May 28, 2012

The Big Screen

We took Mason to the movies with us.  It was only the $2 theater...I would never try taking him to the full price theaters. We used to see movies all the time with the kids but when Mason came along he kind of put a cramp in our style.  It's so hard finding babysitters so we just don't go...or just Larry or I will take the older kids while the other stays home with Mason. But that's no fun. So I thought I would give it a try. We loaded up on candy and popcorn and I prayed that he would be good.  I should of know better, the fact that he's not the slightest bit interested in movies or TV at home should of been my first clue.

Even a bag of gummy bears and a giant bucket of popcorn weren't enough to keep him still. Five minutes into the movie we had to go out.  We were at Superstition Springs Mall so I took him outside and he ran around the big amphitheater for about an hour...thank goodness the weather was nice.  Then I gave it another try. I got smart this time and put his binky in his mouth.  That helped him calm down and be still.  He fell  asleep on my lap so I caught the last 20 minutes of the movie. 

The amazing thing is, I didn't get upset or frustrated.  I'm happy that my older kids enjoyed the movie and had a good time.  I figure it's worth the hassle just for that.

May 24, 2012

Nate 6th Grade Promotion

This is his super awesome teacher, Mr. Leadward.  After 20+ years of teaching at Keller he retired.  I begged him all year to stay just one more year so he could be Jake's teacher but he wouldn't do it.  He was ready to go.

Nate with all his best buds! Some of them will be going to Taylor with him, some of them not.  It's always sad to say goodbye to friends.

May 20, 2012

San Diego

Jake went to San Diego with his class.  They left on a bus Wednesday afternoon and returned Friday night. They went to Sea World, The Cabrillo Beach Aquarium, World War II Memorial, Deep Sea Fishing & had a bon fire on the beach.  I sent him with a camera and got a bunch of fun pictures back.

May 7, 2012


Haley went with Steven Taylor.  They went bowling Friday night and then to dinner on Saturday at Charlston's.  The dance was at the Commemorative Air Force Museum at Falcon Field.  The theme was Flying First Class.

May 1, 2012


JV Softball

These girls really know how to have fun!