Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Week in Review

Yesterday was the last day of school. Brandon has completed 4th grade and will be a big, bad 5th grader in the fall. Steven finished kindergarten and his class had a commencement to celebrate. Both boys did very well with their grades.

Steven threw his hat way off to the side. I gotta work with him if he's ever going to be a big league pitcher.

After one summer of growth, our strawberry plants are now producing. They look a little small, but we have to pick them off before any critters get them. I'm looking forward to making strawberry milkshakes and having strawberry shortcake. Jamie will probably want to use them for something healthier. Whatever. :)

Here are some pictures of our beautiful girls. They are growing up so fast. It's hard to believe Kylie will be starting school in the fall.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Brandon is a believer!

If you have any bigfoot stories, Brandon would love to talk to you. Lately, he's really been into cryptozoology - Bigfoot, Nessie, chupacabras, and the like. I can't say I blame him. I like reading about that stuff too. I'm trying to get him started on UFO conspiracy theories by watching UFO Hunters with me, but Steven likes that more than Brandon. I digress. So Brandon drew a picture of the Sasquatch he saw. Just kidding, he didn't see one. But he did draw a picture that he wanted to share with everyone. For the record, he believes that Bigfoot exists, but he thinks Nessie would have died by now. As of this posting, he hasn't told me if he believes in chupacabras. Personally, I think chupacabras are alien/wolf hybrids that scientists created at Area 51. Okay, not really.

UPDATE! - Brandon does NOT believe in chupacabras.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Notice anything different?

Here's some pics of Tyler we took today. If you didn't guess by looking at them, he has his oxygen tube off. His saturations didn't change whether or not he had it on, so the Doc said to just keep it off. We still have all the equipment just in case he starts tanking, but hopefully he won't have to have it on again except when he's recovering from his surgery.

Here he is when I told him that the Cavs blew a big halftime lead and lost Game 1 to the Magic.

This is when I told him the Angels lost 1-0 to the Mariners.

Asleep during the American Idol finale (I'm not kidding about this one)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Bridal Veil Falls

We went to Bridal Veil Falls today. We brought lunch and had a family picnic. Unfortunately, it was pretty crowded and all the tables were being used. We sat on a large cement access box and it worked out pretty well. The kids loved playing in the water below the water fall. Tyler was a very good baby. He loves being outside. He's doing very well, all things considered. His blood pressure is a little elevated and his saturations are down, but the cardio is keeping a close eye on him. These things are to be expected with his condition, especially as he gets closer to his next surgery. Here are some pics for your viewing enjoyment.