Sunday, June 14, 2009

Father and Sons Campout!

On Friday evening all my men folk went to a fathers and sons outing at Lewis and Clark State Park. Milton invited dad Crowther to join them. He was really happy that he got to fill both rolls as father and son. They had a good time. They even picked wild flowers for their mommy. I'm glad that they thought of me. This is the first year that I have not been left all alone. This year I got to spend time with my own little daughter. It was nice. We went and got dinner together I had mexican food she had chicken nuggets. About 9:00 I got really bored missing my boys so it was nice when they came home. I am glad they got to go. Thanks to Dad Crowther for taking the picture in my all day prep to get them gone I forgot to pack the camera.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

100% Attendance

At the beginning of this year both Jared and Seth set a goal to have 100% attendance at school. I am so pleased with them and their determination. There were a few times during the course of the year where it really would have been convenient to skip the last hour or two of school for some trips we made or other kinds of things we were involved in but as a family we wanted to support them. They both accomplished this goal and had a fantastic year of learning and growth. Yesterday they got to be acknowledged in an assembly and received a certificate and a Walkman (I didn't even know they had them any more). They were rightfully excited by that. So now we are looking forward to a fun and exciting summer. I love having my kids at home with me and look forward to the freedom of not being on the schools schedule. Sadly enough it will all go to quickly and then I will eventually send three kids off to school in the up coming school year. They grow so quickly.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Funny Moments!!!

I had one of "those" moments last night. We were having some wild weather with thunder, lightening and wind. Anyone with kids knows that the weather can change a child's personality. Well Coy was all wound up and running all over the house whooping and hollering. As he was running is foot caught on the carpet and he smashed his little head into the wooded window seal. So I was hugging and kissing and inspecting my little boy and I told him if he started to feel funny at all to let me know. As we were face to face, him with tears streaming down his face he looked into my eyes and asked "Mommy, am I going to have brain damage now." I could hardly console him with a strait face. I love moments like this. When these sweet little children give us surprise we were not expecting.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

More From My Last Post

On May 20 We had another birthday at our house.
Here is my sweet little Trevor on his 3rd birthday. He has brought so much joy into our home. I am so grateful for his quick smile and for him being so cuddly . I love to just sit and hold him. It does a mommy's heart good.Over memorial day weekend we went to the west side of the state. We stayed with Kelly my sister in Everett. She showed us a few of the sights. The one below is the Mulkelteo Light house ( I am sure I just murdered that word) We had a fun time there. I would of gotten in the picture but it was really tight up at the top and we had to hurry so we just hurried and snapped a picture.
It was really funny though, Jared was really scared to go up in the light house and really just looked silly going up and coming down the light house spiral staircase. When we were back down on the ground Jared walked over and asked Milton "Can we go up in the Space Needle Tomorrow" Milton explained that the Space Needle was much higher then the light house, So Jared let it go. The next day we spent a few hours in Seattle. We went on a fairy ride, walked the pier, saw Ballard Locks and stopped by the Seattle temple. We had a good time unfortunately our camera was not working well and didn't get good pictures.
This is at the Light house also
On last Thursday we went to Pasco to see the Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain. They are exact replicas of tall ships from 1700's. The Lady Washington was in Pirate of the Caribbean. It was a fun experience to go and see these beautiful ships.