Wednesday, September 30, 2009

One Year

Happy birthday Burke Boy!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

A Big Boy Now

This morning Charlie wanted to come upstairs with me which would require him getting over the baby gate at the bottom. He told me he would just do it like the brothers and climb over the top. Can you imagine? I lifted him over instead. Of course, he protested saying that Isaac and Theron climb over themselves. I said, "Well, Isaac and Theron are taller than you."
He replied back matter-of-factly, "I wear underwear." Oh! Well that changes everything. Here, why don't you just take the keys to the car, too, now that you are wearing big boy underwear. I can just see some teenage alcohol drinker explaining to the officer who asks for their license, "Oh, well officer I don't have an ID but I am wearing big boy underwear now."

Monday, September 14, 2009

Learning to Walk

I had my first physical therapy session today. That's right folks I'm learning to walk. Here I am a couple of weeks ago strutting my stuff with my crutches while waiting at the bus stop with Charlie boy and my sister Jen.
On a much more exciting note (to me anyway)...Burke has decided he would like to join the world of the walking as well. Today we are both taking baby steps.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Post Game Day

Life couldn't be better!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Worth the Peace and Quiet

It probably says right on the box "Not suitable for children under 4 years of age" but I don't care. I really think that the seven minute silence was worth this mess and definitely worth the smile showing complete satisfaction.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Confession II

Theron's new best friend in his class at school is Sam. Theron just said, "Mom, sometimes Sam does bad things in the prayer and I can't help it...I just laugh."


This morning while the boys were getting ready for school Theron told me something that must have really been weighing on his conscience. He said, "Mom, my teacher says to always eat our sweet stuff last at lunch. One time I remembered but I wanted to eat my treat so bad...that...I had to eat it right in the middle."

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fast Results

I was in the garage when a bored Isaac spotted the butterfly nets that grandma brought to our house last week. He held the net up in the air and exclaimed, "I'm going to go catch a butterfly!"

I thought, "You'll be lucky if you even SEE a butterfly."

No joke forty-five seconds later I heard and excited, "Wooooo-hooooo!!" Isaac came running into the garage with this amazing butterfly.

What a rewarding butterfly hunt!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

One of Those Days??

Burke seems to be finding himself in more and more places like this these days. Just plain stuck!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

For FHE we learned how to follow directions by making brownies. Everyone got to help...
...even Burke.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Summer Recap

If I try to write something funny or even just interesting about this summer I may never get a post out about it so...
...the boys spent time with the North Dakota cousins Zoe and Isa...

...I had a surgery that changed my perspective on many, many things and left me emotional about new things, unable to walk (for now), super forgetful, and really, really cold. I like to blame everything wrong with me now on the "new blood".

We spent a lot of fun time with my parents (Nana and Papa). Solon, helped us drive out to Utah. Simeon helped us drive back to Columbus.

We spent a lot of time with Dell, Kristin (Trav's sister), Emily, and Adam. Dell asked Theron if he was his favorite uncle. Theron said, "No, uncle Rob is my favorite Uncle." Dell said, "Where am I on the list?" Theron said, "Somewhere in the middle." Dell spent a bit of energy trying to raise his status up a little.

Tiffany came to help us survive our first week home. The boys got to spend time with Clayton and Clarissa. We sent Clarissa home with a fever and some flu-like sickness.

Jenny and Isa came to help us survive the second week at home. Apparently our camera was not handy that week. We sent them home only to find out Isa threw up twice on the airplane and Jenny has strep throat and Mono.

Judy is here now to help us survive week three of being at home. She leaves tomorrow. I think she should be nervous.