on top of this site and not lose my passwords... lol.