Friday, September 30, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday, Landen!!!

Today Landen turned TWO! Oh my, that cannot be right! I remember being pregnant. And I remember sleepless think he is two already is so sad to me.  I guess it's because he's the baby and I know he's the last! We had an Elmo (and Sesame Street) birthday party tonight and he had such a great time!  He got TONS of Elmo stuff which just made his day.  It was so cute watching him open all of his presents--he loved it every time he opened a box and Elmo was in there! I made his cake and although it came out pretty good, I wasn't 100% pleased.  The icing was a little runny so it wasn't very smooth.  Thank goodness Elmo is supposed to look furry, huh? Plus, red is the absolute hardest color to dye icing and so he isn't quite the red I wanted, but guess what? Landen loved him and that's all that matters! He was so tickled when he saw his Elmo cake!
Elmo Cake! Not perfect, but just right to a 2 year old! :)

Landen's new hat and singing Elmo (p.s. he insisted on putting the hat on himself!!)

Reading one of his new books--he said it was a big scary dog (it's Clifford)...

New guitar like Bubba!!

His new Elmo blankie my Mom made him--he would NOT let it go!! We had to fight to get this pic!

Cake-cake time...I couldn't get the paper off fast enough for him!

All of his new Elmo goodies! He was in heaven!! And no two were the same!! :)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The First Six Weeks!

I just realized I didn't post a pic from the first day of school and it's already the end of the first 9 weeks.  I have to say that life has been going at lightning speed lately and I just can't seem to keep up.  I used to blog at least every other day or so and now I go weeks without a post--it's just crazy and chaotic around here.
So, here's a pic of the kiddos on the first day of school--and their 9 weeks report cards were just fantastic! Weston has all A's and is doing phenomenal in school! Kylie has all A's and one B, but I know she can bring it up if she just tries a little harder! She really enjoys class and her teachers as well!
And not to be left out, Landen started "pre-school" after Labor Day.  He's in the 2 year old class, so I don't know how much you can call it preschool, but to him, he is going to school.  The first day, I asked him if he wanted to go to school and he asked if he could ride the bus with Kylie and Weston! It was just so cute--he thought he was going to BIG school!
So, great job kids on the first 9 weeks of school! Now, if Mom could just keep up with all of this stuff.....

Friday, September 09, 2011

Da Boys!

I thought this was a sweet picture of my boys from the other night and I just had to share!


Last Friday, I had just eaten lunch with Richie and was heading back out of Greenwood when I stopped at Denver/Center St intersection light.  I had just gotten stopped when I looked up in my rear view and see a big truck coming very fast right at me.  I knew he wasn't going to get stopped.  I pushed hard on my brake and braced myself (of course all of what I described happened in about 3 seconds).  The man ran smack into my van and my head ended up hitting my head on the steering wheel. The impact also pushed me into the vehicle in front of me, but luckily she didn't have to much damage.  It was so scary! I haven't been in many accidents and I've never been hit quite that hard before.  I called Richie who had headed back to the office and luckily he wasn't too far and turned right around and was there in about a minute. Then, while the officers were working the scene, a driver wasn't paying attention (probably checking out the wreck/damage) and rear ended the car in front of him in nearly the same spot as my wreck.  His impact caused damage to the 3 cars in front of him.  So, in less than an hour, there were 7 cars in a wreck!
 Now to just deal with all the administrative stuff that comes with having a wreck in a company vehicle.  Even though it wasn't my fault, there is still a lot of paperwork to do--mostly because I carry medicines in the car and they have to be accounted for and I certainly don't want to give out damaged medicine.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Run Weston Run!

A few weeks ago, Weston mentioned that he was interested in doing cross-country.  He ran the 4th of July 5k with me and did an awesome job! So, I was all for him doing it! Well, he brought the paperwork home and we signed up.  He now practices 4 out of the 5 days each week and his buddy JT is also on the cross country team! The guys have really bonded through their running time and Weston always comes home and gives me a report on how great they are improving every single day! He seems to really enjoy it and I am so proud of him for taking the initiative! I can't wait to run another 5k with him!

Fall Baseball!

Weston is playing fall baseball this year and the season has just gotten started! A couple of weeks ago when I went to pick him up from practice, he got in the van and handed me his new uniform shirt.  I unfolded it to get a good look at it and here's what I saw.....OOPS!