Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Well our part in preparing the new house for occupancy is almost finished. YAY! And now Julie and Steve have started their work painting and cleaning. So today on my way home from work I drove by the house (it is about 8 houses down the road from us) and I saw Luke and Caleb outside playing so naturally I had to stop and say hi. I had my camera in the car so I took this video of Caleb practicing for the Olympics in his new backyard.
Everyone else was in the house painting or "helping". Linnea was taking all the covers off the outlets with a screwdriver (YIKES!), Alec was supervising the painting of his new room - bright orange - it looks awesome! It will practically glow in the dark just like Uncle Nick's room. And Selah was busy "spackling". Well she had one of those smoothing tools and she was wiping it on the walls. The little boys were in and out depending on if it was raining or hailing or sunny or whatever! They have moved so many times that they are pros at this painting, cleaning, packing, moving thing! UGH - I don't know how they do it but i will be sooo happy if they never have to move again!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
It seems like we left Florida forever ago but it was only yesterday morning. Here are some of the funny things I heard from the back seat.....
About 30 minutes into the ride...
Luke: Grandma I'm going to be carsick!!!
Tom hurriedly pulls the car over and Luke starts laughing, "Just kidding!"
We weren't exactly laughing but these are grandkids so we didn't get too mad.
A little later.....
Luke: Grandma, Caleb's throwing things out the window.
Me: Caleb! We don't throw things out the window! Stop it!
Caleb: Don't worry Gwama, it was only garbage.
It was fun spending time with them alone. I learned that Luke, despite his tough guy act, is a rule follower, a share-er, is kind and sweet, likes to sing, is cooperative, and brave. Caleb is more temperamental than I thought, he is also kind and sweet but isn't as much of a share-er, would rather not brush his teeth, says the funniest things and likes Sponge Bob. He is also brave - come on, 11 days away from home and he is only 4!!! I learned that I have more patience with them than I did with my kids when they were little. I know now that some things just aren't that important!!
I'm afraid I don't have any pictures to post......kind of hard to take pictures from a moving vehicle. We saw a sign at a rest area in Florida yesterday morning that was unusual. It was right in front of our car as we pulled in to park and it said "Use Caution! Poisonous Snakes". Yikes, all we wanted to do was use the "facilities"!!
Luke and I actually saw something else funny this morning but my camera and my phone were in the car. We stopped early this morning at a truck stop to look for a postcard for one of their friends who is collecting them and saw a sign on the womens bathroom door that said " Servers Wanted - Apply Within". Not sure what they'd be serving so got a postcard and got outta there!!
Maybe I'll clean out the car and unpack my stuff tomorrow. Maybe not.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
This a picture of a boat like the one we went on.
Here's Luke......everyone had to wear these ear muffs and they had microphones so we all could hear the driver and each other.
The boys had fun talking into their microphones! And we all had fun listening to their comments!
Like I said, it felt very weird....not what I expected. Can you see that there is a rubber band around it's mouth??? That didn't really make me feel super safe!!!
Luke wanted to take a picture.....He did a pretty good job! LOL (Thanks Carol!)
Friday, April 10, 2009
But today we had fun on the beach again. These two boys, unlike their siblings, are not interested in going on a kayak trip, an air boat ride, a nature cruise, or even going out to eat! So today we played. Again.
Here is a Caleb funny....
He & Luke were playing on the lawn with their squirt guns when Caleb came running into the room shouting......
Caleb: Gwama! My gun accidentally got up on the roof!!
Here they are at Ron Jon.
Trying on 'do rags!
Whatever am I going to do for fun next week????
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Me: Well duh.
Luke & Tom digging a big hole to bury Luke in.
Caleb - too pooped to participate!
Look closely, Luke has a sand beard!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
I think they had fun. They were two TIRED little boys, both asleep before we left the parking lot. And both awake this morning by 6:30 AM!!!
Monday, April 6, 2009
Looks like tomorrow will be a good day for Disney......so probably no update until Wednesday. If these boys are like their siblings we'll be at the Magic Kingdom until it closes!
This little video is Tom catching a lizard for the boys to see. They wanted to keep him and take him home! Seriously NOT!
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Here are Caleb's skinned knees.....notice that there are straws in his socks?!
Here they are helping to unload the car.....
Luke at the ocean.....
Luke & Caleb playing in the waves and a cute little video of them playing in the water!