me and autumn are SUCH supermodels.haha!if you look at all the pictures my grandpa mike and aunt tara have takin you will see that me and autumn pretty much pose in every picture.the other day when we went to get ice-cream i ate 2 ice-creams and it was so funny because will takes FOREVER to eat this ice-cream and i finished my 2nd one before Will even finished his first . bye-bye for now!!!
So I literally have not cut, trimmed or otherwise altered my hair (except for the home bang trim) since a year ago when Kristy and Christian were here. I kept it long as long as I could. I needed something fresh, something lite, something new. Ahhhh......
That I MUST update everyday so as to keep the women folk on Marlies in the loop. So - here's the rundown. As I type this, Mike, Tim, and three youngest children in the house are on their merry way to Paul's to purchase some beef for the grill. Mike picked up some fresh corn today, so we are going to stand him in front of the grill with a beer in one hand and and tongs for flipped and turning in the other hand. Last night we had an (expected) AWESOME dinner at our fave El Gallo Giro. So yummy.
Then, this morning Tim went to work, Russell went to FB practice and Mike, Jordan, Autumn, Will and I headed out for the day. The first stop was for Autumn's riding lesson. Mike got some get shots and some fun video. Maybe if I have time I'll put that up later. After that we rushed back to pick up R from practice, dropped back home, then we headed to Idaho Pizza Company for lunch. Will has been unusually giggly and hyper - but I think a lot of it has to do with some silly girls laughing at him. So starts the first of about 50 times that I had to tell them to settle down. After that I had to head into Boise to drop off some paperwork. I didn't know where I was going (not uncommon) and was trying to follow directions, talk to Mike, yell at the kids to shut their pie holes - and I missed my exit. Oh well. You can imagine the convo between me and Mike trying to find our way to our destination. He's asking me which way things run, using big words like north and south and all I want it to be back on my original track to follow my directions and not give a hoot if I'm going east, west, or sideways. We found it and by the time we got there I had probably reached time 30 of yelling at the kids to stop singing, laughing, and adding words like poopie, armpits, and butt very loudly to everything. I left them all in the car with Grandpa Mike and permission to take drastic measures if necissary. When I came back out everyone was happy, Grandpa was alive, and I was ready to be a passenger. IN the end, Grandpa took over with a scary warning since they were NOT listening to me. That worked. Maybe I need a cd with that on it to play whenever I need.... When we got home I took a nap.
I'd better go - they are expecting that I warm the kitchen and make it presentable to start a dinner by the time they get back......
PS - I forgot to add that Jordan has been demoded to Autumn's bike. I've decided I don't want it crashed anymore. The price tag of that bike still stings when I think of it.
Last night Jordan says - 'Aunt Tara, the only thing I HAVE to accomplish while I'm here is to learn to ride a bike'. Check. Her and Autumn went out this morning and when we step out a bit later - there she was riding a bike! They've been riding all morning and right now have gotten Grandpa out there too. The girls are very ambitious. Soon as Jordan could peddle they wanted to ride down to artic circle for ice cream. They were a bit disappointed when I said that I thought maybe a *little* more riding time was needed before they head off miles into town on main roads. So - who's buying the girl a bike when she gets home? Cuz she sure can't have my pink townie with stylin basket!
He's still my baby but I can't believe he is SEVEN!! He is a much different 7 year old than Russell and Autumn were. We still have many challenges, but I am so proud of him and we are so blessed to have him as our son!
Will LOVES his new bike from Grandma and Grandpa. Which is awesome because his tolerance for physical activity seems to be getting much better. I was just commenting to Tim last night that his endurance is so much better. Good to see that. And wonderful to see him enjoying it.
Yesterday ended the three days of half hour conditioning practices. Now it gets serious with 4 hours a day. Today we go to check out his gear.