Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
All of this on top of teaching rascally teenagers. Yikes! At least our home is super quiet and peaceful--almost!
This was our first Tuesday with this schedule. The kids and I had to drive to Lansing to pick up our van that was getting repaired and come back in time to make it to practice. This whole schedule is even more wacked out because Michael's hooptie, which was given to us and has been a real blessing, isn't working. So today we had to chauffeur him to and from practice. We're trying to decide if it's worth putting more $ into it.
We're all pretty pooped tonight, except for Caleb who's totally wired because his best friend Zoe just got home after being gone half the summer. Anyway, I'm hope Michael can keep up with this crazy schedule. I'm tired just thinking about it.
This is last season's Thundercats team. Nathan is so excited that he's 3 now and gets to be on the team too!
Sunday, August 24, 2008
My counseling degree is coming in handy, as some of my players seem to be a little on the sensitive side. I had to stop practice last Friday to remind my players that we don't chew each other out when they make a mistake. I told them to use a kind and gentle tone when speaking to their teammates and to be encouraging. Sounds pretty sappy for a guys varsity soccer team!
So here is the article if you want to read it:
Friday, August 22, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Nathan: "Mommy are you going to drop us?"
L: "No honey, it's just a phrase people say. It means I'm going to take you to Grammy's and then leave"
C (very matter-of-fact): "Nathan, it means that Mommy is going to throw us in Grammy's house."
L (cracking up): "No, I'm not going to be dropping or throwing anyone!!!! I'm really just going to take you to Grammy's house to play, then Mommy or Daddy will pick you up later."
By the way they were talking you'd think that I spend a lot of time dropping or throwing them. I must admit I'm a little clumsy and have dropped many things. Maybe even fallen down the stairs with Nathan resulting in a spiral fracture on his little, 18 month old leg (real traumatizing for all involved). But I've never thrown anyone!
Monday, August 18, 2008
Caleb: "Which kids and where?" with a concerned look.
---Laughing from the parents, dragging out the suspense a little.---
L to kids: "Mommy and Daddy both have meetings. Boring! So you guys are going to Grammy's"
Nathan to L: "But I wuv bowing, Mommy."
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Addie didn't enjoy the week very much. She was recuping from being sick last week and now she's teething. So she didn't sleep well and was very cranky, which is unusual for her.
All in all, it was good times!
So, this video makes me look a bad mom for letting him do it. He really wanted to and Ethan, Caleb, and Naomi had already done it. My sound effects are crazy:)
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Pray for Missy as well. Before they found out this news, her husband accepted a job in Chicago. She is now planning on staying here for a while with her kids while Craig works in Chicago. Her whole world is upside down.
Here's a Patsy Clairmont, a Woman of Faith, video about Carol: Let There Be Light
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
We had a fun time camping. The boys did such a great job. They really enjoyed playing around our campsite, the campfires and all the swimming. Addie had gotten her immunizations the day before we left and she was and still is pretty miserable. We ended up leaving before bed on the second night because the tent was so hot and she really needed her sleep.
So, on to the skunk picture....After we put the kiddos to bed, Michael and I were hanging out by the fire, I really had to go to the bathroom, so I took Caleb's hippo flashlight and took the long road to the potty, the flashlight made these crazy noises and I'm sure the other campers were loving me. Also, I'm a bit of a scardy-cat, well a big scardy-cat, I was afraid that some creepy person was going to get me on the road or in the bathroom...I digress...I all the sudden freaked out and ran like a crazy person back to our site. I see our big lantern light on and think oh Michael's worried about me how nice, then I see him in the road...a racoon had woken him up from a little snooze and after he scared it away, he turn and saw a skunk lurking by our fire. He left the lantern and ran in the street. We both decided the best thing to do was get in the car (I know our poor kids, right? they've got wussy parents). I mean skunks really mess you up and we were only 10 feet away. While we were in the car the alarm somehow went off and that scared the skunk away....again with our fellow campers loving us.
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