Monday, June 18, 2007

Leah's Birthday

This past Friday we celebrated Leah's 2nd birthday. We went to ToysRUs and picked out presents, and she ate her Sonic Kid's meal for lunch. We had a barbecue with the Cunninghams, and played with new toys. A Cake topped with barbies and a new "big girl" bed topped off the night. We can't believe our baby is 2 already!
Leah is a sweet, loving and affectionate girl. She is quiet, but silly and chatty at home. She has always been really well behaved, and we look forward to all the years of her beautiful smile!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Weekend in Las Cruces

This past weekend The kids and I spent 4 days in Las Cruces. We picked up Elisa at the airport in El Paso and we were so excited to see her. She loves to spoil the kids, and I love to laugh and joke with her like we were kids again.
There wasn't much time for fun, as we were busy helping mom and dad get ready for the move. On Saturday we had the most exhausting garage sale I've ever been part of. It was bittersweet for mom and dad both; they were able to make a little money to help with the move, but parting with some of their treasures was hard.
We enjoyed eating at some of our favorites before we left, knowing that this would be the last time. (sniff, sniff)
On the way home, we had a blowout just outside of Van Horn, Texas. With no road-side assistance for 90 miles, I decided to change the tire on my own. No small task considering we drive a 4 wheel drive Chevy Suburban! It was hard, hot work in the 95 degree heat, and I quickly lost all femininity. Just as I was putting the new tire on, a truck with two men pulled up behind us. My first impression was "Oh great, we have just become a plot line for CSI!" Two tattooed, grungy men jumped out and volunteered to tighten the lug nuts for me, to make sure it would be safe. As they worked, they told me they were mechanics from San Antonio on their way home from a job in El Paso. One didn't speak English, but the other told me his name was Enrique. They finished their work and I shook their hands. I told them I wish I could give them something for their help, and Enrique said, "We were happy to have a break from driving, your blessing is all we need." Needless to say I was grateful, and a bit humbled. We arrived home safely to a very relieved Tod.
We are so happy to be home and get a rest from our vacation!

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Summer begins

Here we are at the start of another summer, and lookind forward to all that it brings.

Josh's baseball team placed second. He was proud, but also relieved that they didn't have to play another game. I guess even kids have their limit?

The boys both got straight A's all year, and were given a plaque at the end of the year. Aaron got into the GEM program (Gifted Education Midland) and will be travelling to a special school two days a week next school year. He is beyond excited, and a little boastfull too! Aaron also earned his Bear in cub scouts and was happy to stick the pin in his mom today- he's getting so old!

We are excited about my mom and dad moving to Texas. At last Texans are the vast majority! Anyone else care to join us? We are especially looking forward to a shorter drive to Grammy's house, and a big lot to run around on. We know they will miss their Las Cruces friends very much, but they are moving to their dream house, and it's a long time coming!

The kids look forward to many trips to the pool, and hopefully a lot of lounging around.