Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween 2009

Our famous "porch" picture!
Dr. Mayden and Kalebaurus.

We now refer to Halloween as Kaleb's holiday--He's all
into getting "canny"! We would have to force Trenton
into going up to people to get candy--NOT Kaleb--he
was sooooo happy to get him some candy!!
Happy Halloween

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Saturday, August 29, 2009

The First Day of School (A Week Late!)

Trenton was very excited to start 2nd Grade!  He was very excited to learn more grown up things like multiplication!!  He even got his folder written in the 3rd day in for--yep, you guessed it--excessive talking :)!  Poor Mrs. Gunn--she'll learn!!  Excessive talking/questioning is who Trenton is! 

This is what I learned from Trenton:  
(taken from a survey completed the first day of 2nd Grade)

Mumies in the mornign is my favorite book.
Riding bikes is my favorite thing to do in the summer.
I want to be a doctor when I grow up.
I am good at math.
Science is my favorite subject in school.
I wish that I had a job.
Make a snow agiel is my favorite thing to do in the winter.
If I had a million dollars, I would save it.
My favorite thing to eat is corn dogs.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Thanks Mema

Thank you, Mema, for the markers!  We really LOVE them!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

The First Week of Summer

Fun in the Sun

I love the first week of summer best---the excitement over sleeping in (telling my husband "I'm not being lazy, I'm just decompressing!"), swimming, staying up late, enjoying my kids (by the end of the week I'm already yelling "Leave your brother alone" to both boys and wondering if they will ever quit pestering each other) and watching TV/Movies (Love the RedBox!!)

We started out the week with a friend sleeping over--Long/Hilarious Story:  THE SNAKE
Long story short--Deputy killed snake, Jared and Trent killed frog, & Jay laughing at my bravery!  ha, ha

This week we have been going to bed late, watching movies and sleeping in until 9ish!!  Trent got to visit all 3 swimming pools before getting grounded.  For the last 4 days we (funny how Kaleb and I have had to suffer through this also) have been sentenced to house arrest. Hopefully Trent will learn a great lesson because he has missed two birthday parties, friends asking to go swimming and playing outside.  :(  

Wait:  I did do something this week (sniff, sniff).  Cleaned Kaleb's room!!
Kaleb made the transition to big boy bed wonderfully!  Momma--not so well :(

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Photo Update

Here's what we've been up to lately---

Play Day

Kaleb meets the concrete!

Cardinal Baseball!!

Mother's Day in Altus:  Church, Applebee's, Bowling & Ice Cream--what a perfect day!!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Spring Break

I'm amazed at how fast a week can go 
when I'm out of school.  (It was probably Jay's longest week ever since his MIL was is Childress all week!)

This week was filled with birthday celebrations, family visits, house repairs, many basketball games between Jay and Trent, and a few days in Amarillo.  

I hope everybody's week was blessed by family, rest and fun!!

Kaleb turns 2

March means birthdays to the Mayden family!!  

Trenton-March 8th
My dad-March 12th
My mom-March 16th
Kaleb-March 19th
My B-day-March 30th

So this Spring Break was filled with celebrations.

Kaleb had his birthday in Perryton this year with the family.  Since we were with family, we also celebrated Trent's again!  

Happy 2nd Birthday, Kaleb!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Happy Birthday, Trenton

Happy Birthday, Trenton

                          My precious boy turned 7!  

How sweet the memories!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009

BlOg BlOCk!!!

Seriously--All I really want to do is decorate my blog.  I've finally learned how to do the fancy header--Thanks Donna!!  

I have had a serious case of blog block.  I have enjoyed reading other people's blog (especially my sister's new blog) but I have anxiety when logging in-- even to comment.  Is is fear of failure, fear of not being able to update regularly, or perfection?  Do I need to make it funny, serious, insightful (I'm not really insightful) meaningful or inspirational?  Oh, the stress!  I think about silly things like, do I need a sign off, a cute little ending, because that would be really cute!  I DON'T KNOW, BUT IT'S CRAZY!!!!!  I've learned from reading other blogs that I need to look at it as a scrapbook or journal.  OKAY--I'll try!!

DVR--Love it!!  I'm catching up on all the TV programs I have been missing.  I now know what's happening on DAYS (awful, I know), Grey's, and Private Practice.  I now have 6 episode's of Thomas the Tank Engine readily available to show at any time without scratching DVDs--life is great!!!

Random thought---I think school should start at 9:30 every day!  That would be cool.  

Do pirates yell, " irrr"  or "arrr"  I usually have some kind of saying when teaching my phonics phonograms.  (ir, er, ur /  ar like in car)  So I'm teaching and I say,  "When you see the er, ir or ur in a word think irrr like a pirate."  Yep, I was proud of myself and thought it was kinda cute when a child in back blurts out, "I think a pirate says arrrr like in car."  Well, what do you think?!!

It's been a week, and I still have not got over my sinus (head cold) infection.  I still cannot hear well, and I feel as though I am talking through a tube!  I am SO ready to feel better.   
Thanks girls for the good time last Thursday night.  Mamma Mia soundtrack is now on my i-pod!!  It is so good for the soul to get out and be with friends!!

Kaleb's new saying-"no want to"  So I have taken it on as my mantra.  Grading--no want to,  washing laundry--no want to, cleaning house--no want to, going to school--no want to, update blog--no want to.  I then want to be sent to my chair to cry and kick my legs.  Afterwards, I want a red popsicle to make it all better!!  Ah--the life of a 22 month old!!

New Years Resolution #4--Update Blog more often.  CHECK--now I can go have my red popsicle!

Like sands through the hour glass, so are the days of our lives!!!!