As I was reading and catching up on all my friends, I noticed that the refrigerator was opened. I hear Kaleb yelling "ball!" He comes to the edge of the kitchen looking confused. Yep, you guessed. Broken eggs everywhere!!!
My, oh my. He is so different from Trent. He's fascinated with the refrigerator (that we now know he can open), the toilet, and the trash (still can't find my cell phone.) Toddlers!!!
The fan is now destroyed!! Gotta go and pick up the pieces!!
I'm back to blogging! Sorry for the long absence. Wow, it has been crazy lately! The beginning of school brings new stresses such as schedules, homework, planning, and everything running at a fast pace! I'm not a fast pace sort of girl!! Really, is that news to anyone. As I'm writing this post, I'm swinging in the backyard, cooking out burgers and watching the boys run and play. Life is beautiful.
Trenton loves 1st grade. He thinks it is so cool that he gets to do homework. (Hmm, I wonder how long that will last?!) I have a great class this year-22 six/seven year olds! The first two weeks are always busy, and now I feel like we can all settle down to a routine. Good-bye lazy days of summer--Hello hectic school year!
Kaleb is growing up so fast. I can't believe how fast he is changing. He's talking more (yea!) and is really showing his personality! He loves to play with his choo-choos and pick on his big brother.
Trenton and Jay will soon start flag football and we are excited. It is all Trenton can talk about. He wants to practice everyday. College/Professional football was on TV and that is all that was watched this weekend. (that is why I'm outside playing on the computer HA, HA)We are also excited to go and watch the Bobcats play!!!
If you ever need to know, it is 1602.4 miles from Childress, Tx to Des Moines, IA and back. Last Friday, the boys and I went to Wichita, KS to visit my mom. We had a wonderful time, RELAXING! There is something about visiting your mother. She cooks, cleans, takes care of the kids, entertains, and lets you sleep late. Thanks Mom for a wonderful time. On Tuesday, Trenton and I went to Des Moines, IA to visit my father who lives there for 7 months out of the year working. Trenton had a wonderful time working with my dad. I think he talked more than he worked, but Grandpa was glad to have him around! While Trent was off "working," my dad taught him how to ride a horse. Talk about giving me a heart attack! It's safe to say, horses to me are only good to bet on! (Not that I do that!) Kaleb stayed with my mom in Wichita. My mother said he was a different child when we're not around. I guess Trenton stresses him out. While in Des Moines, Dad took us to an amusement park. Trent had a blast riding the rides. We went on one ride where Trent said, "Wow, that made my pee pee tingle!" At that point, I had to agree. We traveled back to Wichita on Thursday. Friday was a day of relaxation before traveling home on Saturday. We're all glad to be back in C-town!
Let's just say-I loved going on vacation to San Antonio/Austin, but I'm so GLAD to be home again! Trying to relax away from home with a 1-year old can be stressful. Jay mentioned that our next family vacation will be when Kaleb is 4. (ha, ha)
While in San Antonio, we did lots of swimming and Sea World! We spent almost 11 hours at Sea World on Tuesday! What a day!! Highlights: feeding the dolphins, watching Shamu, riding Journey to Atlantis, touching/feeding stingrays, touching a shark, having fun at the water park, and dining with Shamu.
Wednesday, we went to Austin. The state puts Jay in the most marvelous hotels!! We get to tag along and swim. This year we stayed downtown on 8th street at the Omni! The pool was on the roof (pretty cool)! Thursday, I took the boys to San Marcos to shop!! I LOVE SAN MARCOS SHOPPING!!!
Funny story--knowing Kaleb was at his wits end, we decided to have an early supper. I'm thinking Mexican Food, Trent wants sea food, Jay just wants to get somewhere fast in the traffic. What's up with Austin traffic? Horrible!!! Anyway, Kaleb's already crying and Jay was sweating, so we stopped to eat at FURR'S! We went all the way to Austin to eat the wonderful food at---FURR's! Anyone knowing my husband Jay and his mood during stressful family situations can picture the scene and are already laughing by now!!! Trent thinks the place is cool because he can get his food in 5 minutes and we can all leave in 20. So, after eating with the gray-hairs, we all head back to the hotel and Kaleb's out for the night by 7:30!! FUN FAMILY VACATION!!!
We came home Friday-- to RELAX!
Jay's true vacation will be starting this Friday when I leave with the boys for Wichita/Des Moines to see my parents. Jay will be enjoying the quiet peaceful nights and lots of golf!!!
These past four weeks of summer have passed by much too quickly. Trenton has kept us very busy with T-ball, golf, VBS, swimming and Sports Camp. I love it!! When we are at home, he plays football, basketball, and the Wii. Yes, the Wii is on a timer and it often has to "rest" The TV is either on SpongeBob or ESPN. Lately, he has been watching NFL replays and college baseball. Reinactments follow every viewing!!
FINALLY, he talks. Just this past week, Kaleb's vocabulary has taken off! He can now say "night, night", "outside", "nana" (for banana), "shoes" & "ball"--leave the endings off all these words and you have "Kaleb talk" My favorite, however, was "ba"(ball) in which he screamed out in Wal-Mart as we were passing the balls. Yes, I caved, and we are now owners of a big blue "ba"
This is dedicated to Marci-you may not remember, but you pestered me relentlessly to get this started. Mom-I do this for you so that you can keep up with the boys!! Yes, you will have to remind me to update--Thanks ahead of time!