Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Things I've been thinking about at 3:06am; sinkholes and what if I got swallowed up in one, if Ambien would cause me to eatwalk (a version of sleepwalk), am I required to scrapbook my kids school years - do boys even care about such things? Would I wear a wig if I ever got cancer and lost my hair - because let's face it, I rarely do my hair as it is. I wonder what show is on at 3:13am on HGTV. I wonder how mad Eric would get if I were to find out. My eyes are on fire.......oh, hello again Mr Cohen, back for round 2?
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Thursday, September 16, 2010
I guess this is another favorite early morning activity.....no one around......why not take a few pictures.....I found these just now along with 17 Photo Booth movies of him looking at himself and talking to the computer, I will have to get to posting those later.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Cohen is a great kid. He is so happy and smiley, and is afraid of nothing. He is my affectionate kid - always giving hugs and cuddles. I love this kid. Today was his first full day of preschool. It's run by a lady in our stake at her home. Lets just say the kid was ready to go. He got Buzz, put him in his backpack, and was anxiously waiting for me hurry up so we could leave. When we got there we waited for a few minutes for the teacher to come out and when she did she asked, "are you ready to come in?".... Cohen looked up at me and said, "I'm ready Mom" and took off running. I could barely snap a picture. I didn't know if I should be offended that he wanted to get away from me so quickly or thrilled that it wasn't a battle getting him through the door.
Cohen high stepping it...
Anyway, his birthday came up so quick this year. We had a long weekend for Labor Day in Yosemite and came back and started school the day after so it didn't leave me much time to plan a party. Thankfully, he's been begging me for a Pump it Up party for years which just so happened to be running a last minute party special, PERFECT!! He was thrilled. Cohen is already thinking he is going to have his party there as well. Not gonna happen.
Ethan with the ladies...
I died over this face of Roxie. So great.
Cohen going down like he should.
Cohen bored with the regular way decides he needs to try and ride a toy down the slide. It didn't quite work.
Again, with the ladies...I'm in trouble.
And home, to open presents, LEGO CITY!!
I didn't think we could top last year's trip to Yosemite but we managed to do so. The weather was perfect, the Rover didn't break down, the food was awesome, the campsite was eventful, and the bears stayed away! Eric and I and the boys drove up a day early so Eric could climb Half Dome. He didn't take a camera with him but met some other hikers along the way who said they would email him some photos...we have yet to see them. He did take one of the chains with his phone. He looked pretty thrashed when he got back to camp. The soles of his shoes were separating.
Hanging around camp - we had a double site which accomodated 12 people. We had five tents between the twelve of us. Diane and Ed win "Best Tent Set-up" they brought cots, a piece of carpet to put in their tent and even a side table for storage. It was very "lower-bowl of them". It's amazing to me that I didn't take any pictures of us eating because I think we spent the majority of our time doing just that. Seriously, we planned it perfectly - we were well fed... foil dinners, dutch oven cornbread, cobbler, pasta with peppers and sausage, breakfast burritos, gourmet turkey wraps, pancakes, s'mores, homemade churros - yummy!
The hike to Vernal Falls - last year this hike seemed to go on forever and ever. I was worried about this year because the boys would have to walk it themselves. Cohen did pretty good, he got pretty much the entire way up but was tired going down and needed to be carried for part of it. Ethan did great though and Lucy got to take a nap. The hike isn't too long, about 3 miles, but it's pretty much straight up, it was a great day hike.
The Falls - during the Spring/early Summer these falls are raging. By the time we get to them they are just a trickle, but still amazing to see. The brave ones jumped into the pool below the falls, I would bet the temp is about 50 degrees. No way I was getting in.
Floating the Merced River - we didn't do this last year and decided we needed to make it part of our trip. The river was pretty chilly but not bad when the sun was out. We floated a 3 mile stretch that winds through the park.
Headed home - thank goodness it didn't rain like last year. Until next year! Who's in?