Thursday, October 29, 2009


Today Evan woke up singing a little song that went something like this....

I don't like to close my eyes

I don't like to fold my arms

I don't like to bow my head

I don't like to say prayers

I don't like church clothes, except for my tie

I don't like to go to church

Pretty sure he didn't get that one from the Children's Song Book. The things this kid comes up with! And of course when I started laughing, he informed me that this was not suppose to be a funny song.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Wes

Today Wes is 32....I know he is getting old! I had big plans to make him a lemon cake for his birthday this year (Wes's favorite), but when we got to the store, Evan found the Funfetti cake and there was no changing his mind. And of course he had to have the Funfetti icing to go with it. According to him, "Dad likes cakes with lots of dots on it...all boys do." Of course they do, I should have never questioned his selection. Another amazing thing about Wes's birthday this year is that I finally got him a present he did want to iPhone. I mainly got it so he would leave mine alone. He is in phone heaven downloading all kinds of apps that make make his life where to find the closest Redbox. I am just glad that I finally got it right. Happy Birthday Weston!

Makayla's favorite things about her Dad- He is nice, and fun, he plays with her, and always helps her with things that are hard.

Evan's favorite things about his Dad- He fixes houses (a skill I would like to see more often), he gives lots of hugs, he is a boy, and he is his best friend.

Tami's favorite things about Wes- He is kind and easy going, he lets me pick what I want to watch on TV, he is a great dad, and even after all this time he is still my favorite person to hang out with.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Mud Buddies

The other weekend we decided to tackle our first landscape project...which means we only have about a million to go. The kids decided they wanted to help so I dressed them in old clothes so they could play outside while we 'worked'. Before we got started my Dad sent my mom and I into town for a few things they were missing. The kids were having so much fun I didn't want to drag them into town with me. Besides Wes and my dad should be able o supervise two (fairly well behaved) kids...right? Well this is what I came home to..........
Now what the picture does not show is the muddy water that their boots were filled with or the trail of dirt and mud they had made all over the driveway...or how Evan tried to spray me with the hose if I got close to him. I gave Wes a "I thought you were going to keep an eye on them" look and his response, "they are alive aren't they." I know, I married him. Now next is a picture a Evan's it just me or does it look like he was ran over by something?
After I got home, Makayla decided she didn't like being soaking wet and covered in mud so it was bath time. It only took three tubs of water to get them both clean and there was little hope for their clothes (red dirt)....but why should I complain...they are both alive.

***I actually don't care they got all muddy. What's childhood without covering yourself head to toes in mud?