Saturday, January 30, 2010

Moments that matter

I'm standing at the stove stirring something... Connor (who, by the way will be turning 12 in a few short days) says something to me. I turn and he is standing next to me. I look "up" yes up to listen to what he is saying. As I'm trying to process the fact that I'm looking UP at him and what he's saying to me, he pauses and says "Mom, I'm taller than you". I said "I know I was just thinking the same thing." Of course he had no idea that my heart did a little flip flop in my chest. (My baby boy is taller than me) In all truth he was wearing shoes and I wasn't so he's probably not technically taller than me..but soooo close.

Later in the morning the boys were jumping on the trampoline and playing around in the backyard. I suddenly became aware that it was very quiet. I stepped out onto the back deck and looked down and there they were.......... just laying quietly chatting and watching the dogs. In that moment I had a feeling of thankfulness come over me. I am so thankful that they have and will always have one another. Even though they probably don't realize it right now.

I quietly slipped into the house and got the camera. I slipped back out and took a quick picture without disturbing them.. I'm so sneaky.

I believe I see the future...


Last weekend the boys were invited by some friends to go to an indoor skydiving place. It's called Skyventure. Would you believe I forgot my darn camera! I took this picture with my phone. I took others of them actually in the wind tunnel but I can't seem to transfer them. They had a blast and can't wait to do it again. Alex said he wants to be a sky diving instructor when he's old enough. He thought it would be an awesome job! The funny thing is I can really see him doing it. The problem is he probably would need "real" skydiving experience and that's not gonna happen while this mama's still around..haha

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Just when I thought I was done...

I haven't scrapbooked in a while. It was beginning to feel like a chore. I was considering maybe "digital" scrapbooking or something like it. But then wouldn't you know it... Connor had a writing project to do for school and he wanted to write about one of our ski vacations. He asked if I could find the scrapbook it was in. We started looking through various scrapbooks to find the right one. In the process he and I both got caught up in looking at past events. I realized that we do all enjoy looking at them so I'm re-inspired. (Not sure that's a word but you get my drift). Anyway last night I reorganized my scrapbooking/office/hide out room.

I'm ready to go! Now just to find the time................

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Grandpa's Birthday...

We forgot to get candles so we scraped together what we had, 6 singles, a 4 and a 1.
Yes, he's 65!

Connor created this little video using a tripod and a remote control. Dad is opening a gift from Tamara, Mike and Lila. It's a door knocker that says "Peepa's house". Very cute!

Friday, January 22, 2010

The Zoo

A couple of weekends ago Connor really wanted to go to the zoo. We have been there many times and sometimes I question why we would want to go again. I think the reason Connor likes it so much is because he loves to take pictures. Especially of animals. It was a mild, sunny, winter day with just a little chill in the air. It actually turned out to be a really nice day. The animals were pretty frisky and it was just nice to be out on a brisk, sunny, winter day.

Here are a few pictures...

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Monday, January 4, 2010

A trip to Evergreen

While our family from Houston was here we decided to take a trip to Evergreen. We did some hiking around on a big rock and the kids really enjoyed it! Here are a few pictures.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Ice Skating over Christmas break

We went out for a little ice skating adventure during the break. The boys enjoyed skating with their cousins and aunt Monica. Here are a few pictures.