Tuesday, October 30, 2007

How 'bout them acorns?

Ever seen an acorn this big? Need a tree?

Friday, October 26, 2007

Nip/Tuck - The Early Years

Ethan's Fall Carnival was last night, the boys went as Surgeons. Nip/Tuck, The Early Years that's what I'm calling it. Do you think I should trust them with a tummy tuck?

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Farmer's Market

Wednesday, Hunter's Class took a field trip to the Farmer's Market. 12 kids & 7 adults & although it sounds like total insanity, it was a lot of fun. Here's a picture of the class in the pumpkin patch.

Monday, October 22, 2007


Ethan just informed me that when he is a grown up he probably won't come and visit me. Why you ask? Because I told him he couldn't have dessert unless he ate the carrots on his plate. There were two and theslices were about the size of pennies.

Hunter said he would visit me though, so its not a total loss.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Out of the mouth of babes!

My four year old burned me today. I'll let you in on the conversation - after a hard day and a rather embarrassing mistake this is how it went.

"Hunter, I'm losing my mind."


"I think I'm losing my mind."

"What mind?"

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

My finger is a gun!

As you have probably figured out by now, Ethan has a splint on his finger.

"Mom look, my finger is a gun!"

I thought at first he was misquoting Field of Dreams, but then I remembered he hasn't seen Field of Dreams. He was just being a boy.

Tuesday's Adventures

For the next three weeks Ethan's PE activity is roller skating. For me this brings up memories of disco lights, and Gloria Gaynor's I will survive. For him it just brings disappointment because he can't skate the first week because of his finger. He doesn't quite get the you will injure yourself more if you fall on it while skating. His Coach was awesome this morning and suggested that he be her personal helper during PE helping everyone get properly outfitted. He looked a little more encourage to attend PE, but he was still not ecstatic.

Hunter on the other hand has "kind of" been my little helper today. We made the beds, he sort-of cleaned his playroom and he picked up a little in his room. We did several errands and did great except that he believes we need a "cat house" for the cats which really translates to big giant expensive cat-tree furniture. His favorite one was on sale for $143 which is just a little out of the budget. The cats would probably love it though. I think I will send this argument to his father and let them work it out.

Off to lunches and the next round of laundry and housework.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Another Sunday, Another Trip to the ER

What is it about Sunday's that makes some higher power decide that we should spend it in the ER? Yes, again on a Sunday night instead of doing normal Sunday night family stuff and going to bed and getting ready for another week of school, we spent it in the ER.

Ethan ran out of his room as we were putting him to bed tonight and managed to get his finger caught in the door. It had a noticeable dent where the door hit it and immediately turned purple. I jumped on the Motrin, grabbed the ice pack and Mason & I decided he needed to go to the ER and get an X-Ray. I drew the short straw and off we went. After a painful 3 hour wait in the ER waiting room we finally got into the back were immediately X-Rayed and in came the DR who looked at the very swollen purple finger and said he needed to check the X-Ray again. He came back and informed us it wasn't broken only a deep tissue bruise. OOH Baby!! So he's now in a splint and full of Motrin and hopefully off to dreamland.

I'm off to bed myself. Good night.

Friday, October 12, 2007

A day at the Arboretum.

My friend Traci took Hunter and I to the Dallas Arboretum today. Hunter took 109 pictures. Here are a few of my (and his) favorites.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Concert Time!

Mason & I took Ethan & Hunter to the Blue Man Group last night. It was so good and Hunter started out dancing and jumping around - but after the busy weekend we've had going to the State Fair & a hockey game Friday night - he was just plain tired and was a little less energetic.

Ethan on the other hand, was so enthusiastic. He didn't want to go, but after 60 seconds of the opening act he was hooked. He danced and wiggled and screamed and said it was "Awesome."

Surprise, Surprise, even Mason enjoyed it.

Look ma, no teeth

Last night, Ethan, lost another front tooth. He now has a big empty hole where teeth used to be, no longer will he be able to enjoy corn on the cob. Boo Hoo!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Texas State Fair

Today was Ethan's Fair Day so the family took off to the Texas State Fair. We checked out Big Tex, all the cars, and of all things road the Texas Skyride. This was not a pleasant thing for the chicken (that would be me) I held on to the seat tight, but I didn't close my eyes and Ethan, aka "Mr. Daredevil" got out of his seat and posed for a picture. It was a good day if you don't count the over-heating walking around in temperatures that are just WRONG for October.
Check out the photo album below.

After too many hours walking around in the 90+ degrees with the sun beating down on you Hunter has the best idea about cooling off.

Ethan aka "Mr. Daredevil" climbed a rock wall.

The look on Ethan's face says it all doesn't it?

The boys broke away from the parental units - that's me & Mason for a quick roller coaster ride.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Field Trip!

Today Hunter's class took a field trip. There were 11 kids & 5 adults & let me tell you it was an adventure. I was in charge of two kids, Hunter & D - it was fun. We walked to the Dart Rail & then walked probably 6 stories under ground and rode the mass transit train down to the West End, had a picnic lunch, ice cream and headed back. Everything went fine for me, until we had to go to the surface. The first set of stairs - probably 2 stories was fine, we walked up the stairs. The second set of stairs - I think it was really 4 stories up the kids wanted to ride the escalator. YEA, you say. NO NO NO. I am terrified of heights. Now I'm sure most of you are thinking well, your going up its looking down that's the problem.

NO, NO, NO, this is not true. When I'm up and looking down and going down an escalator, I know I am getting closer to the bottom and that's OK, however when I'm going up I know that I am getting farther and farther from the ground and that's not good. I couldn't hold on to the rails because I had a kid holding each hand and by the time we got 3/4 of the way up I was almost on my knees and was holding on to sanity with my last breath. I started to hyperventilate while we were getting to the elevator - the full blown panic attack happened in the elevator. By the time we truly got to the surface I was better.

I'll probably have nightmares about heights tonight. Yippee!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Hunter, the Photographer

Hunter, my charming 4 year old, is exploring his artistic side and is completely into photography. I couldn't talk him into a walk this morning, until I told him he could take the camera. He took these all by himself, I made no suggestions about subject matter. I also made no adjustments to the photos except to re-size them.

Who knows, this may be his thing.