Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Recently there have been a few funny stories coming from our oldest son, and before I forget them, I want to write them down.
I acknowledge that these stories may not be funny to you readers, but they are to me and I want to preserve them!
Story #1.) My son, the master of the obvious.
So Rory has been doing great in school. The teaching style is not exactly the same as the public schools, and is more art based. It really is cool. Rory has ALWAYS been a "master of the obvious" and a few nights ago solidified that for us...
Rory: "Hey mom, dad, can we watch a movie? I want to watch Evan Almighty."
Dad: "Sure, but we are going to bed right after."
Rory: "Great! I'll get out the DVD. Oh, guess what, I can spell DVD!"
Rory: "D... ummm..... V...... D? I think that is how it is spelled."
Rory proceeds to get the movie from the box, and I hear, "DVD! I spelled it right mom! I can spell DVD!".
Story #2.) Not mastering the obvious...
So Rory is still getting to know the names of the kids in his school, actually, I think he knows them all now, but he was having a hard time the first week. Two of the boys in his class are Van and Miles.
We were sitting around the campfire with friends one night chatting, and Rory was talking about the kids at school. We asked him what their names were, and he couldn't remember.
So, since we drive a van, I figured I would make it easy and help him remember the name of Van.
I said, "Rory, what do we drive?"
Rory's response: "Miles... OH! Miles is in my class!!"
My response, "Ok, yes, Miles is in your class, and we do drive miles, but what to do we drive miles on?"
Rory: "The road." (Which was said with a "DUH" tone).
Me: "OK, so we drive miles on the road in what...." trying my hardest to lead him into the answer "Van".
Rory: "In the van, mom."
Me: "Right Rory... and who is in your class?"
2-3 minutes pass by... and I hear "Oh MOM! Van is in my class too! Another boy in my class is Van!"
He was totally NOT mastering the obvious this time.
Friday, September 25, 2009
My beads are all beads that have been given to me, quite a few are cool recycled glass beads from my mother-in-law. I put beads in my hair as reminders to pray and think about those around me who need support and uplifting.
They are super tight and after cutting out about a foot of length in May, the ends are locking up again.
To answer a few basic questions:
YES I do wash my hair, regularly in fact ;) You have to have clean hair to get locs.
No, they are not dirty nor do they have bugs.
Yup, that is my hair.
They are easy to care for.
I got them for me, not because I am a rasta or anything of that sort. They are my view of beauty. It is nice to be/feel beautiful without having to modify myself to society's version of beauty.
That being said, I am going to try to make the effort to get on here more and get you all fresh photos!
Rory is LOVING school and doing great. He has made a ton of friends and really likes to go every day. He still struggles with not getting enough sleep, but we are working on that and getting more used to having a schedule. We got his school photos back yesterday. It is AMAZING how much like Carl he looks. I will scan them in and show you guys later in the week.
Arden is... well... Arden! He is a riot. He has lately gotten VERY independent and will tell Carl "I don't want you here, get out." Or he will refuse to let Carl help him with things. So far (knock on wood) he is still my little mama's boy and hasn't been mean to me yet!
His hair is getting longer and longer. The longer it gets, the more sure he is that he doesn't want it cut. He tells us that "I like my big hair. It doesn't need a cut, it is BIG hair!" And he is right, it is BIG hair! I figure at some point he will get tired of fighting about his gender and will want a cut.
This brings us to Canyon. Canyon is doing GREAT!!! He has been off his tube for about 2 weeks now, and has continued with a good weight gain, and is EATING FOOD, not just drinking enough formula/breastmilk to make his calories, but EATING anything and everything he can get his hands on! He will throw a fit and go to his chair when he gets hungry.
My wonderful hubbie celebrated his 40th birthday this past weekend. He took the milestone in stride and is still the young man I knew years ago. Carl's dad recently brought the Ghia down from WV, it is such a cool little car. I added a few pics in our photos of it.
Me, well I have been super busy chasing my boys around, knitting, and doing some home studies. I have been taking a few photos here and there.
We went to the fair last week, had a blast. The kids were of course thrilled to go. Even Canyon was amazed with the lights and noises.
Here are a few photos that are recent, I plan on taking some more this week.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
I don't know that I am ready for this. I depend on Rory a lot. He is my little rock, my little cuddle bug, my little boy. I do have to say, Rory is incredibly excited, and in all honesty, so am I. However, I am also torn.
It is bittersweet to say goodbye to my baby and hello to my little man.
For his last day of summer, Rory got to choose what activities he wanted to do. His choice was to go to the Biltmore House, Nature Center, and to the park. We did all three and made the most of the last little bit of his "pre school aged childhood" that we had left. It rained a little, but was fun none-the-less.
Here are a few shots of Rory enjoying his last summer moments:
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Giveaway: The Modern Baby Co.
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This is an awesome local company here in Asheville, the owner is an awesome mom, and the products are sewn locally too! Check it out! We have a few items and want more! She has a new line coming out next week, and a new web site that will be up! I can't wait to see!
(This is NOT the item for giveaway, but here is Canyon Sporting one of their shirts! I LOVE IT! This photo was taken by the owner of The Modern Baby Co.)
Copied and pasted from: http://projectnursery.com/2009/08/giveaway-orange-bird-gift-set
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