When Your 8 Year Old Out-Thinks You

Cooper has all the sudden gotten embarrassed about posting his fictional school stories on his blog so we told him he didn’t have to make the posts public. He figured out how to make those posts password protected so we would be the only ones that could read it. Well the other day I went to grade his work. I saw he had posted a post so I put in the password and was quite surprised to find Read more...

Tea Party Plans

Kaylin and I were making dinner for our company last Friday afternoon while Wes and Jes were here. She was having a hay day helping me. She cut up the cilantro for the enchiladas, cut up cheese for cheese sauce, and opened cans for me. I enjoy her helping in the kitchen and she is getting a lot better at it. We still have lots of messes but hey I even made some messes to add to the Read more...

See Ya’ Later Alligator…After Awhile Croc…

On our way home from Williamsburg we stopped to look at a motorhome in Richmond. We were looking a two others besides this one, all three are the same motorhome except this has an upgraded engine. After checking it over we decided we needed to go get some lunch to have some time to talk about the motorhome and think about what we should offer the guy or if we should even make an offer. More on Read more...

He Has Spoken…

Last night as I was putting Kolby to bed he started “asking” (Also known as clicking his tongue, One click for his blanket and two clicks for his backpack.) for his backpack and blanket. I had been trying to figure out what he was “asking” for when he clicked his tongue and tonight I was finally able to confirm my guesses. I decided it was time for him to start talking Read more...

Feb. Day Out With Mom

We have been studying about George Washington in school so I have been thinking it would be fun to take the kids up to Mt. Vernon so they could picture where we were reading about. I mentioned it to Laura and she found that in Feb. they were having a Free Admission day so I decided we would try to make it up there and take advantage of the free day since it is $17 per adult and $14 per kid Read more...

Doc. Bryant at Your Service!

Friday, Chester was trying to fix a snap on a pair of pants, so he asked Bryant to bring him a pair of pliers. Bryant ran in with a pair of pliers. As he ran in his eyes got big and round, and he asked Chester, “Are you going to pull them out Dad?” Chester looked around trying to figure out what Bryant was talking about when he realized he had all his bandages off to air out his Read more...

To Date or Not to Date?

So, we are working on teaching Cooper to put his name and the date on
every school paper he turns in. (It’s quite a challenge to try to
figure out what day an undated paper was completed!). Somehow
remembering to write the date is a monumental task! So after talking
about it, Heidi and I decided we would buy a date stamp for him. He’d
like to set it Read more...

Is This My New Normal?

My Monday started out at 8:30 am…

“Oh wow! It’s already 8:30, I have to get up and get going. We have school today.” I sure didn’t feel like getting up. I was awake several times during the night checking to make sure Chester was ok. Poor guy isn’t getting much sleep these days. He finally falls asleep around 6 and sleeps pretty good for a few hours Read more...

Knee Surgery

The day finally arrived for Chester’s knee surgery! After 2 months of just hurting with no improvement the hurting will hopefully be worth it… Chester was able to get the first knee surgery of the year, HURRAY! He had to be in the doctor’s office by 6:45 so Chester and I got up and left the house at 6 am. Boy it was cold out! I think it was 7*F when Read more...

Cliché Party-New Years Eve

This year we had a Clichè Party for New Years. Everyone was asked to dress up as a clichè. Ned & Sarah, Robby & Abby, and Chester & I planned it. Kathryn and April Martin (with the help of Spencer Clem) decorated the building. We hung papers with clichès printed on them all along the walls. We had 100′s of clichès. Robby & Abby were in charge of food. They did a Read more...