Monday, September 13, 2010

Mary Mary quite does your garden grow?

I love to watch things grow, although I admit watching your children grow is sometimes hard. I do miss so many things. I will never regret having been there for it ALL! What a blessing it has been for me to never miss a minute. This week I was there to watch my now 16 year old daughter get her driver's license & then of course I had to take a picture of her first drive to school the next morning. I always take pictures of "the first" of everything. (Nic hates this about me...poor kid) I'm so happy for her & this new independence that she has achieved. I can't help but remember the first time she felt that new independence. Annelie never crawled, she went straight to walking. I should have known then that she would always march or in her case, skip, hop & jump, to the beat of her own drum. Her future is so bright & I'm excited for her.

Speaking of things growing...I have a lot growing around here! Everything from pumpkins & sunflowers to little minds. I've been home pre-schooling Seth & my niece Lacy. Alicia & I have partnered to prepare these bright & clever little minds for kindergarten. It's been a lot of fun & I'm really enjoying it.

Future Prom Committee Chairman.
Lacy loves to make everything pretty
Fortunately for Lacy we haven't enforced any kind of dress code...yet.
Future class clown.
This is Seth's alter ego he has created...he calls him "Sheeby".
We have had to establish a rule...
No "Sheeby" at pre-school!

The tomatoes are ripening & these two pumpkins planted themselves. I was surprised to see them growing...must have been seeds left from last year. I love surprises like that!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

biggest swing in arizona

Just wanted to post this video of my crazy little brothers. Like many others who grew up here, these two perfected small town fun. With the budget to bring to life all the ideas they dreamed up when they were kids, they come home as often as they can to play. It's not unusual for one of them to end up in the emergency room. They set out this weekend to create some more memories. After tearing up the terrain & Cory's leg on their dirt bikes, it was off to the Chevlon Canyon to try out this stunt! Crazy's a good thing they have very patient wives & good insurance!