Thursday, May 29, 2008

Con, Cart and Club Penguin Party Tonight

Thanks for all the well wishes everyone. Connor came home last night. His head is really hurting and he is still throwing up this am. It is so hard for him to just lay there and not do anything at all. He is not allowed to even listen to music because anything that activates his brain makes it worse.

Carter, on the other hand, is not used to be the 'sibling of the sick one'. Talk about role reversal. Carter is bored to death as well. So,he is hosting the following virtual party tonight.

If your kids play Club Penguin, Carter would like to have a virtual meetup tonight at 5:00. In order for everyone to get on his Buddy List. Have the kids meet his Penguin, TeddyBear007, on the SNOWGLOBE server in the middle of the town at 5 tonight. Once they are on each others Buddy List they can apparently find each other anytime! Post your kids penguins names if you are coming so he knows who to look for. Thanks guys!
**Carter says to make sure and bring your party clothes**

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Quick Update

Today was not a fun day here. We canceled the contract on the "yellow house". Why? Let's see, the roof was made of recalled materials, the foundation is leaking a cancer causing gas, and it has a wee bit of a rodent problem.

Just as I faxed back the termination, Connor fell in the backyard doing exactly what I have told him a thousand times not to do. He jumped from the retaining wall behind and to the sides of the little basketball court area to the rim to practice dunking and missed this time. Of course he had the rim set at 10 feet so he fell and smacked the back of his head onto the concrete from 10 feet in the air. He didn't bleed or break anything but he has a wicked headache and can't remember what happened. Bob is at the emergency room with him now. He called a little bit ago to say that they are taking him in for an XRAY but it looks like the standard kid concussion. They have told him he needs to stay still and inside for a minimum of a week. A goody, this will be fun!

Bob goes back to CO on Sunday for an indefinite amount of time. I am back to look online for houses. Maybe the boys and I will go back with him this Sunday so I can look some more. That ought to be about as much fun as keeping Con inside for a week.

Wine, wine, I need some wine (not whine, I have plenty of that)

**update: Con just started throwing up at the ER so they are doing a CT instead of an xray**

**update2: OMG---he fractured his skull and they are admitting him. Will write more as I can.**

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

New House :)

We did it! Found and ironed out a purchase agreement during our 5 day house hunting trip, with the kids in tow, I might add. Actually it only took us 2 days to find the house and we spent the next three days touring the town :) We fell in love with it the minute we saw it. The street is adorable. All of the homes are custom so they all have their own character. Such a difference from our cookie cutter street here. Nice wide open spaces, raised vegetable beds, trees and flowers and mountain views...oh, my! The house has 6 beds, 5 baths so lots of space for our friends to visit. :)

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Connor's Birthday

Con turned 12 this week. OMGosh, where did the time go? I blink and another year goes by. He is taller than me now. He is wearing a size 101/2 men's shoe. My baby is no longer a baby :) Connor got an XBOX for his birthday. He has been enjoying the Halo game a little too much, ha ha. Tuesday was our weekly park day with the homeschool group I started. We went to Exploration Park and taught the kids in our group how to letterbox. The box was a good hike up a baby mountain. It is one of our friends birthday this week as well so we shared cupcakes. That night we went to Memphis BBQ and Con stuffed himself full of biscuits and bbq. This weekend he is having some of his neighborhood buddies spend the night.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Teeny Tiny Tree Hugger in Me

Tonight I can't sleep so I am up randomly surfing my favorite blogs. The teeny, tiny tree hugger in me (my friend April coined that term today) read some great posts lately about small things you can do to benefit your family and the earth, so here they are:

Miranda talks about a program called Swaptree, which is basically trading your books, dvd's, cd's and such to another person. The thing that caught my eye was the video games. It drives me crazy how fast the kids go through them and when you sell them back you only get an insulting fraction of the price you paid. So, we simply stopped selling them back and I have piles of these games that my kids are tired of.

Tara informed me that I can cancel those bulky,waste of paper phone books that I get. I honestly did not know this. Yes, I do always recycle them but not getting them at all would be even better.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Leid Science Center

Wow, we were busy last week. Two park days, book club and the Science Center. Next week will be even crazier with Con's birthday :)
Look for more pictures soon! Click on these to make them enlarge.

Book Club

The boys really look forward to going to book club every month. Carter makes a big deal about choosing the perfect book to share with his friends. This time he brought the book Underwear. He got some good ideas for new books from his friends.

Some Park Day Pictures

My three kids playing at the park :)