Thursday, August 27, 2009

A snake in our backyard. And Miles got bit...

... by some kind of spider. Not the snake! I don't know when it happened, he didn't complain at all. While we were eating dinner I noticed that one of his ears was really red and swollen. I called my on-call nurse across the street (love ya' Colleen) to come check it out. We gave him some Benadryl and marked the swelling and redness to see if it gets any worse. It's still not bothering him at all though.
Cody came over tonight to mow the lawn (thank you. thank you. thank you.) and while Zoe was in the backyard helping him she saw a snake. Cody took care of that for us too, thank goodness. After it was no longer a threat, Uncle Cody and Rowdy had lots of fun chasing the screaming girls and a "screaming like a girl" Miles, around the yard with it. Lot's of fun!
I am so lucky to have such a great nurse and snake wrangler living so close to me. :)
Thanks you guys!
I do have some pictures to share of all this stuff, but can't get them to download right now. I also have a very cute video of Rowdy terrorizing his cousins with the super scary man-eating snake, that I will try to post tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

bump! set! spike!

Paige will be trying out for the 7th grade volleyball team in the morning. She is a little nervous.
Please send her some good bump-set-spike vibes.
Go Paigee!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Hip Hip Hooray... It's the first day!

(sorry for the bad picture. it's from my phone.)

I now have a 2nd grader, a 5th grader and a big 7th grader. Yikes!
They were so good this morning. They woke up right away. They were all happy.
No issues at all.
I think it is a sign that this is going to be a great year!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Miles' first sewing lesson with Nan.

See his little finger pushing the "button that makes it go."

He has no idea that Nan's foot is doing anything under the table. :)

Happy Birthday Zoe!

One of the things Zoe wants to be when she grows up is a chef. So for her birthday she got lots of baking stuff, including everything she needed to make her own 3 layer cake. It turned out very cute! She also made cupcakes for everybody else. Yum!

***Happy 10th Birthday Zoe***