Sunday, June 28, 2009


Jared finished his Bike-cop training on Friday. It wasn't pretty, but he passed. They gave him this cheesy little silver bicycle pin he can wear on his uniform. He's not wearing it, and I don't blame him. They rode courses 12-20 miles long, and he took a pretty good spill on Wednesday. He ended up with the kind of bruises that take a while to appear, but not almost his entire upper left leg is an ugly blackish-purple color. He's been showing it off like a badge of honor, which I guess it is.

Ol' Nan has been in the hospital for a bowel obstruction, but it looks like it's going to respond to medication and she'll be just fine.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Quotes by David... Chapter Three

I was cooking in the kitchen, David was playing with his Thomas Trains, and Braden was in his playpen. Braden began to get a little fussy, so David ran over and gave him a toy car. Braden played quietly with the car for several minutes, then became fussy again. David ran over and put the pacifier in Braden's mouth. Braden was quiet for several minutes and then began fussing again.
David put his hand on his hip, sighed, and said, "Braden, I just don't have time to take care of you right now!"

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Story time

I took the boys to story time at the library yesterday. It's nice for David because he gets to sit in the middle of the room with other kids while us parents sit around the edges. The library staff did a really good job. They used different library staff for each of the different voices in the books, almost acting it out. They even had some kind of camera on the book that was broadcasting to a projector screen so all the kids could see the pictures in the book while the staff was reading. They read 3 books, sang some songs, and gave all the kids kazoos to play a little kazoo band song. The kids got to take the kazoos home with them when they were done. (Thanks a lot for the constant buzzing sound in my head now!) I may have been in luck though, because David couldn't figure out how to make it buzz... but of course I had to show him. I know I know... smart move huh? Anyhow, he's a one-kid-kazoo-band now and can play quite a few different songs. He's actually pretty good... well as good as you can be talking about a kazoo!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Family Pictures

Our family pictures (Jared's side anyhow) are now available. I just wanted to share a few.

Random Notes

Going to see Thomas the Train on Saturday! We ride at 12:15. I made David a little fake ticket and told him not to lose it. He's so excited... and it's still 2 days away!

Jared and his Dad pulled out the dead tree in front of the house yesterday... it looks good that way. I think we're going to put a flagpole there... eventually.

Shawn won his appeal today! He's back to work with 2 months of backpay, so cool.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Quotes by David... Chapter Two

Tonya arrived at our house and held out her arms to David for a hug. David ran to her, she picked him up and said, "Hey hey!"

To which David responded in song, "Hey mambo... mambo Italiano!"

(You'd have had to seen the commercial to get it.)

"I never thought" - Thought #2

I never thought I'd have to explain why you can't ride a beagle.

"I never thought" - Thought #1

I never thought I'd have to dig a baby fingernail clipping out of my contact.