Monday, June 26, 2006

Happy Stay-At-Home-Moms Day!

OK, someone told me that it they read on MSNBC that today is "Stay-at-Home-Moms Day". I'm excited that I have a holiday - but am wondering where my cards are :D . Also, I am wondering why I am always running around in the car instead of staying at home!

I spent all day yesterday making Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies for Marc. He always requests them when he is in Alaska. I think it just reminds him of home. I quadrupled the recipe and baked forever last night! I am freezing them and will mail them tomorrow so he should have them by the weekend. He sounds happy and is enjoying himself so far. I mailed him 5 rolls of film and a 1,000-minute Phone Card (which he promptly used to call his girlfriend).

Sean is planning on coming to Cheyenne in July. We can't wait to see him and have him home for a while. He has been accepted to Weber State University in Ogden, UT so he was pretty excited about that (Shalie is also attending there next year). He is still working for his Grandfather this summer.

Brendan is enjoying his summer so far. He finished his Silly Science class at the college on Friday. He had completed his golf lessons the week before, too. He did a great job in both activities. He is getting excited for the 4th of July - and the fireworks.

Katie has moved into a Toddler Bed already. She tried to climb out of her crib (and got her leg lodged between the rails) so we thought we'd better keep her a little lower to the ground. I was sad to have my last baby grow out of her crib so early. She also fell today and skinned her nose. She is so much more physical than Brendan was at that age - heck, she's more physical than Brendan is now! The differences in those two are stunning.

I think the "lasts" in a child's life are more profound than the "firsts". The sad thing about a "last" is that you don't always know it is upon you. You don't wake up and think "tonight is her last night in her crib" - it just happens . . . too quickly. The "firsts" seem more exciting for some reason. But for every first, there is a last. These seem to come along even more quickly when you are dealing with your "last" baby.

Speaking of "lasts", Brendan's final baseball game of the season is tonight. He has really enjoyed himself this year. Which reminds me, I need to iron his uniform. I'll update again soon!


Tuesday, June 06, 2006


Today is Brendan's last day of school. I am so happy that summer is here finally. Golf lessons start tomorrow in Ft. Collins. Yes, I have to drive him to Ft. Collins for lessons because the courses here in Cheyenne won't let kids on until they are 8 years old! I think that is so ridiculous. He loves it, so I guess it's worth it ;o) . He has three baseball games this week, too. Summer used to be a quiet and RELAXING time - not anymore. I will also post pics of his Kindergarten Graduation which was held on Friday!

Marc leaves for Alaska on Thursday. He is excited, but stressing. He has so much to get done before he leaves. He won't be back until September. One of his best friends will be working up there with him this year. He was pretty happy about that.

Sean has applied to Weber State University. I guess he is planning on attending college this year. Hopefully it works out for him this time. I think he has more incentive this year - Shalie is going to be attending Weber.

Katie is Katie.....cute, sweet, sassy, moody, etc. All the fun "girlie" attributes! She has her 15 month appointment next week so I'll get an update on her weight. She is still barely wearing 12 month sized clothing. She is going to be one petite little girl.

Planning for my 20-yr. reunion is in full-swing! I think we are going to have a pretty good turn-out. When there are only a few of you, it is very noticeable when there are people missing.

I've been looking on-line at houses in Ft. Collins today. I don't know that we'll move anytime soon, but it is fun to look. If we did, we'd probaby rent for a year or so and see if the market slows down there a little bit. Tom keeps hearing that the housing bubble is going to pop soon (within a few years) - and prices will drop.

I'll keep you posted!