Monday, October 27, 2008
P.S. I was going to take a picture, but by the time I thought of it I had my shirt off and, well, you wouldn't have taken a picture either... I just let you visualize... :)
Thursday, October 16, 2008
has gone to the wayside
too many commitments in the morning
Exercise at night?
too many commitments to plan at night
exercise during the day?
Like I don't have enough things to do
get up earlier?
but that 30 extra minutes of sleep is
oh, so nice
And, I've realized
I'm an emotional eater
and chocolate is my vice
combine that with no exercise
it's starting to show
I'm trying to eat healthier
more fruits and veggies
add the exercise back in sometime
But some days
are so hard
when the last candy bar in the cookie jar
is calling my name.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
After the game, we loaded up on groceries, packed our bags and headed down to Carlsbad. We spent the night in a hotel, then got up the next morning and went to the Carlsbad Caverns. Talk about amazing! There are two ways to go down into the caves; one is an elevator, and the other is to take a mile-long trail through the natural entrance. However, either way, it takes you 750 feet down into the Big Room of the cave. We decided to be adventurous and take the natural entrance - a mile or so of downhill trail. The boys did great. After an hour and half we made it down to the Big Room, where we took the elevator back up so we could have some lunch (because well-fed boys are happy boys!). After lunch, we took the elevator back down and went around the 1.2 mile trail of the Big Room. It took us two hours to get around the whole trail and we were in awe at the creations that had been made over thousands of years. We took the elevator back up, and went to a park for an hour before we went back to see the bat flight. The bats started coming out of the cave at about 6:00 and when we left an hour later, they were still coming! I couldn't believe how many bats there were. They would come up out of the cave, circle a few times, then take of in a massive stream where they would then break off into groups and fly off to go hunt for the night. It was very impressive.
We stayed in the hotel that night, then got up Monday morning, loaded up everything and drove to Alamogordo to see the White Sands. We rented a sled at the visitor's center, then headed out to the middle of the dunes. We walked out a ways until we found some good hills to sled down. We all took turns going down the hills and playing in the sand. Porter's favorite thing was so run and jump off the edge of the hill. We could've spent all day there on the cool sand. It was a sight to see.
Unfortunately, we did have to come home. But we had a great time and I highly recommend everyone seeing those sights.
Then we had to go home so we could go to bed early so the boys and I could get up early Friday morning to see the balloons again! Rhett had to go into work, so he couldn't join us, but we had great time. The balloons were amazing as always - I'm facinated everytime. The Special shape balloons took off, then others that had taken off from around the city came over the park. We hung around, and later, three helicopters (a army one, the sheriff one, and police one), 5 hovercrafts, a firetruck, an ambulance, and two police motorcycles came and parked on the grass and we were able to look and climb on them (or the boys were). According to Porter, it was "the best day ever!"
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Monday, October 6, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
In celebration of my big day, we had a birthday party for preschool. The intention was to celebrate everyone's birthday (or un-birthday) since they have either already passed or don't fall on preschool days. The kids were excited about it from the first time I mentioned on Monday and they all came today ready to party. We decorated party hats, played limbo, pass the hot balloon, pin the tail on the donkey, red light green light, and danced around. Snack was chocolate cupcakes with sprinkles. I had everyone bring a small gift for a white elephant exchange. We exchanged gifts and had a great time! I'm partying like that from now on. :)
Rhett and the boys have been good to me today. Rhett came home after seminary this morning and fixed me cinnamon rolls and orange slices for breakfast. He then brought home flowers, pizza and me a delicious sub for dinner. He had to leave with Zach for Zach's soccer practice, but I have a feeling he's bringing birthday cake home. YUM!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Anyways, Here's the latest. Our PTO election ended last week and I lost. However, Katie won the position of President and the others we were hoping would get voted in won as well.
Rhett and I spent last weekend in Santa Fe for his boss' wedding. We dropped the kids off at the neighbors (thanks Giras'!!!) and went up Friday for the wedding the evening, then stayed the night and toured around the various churches, art galleries, and places Saturday. That night Rhett's boss and new wife invited everyone to a dinner where we ate great food while the waiters and waitresses sang us show tunes! It was a wonderful evening.
Porter and especially Zach spend all of their free time with their Legos. They build cars, spaceships, airplanes and Transformers (transforming Transformers). Their creations are so cool - cooler than anything you'd find on any instructions. Rhett and I are always amazed at what they come up with.
Then it was Andrew's turn:
And Zach had his own: