Sunday, July 20, 2008

Sunday Summary

Seth was busy this week putting rocks in his ears. Because Ryan can do everything Seth bypassed me as he headed up the stairs, saying: "I'm going tew Dad I have a wock in my eaw." After some headshaking, tweezing and special application of a fine-point screw driver, Seth now only seems like he has rocks for brains.



Jane was busy this week perfecting this trick: on the trampoline. She did it this week about 40 times, for each of us. She also learned to do the monkey bars a few weeks ago. Who needs kindergarten when you've got the circus in your future??



(old photo with some of the awesome cousins at Gabe's 6 year old birthday)
Gabe was busy this week hanging out with his fabulous cousins. Dawson came up this week to hang out with the Spokane boy cousins and they had a lot planned. Do any of you know of any 12 and 10 year olds who would go out of their way to invite and cheer for the inclusion of their 7 year old cousin?? Seriously it gets me all choked up when I think about how kind Dawson, Austin and Landon are to Gabe. He had the time of his life sleeping over, playing video games, swimming, etc. with the big kids.


Emma was busy being an angel. Seriously. She didn't get to go on the Girl Cousin swap this year and never complained once while Gabe was off having fun. We tried to make it up to her with some dates with Mom and Dad, a play-date and a cousin sleepover, but I just admire so much how she never whined about things being unfair for her this week.


Ryan was busy NOT buying an expensive road bike. Instead he took a hand-me-down, 25 year old, Panasonic (which doesn't make bikes anymore) ten-speed and changed out the tires, painted the frame, re-wrapped the handle bars, tuned up the breaks and gearing, and attaching a water-bottle holder thing. $100 vs. $1000?? That's a week's worth of work Ryan can feel proud of.


Jessica was busy having a birthday. Cinnamon rolls for breakfast, lunch out with friends, Spaghetti Factory with family for dinner (no matter how much you gear up for how fun it's going to be to spend the evening in a restaurant with your kids, IT NEVER IS), and chocolate and ice cream for dessert--what more could a pregnant lady want for her birthday?
And, now, YOU are no longer busy reading our Sunday Summary. Have a good week!

18 comments:

AMY said...

Happy Be-Lated Birthday. I have yet to discover bugs crawling in weird places, thank goodness.

Hollyween said...

The picture of Jane on the trampoline was the best of the bunch.

But rocks in the ears? That's a close second. For a minute there I thought I was looking at a big giane ball of ear wax and I was going to puke.

Ilene said...

Insert my face into that birthday lunch photo please. I so belong there, right?

Despite the low price tag, I bet Ryan looks like a million bucks on his "new" bike.

jessica said...

Maya got a rock stuck up her nose once. So gross...

If Jane is joining to the circus because of her trampoline skills , Eden will be joining as the crazy lady with all the poodles (they would all be stuffed from build a bear of course) because that is about all the skills she has unless you count her knock-knock jokes as a skill.

Well I guess she can ride a two wheeler...

jessica said...

Oh and lunch was great. I was hoping you would post the up close and personal pictures...those were awesome!

diane said...

Never a dull moment at your house with Rocky and Circus girl around!

rubberbandgrl said...

Wow. Seth needs to check out my friend's post about sticking stuff in your ear. Enlightening! HERE
I totally agree about taking the kids to a restaurant.
Looks like you had a great birthday. What are you now, 29?

Rochelleht said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

I love sweet kids. So glad you have one and that your kids have cousins who fall into that category as well. While we were at the cabin this last week with my extended family, my 10 year old niece played with and watched all the kids the whole time. She was amazing.

Bekah said...

Sounds like so much fun. Your kids always make me laugh. I miss you guys!

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you guys kept yourselves busy with lots of fun.

Lauren in GA said...

I am intrigued..."tweezing and special application of a fine-point screw driver.", huh? I have a very strong feeling that it will only be a question of time until I e-mail you for exact directions on how to extricate rocks or other foreign matter out of my child's ears. We have already had objects lodged up nasal canals around here...like I said...just a question of time.

That picture of Jane is stupendous!

Happy Birthday to Gabe! I love what you said about his older cousins.

And what a wonderful compliment to Emma...she really was angelic for not complaining at all. What a wonderful and mature girl. We have been struggling this summer with lots of, "That's NOT FAIR!" about, well, most everything, so I am so impressed with Emma. :)

Spencer said...

Jessica,
Happy B-day! Sounds like fun even the restaraunt part. Congrats on the house!! We are soo excited for you guys!

Tristan said...

Rocks in the ears? Yuck! What a busy week! Glad you had a good birthday!

Christie said...

Happy, happy birthday! Hope you celebrated some fun way that did not involve rocks in the ears.

Bridget said...

At first I thought it was a bug in his ear. Glad it was a rock actually. Jane on the trampoline is so cute. Glad you had some nice eating out for your birthday.

Dancin Queen said...

Yes I knew Tiffany M. while we were in KY, and Crystal is one of my very best friends! What a small world!

Laurie said...

Ahh, rocks in the ears. Jake's doctor (when he stuck the Thomas aquarium screw deep in his ear) said rocks are notoriously difficult to remove. I'm guessing the fine-tip screwdriver included a glob of super glue? Make sure you check Seth's other ear too!

LOVE the Spaghetti Factory--the mizithra cheese. That alone would make taking kids to a restaurant worthwhile.

Audry said...

Very impressive, no way would Trent be able to get rocks out of my kids ears. He does not have the patience. I'm also very impressed that he redid his bike. Trent would rather spent the $1000 than save money and do it himself.