Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Many Faces of Kyle

Monarch Fair! Kyle created a helicopter to help his wounded monarch get to its southern destination.

I got to read with Kyle during American Education Week. 

Since Coop goes to school later than his little brothers he got to read with Cam during his buddy reading time.

Cam's monarch book. Good job, son. Kyle, you are such a dork, just like your mother.

Ahhhhhh... Proud Mommy Moment

I forgive you, Ky.

Birthdays, Part 2

Cam got a cool birthday present from Corey's parents. It takes much concentration.

We loved having our newest family member visit us to help celebrate birthdays. The weather was perfect for a stroll in the wagon.

November 4th - Auntie Jodi!

Cam picked Subway for his birthday dinner. His favorite girl, Cady, joined us to help celebrate. We loved having Mel and Cathy join us, too.

Birthdays... Finally!

Celebrating with Gramsie & Gramps. I think Cam liked his present. 

I think when my three sons were little and maybe even before they were born, I declared strongly, "My sons will not have guns!" Buuuuuuuuut, then you notice your sons are making guns out of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and paper and grass and toilet paper, soooooooo, my sons have guns.

November 5th is Uncle Timmy's birthday, November 6th is Coop's birthday and November 7th is Cam's birthday. Fortunately, everyone is happy to share a party and a cake. Although it is fun to celebrate with Tim, it sometimes leads to uncomfortable conversations. I have to explain why Tim is at the party but his wife and kids are not. And explain why Uncle Tim lives with Gramsie and Gramps instead of his wife and kids. Divorce and addiction are horrible life-sucking beasts that ripple way out.  Way, way, out.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I Hat Mom

I got a note this week from Cam. It read, "I hat mom." He could at least spell it correctly.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Up next... Birthday Week

A sneak preview of the birthday post. Straight from the Hershey factory in Hershey, PA, is the giant birthday bar. More to come...

Glorious Sunrise and a Star Among Us

Ah, nothing like a colorful sunrise to start your day off right.

Our star student! Gramsie got to hang out with Kyle at school to help him celebrate being the star student. Gramps also joined them for a delicious school lunch. 

A Very Happy Halloween

Halloween is always a traveling event for us. We trek around the city visiting friends and family. This year we did a few new things.

Our friend Cadence and her grandma joined us this year to trick or treat around my parent's neighborhood. The weather was pleasant and the candy aplenty.

My nephew, the skeleton, also joined us. After scavenging through the neighborhood, we stopped at 2 more places. A total of 4 stops throughout the afternoon before our 5th and final stop...

Our 6th annual stop at the Smith residence. Blessings to you my favorite astronaut. No anchovies in my bag this year. Yippee!

Fall Fishing

One of my very favorite things to do is fishing. A few weeks ago Kyle, Corey and I got to go out to try for some big ones. 

It was a blast being with Kyle out on the boat. 

Life always seems a little better when casting a line. I was the big winner with 4 fish boated. Ky and Corey got skunked.