Sunday, September 18, 2011

A Little of This & A Little of That!

Don't really know what Sasha is doing here...funny though!
 We hiked to Stewart falls with my brother's and sister's families.  We went on Labor Day.  It seemed that everybody and their mother's uncle was there with us.  It was really fun!

Andy was trying to hold Jason still for a picture.

 This is Andy with a lot of the Scouts to complete Jason's Eagle project up on the G mountain.  They cleared a new portion of the G hike so it won't be so steep at the end of the hike.  They had a great time doing the project.  Tyler and Sam found a lot of old, old cans and even a coke bottle that dated back to the 30's or 40's.  They both want to go back for treasure hunting.  They found Shasta cans, 7up cans and others.  Some had the old pull tab on them but some you had to use a can opener to punch both sides in order to drink...I don't remember those kind of cans.

 It was Homecoming on Saturday night.  This is Michael with Megan getting ready to go.  I miss being able to take pictures because I am the mom of the boy and all the pictures get taken at the girls house.  Thanks to the girls parents for taking good pictures.
 They look soooooo good!!!
  Both the boys had really wonderful girls to take to the dance.  I am grateful for great parents who raise wonderful daughters for my sons to date!

 This is Tyler and his date, Lexi.  This was Tyler's first date.  They look really good together and everyone had a great time.  They went out in group dates.  There were twenty kids in Michael's group.  Tyler had a big group also.
 Left to right, Tiffany, Courtney and Lucy, Courtney's sister.  They went on the "Dirty Dash".  It was a 10K in Midway by Soilder Hollow.  It is called the Dirty Dash because you run most of it in huge puddles of mud.   They also went with their friend Josh.  He must have taken this picture.  He is in the next picture though.  Tiffany works with Courtney and Josh at the care facility.  She had such a great time.  Wish we could have gone with her but we had soccer games and a lot of running around to do.  

 This was the after picture.  They were covered in Mud!  I am really glad Tiffany has good friends to hang out with.  She needs that in her life right now.  You got to be a good friend to do something like this, right?!

 Vitaliy has an amazing gift at creating amazing things out of legos.  This is a house he built.  Now the pictures do not do it justice.  He has built bookshelves with books on them, plank flooring, a microwave, cabinets, shelves, tables, chairs, computer desks, name it, he came up with it.  Now we have been buying Legos for years and we have these huge bins of Legos.  He has organized them and keeps building amazing things.  I can't even begin to list all the different things he has built.  This was definitely the most impressive to me because there is such attention to detail.  I would love anyone's input on others things I could encourage him to do with these talents that he has.  He also has a great talent fixing and working with electronics.  He can fix things and create things out of old phones and chargers, radios and thing like that.  If you have any suggestions, I would love to hear them.

 This is a close up of the kitchen.  You can see the plank flooring, the countertops, chairs and cups on the table.

This is a side shot of the house along with the car that he made to go inside.  Like I said, this is just one of many, many things he has built.  

I just wanted to throw this one in.  They are so cute together, Jenae and Jackson.

The days and weeks are moving faster than I can keep up with.  It's Friday before I can blink an eye.  The kids are growing up so fast.  As school was starting I saw so many moms with their toddlers and car seats and realized that I was moving out of that after so many, many years of strollers, car seats, diapers, pacifiers.  I still have one more sort of toddler at home and I try to enjoy every single minute with him because I feel those days slipping through my fingers.  I love being a mom of teenagers and I think they are great.  I have a soft spot for teenage boys because I have so many of them and they fill my life with fun and laughter.  I guess I am starting to close the door to some stages and moving into others.  I am just going to keep enjoying the journey.....I'm still hanging on as we go because it goes quickly and sometimes there are a few bumps in the road.....wouldn't trade my life for anything in the entire world!!!!!


  1. As a mother of lots of girls :) I'll have to remember to send pictures to their dates' parents... Kids do grow up too fast. It makes me sad. My baby is four! She starts kindergarten next year. I want to have as much time with her as I can between now and then. If I could just get the boys into school... Talk to you soon:)

  2. Fun pictures. :) That house is AMAZING! An architect, maybe?

    It was fun to see you this week! I miss talking to you all the time like when we were all in the middle of mountains of paperwork.

  3. You could choose from thousands of different colors, patterns and style and you could even customize it and create your own kitchen countertops.