Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Better Lookin'

Carter is more fun to look at than my bruised knee. What a chub! Gotta love the rolls!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Do you KNEE-d an update?

The color is getting really good now :) Cierra does a nice flinch whenever I show her my leg. The color is starting to run down my shin now. It doesn't hurt to move my knee but it still hurts if pressure is put on it, kneeling, kids sitting on it.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

What a Cutie Pie!

Carter was in a good mood this afternoon and I just had to snap a couple photos of him. Well, actually he usually IS in a good mood. He's a good baby! We can't help ourselves, we just have to tickle him and make him smile and giggle.

It's Purple

Day two of my lovely bruise. My knee wasn't as stiff and I thought it would be this morning, that was nice. By this evening my muscles were sore from batting. My legs aren't sore yet from sprinting to first base. Ahhh, the joys of softball! It's worth it though, good exercise and lots of fun!

Monday, April 20, 2009

I'm Injured

"Don't hurt yourself," were the words I heard from my Mom as I headed for the door for my first softball practice of the season. We really should listen to our Mothers. Mother knows best, right? Generally I don't get hurt, not counting sore muscles from the first practice or the first game. I'm sure I'll be sore tomorrow or the next day from batting! But this is a different kind of injury. I was playing first base and the shortstop threw a ball to me, it was low and I missed it and it hit me right in the leg. I am now the proud owner of a giant goose egg on my right leg, just inside next to my knee cap, right in that tender spot. I think I can even see a mark from the stitches on the ball, no kidding! It stung for a few minutes but then it wasn't too bad. After I drove home and got out of the car I could tell it was getting stiff and sore from not moving around much. Then I sat on the couch and fed Carter and got ice on it. Another 15 minutes of no movement and it was nice and stiff when I stood up again. I just can't wait and see how it feels in the morning, yippee!! And of course I had to take a couple pictures of it. We'll see how the color progresses over the next couple of days.
Notice the nice lump on the inside of my right leg?
Man, those legs need a tan!!

Happy Birthday Alex!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Slide Show Mania!!

I decided to change things up a little. I've gone a little wild with slide.com.
I made a slide show of each of my kids. Still working on Carter's. I always have such a hard time choosing pictures and this helped solve that problem. It's kind of fun to see pictures of each of them in their own slide show. My blog might be kind of busy with that many slide shows but...oh well, get used to it, ha ha. So, I hope you like them, I do!!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Freaky Friday

Last Friday at Jason Lee was Freaky Friday. Crazy sock and hair day. Spencer had to join in also. I love the glow of his blue hair!!

Spring Break Pictures

Have you ever seen a red panda? They are so cute. And here is Cierra's mascot, PINK flamingo!

Yummmy! Dinner at PF Changs!

One of these was found picking his nose and eating it. The gorilla, not the kids, ha ha ha.

Top of the Space Needle (or noodle)

Camp Wooten Pictures

Alex is all ready to head up the mountain on a hike.

This is about what Carter looked like all week :-)

Here's a nice sampling of our weather that week. Snow or rain!

Cierra with her cabin, the Chipmunks.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

It's been a while

Boy, it looks like I've been a slacker at bloggin lately. Let's see, I've been to Camp Wooten and then we had spring break right after that. I'll try and play catch up for anyone who's interested.

Camp Wooten was tons of fun. We were rained on most every day. Because of the rain (or snow) it made it a little more difficult to tote Carter around outside. He stayed in when it was nasty outside. There were times when we was in the front pack with my coat over him while I was carrying an umbrella. He was a trooper all week. Everyone commented that he was such a good baby all week. Even though it was nice to be able to take him this year it will be nice when i don't have him there next year. Alex also went this year as part of an agreement to help out with Carter and still make it possible for me to get to camp and be with Cierra. Cierra, by the way, had a great week at camp also. She loved being able to see Carter every day. I tried to visit her at meal times whenever I could. Oh, back to Alex...He had a great time and one of the teachers asked him if he would come back again. So it looks like I've got Alex hooked also. I'm sure the teachers from Jason Lee enjoyed having Alex there also to help out with the fishing and all the other outdoor things.

We returned home from Camp Wooten on Friday afternoon and I immediately started doing laundry. We left Sunday morning and headed off to Bothell to spend the week with Alex there while he worked. My brother's wife and their kids also came up so we spent the week together doing fun things. Monday we ventured off to the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. The animals were a bit boring because it was kind of chilly out. We did manage to avoid the rain that day. It was a good thing we picked Monday to go to the Zoo, it rained (or snowed) the rest of the week. On Tuesday we went to the Seattle Aquarium. There was a local radio station doing some promotion and we were able to print off a coupon for each person to get in for $1 each!!! I paid a total of $5 to get my family into the aquarium, that's unheard of! The kids had a good time but I was a little disappointed. I guess when you've been to the Monteray Bay Aquarium in California, and the Denver Aquarium it's kind of hard to measure up to those. The Seattle Aquarium didn't have any BIG fish, no sharks. Mason really wanted to see some sharks so he was a bit sad about that. So overall, I'm glad I only spent five dollars to get in.
Wednesday was a more relaxed day. The kids and I took a trip to the Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood. There was a nice play area for the kids. The only problem was that about 20 other mom's also had their kids playing there also, I guess that's what happens in a rainy city. We met my sister in law, Tammy, at the movie theater and saw Monsters vs. Aliens. That was a cute movie, all the kids loved it. Every evening when Tammy and I were done dragging our kids somewhere we met up with the husbands and went to dinner. Mason said he wished we could live in Seattle all the time because we get to eat at a restaurant all the time. I had to explain to him that it's only because we're on vacation. Funny boy.
On Thursday my kids and I did some more shopping. I found a very nice scrapbook store and of course got some goodies!! The boys were good troopers being dragged around looking at clothes for the girls!
On Friday we packed up the car and got ready to head home. Before we left we made a trip to the Space Noodle. Ever heard of the Space Noodle?? Spencer asked me earlier in the week, "Mom, how are we going to feel in noodle?" WHAT?? I was confused on what he was talking about. It took me a few minutes before I realized he was talking about the Space Needle! He kept calling it the noodle, it cracked me up every time. That's one for the scrapbook!!
When we got home I had SO MUCH LAUNDRY!!! I think I'm still trying to catch up on it.
Keep an eye out for pictures of our trips!!