Tuesday, September 30, 2008

NO NO bad dog!

Remember that far side cartoon, with the dog that said "my name is NO No bad dog, what is your name?" I am sure that is what Cali thinks her name is! Yes, as you can see from the picture it all started out perfect. She is the adorable puppy that Santa brought. And for a short time there was the pitter patter of puppy and childrens feet running through the house. Then the puppy chewing started and its all been down hill! Yesterday she actually pullled out the pool sweep and started chewing the pool sweep and the hose! I think the boys may have learned a new four letter word that day from dad! I know she will outgrow it... Im just not sure our house will still be standing!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Clovis Fest

Last weekend was clovis fest and they always start the festivities with hot air ballons taking off early in the morning. Matt got up early with the big boys and meet up with Papa Marc and grandma Di to watch the ballons. ( I stayed in bed and savored a few more minutes of sleep!) They boys thought it was awesome! Logan says that some of ballons "didn't have enough hot air and were tippy". I meet up up with the gang afterward for a wonderful breakfeast (thanks grandma Di). Logan ordered strawberry pancakes, but with out the strawberries and wipcream on top! He cracks me up!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Never Say Never

I woke up this morning with my 4 month old in bed with us (again). It seems its the only way I can get even a few winks of sleep. The thing is that I realized that I have said continuously that I would Nerver have my child co-sleep. Yet here I am. I also realized that I have snickered at my brother for sitting in the back seat with his baby girl when they drive anywhere. Next time were out as a family-look in the back. Ill be there, trying to keep the peace. I should have Never said Never. I couldnt help but think of all the other times I have said Never...you know "that will Never be my child" the one in the grocery store face down in the toy isle screaming at the top of his lungs. I learned that the hard way. Or my child will Never be called to the principals office, or do that or...the list goes on. I guess thats how our children teach us humility and compassion. Hopefully, with the third child (that I thought I could Never have) I will have learned to control my judgements and refain from saying Never!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

A Special Sunday

Last Sunday everyone in our family was exhausted from work and school. We decided to tell the kids that it was a "Special Sunday" and we would skip church and rest so that we could have a nice afternoon with family. Uncle Chris was in town from San Diego and would be coming over with Uncle John, Aunt Heather, cousins Zoey and Lauren and Papa Marc and Grandma Di for a end of the year BBQ. The kids had so much fun skipping church and playing, they keep asking for another "Special Sunday"!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Fiesta Nite

Now that I have gone back to work, Matt has taken back the reins of cooking on weekends and worknites to give me a break. The kids are sooo excited that the boring caserole has been replaced with fun fiesta nites with dad. He was experimenting with making his own tortillas and taco shells. He spares none (ie the hats) and gets the kids involved. I think this was the first time my kids acutally ate a taco!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Day 2008

I wanted to add this fun video of Logan.
Check it out here!

The family spent Labor Day having fun on the jet ski. Matt and the two older boys have gone out quite a few time this summer but it was the first time for Ethan and I. Everyone had a great time!