Wednesday, May 23, 2007

I just like this picture...


Since we are staying in Texas this summer we decided it was about time the kids learned to swim, so we enrolled them in swim team. This has led to later dinners and bedtimes for the last 2 weeks of school. Next week we will start up with the morning practices. The kids are loving it and are doing really well.

There is a baby pool off to the side of the big pool, so the little kids get to swim while their older siblings do. This helps to keep everyone happy while spending a couple of hours at the pool everyday.

We love when the family comes to visit!!!

Kirsten, Isaac and Clara came to visit us down here in TX this last week and the kids had a great time. They got along really well for the most part (tired kids usually was what caused the "not getting along part" when in did happen.)

The day after they got here was Alex's 3rd birthday and due to a very busy schedule we had 2 days of celebrating. On Saturday Alex told us it was still his birthday "for one more day."

We went to the temple so that Kirsten and the kids could see our beautiful temple. Next time we will all plan better so that we can do a session!

We went downtown to see the Alamo and the Riverwalk, because you can't leave San Antonio if you haven't seen these. While we were down there we had some lunch down on the Riverwalk.

We had a great time and y'all can come back anytime you want!!!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Summer Movies 2007

Well, the Summer Movie Season has started and we went and saw our first one.

Yesterday I took Aimee and Aaron to go see Shrek the Third. They really wanted to see it, and I promised them that I would take them.

It was an okay movie. Not as good as the other two, but good in it's own right.

The only part that had me rolling with laughter was when King Harold (Fiona's father) croaks. That was great!

Anyways, I would give it about 2 stars (out of 4).

Looking ahead, these are the films that are my list to see this Summer. The ones that are bold are the one's that I will definately see, the other's will be seen if I'm bored and want to throw $6 away:
  • Spider-Man 3 - 5/4
  • Shrek the Third - 5/18 (take the kids)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End - 5/25 (take Mindy)
  • Ocean's Thirteen - 6/8
  • Surf's Up - 6/8 (take the kids)
  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer - 6/15
  • Evan Almighty - 6/22
  • Live Free or Die Hard - 6/27
  • Ratatouille - 6/29 (take the kids)
  • Transformers - 7/4
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - 7/13
  • The Bourne Ultimatum - 8/3
Looks like a good Summer for movies! By my calculations... that about a movie a week!

Friday, May 18, 2007

I'm a snapdragon...

... fine, I'll play.

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

Thursday, May 17, 2007

The Tooth: A Trilogy

Back in June of 2006, Alex did something and cracked one of this teeth.

Then in January, we thought that he bumped his chin and that it was just swollen.

A few weeks ago, Alex came down with Hand-Foot-Mouth disease, and had blisters and bumps all over his hands, feet, and mouth.

Well, one of the sores in his mouth didn't go away and we thought that it might be infected... so we took him to the dentist...

... and it is infected and needs to be extracted.

Oh joy.

He told us that the infection manifests itself in one of two ways: 1) a pocket of infection at the base of the gum under the tooth (as shown in the pic), or 2) the chin can swell like there is a golf ball under his skin...

... oh wait, that explains the swelling that he had in January, as well as the swelling last week.

So, needless to say, we are making plans to get it extracted.

We'll keep you updated.

Happy Birthday Alex! Welcome to the "Terrific 3s"!!!

It's Alex's birthday today... he's 3.

... and boy does he act every bit of it.

He wanted dinosaurs for his birthday, so that's what he got.

We're going to do cake and stuff tomorrow (but he had his birthday dinner of tacos tonight), so we'll post pictures of that tomorrow.

One of Andee's favorite foods!

Andee likes refried beans...

... by the fist full.

This picture isn't for the weak of stomach (it looks like she's yacked on herself).

I'm a sunflower

I am a

What Flower
Are You?