Today was the Kindergarten Zoo Field Trip! WOO HOO! I got to go as a chaperone. Little did I know that meant I would have 6 rambunctious boys at the zoo on an extremely crowded day! These are a few of the pictures from our adventures! The two group pictures are our little group of six boys. The other is Robbie and the hippos that were actually moving around! I’ve pretty much decided that hippos are the laziest animals ever! It was actually a lot of fun, and we really enjoyed it![photopress:100_5061.jpg,full,centered][photopress:100_5067.jpg,full,centered] [photopress:100_5069.jpg,full,centered]
Whenever we post on the blog now, it is pretty much dedicated to what our kids are doing. Frankly, they are way more interesting than we are. But, inspired by my brother, I thought I would just take a few minutes and write a few of the things that I have been thinking about lately.As I look over the last week, and the tragedy that occurred at Virginia Tech, I realized something. While I was horrified by what had happened, it didn’t really affect me. I remember when 9/11 happened, and I was glued to the TV for days. I was pregnant with Emily at that time, and I just kept wondering why I was bringing a baby into such a wicked world. Why didn’t I feel that way this time? Then, my brother posted a blog. See, he knew one of the people who was killed. And it suddenly became real. It should have been before, but it wasn’t. I realized that we live in a world where on a daily basis we hear about people being killed or being awful to their fellow men. And I have become a little desensitized to it. That is really sad. Life is pretty fragile. And I think we all need to respect that a little more, and spend more time doing the things that are really important. Which leads to something else I’ve been thinking about. . . . my kids.Wait, I thought I wasn’t going to talk about my kids?!? I don’t know how to do that though. My kids are my entire life, and they are amazing. I am so grateful for them. I probably spend more time than I should cleaning the house or doing other things, and not enough time playing with them. I was visiting a lady in my ward last night, and she was talking about how she looks back on the time when her kids were little with fondness. And I realized that my time with little kids isn’t going to last much longer. When I look back, I don’t want to have regrets that I spent more time cleaning than I did playing. I get so little time to have them just to myself. So, I’m trying to take more time to sit down and play Candyland, or go to the park, or do fun things. My house will always need cleaning and there will always be more to do for church, but my kids are only going to be little for such a small time. Those other things can wait, or at least not take all of my time. I guess I realized how important my kids are to me. Anyway, enough of that.So, that’s it. Just some stuff that I’ve been thinking about. Nothing earth shattering, or even particularly enlightening. Just stuff! THE END!
Jon here… First of all, thanks to Jeff for getting this e-mail method back up and running. It’s the best way for me to post and I appreciate Jeff’s hard work.Next, I know we post mostly about our kids, but they’re our life man! Here’s one about Adam. I had Good Friday off from work a couple of weeks ago and was doing yard work. Adam wanted to help, so he was all dressed up with shoes (he doesn’t call them shoes, he calls them his Vans) and everything. I had a certain pair of shoes on initially, but changed to another pair to do yard work. Adam asked me why I was changing shoes. I explained that these were my work shoes. He then showed me his shoes and said, “These are my Vans. They speak Spanish.” What?! I just burst into laughter right then and there. Where did that come from?! Funny stuff these little kids.
Tonight, Robbie’s baseball team, the Red Sox had a game against the Rangers. They lost the game (which is a pretty common occurrence!), but in the last inning, Robbie had a great hit into the outfield which resulted in a triple with a couple RBIs. He was so proud of himself that he kept jabbering to Jon, who was third base coach. To top it off, the coach gives one kid who did well a game ball after each game. Tonight, he gave the ball to Robbie! [photopress:100_5047.jpg,full,centered]He was SO excited! He talked the whole way home about how he was going to put his ball somewhere safe, and not play with it. He said he wants to have it forever so that whenever he looks at it he can remember how well he did. It was so cute! He is really proud of himself, as are we!
Jon here…This is to post some pictures to hopefully get them small enough to send to Brad through his e-mail. They are the same pictures that were in the slide show.Enjoy! [photopress:100_4999.jpg,thumb,centered] [photopress:100_5008.jpg,thumb,centered] [photopress:100_5009.jpg,thumb,centered] [photopress:100_5012.jpg,thumb,centered] [photopress:100_5016.jpg,thumb,centered] [photopress:100_5032.jpg,thumb,centered] [photopress:100_5013.jpg,thumb,centered]
I love the Gee’s, Iove the Gee’s. We all love the Gee’s. They are so awesome!!Jonny and Greeb… if this posts, you are good to use the post by e-mail function again… firstname.lastname@example.org… but you have to send it from you work account (Jon) and Yahoo account Aubrey… if you would like to send it from another address let me know.Love you!!Jeffp.s. Did I mention I love the Gee’s?
Jon here… I know not many of you out there have DVR (Dish Network) or TiVO (DirecTV), but I just want to tell you all about how it has changed my life. I had only heard of such a thing six short months ago. I had heard praise of its wonders and magical abilities. The ability being to pause live tv, rewind live tv, record programs digitally, etc. It always sounded amazing, but yet I did not view it as a necessity or even necessarily a want. But, when we signed up six months ago, it was only an additional $5 a month. Now…I’m addicted to it. Not necessarily watching tv, but just the ability to CONTROL it! During the NBA playoffs…amazing!!! Finally being able to digitally record edited movies…amazing!!! But the feature that I love the most is being able to rewind tv and then just “catch-up” to live tv during the commercial breaks. But not only has this rewind feature affected my short tv watching time, but it has also TRIED to come over into everyday life, namely just listening to the radio. I listen to sports talk radio. I also have a remote for my car stereo (sounds really lazy, but it’s a wonderful tool!). I find myself numerous times a day almost attempting to rewind the radio so I can hear what they said again or pause it so that I can come back to the radio show later. I’m sure that they will create this technology soon, I would guess. But, I just thought that I would inform everybody of my addiction to my DVR. All hail the DVR! (Again, I’m not addicted to watching tv. It really only happens after the kids go to bed. But I’m addicted to the control I have over it when I watch it. Kind of scary!) Enjoy!
Is anybody out there??? I feel like we haven’t heard from anybody on the family blogs in forever!