Monday, August 30, 2010

Tuckered out

I forgot to put Kenny down for a nap, he nested in Mary's blankets in the family room and put himself down.

Garden soup

Mary Jane harvested a carrot, a tomato, and some little potatoes!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Time to make the lunches

Megan was making lunches and Kenny was grabbing stuff faster than she could set it out.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Kindergarten 1st day

No tears today.

Mary Jane's back pack is almost as big as she is.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Toy Story obsession

The only movies that Kenny wants to watch this week are Toy Story and Toy Story 2. I told Kenny we were going on a bike ride and he went and grabbed Woody. Too cute.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Lunch dilemma

Apparently my children's Hostess/Little Debbies education is limited. Megan was making lunches tonight and called a cupcake a dingdong. I told her she was wrong and Jon told me I was the wrong one. I tried to bring in Mike to my side, but Jon and Meg told me I was contaminating the jury. So here is the internet backing my side.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Everyone take a sip?

The seven straw sipper capri sun. Megan reported that none of the other drinks in the box were missing their straw. Strange, but true.

While the mice are away...

While the children went to school, Kenny, Mary, Mom and Dad went to Rumbi's.

School at last

Kelly- 4th grade
Kenny- 2 year old
Mary- Kindergarten
Adam- 2nd grade
Megan- 8th grade

Friday, August 20, 2010

6th Grade first day

Middle school here he comes!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Freshman 1st day

Jonathan ready for his first day at high school.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Mary's idea

Mary asked if I could buy her some paints. I indulged, because the RoseArt water paints are on sale for 50 cents each and a couple of large coloring books. I stipulated that the painting must be done in the back yard.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Ride like the wind Megan

We got a trainer so we could ride inside the house during the winter.

Kenny gets a pick a job

I like that Kenny can hold his bottle and carry the wood.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Jonathan, Chris and Patrick pan for gold.
Grace and Kelly
Jon, Adam, Abby, Kelly and Grace

Uncle Jim and Aunt Chrystal took the top 6 to Idaho Springs to tour a gold mine and then pan for gold. Dotesy had to come home because she got ill on the way there. Uncle Chris found some flakes and Patrick struck gold dust. Jonathan said that gold panning is reminisant of fishing- it takes patience. Megan said, "Slow and disappointing." Although sad they didn't strike the big one, they still enjoyed hanging out with the cousins and playing in the water.

Friday, August 13, 2010

The Big One

Highly dangerous... keep away from children.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Son up to son down

Kenny started and ended his day with temper tantrums. In the middle he found ice cream bars to smear on the wall, cupboards to climb on and Lincoln Logs houses (Mary's creation) to tear down.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

CTR 4 party

Catherine and I teach the 4 and 5 year-old Primary class. We had a class party on Wednesday with water guns and a slip n slide. Nothing like squirting Sister Malm with a squirt gun for all the times she has told you to fold your arms! It was so cute to see our class playing and running (but not in the church hall).

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

His and hers

Our Night stands show our distinct differences.
Her side: pajamas, water, movie, and credit cards. Technology: the lamp a phone and a clock?

His: bike helmet with lights all plugged into a power strip. Battery chargers, laptop cords, phones, ipods, itouch, water glasses and a lamp.


Seeing spots? Megan decorated her locker today at 8th grade check-in. The teacher handing out the lockers was surprised when Megan requested a bottom locker. He said that a bottom locker was the only request that he would grant.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Noodles obsession

Rice noodle stir fry with peanut sauce and Portobello Mushroom Stroganoff with braised bee . Both were super good although I didn't remember all the cabbage in the rice noodle with peanut sauce.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

So this is what you do at work, dad?

Kelly and Adam lay on the floor of the elevator.

At Mike's work station, Adam kept saying, "Let's meet everyone."
They wanted to go in the turn-style type door but if you keep going around it tells you that there has been a security breech.
Following the stream around the building- I'm sure Mike takes off his shoes and follows it around often.
Adam before he wanted to jump in.
Mary told all of Mike's coworkers that she wanted to take a bath outside.
What is your wife doing in the bushes, Mike?

I had to run Mike up to his office today because he rode his bike home last night and did not feel like riding back up there at 8 am. Kelly, Adam and Mary came to see what it looked like.