The Kids

The Kids

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Bad Parenting 101

What's better than a 4 year old using the word sh*t?

A 4 year old using the word sh*t appropriately!  Somebody should re-train Sean... where are his parents?!?

Monday, June 28, 2010

Feeling stupid...

Just got our new ipod touch this morning... I don't even know how to turn it on! I hate technology that makes me feel stupid!

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Daddy's busted! Sean just said "Sh*t"... and then asked me if I knew why he said that..

What?!? He said that he said it because Baby Kitty scratched him...

I asked him where he heard it and... Daddy's busted!

Just saying...

If one has no tact, no inner voice telling you to 'shut up' and no way to control subject content... one should do everyone a favor and quit waggin' one's tongue. So frustrated with the socially inept.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Gettin' our groove on...

Thanks to Uncle Kenny, the boys are loving guitars and music this summer... so I have worked out a new system... instead of allowances, they work for music equipment! I'm going to pull out my old piano and guitar books and we are going to see if we can all get some sort of groove on!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Smart Technology?!?

Just got our new ipod touch this morning... I don't even know how to turn it on! I hate technology that makes me feel stupid!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Sean recently started saying 'Yes M'am' when I ask him to do something... of course it's not until after I repeat the request about 12 times and take away Wii for the day...

It's amazing how this sweet 4 year old can make something so polite as 'Yes M'am'... sound so disrespectful!

Monday, June 21, 2010

I'm on ABC...

I'm in the beginning... first car in all of the police chases, outside the house walking up to the door and coming in through the door... honestly, I haven't watched it all the way through yet so I don't know if there is anything else.

Three Little Kittens...

It's not fair...

Sean started a stage where everything is 'Not Fair'... wait til his starts paying bills!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

It's a...

JD and I are adding to our family! Oh no, not a baby... we just bought a new iMac. (Paying for it felt like the diapers and formula bill for four months though) We are expecting on Saturday and will name it Apple... after Gwyneth Paltrow's kid of course.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Fish what?!?

For whatever reason, Sean got frustrated in the back seat and said, "Oh fish feathers!"

Not sure where he heard that one, but it gave us a good laugh!

Straight to the point...

Just outside of Abilene, Kansas we came across a huge bill board that says:

'Jesus Heals, Pornography Destroys!'

The humor comes when you take into consideration it was right on the edge of the property that housed an Adult Superstore... now that's funny!

Friday, June 4, 2010

First pit stop - Dodge City, Kansas...

We finished our first leg of the trip and set up tent in Dodge City, Kansas.  The boys were more than happy to go swimming with Uncle Mike in the lake at our campground... so glad that Uncle Mike pointed out that it was probably run off water full of fertilizer from the surrounding fields... thanks Uncle Mike.

I'm kind of embarrassed to say that this is our first official night as a family in a tent... we always had the equipment, but it seemed like we always had an excuse or were busy when we were living in Virginia.

The boys settled right into camping and we had a great first night!

Needless to say, the boys were doing well, but the tent wanted to blow down in the wind!  If it was going to blow over in Kansas wind, there's no way it would survive New Mexico wind... I think we are going to have to rethink this particular tent.


... Kansas has some big bugs!  Can't even get a picture through the splatter!

Road trippin' by the Dalton Gang...

Gotta love a good road trip... just treckin' cross country seein' what there is to see...

Driving across Kansas we noticed a sign in the town of Meade for the Dalton Gang Hideout...

We decided to drive by and check it out... it was closed.  It looked pretty cool so maybe one day we will have to come back to Meade, KS and check out the Dalton Gang Hideout with their escape tunnel!



Calling all wild antelope...

 We headed out this morning around 8:30 a.m.  We are hoping to get to Dodge City, Kansas with enough time to set up camp and chill out!  We are all so excited about this trip as we haven't been on such a long excursion ever... and it has been a long time since we have had a vacation!


We had been driving for about four hours and had already seen about 300 long horned antelope!  I had never seen so many big animals just hanging out free grazing the countryside!  I had been trying for about 2 hours to get a good picture of a couple antelope as we zoomed by and had no luck... so I finally put a call out... "Calling all wild antelope... picture by the fence please!"  Wouldn't you know about a half mile later there were two antelope hanging out by the fence alongside of the road!!!  I wasn't ready for the picture and missed the opportunity!  Shortly after that, we didn't see any more antelope!

This was the best, somewhat blurry, picture of the antelope that I got... they were everywhere, but so elusive with the camera!  We also saw a coyote running around... and JD swears he saw an elk... no picture of either of those so there's no proof.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

"Redneck Yacht Club' in my backyard...

Wish you could see my redneck backyard... Uncle Mike filled a pool with water and then dug a HUGE hole next to it... 

I just emptied the pool and the hole is not draining as fast as I thought it would... we are looking a bit like a pig sty with all of this sand and mud!

Happy Birthday Sean!

Happy Birthday Sean! Can't believe you are already 4 years old!!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Thief in the night...

It's time for Uncle Mike to go... he just told the boys that there was a 'Wiener Thief' to justify his constant checking that his is still there... Lord help me!