Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Gone Fishing

Jason's parents are in town right now. Yesterday Jason took the day off and went fishing with his dad. They couldn't stop talking about how much fun they had. I'm glad that they enjoyed their day. I know that Jason really needed a break to do something fun just for himself.

They had a good haul. They each caught several very big fish. Here is Jason with his 20 pounder. You can tell by the look on his face how excited he was.Here is Steve with one of his.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fun in the Sun

I know, I know, I know...I've been a crappy blogger lately and I'm sorry. My kids have just been an extreme handful lately and expend all of my energy. By the time they are in bed I don't have energy left to do my blogging. I'll try to do better...maybe.

Over Labor Day weekend we went to visit some family in St. Joseph. And what to do on Labor day weekend but go to the Beach! We had a blast. Little Miss Paisley showing her pasty whiteness that she inherited from her mom.Here is the biggest boy of all playing in the sand. It was hard to keep him from melting down each time that Benton smashed part of his castle.Jason finally wised up and put the boys to work. Benton was dumping water in the moat for Jason to use in building the castle.Tab helped out too.When the high tide started coming in, the boys dug a deep moat around the castle and turned the castle into an island. Then they enjoyed tromping around the island. Benton started to get a little too comfortable and started wandering into the water so Jason took him out. He loved it. It was freezing!See, I was there too. Those are my feet that Tab is burying.
The day we were there, a fountain opened up about a block from the beach. We decided that it would be perfect for getting all of the sand off of the boys before getting in the car.This little town also happens to have a train that runs through it, right by the beach, twice a day. We just happened to be there at the right time.Tab was elated.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Que the Choir of Angels

SCHOOL IS IN! (Preschool that is.) I couldn't be happier. My house is for the most part calm and quiet this morning. Sigh...... Perhaps I should feel guilty about how elated I am right now, but I've been looking forward to this day for about a month and a half.

So, here we go... Obligatory 1st day of school picture.I think that he may just be ready too.Benton threw a fit because he wanted to be in the pictures too.
Tab on the bus. And can I just say that I am thrilled about the 5-point harness?Benton after the bus left. He doesn't care that Tab left, just that he wasn't allowed to ride the bus.The first thing I did after the bus left was load up Benton and Paisley and headed for the store. I am in heaven. Benton plays so nicely and quietly without Tab around. There has been very minimal screaming. I just hope that it lasts.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

What happens when a 2 year old refuses naptime?

This happens at 5:00.

Please disregard my disturbing chortle.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

What else would you use an iPhone for?

Jason got an iphone recently and discovered the most ridiculous app. But I have to give it to him, it was worth it when it turned the boy's temper tantrums in the car into fits of hysteria.What app could produce such smiles you ask? Why the "Atomic Fart" app of course. Boys!!

Friday, September 04, 2009

City Cruise

As part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration for the city they had a "cruise", where people came out with their awesome cars and cruised up and down one of the main streets as well as were parked in store parking lots all up and down the same street. We just happened to be out and about when this was going on. It was crazy traffic with everyone driving up and down the street but we really enjoyed seeing the cool cars.

Here are a few of them that I happened to get pictures of.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Bed Race

The city that the hospital Jason is rotating at recently celebrated it's 50th Anniversary. So the hospital hosted a "bed race" for the occasion. One of the Medical Education ladies organized a team consisting of the Kirksville Students. It was a blast. I brought the boys over to watch daddy run it.

Here they are in their pre-race parade. Each team had a theme, theirs was obviously cowboy themed.The MedEd Adviser gave each of the boy's these cute little stick horses which they have since decided are swords. Ahh....boys.And of course I had to take this picture for Tab. He wanted to know why daddy couldn't be on the pirate team, afterall, it was so cool.Here they are getting ready to take off for their first race.And here they are, completely smoking their competition in the first race.I am happy to say that they went undefeated against the 4 or 5 other teams and won first place. Here is the MedEd Adviser holding the "trophy" or bed pan award.
And finally, the whole team.