Wednesday, October 29, 2008

OH...I forgot about the LAST DAY of Fall Break!

All I have to say is High School Musical 3! Yep...we went to the very first showing in Parker. 10:10 am on Friday morning. We got our tickets online (Thanks to Cami-big smile!) and got there 40 minutes early. There was already a line of kids and moms (some of them more excited to see it than their kids). But we got great seats and we love it. It reminded me of Grease back in my day...only better for the kids.
It was great fun. I think Tanner said one time that it was boring, but....I think he really liked it. He is getting to that age-you know....
So we made it through Fall Break and school has started again. The kids were really excited to go back and get in the routine of things.

Last Day before the last DAY of Fall Break!

As one of our last hurrahs....we decided to go back to the Lone Tree Rec Center to go swimming. It was great to have all the kids play and have fun instead of fight and not get along. Cooper decided to make a funny face! That he loves to do! He sure is a cute boy-and a great swimmer! We had a great time despite having to wait two separate times because p__p was found in the pool! I know disgusting.....But at least I decided to ask for a refund or something and you guessed it....I received a free pass to go another time! So it is always worth asking for something you want!

Cooper loves to jump in and make the biggest splash he least to him it is big!

The kids always love when I get the camera out so that they can be in pictures. This was Kennedy's turn and as she was going around the lazy river she told me to snap a shot and....this is what we got! Isn't she cute!! Her eyes match the pool.
She had to pass a swim test to be able to go into the lazy river by herself, and of course....she did great!

Oh and one more pose....She was trying to scare me! But it didn't work-she is much too cute!!!! I am scared for the future with her.

Now for Tanner...He was in the lazy rive as well and as I snapped this shot I thought it showed his cute smile. I think the expanders are working and making his smile bigger. I think I have the two cutest boys in the world. I agree too.

After the second time of getting out of the pool and waiting for the p__p to be cleared out (for another hour) all of the other people in the whole pool left and went home. We decided to stay and so we had the pool to ourselves. So...the life guards decided to play catch with the boys. Here is Tanner running (in water) to get the ball. Boy how my boys love to play with any type of sport ball. That is their life and they are good at it! They definitely have some natural abilities.

As you can see the kids had a great time. They went down the water slide and in the hot tub (of course I had to either get in with them or sit on the side while they were in there), played catch and raced around and around the lazy river. It was a wonderful, relaxing last day before the last DAY of fall break.

Hope you enjoyed the pics! We sure do!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Flips & Flops!

OK, so...all the kids decided to take turns doing some gymnastics. Of course that is what Kennedy is doing all the time, but this time the boys wanted to join in.

Here is Kennedy doing a handstand and a back kickover and a cartwheel. Boy does she ever like to tumble all day long. It is always, mom or this!

Now for the boys...Tanner and Cooper trying their best to keep up with their sister. They did pretty good! At least they made the attempt.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Inches Taken Off!

Well we finally did it! Kennedy got her hair cut!-Short!!!
She has wanted us to cut it for so long now, but I have been putting it off because I wanted it to stay long. I know-selfish reasons! Well I finally realized that she needs to make that decision for herself-and she was right! She said she would be cute with it (how could she not be cute!) and I admit I really like it!!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Well I MADE It!

Wow! Can you believe it! 2 Times in one week posting to our blog. I am gettin' the hang of it! You will definitely see more of us-Lucky you!!!

Well today (Friday) is the last day of the first week of Fall Break and you guessed it...I made it through!!! I didn't think I would, but somehow I did. The best part of the week was overcoming a fear of confrontation of mine (a big fear of which I don't like) and realizing that it really isn't bad to have to talk to someone about something you want (i.e. more babysitting money). I was able to just do it...after not sleeping all week and losing 5 pounds-A SUPER BIG PLUS!!! (definite big grin) because I was so worried about it! I definitely learned a big lesson and was able to overcome a weakness of mine (I know what you are thinking..."but you don't have any weaknesses!" hee hee hee...-AND YES, I do!) What a wonderful feeling to rely on the Lord to bless me and help me through some struggles. I think our week next week (the last of the weeks off for Fall Break-yipee) will be much better.

Thanks to ALL who gave me such great strength and support this week! I truely felt your love!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

How Much Do I Love Blogging?

OK...So I woke up today around 3am (yes 3am-could not sleep! Bummer) and decided to go on my blog and do some updating. I realized (reading other friends blogs) that I am at the bottom of their list! Not good!!!
I decided that since I am up (earlier than expected) that I would fill you all in on what has been happening in our lives.
Then... Tanner came down saying Kennedy is crying and can't find you (I guess our house is really big this early in the morning! Good thing I don't have to clean this early.)
I went upstairs and she said her head hurt and she also felt really warm. So of course I take her temp guessed it...she has a fever. Of course on a day when I have sooooooooooooooooooooooo much to do. Cooper had strep throat last week and I guess it is running it's course with the others. WOW!!!
I have been so stressed out anyways. This is all coming off a day (yesterday..Monday) of complete chaos!!!

I have started watching some kids (two to be exact: Ages 10 (boy) and 8(girl)) before and after school and then when they are on break (ALL DAY!!!)
I was definitely thinking it would be easier than it is...None the less-the reason I couldn't sleep...The kids are off for fall break now-2 WHOLE WEEKS!!!!!!!!!

I was having a couple of bad days (women stuff-you know the drill) and was feeling better today thinking I am just going to make the best of everything I have to do this week (babysit-ALL DAY/EVERYDAY, do vinyl lettering for 3 Fabulous Friday's (all on the same day), make meals for a service project for Young Women's (which is at my house today) and keep from going insane) and have a positive attitude.

No.... Kennedy needs extra assistance!-I guess another trip to the nurse is in order today. Chances are she has the crud!-Strep!!!

My updating might have to wait until tomorrow! We will see how the rest of today goes! I know...You don't think I will! But...Just wait! There is a first time for everything! You know you luv me anyways!!!!
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