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Tuesday, November 10, 2009


I'm tired and it's been a long time since I put any new pictures up, so I thought I'd bombard you with not so good quality pics of A, B and C playing soccer. They were so excited to go to their first practice. They wanted to play on their own team so badly! They did sooo good the first night! Even another parent commented on how "athletic" they all are. It was awesome! The next time, they weren't as into it, and after that Lex and Brody decided it was more fun to play on the bench and drink their water bottles. *sigh* You can't win 'em all.

It was a good experience though. I think they will be really good and enjoy playing soccer when they are a bit older and can focus for longer than 20 seconds without getting bored.


Monday, November 9, 2009

Whoo Whoo!

All Aboard!

Today the A, B, C and I had a conversation about Daddy going to Japan. He leaves for his 3rd annual Tokyo trip in a couple of weeks. I was explaining to them that he will be gone for quite a while and getting their input on what we should do while he's gone. I brought up the possibility of going to see Grandma and Grandpa McHargue and taking a train to do so.

Big mistake.

Examples of why this was a mistake...

1. I have been told at LEAST 500 times by Collin, that he wants to go to Grandma and Grandpa's house now.

2. Brody has alternated between being scared of the train and wanting to leave this second.

3. Lex has taken every train he owns out (too many to count), and proceeded to ask me, one at time, "Is this the train we're going to ride on Momma?".

4. During one of Brody's scared admissions, Lex told him, "It's okay Brody, I'll be right with you. We'll go in tunnels and on bridges and the big bridge will break and crash to the ground!". (THANK YOU Thomas the Tank Engine.)


It's going to be a long couple of weeks...

It will be fun though. I should probably be scared at the thought of taking them that far, on our first train ride, to one of the busiest places in the country (Washington DC), by myself. I'm not though and I'm worried that that may qualify me as slightly insane.

It will be an adventure, but every day is an adventure. You never know what you can do until you try. So Virginia, watch out, here we come!

And with that, I'm exhausted. Today's been an adventure, ha ha!

Nightie night!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

3's a Charm...

First of all, I should say that I have been a very, very bad blogger. I slack off for a few days and then feel guilty about it, so I put it off even longer and then BAM!, it's been 5 months without writing a word. So much has happened, vacations, Lex was hospitalized in July for 3 days, my little men celebrated their 3rd Birthday and so much more. Well, I'll do my best from now on. I like to think of this as a journal of our life. One day I hope to print and bind it for them to read when they are older. So anyways...on with the current events!


My sweet, quiet Brody.

I thought we were past all of the normal toddler dangers now that they are three. Babies swallow things, but three year olds don't, right?


Two weekends ago, Brody accidentally swallowed a hard plastic cherry from the game "Hi Ho Cherry-O". We had to go get x-rays to make sure the cherry was on it's way through his digestive system. The stem is kind of sharp and really pointy so off we went. All was well.

Last weekend, he discovered the first ever snake we have had in our yard and I didn't get to see it until he was holding it. A 2-3 foot water snake. No ER, it was a close call though. He is fine and the snake ran away for it's life. Probably smart because Daddy and Mr. Allen were on a seek and destroy mission. All was well.

Tonight, I looked up to see him fiddling with his nose. At that time, he exclaimed, "Mommy my BEAD!". Not what I was expecting. So, he managed to find a small bead and put it in his nose. Luckily for us, after a bit of CAREFUL manuevering, we freed the little guy without the help of the ER.

*sigh* All is well. *sigh*

We should probably have a television show.

Nighty-night all...

I've missed you.