Wednesday, June 25, 2008

My son the bruiser

So, we sent Rain off to spend part of the summer with her dad. She left the day after school let out (May 31). So we have had this time with just Hurricane. It's been really nice because I have just played with him during the day, doing things he wants and getting to know him as an individual. It's been a nice thing to do before baby comes b/c never again will it just be Hurricane, there will always be one or both of the other kids too.
Anyway, I have seen his personality really come out! He is my little comedian! But he is also ALL boy! So for the summer I gave him an all boy haircut...a faux hawk! Tell me that's not adoreable! Now ask me in 14 years when he tries the same do, I may have a problem with it! But for now he's a babe!



I have also learned another aspect of my son's personality...he is accident prone! Hence this lil diddy! He was outside with dad and climbed into one of those captain chairs and went over the back of it onto the cement. Then we get calmed down from that spill and he knocks the back of his head on the cement not an hour later! So now he looks like he's been in a bar brawl! But wait it gets better! A few days later when gramma Lesa gets here, he is jumping on my bed and faceplants it onto the floor. Instant bloody nose! Then it started bruising on the bridge of his nose and under his eyes and I thought oh great! He's gonna have two black eyes! Someone is surely going to be calling CPS! But he never got em!
I have also learned that Hurricane is an exhibitionist! "Pants? We no need no stinkin Pants!"
I love that boy of mine!















Monday, June 2, 2008

My very talented husband!

When we were preggers with Hurricane, my nesting included redoing the kids room. We painted, and put bead board up and repainted a dresser....the whole nine yards. Not to mention I made him wash windows, scrub EVERYTHING with Clorox, and do millions of loads of laundry!

So this baby, he thought he might be in the clear....wow did he think WRONG!

I gave him a honey do that included a new headboard for our bed...as we currently don't have any thing that ever resembled a proper bed! I also asked for a new kitchen table for our expanding family, and a bed frame for Hurricane's big boy bed that needs to look like the bow of a boat!


Here is my headboard....
Isn't that beautiful? The inlay is Aspen with a clear coat then poplar for the frame. We painted the frame a chocolate brown color, it is GORGEOUS! don't you all wish your hubbys were as talented as mine ; ) just kiddiing!
I love it!
Loves!

School is done...finally, and other brags!





















Hi all!






Well it has been a busy past month...after we sent Pam and Tom on there mighty way, we got down to the business of finishing up school, and all the activities that accompany that! We started out with Laurenne's spring program at school....J-Force the Musical. They did an amazing job. Here she is in all the hustle and bustle.










One of the churches in the community puts this childrens choir together, and they have a lot of fun. So we had her community choir performance, Jailhouse Rock.
















Then somewhere in there, she graduated Cloverbuds, which is 4-H for the 8 years and under...I have to say, never in my life did I think I would get my kids involved in 4-h....c'mon now that's for farmers kids right? Guess the small town got to me! She has one more year in Cloverbuds then she graduates to 4-h. That is when she gets to do a year long project...give you a few guesses what she wants to do...hmmm 4-H, farmers, farm animals....any one know the answer yet?








Sorry, it's sideways....some of my blog knowledge is VERY limited.









Then what happened, oh but of course...the SPELLING BEE!!



Now I have to brag a bit. First off, Challenger was such a great foundation school for her! Secondly she has just taken off! Thirdly, she has a great school and staff at Lutheran too! So she tested into second grade at the beginning of the year right? Well halfway through the year her teachers approached Sean and I and brought up the idea of moving her up to 3rd grade for her reading and spelling. They tested her, and she did fabulously, so we moved her up for those two subjects only. It's been alot of homework and independent study b/c she basically did a years worth of work in 12-16 weeks...which meant mom had to help with alot...but she had done great and really enjoyed it. So they will start her in 4th grade reading, English, and Spelling at the beginning of the year. Anyway, lets U-turn this back to the Spelling bee. She participated in the spelling Bee with the THIRD graders and came in THIRD after joining the group for 10 weeks! So we are proud of our little smarty pants!




Then we had a field trip to the Durango Rec Center...that was alot of fun!



So I couldn't find a pic of Laurenne, she was too busy playing with classmates to hang around mom, but here's Zayn-y B...we tried to drown him while we were there....this has never happened to me, so I felt horrible, but the whole area is a walk in pool with all these toys right? Well the water he was playing in went up to his knees tops, I'm talking to one of the other moms, and see Brandie (Ms McCabe) running out to where the water gets a little deeper...after my child, who has decided the slide is no longer fun, he is going to venture out to the little shower thing. Yeah, scare of my life!


Then we had awards night...Laurenne and one other boy Colton got awards for excellence in academics, which means miss smarty pants maintained an above 96 average THE ENTIRE YEAR!
Well, I think that finished off the school year! OMG! I can't believe a whole year has passed! I sent her off with her Dad on Saturday, and won't see her until the middle of July! I am kinda sad she won't be there to see her baby brother born, but it is for the best...we have a very full summer planned for the second half when she will be with us, so it will be memorable for her! So now I just have Zayn to worry about, and then Three, which should be making his appearance any time now!
Love to all!
a

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