Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Update 2- My parents made it back to Texas in record time. There was dust flying and tires screeching after my dad got a call from their house sitter that his peacocks were missing. (And I know that sounds like I'm trying to make some witty double entendre, but no, he literally got a call that the peacocks were gone.) As of this posting, the peacock search is still ongoing.
Update 3: All About Me- My cooking injury continues to remind me how my place is so not in the kitchen. Not only does it hurt and itch at the same time, but now I keep thinking I've got some freaky tattoo every time it catches my eye.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
JR: I can't watch TV, or play Wii, or do anything electronical for the whole week.
My Dad: Oh my goodness. These Mountain People have brainwashed you!
(A note to the "Mountain People", my dad loves your physical fitness, healthiness, and native flora and fauna. He's just worried that the high number of Obama bumper stickers around town means that Turn off the TV Week is a governmental imposed agenda to keep people from watching Sean Hanity.)
Jason (on the phone on the way home from work): What's JR doing?
Me: Putting together a puzzle. He wants to do Turn off the TV Week.
Jason: He wants to do that? Wow, they've brainwashed him.
Me: That's exactly what my dad said!
Jason: I hope you don't think we're doing that.
Me: Puh-leaze. I'm on my computer right now and Dancing With the Stars is on tonight.
So yeah, JR's on his own on this one. Good thing MawMaw and PawPaw loaded him down with books from his school book fair. And whose genius idea was it to combine Grandparents' Day and the book fair? Genius I tell ya. I would have let JR buy one book, instead he walked out with a bag full. But seriously, just look how cute my Mountain Person and Country Folks are.
(JR's room at school, pre book fair)
Monday, April 26, 2010
And to top off the excitement of becoming a Wolf Cub. CAKE!
Saturday, April 24, 2010
How cold was it?
Well, one of our favorite things about staying in Hyatt resorts is the evening s'mores. Usually I have no problem knocking my way to the front of the s'more line, but not this time. I was shivering so bad it didn't even seem worth trying to make one of my own. My mom and I scooped Kyle and Reed up after a s'more each and made a mad dash back inside. (My mom and dad met us there and followed us back to Durango.) But not to worry, our loss was JR's gain. He was able to gulp down 4 of them before the marshmallows blew away in the giant gale force winds.
Friday, April 23, 2010
The excitement quotient is pretty high here.
Is it most exciting?
A. That Kyle is eating a tomato and salad
B. That there's also a bread stick on Kyle's plate meaning we're at Olive Garden. (And since the one in Farmington hasn't opened yet, we're at the closest one to our house- 4 hours away)
C. After Reed laid in the middle of the floor to color, none of the wait staff tripped over him.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Crisis averted, but one quickly followed.
We (and I'm sure you know who "we" really was) then had to convince Harry that a Michael Jordan Nike T-shirt and cargo pants were not proper prom attire. I found myself having a total Stacy and Clinton moment pulling outfits from Jason's closet. Or was I Tim Gunn? Either way, I was fabulous. I couldn't have been more excited when Harry was willing to wear the Chinese vest. I did good, right?
As the boys were leaving I gave them a heart-to-heart about how they should dance with the girls who weren't dancing cause the girls would really want to dance. I guess Harry took my advice because he told me he was leading the "dance train", which I'm pretty sure is his translation for conga line. And in my book conga line leader = successful night! Woohoo!
Friday, April 16, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
And Reed performs the Dance of the Seven Veils (with only two veils, Wow!)
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Immediately I was mordified that I'd let JR miss all these. (He did it, and I checked it.) So I went to the experts. Luckily I have a mechanical engineer (by degree, anyway) as a husband and a Chinese kid living in my house. Math? Yeah, we should have it covered. And since the engineer and the Chinese kid can't figure out what's wrong (and Facebook friends have confirmed that number 4 is right) I'm bringing it to you. Ideas?
Friday, April 9, 2010
As prayers were over JR said, "Mommy can I add to prayers?"
JR: Dear Lord, We pray that the Durango Demons baseball team will be the winners tomorrow, and they will beat the other team, and always be the winners.
(I'm thinking we should have actually prayed for Durango to change their mascot. I can't think of a worse mascot than the "demons". Ugh!)
Then, this morning at 6:30, I heard the elephant thud of JR's feet hitting the floor. Five seconds later my head was on the receiving end of a pile driver as JR landed atop my pillow. Jason was about to walk out the door, and in quick self defense mode I said, "Hurry! Go find your daddy." A few elephant thuds down the hall later I heard:
JR: Hi Daddy!
Jason: Hi JR, What are you doing up so early?
JR: DADDY! I GET TO GO TO THE DURANGO DEMONS BASEBALL GAMES THIS AFTERNOON, AND THEN I GET TO BE A TIGER, AND A WOLF, AND A BOBCAT! I'M SO EXCITED I CAN'T SLEEP!
Jason: Well Buddy, I don't think all those things are going to happen at 6:30 in the morning.
Yeah, we're just a little excited about this afternoon. And when I say "we", I completely and totally mean "only JR".
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Jason wanted to have an Easter brunch after church so we headed out to the Sky Ute Casino. Yes, I'm painfully aware of the irony of going to a casino for Easter Brunch, but they have a nice buffet, and it's not like we spent the afternoon at the slot machines.
Kyle loved them so much that when all the cascarones were gone, he went and found the plastic hiding eggs and started smashing them on his own head. Of course he was showered in candy instead of confetti, but he liked that just as much.
Monday, April 5, 2010
And yes, JR (like his father) still can't take a picture if there's one drop of sunlight in the sky. (Not to worry, Jason's squinting picture to follow.)
I fixed the squinting problem. But then Kyle and Reed decided they needed balls as props.