Then again, then again, then again
Monday, May 25, 2009
Then again, then again, then again
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Not two minutes before Caib is supposed to perform and I, the perfect mother, am supposed to record it on my fancy digital camera. Chance comes back in to the gym for the, oh, say 20th time from getting a drink. Only this time his shirt is soaking wet. Fine no big deal, until Chance decides he doesn't want to wear a wet shirt. Off comes his shirt and me, in my attempt to be the perfect mother, try to get him to put it back on with out anyone noticing my half stripped child. Unlike his other brothers he has very little sense of modesty, or understanding of dress code.(what do you expect, He's three?) It didn't work so in my further attempt to be a perfect mother I ignored him as I recorded Caib's Talent, meanwhile Chance takes off again, on parade, to the drinking fountain. (sigh) No matter how I tried Chance would not put on a wet shirt. So, the talent show ends, the house lights come on and luckily all I got was amused dads and understanding looks from mothers.
I have concluded, Chance is not on this earth to enjoy others experiences. He's here to experience life for himself. And so he shall. Meanwhile, I will continue to remember that I was going to be the perfect mother.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Tending to last minute items
To young to go first thing in the morning
The Day The Cows Go Out
The morning air is damp, and there is dew upon the ground,
But I can still see dust and I can hear a pleasing sound.
My cowboys woke up early they got dressed and rushed away,
While they grabbed their spurs and saddles and lunches for the day.
And somewhere in the scurry from their beds and out the door,
They still had time to thank me like they’ve always done before.
The pleasing sound is of cowboys as they begin the day
A whooping and a shoutin’ contrasting mothers as they pray,
That their cowboys won’t be trampled, that their horses stay serene.
It’s a comfort to the mothers, their prayers are just routine.
Before the morning sun begins to raise his dazzling head,
Over the hills and mountains getting dudes out of their bed,
My boys are on their horses and the cows are raising dust.
They’re causing such a ruckus you’d think the fences just might bust.
But they finally get ‘em gathered and out an open gate
And are heading to the mountain ‘s where the cows congregate.
The cows will settle down some as they hit the open trail,
And it seems that’s when the cowboys can finally exhale.
It’s something to look forward to, the day the cows go out.
And the sound of working cowboys in the distance as they shout.
This is the poem I wrote last year on the day the cow went out. I posted it then but I thought it was definately appropriate again.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
I'll tell ya what, that's the way to do parties, Low stress, little mess quick sweet and the kids had a blast.
Friday, May 15, 2009
And explain to them what needs to be done
Individually, of course.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
K this is before But I'm beginning to think I'm obsessed because I don't think you're going to be able to tell a difference. Oh well. I will and that's all that matters.
So meanwhile I tried to get pictures of Oaklee walking and it wasn't working to well
This is the best I could do. She still crawls more then she walks but I can't believe she's already walking. Sigh.........
Why is it that with your first child it seems they grow up so slowly and with your last they grow up so quickly? sigh, SIGH.
And this is the after. I can tell, can you?
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Alright It's not THAT big a deal. all I did was wash windows but.... WOW! I feel soooo Good!
AND, We finally got the irrigation water turned on so everything is slowly starting to green up. It's hard to tell from the picture that things are green but you can see the sprinklers are on. If you look closely.
I can't help it I love new beginnings, A.K.A. Spring(the A.K.A. is Bradens new thing.)
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
This last week end we went on a trip to Logan, about 5-6 hours away at some point Chance decided that we were racing the cars that were driving down the highway with us. We finally started winning when we got past Mona on our way home, there were fewer cars on the high way. At one point in the race Braden was playing, too which got Chance really excited, In fact, Chance was so excited that at one point he yells out. "DAD, Don't just sit there, DRIVE!"
We have so much fun when Chance is with us. When we were at the hotel We were all up and getting ready for church and Chance kept opening the door and looking down the hall. I started getting a little frustrated with him for opening the door all the time and kept asking him to shut the door. finally he opened the door one more time and I Said in a bit of a raised voice. "CHAANCE" he hurriedly looked down the hall one way, then turned and looked down the hall the other direction and shut the door as he said "Nope, they aren't here yet."
No, we have no idea who he was waiting for but once again we got a chuckle out of Chance and his Chatterings.