Saturday, April 30, 2005

Saturday, April 30 2005

Had a busy week. Boys had T-ball on Tuesday and Thursday. I helped coach a little bit. It's so fun to watch them learn how to play. Julie worked as usual. The weather has been good. It rained off and on during the week, but the last couple of days have been really nice. Low-mid 70's, clear and sunny. I finally got the crabapple tree and the rest of the burning bushes planted (although, now it looks like we'll need about 4 more). Did a lot of other yard work today; mowed, put down new mulch in the flower beds. The pond is finally filled up, so watering season can now begin. We need to get some curbing done sometime in the next couple of weeks.

The boys are doing well. They're riding their bikes alot and are spending a lot of time outside. They're so funny and fun. As much as I hate to have this happen, it's time to have "the talk" with Isaac. He mentioned today a few things he's been hearing at school. It's really sad that this is happening when he's so young. I am glad that he knows he can talk to us about things like this though. Please keep our boys in your prayers. They can use all the help and protection they can get.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Monday, April 25

Nice day today--sunny and lower 70's. Went to work, then home just in time to see Julie off to work. The boys had AWANA and I had Life Group (bible study). Kids to bed and then I worked until Julie got home. In bed late @ ~12:30.

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Rainy Day

Went to church this morning, came home, had lunch and started planting burning bushes. Got 5 of them in before it started raining; I decided that was enough for one day. Joey and Danny came over and the boys played Star Wars and jumped on the tramp. Julie went to work at EDS. Isaac & Ben walked around the neighborhood and the park with their umbrellas. I worked most of the evening, trying to get caught up for a big test release on Friday.

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Busy Spring Day

Sold the Jeep today and bought a '93 Plymouth Acclaim. I'll miss the "cruiser" this summer, but it'll be nice not having a payment. I'll drive the Acclaim for a year or so, pay off some bills and double my gas mileage in the process :) It was a State vehicle that's in great shape except for the paint job. As Isaac put it, "The outside looks pretty shabby, but inside it's really nice." We had to go to Emmett to get it, but it was a nice drive.

When we got back from Emmett, we went to Ben's Family Restaurant/Qwik Wok in Kuna. All had Chinese. Benjamin told us that one of the neighborhood kids called one of the other kids a bad name today. We asked him what he said, and Ben said he couldn't say it. We told him it was OK to tell us what the word was. He said, "Um, actually, I can't remember what it was...but it had a hole in it."

Speaking of Benny, it was a big day for him today--he rode his bike without training wheels for the first time! We've tried a few times this spring, and it just wasn't working for him. Today he and Isaac were at a birthday party in the neighborhood. Ben looked at his friend's bike and thought, "I think I can ride that." Well, he did. So we took his wheels off, and now he's all over the neighborhood.

Isaac lost another tooth yesterday. Forgot to put it under the pillow last night, so we were going to do it tonight. Isaac said he wanted to take it to school to show everyone, and I asked it he wanted to wait until Monday night for the Tooth Fairy to come. He decided he'd rather take the money and run.

It was a pretty nice day today, mostly sunny, around 70 deg. Had a few spits of rain mid-afternoon. We're starting to get our landscaping in shape; planted 5 burning bushes today and have 11 more to plant plus a crabapple tree. Hopefully we can get those done tomorrow.