The Kids

The Kids

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I can top that...

Ethan told me today that he saw a roadrunner at school today... trying to top Ethan, Sean told me that he found a dead fish at his school... I reminded him that he didn't find a dead fish at school, he found it under the rock in our front yard. Apparently, Daddy must not have thought that our boys were as strong as they are or he would have thought twice before he decided it was a bright idea to bury a fish under a big rock in the front yard!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Love my new lens...

I absolutely love my new camera lens... I haven't had a lot of time to snap pictures, but I'm hoping to take some more this weekend!  Until then, the boys are always willing subjects no matter where they are!

Soccer star...

Ethan had his first soccer practice today... he did great!  The team worked on dribbling and passing... lots of running because it was COLD!  I will say that I am now agreeing with everyone that has said this in the past... Ethan is a fast runner!

I have officially joined the ranks of Soccer Moms everywhere...  is there an application that I was supposed to fill out?

Monday, February 22, 2010

My new therapist...

I was working on my computer today trying to get my list of 'must do's' crossed off... well, the dumb computer froze up on me and refused to budge!  I was getting pretty irritated because I only had so much time to get the stuff done that required the computer... going against my 'good parental judgement' I decided to fix the computer by smacking the keyboard and wacking the mouse on the counter...

Needless to say, Sean was watching my poor example of how to handle frustration... rather than judge my bad behavior, Sean decided to make this a 'teaching moment'... "Mom, I know what to do when you are upset... you are supposed to breath and count to ten... that's what they do on Wow Wow Wuzby!"

So glad he didn't make me feel stupid for my ridiculous display of irritation...

(breath in, breath out... 10 - 9 - 8 - 7...)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Comical kids in a comic movie...

Put myself and the boys in for a casting call for the Disney/Marvel movie about Thor... yep, they are finally making a movie about the male blond bombshell and they are conveniently shooting outside of Albuquerque... I love living here!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Penguins wear what?!?

Sean and Ethan were arguing about penguins...

Ethan said they swam and Sean said they didn't... I said Ethan was right...

Sean said, "Well they don't wear goggles!"

Okay, he was right about that...

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Bumpin' Blood...

Sean and I were on the way home after school today and I asked him what he learned in school today...  he said, "Mom, do you know that your heart bumps faster when you are running?"

"Yes, your hear does pump faster when you are running."

"And it bumps slower when you are just not moving..."

"You are right... it does pump slower."

After a moment to think, he added, "Your heart bumps blood!"

You are so right Dr. Sean!

Skydiving Cat...

Sean told me that when we go skydiving with Baby Kitty, he wants to hold Baby Kitty... because he loves Baby Kitty!

Didn't know that we were going skydiving...

Didn't know we would be taking Baby Kitty if we were to go skydiving...

Little dogs and old men...

We saw a woman walking her little dog on the way home from Ethan's school this afternoon... Ethan said that little dogs have a lot of energy... I agreed with him even though I didn't know where he was going with his comment... He went on to explain that old ladies and old men can't own little dogs because you have to have a lot of energy to own a little dog...

That's one way of relating the two...

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Tents made of what?!?

We checked out Tent Rock National Monument today... and I remembered my camera!


We stopped by here with Uncle Mike, but only took the front 'Cave Loop'... boy did we miss the most incredible scenery of the whole place!


This is the view from the loop trail...


The trees along the 'Canyon' trail all had exposed roots like this... really cool.


The canyon trail took us through narrow passageways that were a bit chilly and icey... the boys loved it!


This is an example of one of the 'tents'... some of them had a big boulder on top of the tip... amazing!



I found another dead tree to photograph!  I'm really liking my small collection of 'Dead Tree' photographs!

We had such a great day of hiking... the area out here in New Mexico is gorgeous.  I had no idea how beautiful this area is until we moved here... it's heaven for us because there is so much to do outdoors!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

You did what?!?

Asked the boys what their favorite thing about school today was... Ethan said building a sand volcano at recess... Sean said building a remote controlled tire with his friends...

Really?!?

I certainly am getting my money's worth when it comes to the educational experience Sean gets at his preschool!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Here comes the teacher...

Taught my first afternoon preschool class... I have a new love and respect for teachers... don't know how you all do it everyday... you are amazing and I am exhausted!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Up, Up and Away...

The price of a hot air balloon = $51,000, The price of getting a balloon pilots license = $2700, The number of people that you have to take up to pay it all off... 336... everything after that is $160/ person in the bank... just sayin'...

Thursday, February 4, 2010

When I grow up...

Talked to my mom tonight...told her about an idea that I want to market (insert groan)...she said she quit telling her friends what I was up to because 'I am writing a book, doing a blog, getting headshots taken, going to be a preschool teacher, starting a pet sitting business and now I want to market something...all t...his in the last week...she said I should be a circus performer!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I can't sleep...

It was around 1:00 this morning... I couldn't sleep and decided to check on the boys one more time... headed out of my room and almost stepped on Sean - he scared the chickens out of me!

I asked him what was wrong... he said that he saw the ghost from 'Scooby Doo Meets the Boo Brothers'... Really?!?  Decided to say a prayer to Jesus to keep us safe hoping that Sean would be able to get back to sleep... I caved and let him sleep in my bed for an hour or so...

When I was getting him ready for bed tonight, he reminded me that he saw the Boo Brothers ghost in his bed last night... he said that it was right next to him... so he put his blanket over it and went back to sleep...  apparently he forgot that he came into my room and fell asleep for an hour until I shipped him back to his room...

or maybe he saw the Boo Brother again later in the morning... and that's when he covered him up... I don't know, that kid is so full of stories it's not even funny!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Farmer Sean...

I let Sean play Farmville... by the time he was done, I had random patches of plowed ground everywhere and he had sold the 22 gifts in my gift box!