Friday, March 27, 2009

Connor and Tyler

On Monday, we had the wonderful Connor over. That was such a huge help having him here. Tyler loved playing with him and gave me a break from the never-ending questions. Connor had on a Superman sweater and so Tyler decided that Connor was Superman and he was Spiderman. They played superheros for a little while and of course they had to play cars.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Daddy is the Best

I so often take this wonderful man for granted. He is such a wonderful father! He patiently plays ball with Tyler, willing (okay maybe not always so willing) changes Deke's diapers

even the stinky ones, and helps out in so many other ways with the boys. He gets them ready in the morning and out the door fully clothed and fed. He also gets them both into bed when I'm busy with youth stuff. What a blessing he is and I am so glad my boys have him to look up to. We love you, Daddy!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Spring has Sprung!

Today was a beautiful day here and the Kelner family decided to take advantage of it. We went for a short hike and then Tyler and I played a game of basketball while Deacon cheered us on from his comfortable seat in the wagon. Manny wanted to play too and would grab the ball after we had made our baskets and take off with it. We had a lot of fun chasing Manny down to get the ball from him. Tyler ended up having a slight accident. I thought we were going to have to rush him to the E.R. with the way he was caterwauling. He had fallen and gotten dirt or something in his eye. I got him in the house quickly and tried rinsing his eye out. Joel heard him crying and came running in as well, but I told him to grab Deke who I had left outside in the wagon when I came running in. Tyler was still screaming his head off and I was about to bundle him into the car when Joel took over and saved the day. He got him to calm down enough for us to rinse his eye out. It's still very red, but he's content.
As for Deacon, he now has his first tooth. He's also pulling himself up and is trying to crawl.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Play Money

This just cracked me up. I got the car Chick (from the movies cars) from one of Tyler's toy bins. He thought he had lost it. I was teasing him about keeping it and playing with it myself and he was begging me to give it to him so I asked him what he would give me for it. His response, "Play money"

Monday, March 16, 2009

Happy Birthday to Yu

Joel's mom celebrated her birthday today. I wished we could have been there with the family. In the picture above, we have George Sr. (Joel's Dad), Melanie (the gorgeous sister), George Jr (the crazy youngest brother), Vernon (the long haired Van Halen wanna-be..Just kidding Vern, I love you) and of course Yu (Joel's Mom). They went to this great Korean resturant in Lake Jackson, TX. We'll get to go there when we go down to TX. It is truly really good. We miss you all and love you very much.

On to other news of late, this past weekend, I traveled to Osseo with the teens. For those who don't know I'm a volunteer Youth Leader and a glutton for punishment. Just kidding, it was really fine and we had a lot of fun. I got to play Lazer Tag and bumper cars so I had a blast! and for me it was pretty much free which is even better! The next day, they had Teen quizzing, but our teens are too cool for such lame activites so we spent our time playing spoons. I love this game and I'm actually fairly good at it. So good that Joel won't play with me anymore, but these kids didn't know that. It got fairly violent and we ended up breaking a kiddie table in the nursery. It wasn't really broken, the leg just bent under and we were able to fix it. Pastor Stu (pictured above beside the broken table) was one of the ones that broke it. I was never involved in any violence unless it was scratching somebody's hands to make them let go of the spoon (again, just kidding, I would never do something like that on purpose, but somtimes by accident...) They started trying to cheat so I would end up with a letter, but I still won. Which is really all that matters. Those little cheaters could never possibly outwit me no matter how hard they tried. (I hope none of them read this blog because that would be too much of a challenge for them to let go and I would so be paying for those comments)

Sunday, March 8, 2009


Tyler got a Froggy tent from his Aunt Melly. Deacon and Ty had a good time playing in it after I got it set up. Tyler slept in it for two nights before he decided he wanted back in his bed. Deke is getting closer and closer to crawling. He can get up on his hands and knees and rock, but he can't seem to figure out how to work those legs. I really need to start implementing rules on some of Tyler's smaller toys since Deke will soon be crawling after them. Tyler knows that Deacon can't play with them, but I need to make sure they stay confined to one spot in the house that Deacon can't get to.

Last night Chelsea and I took the teens to a Christian Rock Concert in Lacrosse. We had so much fun. I got back early enough that I was able to go hang out at the Bradbergs and ended up going to Mulligan's with the gang. It has been forever since I've been out and I had a blast.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Snow Tubing

We took the teens snowtubing on Saturday. Tyler and Joel went with us and Tyler loved it. We had to make him take him a break to come in out of the cold. And he couldn't wait to get back out there. We stuck to the bunny hill because the other hills were way scary looking. Joel did go down one by himself and after that Ty wanted to go down them as well. I woudn't let him. I told him he could do it when he gets bigger and I'm nowhere around. I would have a heart attack watching him do that. Later that evening we stopped at Chipotle and he told the teens that when he gets bigger he's taking the big hill. They loved hearing that.

I never thought of snow tubing as dangerous so I started to get worried when everybody who heard where we were going would regale me with tales of people who got hurt there.It freaked me out and had me worried. I just knew we were going to end up in an ER somewhere with the teens I was taking. Fortunatly nobody got hurt at least not seriously. I think one of them hit his head pretty hard coming down when he flew up higher than he was expecting, but he seemed okay. Good thing it was his head :-) It can definatly be dangerous though, but its way more due to other people than snowtubing. Also if you decide to do the train thing, that's dangerous and not something I would ever do. All in all we had a really good time.