He only cried twice, both times when he got wet on Rattlesnake Rapids and the slide ride with Teeny. We even got to go on some big rides thanks to being with family. I think the Spider was probably my favorite, but I laughed pretty good on the Samurai as well. I took A to see if he could win a big prize, but the kid has the same kind of luck I do. He still had fun picking ducks though. All in all it was a great time, and we want G-ma and G-Pa J to know how much we appreciated it, especially this year. Being able to get out and do something that fun after spending all of our time with our new ones was a really nice break for us. Thanks to Beckster as well for watching them and taking such great care of them. It'll be fun when we can take all of our kids to Galoon!!
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
This weekend N and T left the realms of savagery and were blessed. It was really interesting blessing two babies the same day. I'd thought of a lot of things to say, and when the time came I was afraid the blessings would be very similar. They were pretty similar, but different as well, which I'd hoped for. It's always a special thing to take your kids and bless them at church. I was more emotional than I thought I'd be....dang sissy. Afterwords it was craziness at our house. We had quite the gathering in our little abode. It all went well though and it was super seeing everyone and having you all be a part of their special day. We are blessed and lucky to have such great kids. We love 'em all. After all was said and done, we realized that we hadn't taken nearly enough pictures. That is primarily my responsibility and I slacked off big time.
This week Teeny had a cousin die, Stacy, and attended her funeral. It's always an awakener going to those. I am so glad that we still have our wonderful mom and my amazing wife. We don't like to think about life without each other.
Before this gets to sappy I'll mention that Teeny also went to Stef's bachelorette party. Wild and crazy that Stef. She had a great time. Stef, if you ever read this, know that we are excited for you in your new endeavor, and wish you and "G" the best. Nothing in my life has been better than stealing Teeny for my own, nothing.....
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Beckster trying to keep those peepers open...
D did fantastic in hiding the tears when he blessed Ava. I couldn't even tell. I might have R punch him once just to see what a big guy crying is like. I'd do it myself, but he's bigger and I'm afraid he might be able to out run me as well. We saw what he could do in Payson with the police speed monitor thingy. All in all it was a super trip. Glad to have been there for that, even though we miss L and J more and more at each event.
I thought I'd just throw this one in too. This is how we carry all three kids in one double stroller. N and T hang out in the back together (pretty cozy huh?) and we stick A in the front. We love our nightly neighborhood walks. Anything that gets us out....sheesh.
Monday, August 01, 2005
Well, if you ever need to see a man about a TV I know just the man. Friday we got together at J and Larry's and watched 'Revenge of the Sith' on the big screen. I didn't feel like I could sit far enough away. It's like being on the front row at a movie. It's great getting together with friends though. A had a great time with the kids there, especially Chase, his couch jumping buddy of the evening. Poor kid doesn't have much leg strength. He'd launch off the couch and barely have enough to keep his face off the floor. He takes after his mom's leg strength, except for the kick in the pants I'll get when she reads this.
This weekend we visited the County Fair. A was all about seeing the "aminals". It wasn't as scorching hot as it had been either, which was nice. We asked A if he wanted to go on a ride, and he'd just shake his head 'no' and move on to the next observation. He is quite the observer, and he's got a great memory too. As soon as we got over to the animals, he got out of his stroller and just started jumping around like it was the best thing he'd ever done. Makes you feel like you're actually an OK parent.... He loves to look, but has a hard time touching animals, except for Rocky our turtle whom he can't keep his hands off. We got him to touch the baby cow and he fed the horses corn. There was a train display that he could have spent all day looking at too.
It was amazing the detail someone had put into it. There was also a show that kids on bikes would "jump into sky Dada..." He's such a great kid and so funny lately. We have been so lucky with him and he's been SO great for us. He's the best to his new brothers and just wants to be happy all the time. He's still two and does crazy things, like jump off the couch and land on his head, but he's a sweet stinkin' kid.
N and T are growing like crazy too. We put them in levi's for the first time (thanks L and J) and they were pretty stinking cute. They are all belly these days. They're two months now!! I know, ALREADY?! Insane. They were stroller dwellers this weekend....again. N is close to all out laughter, and T just keeps eating.
Good enough....take care.