Thursday, May 28, 2009

moving on to better things

My friend Jeff is going to teach at St. Mary's next year so today was his last day at Bolton.

Here we are:



A few years ago we had the best lunch crew at school. There were 6 of us and now there are only 2 of us left at Bolton. Justin went back to Kansas, Julie transferred to Arlington, Abbie moved to Illinois, and now Jeff is switching to St. Mary's. Just Selina and I are left, I will probably be there all my working life.

This picture was taken 4 years ago!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Thou shalt not covet

But I am! Have you seen the new Nikon commercials? I am not sure if Ashton has anything to do with it or if it is just the camera but I REALLY, REALLY want one of these: Nikon Camera

I couldn't believe the price, I thought it would be way over $1000. And no shipping or tax, man. Alright I am going to read Exodus 20:17 and maybe Philippians 4:11-13!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Alisha's visit

My cousin came through town for a couple of days and stayed at my mom's house. I haven't seen her in 6 years though I know what is going on in her life because of facebook. She had never seen Kyle and I had never seen her daughter Madelyn. Kyle had a fun time playing with Madelyn and kept asking to go back to Gran's to play with that little girl.





And this is what a room looks like when cousins meet and play together for the first time.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Another teeball game

Kyle had another teeball game again last night. I took over 60 pictures, do you think they have a pictures anonymous club?! However I have a plan and a purpose for the pictures so its all good.

He played first base and "centerfield" last night.









And here is a short video of him hitting the ball and running to first:

video

Monday, May 18, 2009

Cohen's birthday

We went out to Luke's yesterday to celebrate Cohen turning 2, his official birthday was Saturday. Lora got him a cupcake cake that was supposed to look like a farm, it didn't. Maybe I should submit it to cakewrecks. He had so much fun eating his cupcake. He fell and dropped the first one, icing went all over his arm.









The kids drove and rode around on the tractor.











And they played basketball and drew on the driveway with sidewalk chalk.







Saturday, May 16, 2009

feeding the birds (at the zoo)

The zoo has a new exhibit. It is where the butterflies used to be but now they have birds. You can go in and the birds are just flying all around you, it is actually a little un-nerving. The zoo keeper will give you a stick with some food and you can try and catch the birds to feed them. Kyle and Kaitlyn loved this!













And here is a short video of them feeding the birds:

video

Zoo visit

My mom works for Methodist and they had employee night at the zoo so we all went for a visit to the zoo yesterday. I took lots of pictures, it was such a nice night.

Some of the animals:











We also went in the bird house and fed the birds, I took so many pictures there I think I will make that another post entirely. We rode some of the rides and Kaitlyn climbed the rock wall.









Then as we were leaving my kids begged to play in the water. I told them they could walk along the side but not get their clothes wet. Notice them holding their shorts up as high as they could get them. Most of the other kids were swimming in it.







A few more shots of the kids:









Friday, May 15, 2009

3rd grade Field day

I forgot to post about Kaitlyn's field day on Tuesday. My mom went to eat lunch with her and watch most of the activities. I went for a few minutes because she got really upset the day before thinking she wasn't going to have anybody there for her. I saw her do the races and the volleyball game in the gym.





Thursday, May 14, 2009

feeding the ducks

We went to the Rockyford park yesterday to feed the ducks. We had a half loaf of bread, not nearly enough. Kaitlyn and Kyle thought this was great at first then the ducks/geese (whatever kind of animals they are) starting almost attacking them. Kaitlyn was running from them. It was hilarious! Then they played on the playground until church time.