Thursday, May 20, 2010

Growing up can be hard on a parent

Tennis and his preschool certificate

Our craft for the day
A hug amongst friends. Tennis and Hayden

Tennis and his teacher Marianne Maine
Tennis and his aid Cindy Richins
Tennis and his bestest preschool friend Suka
All the children swarming John Wald the speech therapist. He brought a horny toad to class.
Listening to John read a story about a giant squid
Tennis holding the horny toad
Tennis and Suka playing together.
Minnie mouse ears.
He loved this blue hat and the blocks. They built a castle.

Tennis had his first Preschool graduation party today. He wasn't graduating but some of the kids were. It made me sad for him because he isn't going to be able to go all summer and he will miss his new friends and teachers. He was so proud when he showed me around the room. I got a little teary eyed for him and the other kids. He has learned so much and grown up a lot in the past 4 1/2 months since he started. I am so grateful for the opportunity he had to go.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Grandpa Neil's Birthday Bash in Idaho

Me and my all time favorite Grandpa and Spud STUD!!! Atleast one of us has aged well, by that I mean he looks better than I do.

Penny posing at the birthday party in Idaho.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


I have just realized that I don't have a large majority of my friends and families blogs anymore. If you would be so kind as to add your blog address as a comment I would greatly appreciate it.

Fun and Firsts

My raga muffins!
Happy even with a diaper wedgy
Tennis is an aspiring photographer. He took this picture of his first private jet. I'm sure it is the first of many.
She had to have them all in her hair. Why does that not surprise me.
Tennis deciding where the prime worm digging locations are.
Our water baby!
Something I haven't seen many babies do is to lay flat in a tub or pool and let the water cover most of her face. She loves it so much.
We had to carry some buckets of warm water out because the hose water was so freezing.
First bonfire
First attempt at a smore
Such a handsome little helper

Tennis has three campout nights with daddy this month. He is so lucky!

On Top of Eachother

Do you ever feel like you are at the bottom of a pile of life? Well I do this week. Between kids, toys, cramped spaces, spiders, sewing, cleaning, making summer plans and trying to please everyone I feel a lot like this picture.
But busy is good. Really I am always a lot happier when I am busy. Well for the most part I am. Happier but crankier at the same time. Is that even possible? The sense of accomplishment is what makes me happy I suppose.
If anyone has ever lived in a small space with small children you know what I mean when I say on top of each other. Between the toys being everywhere, the kids always being under my feet and the lack of personal space "on top of each other" is the only way to describe home life right now.
I will be so happy when the weather decides to be warm enough again for my little ones to go out and run the risk of catching the cold or the flu every time. I love it when they get out. I stand at my kitchen sink and watch them decorate their little swing/slide set with sidewalk chalk and dig for worms and other creepy crawlies in the garden. I especially love it when my little man Tennis comes in with a hand full of earthworms and wants a kerr jar to put them in. Even though he ends up killing them by accident I can't help but love his fixation with all animals and bugs. He has had that intense fixation every since he was big enough to focus on them. More so than any other kid I have been around. It makes me wonder if he will grow up to be a marine biologist, vet or some other type of person that helps, studies and takes care of animals. I could totally see him becoming a marine biologist more than anything. I can't wait to take him to the zoo and even the beach for the first time.

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