Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Poor, Poor baby

Poor Lias broke his collarbone last night. We spent all morning at the doctors and the X-rays, only to get the confirmation that there's really nothing we can do but try to keep him comfortable. He's actually in great spirits, except for when he tries to get up, or accidentally falls, or we pick him up, or anytime he uses his left arm. Poor poor baby.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

He's on vacation

Where we've been and what we've been up to for the past 4 days.

More to come....

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Boot Wearing 101

It's a rite of passage out here.

Each kid has to go through it.

Retrieve the boot from the puppy that's hidden it under the 10ft tall, out of control boxwood bush in the front yard.

Carefully put your foot in, making sure there's no bugs, dog treats, snakes or other assorted paraphernalia to country living hidden in the bottom.

Grunt, yell, shriek and turn red in the face until someone comes to your rescue and helps guide your fat legs into place.

Can a baby get a little help around here Mama??

Struggle up, wonder why you have these clunky things on your feet. It helps if your toddler has reached the obsession with shoes stage in his cognitive development. This one is currently deeply in the obsession stage with all assortments of shoes, especially ones that don't fit him.

These boots actually fit him, although I'm not sure a boot should ever be tight on the thighs.

Waddle off thinking you're the coolest thing around.

Holler to the whole world how cool you are, even the bugs on the ground need to know.

Fall down.
And wonder why again you have these concrete things on your feet??

What? Huh, I can't hear you? Where are my boots?? What boots??

Who needs boots around here? I've survived the whole summer barefooted. Why ruin a good thing?

Sunday, September 13, 2009

I'm married to a 30 yr old man

30 reasons we love John Nathan Genho

1. He’s hot

2. He helps me with the kids

3. He’s liberal enough to make me laugh

4. I like when Dada plays the piano at lunch for me – Nathan

5. He fishes the pond below our house with the kids

6.I like cake from Dada – Nathan

7. Dada buys us presents whenever he comes home from trips – Ava

8. I like ever he eats cookies – Nathan

9. I like cause Dada cooks cookies sometimes – Ava

10. He does the dishes

11. I like him to pick me up in the mornings – Lias

12. He’s a peacemaker, not a fighter

13. I like Dada to come eat lunch with me at school – Ava

14. He kisses me every morning and most nights too

15. I like when Dada just tells stories – Ava & Nathan

16. He’s enthusiastic when he’s telling something he has strongly held opinions about

17. He's passionate about me

18. He lets us go along with him on business trips

19 .He’s full of fun ideas, even if I think he’s crazy he still gets the kids riled up and whatever it is, they do it anyway

20. Dada comes home from work and never stays – Ava

21. He truly likes coming home at lunch and at night, even if there’s a poopy baby, a whining preschooler, and a frustrated Mama waiting for him

22. He’s brilliant

23. I like to throw Dada down hard on the carpet – Nathan

24. He’s laidback and not much gets to him

25. I like him to hold me and dance with me in the kitchen – Mama, Ava, Nathan & Lias

26. He’s taking us places but lets me go places on my own too

27. He’s a big picture kinda guy while I get lost in the details. I seriously can’t deep clean the house without him to help me focus.

28. I like Dada to chase me on my bike outside – Nathan

29. He’s a hard, hard worker and doesn’t give up, even on computer models that hurt my head just to look at them.

30. He’s mine.


Friday, September 4, 2009

Biggest Catch

Oh my goodness. He caught the biggest one - 65 lbs.

Saddest part? I don't even really like fish.