Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My new floors!

So Adam really worked his butt off on our floors and they look awesome!!  First we chose the slate which is awesome!  We saw this on a home show we were watching.  They used the tile to look like and area rug  in the center of the hallway and i really liked it. So we found some slate we liked and tried to match the wood color with colors in the slate. We had a hard time choosing the color but i think we found the perfect one.  Adam hated the color when we bought the can but i really liked it.  I wasn't home when he started staining the floor so when i got home he met me at the door with a sad face and said that the stain was awful and i was going to hate it. :)  He scared me. But i love it!  We just have some little things left to do like baseboards and painting the built in shelves. And some caulking that goes between the slate and the wood. I see the light at the end of the tunnel.  And maybe after we pay off all of our boys medical bills (never)  we will get some new furniture to go with the beautiful floor.  Considering i have had this couch for almost 14 years! UGH!!!  But i love my floors. :)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

happy birthday Brendon!

Brendon had a fun friend party this year. He had a some friends come over and they had an airsoft gun war.  I think they shot those things at each other into the wee hours of the night and then as soon as they got up again in the morning.  Brendon is fun to watch when he is with his friends.  Brendon doesn't just have tons and tons of friends like tanner. He has a few really really close friends. And they are good true friends.  He can just be himself with them and I love it.  They also help him to step out of his comfort zone.  One of his friend love making videos and playing the electric guitar and piano.  He is the reason Brendon started playing piano. Brendon also loves going over  and making videos with him. They are completely random and crazy viedos that they share with their class at school. I love that his friend helps him be confident enough to act and do crazy things in front of his peers. 
Brendon is now 11 and middle school is coming up next for him.  He is extremely excited about it.  Excited to be out of elementary school and moving up in the world. 

kindergaten graduation *sigh*

Ethan graduated kindergarten today.  I am definately not an overly emotional person but i got a little teary eyed today.  He looked so grown up and cute.  This is his best friend Noah. they are inseperable and they giggle a lot. :)   I can't believe he will be in first grade next year.  I will miss him.  Ethan and I have a lot of fun during the day when the boys are at school. 
We have a lot of changes coming to our house.  Ethan will be in school all day next year.  Brendon will be in middle school.  Adam will be home everynight for the most part from now on.  Those are some big changes.  I have been trying to sit back lately and just watch my boys. They are growing up so fast i can't believe it.  I will have an eagle scout in september. It just amazes me the things they have accomplished so far in their lives. It makes me wonder what is to come for them.  Whatever it is it should be fun!

Hula Hoops

For Ethans birthday he got a hula hoop from grandma.  Well grandma says it isn't fun to hula hoop alone so she bought each of the boys one. :)  Well the boys have thoroughly enjoyed the hula hoops.  They have tried to get the dog to jump through them. (yeah right!)  I have seen them jump through them also. :)  We know that mom and dad really stink at hula hooping.  Ethan is AWESOME!  his tongue always hangs out when he does it though.  Tanner and Brendon are hilarious when they use them.  I just sit and laugh at them. Thanks for the hula hoops grandma.

Happy Birthday Ethan!

Ethan had his first official friend party this year!  It was really fun.  He chose a few boys (no girls!)  to come to his party.  Which was a chore in itself.  It was fun to listen to him decide who he wanted to come and why.  He wanted to have a waterballoon party so i put adam in charge. :) Hee Hee!  He payed me back later by having the boys throw water balloons at me. :(   It was fun to watch them run, laugh and just have fun outside of their school setting. 

Sports, sports and more sports!

Gavin was an awesome goalie!  He had a ton of saves this year.  There were many games where it came down to gavins goalie awesomeness that won them the game. :)  He also played forward and had a couple goals.  I remember his first goal. He was soooo excited.  After the game he said "did you see my first goal, it felt awesome!"  


Ethan was a goal scoring machine!  He of course had a little advantage over most of the kids. For one he was huge compared to most of them and he also has 3 older brothers he has to fight with to even touch the ball.  So this was a piece of cake for him.  I had to put the picture of him with his tongue hanging out because that is what he looked like most of the game.  He was so focused that tongue just wouldn't stay in his mouth. :)
Brendon had a great season.  He hit 3 triples, so many doubles i lost track and 1 home run!!!  It was awesome.  He is definately a baseball player.  He didn't strike out until the last couple games of the season when he got into a batting slump.  Which really bummed him out.  He put a lot of pressure on himself, being one of the oldest kids on the team, to play well in every game.  Their last tournament game it was win or go home, Brendon had a chance to catch the final out to end the game.  He was in center field and the ball was hit in front of him. He had to sprint to get to the ball.  he dove for it and it hit his glove and bounced away. He was completely devistated.  The tears started flowing immediately.  The other team scored and won the game.  He had a hard hour after the game was over, blaming himself for his team losing.  It was heart breaking.  We had a long talk about how many of those balls he will miss in his life.  He will catch some and some just won't go his way.  I love to see how important the game is to him and how much he loves it. You don't get that upset unless you love what you are doing.  Hopefully it was a learning and growing experience for him that he can look back on and appreciate.  


Ok so have haven't posted since......oh forever.  I have either been too lazy or just way to busy.  I should do it at night when my kids are in bed, but i kind of like to just veg in front of the tv or read a book.  So i have a lot of things to share and i am going to get busy before something comes up and I have to stop.