Thursday, July 29, 2010

Time is moving on

Wow!  It's the end of July and almost time for Conner to start kindergarten.  We have been really busy this summer and it just occurred to me that I've forgotten all about blogging.  Gasp!

I'll admit I've been weepy at times getting psyched up for kindergarten.  I know it's all part of it but I just feel like so much is going to change and so much will be beyond my control (I know God is in control, but I can't help being a control freak, arghh!) once Monday rolls around.

On the bright side we've had a great summer and I've tried to make the most of the precious time we've had left when Conner will be home with us all day ever day.  We've been to Hilton Head, a work conference in Murfreesboro (with lots of swimming for the boys), Nashville Shores, Dinosaur World.  Our summer has also been full with karate for myself and Conner.  We're both progressing up the ranks and I always feel better after being in class even though it's often stressful to make the time to get there!  Conner has really responded to karate and we often have our own "classes" at home.

Andy got me a super cool new camera for my birthday that does way more than I know about.  I need to take some classes just to figure this thing out!  But at least I look cool with my super long paparazzi lens :-)

Two days ago a stray kitten came to our house (probably 6-8 weeks old) so we've added "Tiny" to our pet family albeit she will be an outdoor cat.  Our indoor cats are really enjoying hissing at her from inside.  I guess they don't realize they're the ones that have it made on the inside.  Tiny is super sweet and has really taken to the boys so hopefully she will remain tough in the outdoors (i.e. not get run over).

Here's some pics of the boys with Tiny.  Maybe I'll do some short blogs with pics of the summer adventures within the next few weeks...

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Party on the 4th

So the kids are all tucked in and now it's time  Hubby is at the office doing his paperwork and I'm in bed doing mine.  We squeezed in some fun last night at a Sounds game with fireworks afterwards and we'll join some friends tomorrow for  BBQ and swimming.  In the meantime I'm catching up last week's paperwork in advance of being gone most of next week in a conference.  Hubby was elected president-elect of our state industry association so he has at least three more years involved with the board of directors.  I'm certainly happy for him but it does come with a fair amount of extra work.  

I probably shouldn't write when I'm tired because I might lean toward the negative when I otherwise might not be but I'd rather be doing this than my actual work.  

Anyway, hubby just reported that there was a clear view of the local fireworks show from our office parking lot and he felt guilty watching them without us.  Shortly I'm going to cue up the DVR and see the Nashville production as another way to delay my work.

Actually I just wanted to post a few pics of my cuties and to report that Cam finally seems to be on the road back to "normal" sleep.  His naps could still use some improvement but I'm pleased overall.  And just when he gets all the way back to normal we'll be moving him to a big boy bed and I'm sure it will all start over again.  Oh, I sure hope not!  Earlier I was thinking about my grumpy Memorial Day post and wanted to report something positive in the sleep department.

Here's the good stuff:

The boys ran the bases last night after the game...
Getting ready!
Camren zooming by

Conner with Cam in the distance headed for home

We got home at 11:15 pm which is 4 hours past bedtime for Cam but they were both awake the whole way home (45 min in the car) and wouldn't crash until they got in their beds.  Cam was up at 7:20 (which is fab for any other day) so when he woke up I brought him to our bed and this is what happened:

so the boys and I missed bible study this morning and barely got in our seats in time for worship service.  

We're now within the one month countdown of kindergarten starting so expect future posts to be sappy(ier) and weepy(ier).  Sometimes it just takes my breath away thinking about it.  But I'll save that for another day.

Happy 4th and thanks to all who maintain our freedoms.