Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Week 19

Happy Tuesday!  I hope everyone had a good Mother's Day weekend.  I was sufficiently spoiled by my wonderful husband and beautiful boys.  They know how to treat me right!  Now it's back to the grind and work is crazy as ever with a huge meeting I've organized and am running today so I've got to make this quick.

Here are last week's pictures:

Day 127- Sunday, 5/6/12
Tyler attended a swim clinic where he got to swim with Olympians!  They gave the kids pointers on their strokes, took pictures with them, and allowed them to where their medals.  It was a great experience, and look at all the loot he came home with.  Next year we'll have to send Justin too.

Day 128- Monday, 5/7/12

Brandon was so excited to start this new book series about wolves.  He saw it at the school's book fair and wanted to buy it, but they only had book 4 available so I told him I would get him the first few books from Amazon.  They came in the mail today and he hasn't put book 1 down since.  Every time I turn around there he is with his nose stuck in the book and then he's excited to tell me what happened after each chapter.  I love fostering and nurturing a love for books in my children.

Day 129- Tuesday, 5/8/12
Last month Tyler got new bedding and this month the younger boys got theirs.  Sadly it's now been almost a week since these arrived and I've yet to find the time to actually get them on the beds.  Looks at all the stuff in there I'll have to sort through before I can even attempt new bedding.  Some things are going to change about how much stuff they can keep in there beds once I get them all cleaned out!

Day 130- Wednesday, 5/9/12
Tyler's teaching Bella how to wait patiently for a Cheez-it placed on her nose.  It's a work in progress that she hasn't quite mastered yet but she's more than willing to try.  Anything for a Cheez-it!!!

Day 131- Thursday, 5/10/12
The younger boys have been having fun climbing the rock wall at the rec center while they wait for Tyler's swim practice to end and theirs to begin.  It's a wonderful way to keep them busy and active during that hour they have to kill.  Justin can make it all the way to the top and Brandon is just now learning but can make it about halfway.

Day 132- Friday, 5/11/12
Look what came in the mail today!!  It's our travel documents for the Europe trip next month.  Makes it seem more real.  We are actually going to do this, and I can't wait.

Day 133- Saturday, 5/12/12
Justin had his friend, Brody, he met at the MIND Institute sleepover today.  These two hit it off right from the start back in Nov., but only get to see each other once a week in group so it was nice for them to have more time together just to play.  When they finally got bored of video games I suggested they work on a Lego set Justin still hadn't put together after his birthday back in March. That turned out to be the perfect activity for them to try together.  I love how Brody is looking over his glasses because Justin does the exact same thing all the time!  Too bad he didn't actually do it in this picture too.

That's all for now.  See you next week.



  1. Great pictures! How very cool that your son got to go to the swim clinic. Both of my nieces swim competitively. Also love the book pictures. That is exactly how my youngest is when she gets a new series. I love to see her reading!

  2. So many exciting things going on for you right now. I am so happy for you & I can't wait to hear about your trip when you get back.

  3. How exciting - a trip to Europe, I would love to be going too.

    What a great opportunity for your son to swim with Olympians.

    Thanks For sharing.

  4. That's so neat that your son got to wear an Olympian's medal! Talk about motivation to keep going and aspiring to something great. Your trip to Europe sounds FABULOUS! That will be to document w/ Project Life! :)

  5. How cool is you son w/ the medal! What a great week in photos! Have a fabulous run today!

  6. Great shots! Looks like a great week.

  7. What a week! I am a huge Ian Crocker fan--he's definitely one of swimming's "good guys". Speaking as a swim coach, I hope your son paid attention when Ian gave him tips! : ) And a trip to Europe--awesome! Can't wait to see the pictures. Did you climb that rock wall?