Sunday, January 27, 2008

Hey Mom, Watch This!!

You know those are famous last words right there! Lucky me I have 4 boys to say that to me. Our neighbor' son, Tim, got this ramp for Christmas. All the older boys have used it, but Garrett had only run up and down it, until today. I was next door at Lynn's and we walked out to see Garrett going down the ramp, in pajamas, and they were footed jammies no less. We were surprised he had been able to get up the ramp on his bike; we quickly learned his secret. He has pushing the trike up to the middle piece, then getting on and going down yelling, 'woo-hoo'. Where there is a will, there is a way.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

And the last man falls.......

Except this one went willingly. He was so happy to get his hair cut and told everyone about it all day. He's still little enough we can make him have the "Daddy" haircut. Some day, he too will refuse to let Dad near him with the clippers. If only they could stay little.

Monday, January 21, 2008

A Little Together Time

What do you get when put a family of six into a two room beach cottage? Irritated parents, that's what you get. We went to stay in a beach cottage for a night before Jer leaves, and the holiday weekend seemed a logical choice. I make it sound like it wasn't enjoyable which is not true, it really was.......before it was dark and we were all inside for the night. It was a little downhill after that. Garrett and I went over by ourselves first and did some exploring before Jer and the boys got there. (WOW time, need I say more?) After everyone was there, we found lots of shells; we were in the cove area and the tide was WAY out. All the boys loved trying to find more. Garrett called it our 'treasure'. We walked out on the jetty and took some pictures. Once it started to get dark and cold we went in for the night. The real problem with these little cottages is the lack of sound absorption. It was constantly SO LOUD! Jerry and the boys tried to play board game, well minus Garrett which never goes well. Garrett feel asleep about 8:30pm, we figured we were homefree after he was all settled into his little bed. Boy, were we wrong. He decided to wake up about 10:45, and was no longer sleepy. Really not too much of a problem, except that Mommy and Daddy were tired and the boys were all settled into bed too. I don't even know when he finally gave up and went back to sleep. We were so close to home the temptation to leave was hard to resist. While I am sure we'll go back to the beach, I'm not sure we will want to stay the night.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

To the Torture Chamber

AKA, getting a haircut. The boys no longer appreciate having their hair cut like Daddy, and we respect that, but man was their hair long. I kept teasing them; telling them people were asking about my 'girls'. Yes, these are the after photos. I'm sure you can tell just how much Boo loves to get his hair cut.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Entering a new world

Okay, so I have been looking at friends' blogs and really enjoying getting to see what they are up to and loving the pictures. Liz, I refer to you right now. I am really happy you got far, far away from the awkward phase. So, I thought maybe I should return the favor. Plus, being married to a Marine means long distance communication, so this can be dual purpose!! Well, only if I can get aforementioned Marine to go to the blog!
We just finished having a visit with the in-laws, and I met Jerry's uncle for the first time (and we have been married for over 12 years). Uncle Will is really great and I regret that all these years have gone by without us having known each other. We had a really good time with our visitors, I hope they had fun too. We went to the Palomar Observatory, they went to the next mountain range over, oh well, the view was pretty, right Mom, Dad and Uncle Will? The kids love having Grandpa and Grandma visit. We learn something from them every time we see them, sometimes too much. Let's just say we learned Grandpa Walter is a Sir Mix-A-Lot fan. The more you know Jer's parents, the more you understand him.