Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Whew! Back and trying to get everything back to normal! If that's possible.
Lots of unpacking, laundry, etc., etc....And I have the urge to organize things. Spring cleaning, I guess. Usually I get overwhelmed and give up...but I'm just taking one "section" at a time and so far it is going great! I love getting my house orgainzed.
We are also making some changes with our routine. Last night we started doing family devotionals. It was so cute to hear Bryson's answers to the questions and I was really impressed with Corbin's knowledge of the Bible and scriptures. I guess he really does pay attention in Sunday School and AWANAS! We picked out the book at Mardel's a few weeks ago and we also picked up some chore charts for the boys. They each picked out stickers to put on each week. We've added some chores to Corbin's list and he's been forgetting (or maybe just slacking?), so we thought a chore list would help him out. He really wasn't excited about it at all! HA! And we want Bryson to start being more responsible for his room. He is actually REALLY good with doing his "chores" and helping out with ANYTHING we ask him to. I hope that doesn't go away...but it probably will...Oh well, I'll just enjoy it while I can :D
(WARNING!! Lots of pics comin' up!!!!!!)
We had a really great Spring Break. We drove down to Austin on Saturday, leaving some SNOW behind us and heading to a breezy, sunny Austin. The weather was SUPER! Corbin was going to be spending the week with his NaNa (Derek's mom) and Bryson would be with us. They both enjoyed their time away from each other and being the only child! I took lots of pics...but Corbin will not be in any of them b/c he wasn't with us...kinda bittersweet. We missed him, but he had a really great time.
I didn't take pics of EVERYTHING we did...Derek took him swimming twice and we went to Austin Park and Pizza the first few days. Tuesday we went to Sea World. B had a GREAT time. He loved everything, really. (pics are kinda big...but you can click on them to take a closer look-see)

We started off with the dolphins...

He didn't want to touch them, but did want to feed them. Unfortunately, the line was ricidulously long (as usual) to get fish, so he didn't get to feed them.
And can I just say that it is not cheap to go to Sea World, and it was PACKED! No signs of recession in Austin/San Antonio...
Ok...sorry...just wanted to add my random thought there...
Next we headed to see Shamu and other Shamu's (? is Shamu still alive or are these his babies/friends?)...He wasn't as impressed with Shamu as I thought he would be, but he enjoyed himself here, also...

Then we headed to see sharks and other random fish...
Here are some really huge scallops (is that right, that have the pearl inside)...well, whatever they are...

other fish and sting rays...

sharks (it was hard to get a good pic...VERY dark room and they were FAST!)

blurry piranha

grody eels (click on it, I dare ya...you'll have nightmares!) and other stuff...

And...it's late and I can't think of what the heck this is called....:P

And last but not least...and my VERRRRRRY favorite...the penguins...

I want one!!!

Ok...that's all for now...Popsicle making and train riding next!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Just thought I'd let you know we're taking the week off for Spring Break. I am not being a slacker again...just taking time off with the fam. I'll have A LOT to blog about at the end of the week :)

Happy Spring Break!!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Interview with Bryson: age 3 and 3 months
I have seen this on some blogs this week and thought I'd try it out...I wasn't sure what his responses would be or if he even would totally understand...but I think he did pretty good! BTW: He is TOTALLY into Thomas the Train right now...so that is why he keeps referring to that!

1. What is something Mom always says to you? Daddy

2. What makes Mom happy? laughing

3. What makes Mom sad? sad crying

4. How does your Mom make you laugh? HA HA HA! Like that!

5. What was your Mom like as a child? a sister, a sister, you a sister mommy. I call you honey mommy! It's Daddy's honey!! (interesting)

6. How old is your Mom? 5

7. How tall is your Mom? BIG!

8. What is Mom's favorite thing to do? paint

9. What does your Mom do when you're not around? paint (I really never paint...see post below ;P)

10. If your Mom becomes famous, what will it be for? with pens (wha?)

11. What is your Mom really good at? Pens

12. What is your Mom not very good at? Spoons (we have a spanking spoon...??)

13. What does your Mom do for her job? getting the paint out...I LIKE PAINTING, Mommy!!

14. What is your mom's favorite food? B:poopy Me:No, that's gross B:boogers Me:Cmon be serious, that's gross B:Burritos

15. What makes you proud of your Mom? I see what you're making (?)

16. If your Mom were a cartoon character, who would she be? Uhhhhh, Percy

17. What do you and your Mom do together? ride on trains

18. How are you and your Mom the same? same shirts (nope! hA!)

19. How are you and your Mom different? we spin (and he starts to spin! HA!)

20. How do you know your Mom loves you? He makes a kissy noise and says "I know!" makes another kissy noise and says "gives me a kiss!"

21. Where is your Mom's favorite place to go? To trains

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Ok, soooo....I guess I'm ready to get back into this thing. I just needed a break! Just feeling the pressure of...well, I don't know...just pressure!! AND I really started this to keep relatives up to date who live far away...and most of them don't even visit. So, I was kinda thinking "What's the point?"
I changed my mind...or attitude...or whatever...
I told you...I had the FUNK!!!
I'm not gonna try to catch you up on the last month and a half...I'll just go with the last few weeks.
Last week I went and visited my old/good friend Jessica (AKA...JJ). She birthed a little teeny baby girl about 4 weeks ago and I had to meet her!! She is the first of my good friends to have a baby. Can you believe that?? Her name is Edie and she is the cutest thing. All she did was eat, sleep, poop...of course, and one other thing...
she made this "now what?" face...It's like her little brain is thinking "Is this it?? REALLY??"

And I'm pretty sure she was DONE with me taking pictures of her...but who can resist this??

not me...
Cash either...

I had a GREAT time visiting...oh, they live in Boulder, CO...the weather was so beautiful! Can't wait to go back.

I bought a few things for the boys to paint for Easter. Bryson was with me at Hobby Lobby...he picked out a bunny for himself and a cross for Corbin. And we bought some very Eastery paints

He loaded like 90 coats of paint on that poor little bunny...I wasn't sure if it would EVER dry.

But it did and he asked if could paint on it more the next day! HA! I told him it looked perfect just the way it was.
And Corbin actually took some time with his cross and it turned out great, also!

I think B enjoyed it A LOT...I see more painting in the near future! :)

Well, I guess that is all for tonight.
Glad to be back!!