Sunday, August 24, 2008
Here are a few of those items I would either like to do or like to see:
1. Go to a Superbowl game (just to say I was there). Hopefully in 2012 when it is in Indy and the Colts are in it! The problem with this is I am cheap and hate to pay the ridiculous amount of money that is required for this and #2! Will still keep it on my list.
2. Go to a World Series game. Would love to see the Cubs in it! It will happen in my lifetime.
3. Learn to play the piano. Just love the sound of the instrument and seems so relaxing.
4. Go on a mission trip...not sure where just think it would be a very spiritual thing.
5. Serve a meal at a soup kitchen on Thanksgiving with all three boys. I want them to be older and be able to understand how lucky they are to have what they have!
6. Go to Grand Cayman. From pictures I have seen it looks so pretty. The water looks deep blue and beautiful and I love vacationing at the beach.
7. Go to Walt Disney World...know it sounds crazy but I am 36 and have never been there! I think I may be more excited than the kids are to go. This one should happen soon.
8. Have a condo in Florida on the beach...may have to wait until the boys are out of college! Keep working hard Jim!!!
These are a few of the items I have on my list. I am always thinking of things to add to this list, but the real satisfaction is when one of the items you have on your list you are able to mark off due to completion. I had going to New York and seeing a Broadway show on my list and then last year Jim and I got to go. What a great experience it was! It was fun being able to say I had done it and once I was there could not wait to go back again!!
If you do not have one I encourage you to think about it. In the day to day routine we get stuck in sometimes it is fun to dream!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
As you can see Davis wanted to be included in all the action. He really just wants to do what his big brothers are doing. He had to have his back pack and everything. He has not been happy to not be able to ride the bus. We tell him he can ride when he gets bigger and every morning he says, "Mom, I am bigger now!" which he probably is a little bit bigger, but just not old enough to ride the bus! So hard to explain to a 3 year old...especially a 3 year old with attitude!
Connor let Carson sit with him on the bus which I thought was really sweet! They go to an after school program and the lady there said when they got off the bus Connor had his arm around Carson. One of those "ahhhhh" moments for a mom to hear! He really can be a great big brother at times! I guess when it counts...which works for me!
I just pray the boys have a fun successful year!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
I love to watch the hummingbirds at our feeder. We have seen so many of them this year. Once a week, I am making a new batch of food to put in the feeder! The boys are always letting me know that we have another one at the feeder. They are truly one of God's fascinating creations.
I have tried to get a picture of one this summer and was finally successful!
Connor had his jamboree today and boy was it fun to watch! On offense he played center. This cracks me up because normally a center is big and Connor really is not that big, but apparently the quarterback likes the way Connor snaps the ball! On defense, he was a corner...stood on the end of the line. He had a few hits and a fumble recovery. We were pretty proud of him! Hard to believe he is 8 and wearing the pads and helmet. That really has to be cool for an 8 year old to put on the pads and play!
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
This is the third year that we have planted a garden. The boys enjoy helping Jim plant the seeds, watching them grow and picking the goods. Notice that I did not mention them liking to eat them so much! Jim and I love to eat the fresh produce. The boys will try green beans. Connor will eat the cherry tomatoes as quick as they turn red, but as far as the zucchinni, yellow squash, cucumbers, peas etc. we usually get a turned up nose. They do not know what they are missing! I keep telling myself eventually they will come around.
Even if they do not eat them, I think the whole process of the garden is a great learning experience for them.
We usually try to grow something new and different in the garden each year. This year Carson wanted to try to grow sunflowers. Jim planted about ten of them. Some critter or critters ate a few of them off before we were able to get the fence around them, but we did get one that grew tall. Carson kept asking how tall it would get, taller than you mommy? We told him it would. He was so excited when it finally bloomed.
Hopefully they will remember this and the fun they had planting a few little seeds and watching them grow into yummy produce or beautiful plants!