Monday, May 30, 2011

The Latest Dirt

So I haven't updated in a while. Here's what's been happening: That last crabby post was one day when I must have just had PMS or something. Do you other gals just have bad days when you are a roller coaster of raging mood swings? Well, that was one of those days. Since then, I've been feeling quite normal and happy to have my kiddos here with me.

What else...? Justice was getting himself dressed the other day and he told me, "I found some underwear in the laundry room. I sniffed em'. They're clean."

I did the Memorial Day Biathlon today. I had a terrible run. The heat got to me, and I had to stop and walk. I've never done that before in a race. However, once I got on the bike, I felt good and flew past quite a few folks. I made up enough time that, though I was just over a minute slower than my time last year, I still took 2nd out of 21 women in my age division.

Okay I'll talk you through my recent pictures, in reverse chronological order:

Summer time is upon us, and one of my favorite things ever is when my kids are having fun playing out in the yard. I love the next several pictures!

Here's a big spanking that Clayton earned himself. Check out that bruise on Justice's cheek. That's from a bite.

Lydia was WAY over due to clean out her backpack!! She'd been carrying around all of those old papers for a while.

Ally has a new friend. We have a new set of neighbors. Cash is their little bull dog pup. He's about the same age as Ally (just shy of a year old). The two dogs are good buddies now. The cutest thing is when they try to share toys and sticks with each other through the fence.

Here's Lydia with her last school project of the year. It's a mouse trap car that Bruce and my sister-in-law stayed up ALL NIGHT to finish. I was a party pooper and fell asleep on the couch.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot! Victory in the primary room!!! Brady (my cousin's little boy, who is in my Sunbeam class, who always pulled away from me and gave me no end of dirty looks, and always stuck his tongue out at me) Brady came up to me and gave me a hug, all on his own volition!!! Then he crawled up and sat on my lap! Yay yay yay!!!


Amy said...

Hey... excellent water pictures! I love that last water one of Justice... perfect. And what's with that classic John face Ross is making in his second close-up?!

And yeah... you rock. That whole running/cycling/racing thing amazes me.

Love you!

guppylovesshark said...

Loved the pictures! Way to go on the Biathalon. And how fun that you are winning over one of your little Primary kiddos ;)


timpani76 said...

Good job on your race! Ooh, ow, Clayton seems like such a nice little boy, until you see a bite mark! He reminds me of Sorsha in that way ;)

Emily S said...

Wow, you guys have an awesome back yard. Just spent some time catching up on the last 4 months - my time without a computer. Quite the adventures with little boys. I totally know how you feel with the tired and frustrated part . . . I'm working on it, and it's good to hear others are, too, with success.