Friday, August 31, 2007

1st day of school...oh, and anna cut her hair

anna started 2nd grade today (holy crap) and mikey started kindergarten(double holy crap). but aren't they cute.

anna tried to cut herself some bangs. with nail clippers. so i did my best to make it look a little better. if you look closely, i think you can see in middle part of her bangs is a bit shorter area--that is her doing. i think this may be the 4th time she has cut her own hair. ugh.

and please don't ask about their outfits. i have been sick.

Monday, August 27, 2007

my dad

my dad turned 60 years old on saturday.

my dad is a pretty funny guy. you can always expect a to laugh around him, even in sad and troubled times. he believes that laughter is the best medicine.

my dad is excellent at practical jokes. if you have ever been tricked or think you have been tricked, you can blame it on my dad.

my dad is smart. he will kill you at jeopardy. so don't even play with him.

my dad is empathetic. he will always give someone the benefit of the doubt. he is never quick to judge.

my dad is a great grandpa. he calls the kids almost everyday to talk and see how they are doing. he loves them.

my dad loves me. and i have always known that my dad loves me. and for a girl growing up this is probably one of the greatest things to know.

thanks dad, i love you. happy birthday!

Friday, August 17, 2007

say what?

michael has really been into playing "paper, rock, scissors" lately. tonight we (shawn and i) were trying to coax michael into his bed with me laying by him (they ALWAYS want shawn).

shawn told him to come play "paper, rock, scissors" with me and then whispered in his ear something to the effect of "do nuclear bomb (which for those of you who don't know and don't get it--the nuclear bomb destroys paper, rock AND scissors).

well, mikey gets a sly grin on his face and comes and jumps on the bed. he reaches his hand over and starts tickling my bumb.

i guess he heard shawn say "go tickle her bumb."

my confused son

we were watching the view the other morning with "ross the intern" as a co-host. mikey was watching more intently than i thought.

he finally asked me, pointing to ross, "is that a boy o a guhl (i love the way he says girl)?"

i giggled and said, "oh he's a boy."

and mikey replied, "he is acting weelly guhly. why is he acting guhly?"

i could only laugh. mikey is apparently very observant.

Monday, August 13, 2007

take me out the ball game...

the boys (charles--shawn's pop--shawn and mikey) and i went to the rockies game...the girls went shopping (i love a baseball game)

this was my view...isn't it great?


grandma burton just got back from china...the girls with anna are emily and katie, shawn's brother's girls. they all came to visit last week.

doesn't mikey look like he would fit right in over in china?

Thursday, August 09, 2007

she got her ears pierced...

total worry before

total pride after

i know you probably can't see her tiny red ears with cute little studs in them, but they are there (click on pic for a close-up, maybe?). she can't stop saying "i can't believe my ears are pierced." all day, everyday since tuesday. she cracks me up.

Friday, August 03, 2007

home sweet home

here is our new home. and i love it. you are all welcome to come and visit anytime...there is plenty of room.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

new look? yes? no?

so, i decided to try a new was suppose to be easier than i made it be. i am not a computer genius but it worked. what do you think? i went to shappytulips and i think it worked mostly. hope you enjoy! really, i can't believe i did it. i hope you like it...i hope i like it.

have a great day!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

i am still here...i think

as we were going to costco the other day, we passed the "eagle baptist church". anna wondered if that was where she would go to get baptized. she's a thinker.

we also went to the rodeo saturday night. anna wondered why everyone was drinking beer. honey, we ain't in utah anymore.

i am still trying to get unpacked and settled. plus i am trying to keep the kids busy. we signed up for swimming lessons, got library cards, and well, i think that's about it. pretty boring.