Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Catching up in the Summertime!!


Well, it’s been a few months and so we are overdue for an update.  First of all, I am going to start by talking about Melissa (since I know she won’t).  Lately she has been able to get back into Pole Vaulting.  She isn’t able to practice or train as much as she’d like but she goes once in a while and there was an open collegiate meet here in Tucson which she participated in.  She finished in the middle of the pack but for her first meet in 5+ years and after 2 kids, I was very impressed.  I’ve never seen her vault until she got back into it but I love watching her and she definitely still has the competitive fire!!!Over

Back in March Austin and I went on a campout while Melissa and Cody visited some family.  We had a great time at Picacho Peak!!  Here are a few pics!


IMG_3204He was very excited for the campfire and we were also able to go on a couple hikes.  He really seemed to enjoy it – I hope he continues to enjoy the outdoors and camping so we can go often.  On the way to camping, and on the way back, we stopped at the Ostrich Farm – Austin absolutely loved it and I was impressed at how brave he was around all the animals – I think the Ostrich Farm is a great stop for anyone driving by!


Next up is Cody’s 1st birthday (I can’t find the pics right now so I’ll post that later and continue catching up!) 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Boys Are Fun

I have such a great time with my boys, all THREE. Here are some reasons why…
1. They like to wrestle. I attempted to catch a picture of the two little guys together because they sort of matched…
So I asked Austin if he could sit still just a little longer so I can get both of them not moving…but, same results every time.
And I’m pretty sure it doesn’t change when you get older. I don’t have the picture on here of Landon wrestling his dad and brother but there was some serious competition going on.

2. They keep things simple, no stress.   Landon and Austin were so sweet to make me a birthday cake. Since Landon could not find our birthday candles, they went with the massive emergency candles. Love it! Landon also sent me on a fun scavenger hunt for some awesome birthday coupons.

3. They love being in just the unders (diapers in this case--I’ll let Landon speak for himself). They were having so much fun in their train tent that I tried to sneak a picture and video, but Cody saw me too soon, and he’s quick!

4. Out is in.  Clothes out of drawers, dishes out of cabinets, food out of the pantry, books off the shelf, pillows and couch cushions into a giant pillow pile, obstacle courses, you name it. Things out of place are fun. (This one probably doesn’t apply to Landon either unless you count wearing socks with sandals—he can make anything look good. I mean it. I love you Landon).

5. Projects are fun.  Landon likes to think of projects to do where Austin can help. Austin got a new little fire truck bed so it was time to take down a crib. Austin LOVES helping Daddy with anything, especially if it means using a screwdriver or tools.

6. They love the outdoors. We’ve gone on quite a few fun runs, hikes, and campouts as a family. Austin likes to go on many bug hunts and he picks up any type…slugs included. Austin also enjoys watering the bushes and trees surrounding the apartments.  I’m not sure why he likes wearing mittens so much when it’s so nice and warm here :)

7. Dirt don’t hurt. (Cody was loving it despite the look I caught on film)
IMG_3048 Cody in mud

8. They help each other out.

9. They make me smile.


And now it seems like I should have ten things on my list, but I know most boys don’t care and I wasn’t trying to plan this out anyway…so that’s that. Boys are boys and I love ‘em how they come!