Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
We are ready for SUMMER!!!!! 5 more weeks of school! YEA!!
You might be getting tired of seeing T-Ball & I am sorry, but we are still having fun playing. This week, Cheney got to play pitcher. He has been waiting for this all season. He did a great job!!
Here is another video of Cheney batting, but you get a whole new perspective because he is facing me. He concentrates really hard!! It is so cute!! The boys are hitting so much better now & the ball goes to the outfield more & more. Cheney was very excited because this week he got a double, but I wasn't filming then!!
The best part of the game was that Cheney's teacher, Mrs. Helms, came to watch him play. I thought it was so special that she took time out of her busy weekend to come see him--she has two granddaughters of her own & she spends time with them like MeMe spends time with Cheney & Chandler!! Cheney tells Mrs. Helms that he is READY for 1st grade, but Mrs. Helms cries when she thinks about it--so does Mommy! I can't believe my little boy is growing so fast!!
Funny story (Uncle Jeff, you will apprciate this!)
Cheney and I were laying in bed Saturday morning before we had to get up to get to his game. He was telling me how he was ready to be 7 and ready for 1st grade. I was telling him that I didn't want him to grow up and he was assuring me that it would be okay. He was getting up to go brush his teeth and leaned over to kiss me.
This was our conversation:
Mommy: Cheney, will it ever embarrass you to kiss your Mommy?
Cheney: No, you can always kiss me.
Mommy: Even at school?
Cheney: Even at school.
Mommy: Even when you are on the football field or basketball court in your uniform?
Cheney: Mom, if you kiss me when I am trying to play sports, I will be so embarrassed. You are NOT allowed on the field or court....EVER!!!
For some reason, I think these were the same rules that Uncle Jeff gave MeMe!!
Friday, April 25, 2008
So, MeMe hired two of her students who also have raised animals like sheep to come over and shear the Alpacas. Neither Brad or Jared had ever been around an Alpaca and I think they were pretty nervous!! They brought their friend, Dylan, with them.
Dylan is holding Rocket & Brad is cutting....look at all of Toby's hair on the ground!!
It took all 3 to get Rocket cut!! You can barely see Rocket--he is mixed in with the pile of hair!!!
Thanks Brad, Jared, & Dylan!! We appreciate your help!!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
I emailed Mrs. Colvin & attached the pictures. I know as teachers we don't always see the fruits of our labor. She quickly responded that I made her day & brought tears to her eyes. She also said that Cheney is such a sweet, well-mannered boy!! Does she know the same Cheney I know?? Just kidding...he is sweet & well-mannered...except when he is fighting with his little sister!!
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Surfer Girl! She is wearing the dress that Grandma brought her from Hawaii. Chandler has started wanting to lay around and not get dressed in the morning, but when I showed her this dress, she took her own PJ's off!
Pulling her float!
Thanks Daddy for coming to my Parade!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Chandler is playing a game with her friend, Ella. Billy went to High School with both of Ella's parents. It sure is fun to live in a small town where you can see your friends everywhere you go!
Ok, so there are two pics with the H-E-Buddy. Let me explain--both kids would NOT look at the camera at the SAME time!!
Chandler is doing bubble painting with her teacher, Mrs. Ann. It is really cool--they put food coloring in bubbles and then blow bubbles on the paper. When the bubbles pop, they leave a mark. It is very abstract but very cool!
However, Chandler wasn't ready to go home. She had to get on the moon bounce one more time with her friend, Keegan. I am so glad that she gets along with her classmates so well!! She LOVES going to school each day!!
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Two other cars taking off. The car in the far lane ended up being Cheney's favorite of the night, besides the "flame thrower cars".
Cheney enjoying his $5 lemonade. Yummy!
The Raceway also had a small midway set up along side pit road and we of course HAD to slide down the slide a few times.
THEN CAME THE LOUD "TOP FUEL DRAGSTERS". THESE CARS LITERALLY SHOOK THE GROUND AND STANDS AND YOU COULD FEEL YOUR WHOLE BODY SHAKING WHEN THEY WENT DOWN THE TRACK!
When it got dark, the light show the cars put on when the flames would shoot out of the exhaust was amazing. Sorry about the blurry picture but when the cars are going 250 mph, it's hard to capture them properly. I think you get the idea though.
Just a cool car we saw by the pits when we were leaving. It's a cool "rat rod".
Let me explain: As we were leaving, the "triple jet engine semi truck" came up to make a pass down the track. By the time it got to the starting line Cheney and I were almost directly behind it. This thing started its afterburners and warming up and the next thing I know is that we were COVERED in smoke and exhaust that we couldn't even see 3 feet in front of us. I gave Cheney his jacket to cover his face and eyes from the smoke. This lasted for about 3 minutes. IT WAS AWESOME. hahaha
Thanks for letting us Hijack your blog Mommy (and for letting us have a boys night out). We love you!!!