Sunday, August 30, 2009

This is a whole week late. We've been pretty busy lately (okay, so we're always busy) and have enjoyed some fun activities the past couple of weeks.

I really like this outfit that Elden is wearing. This is him 1 week ago.

A picture that one of my kids took. I think Cal was the genius behind it. Hope you're not nauseous right now.

The last Thursday in August we went to the sprinkler park while Clark was at school.

The last Saturday of August I took the boys to a primary activity on building eternal families. They really enjoyed it. We have great leaders and teachers in our primary here. For lunch we went to the USO. I don't think we'll be doing that again. The kids were great but they didn't want to eat the nachos. Okay, Clark did, but the other kids just picked at their food.

I didn't realize we had the same shirts on till later. Go Dr. Who club!

We then took a trip to the Rubidoux River in Waynesville with Jen and Kristi. There was a good amount of wind for flying kites.

That night we watched our friends' kids and the other neighbor kids joined in on the festivities too.

Work is going well for Lee. It is pretty busy, especially since two more doctors are gone. He has been riding his bike to work everyday in the morning and has gotten a couple of bike rides in on the weekends. The weather here has been amazing and it's been quite a mild summer.

Clark is doing well in school. He didn't get into the LEAP program, which was disappointing. I'm hoping he'll do well on the nationalized testing again so he can try and get into it next year. His teacher recognized me yesterday when I was leaving Walmart and I did not recognize her, which I felt bad about. I had the girls with me at the time and she said that she didn't know I had two other kids. Then I told her I had two more. It was pretty funny. I also found out that Cal didn't get into the free PACE preschool on base. And unlike the LEAP program, I was happy about that.

Everytime I see Clark run into school he seems to shrink into this tiny little boy. At home I need to be careful because sometimes I think I deal with Clark like he is 12, and he is only 6. But it is sad seeing him run off into the school. Shanna had Clark's backpack on the other day and I started thinking about when the girls will go to school. I stopped thinking about it because it was making me sad. What I did with Clark in getting him ready for kindergarten I am going to do with Cal. I am glad he can be home one more year. Plus Cal has had a wonderful time playing with his friend up the street during the day. He and his friend are very cute together and his mom has been taking Cal with them to storytime.

So another funny little story, a few weeks ago I received a call on my cell phone from a number I didn't recognize. I went ahead and answered. It was an automated message saying something like: "I'm calling concerning your credit card. Be assured, there is nothing wrong with your credit card..." HA! Don't people do their research? We haven't had credit cards since February. And Lee got the same message too! A few days ago I got a thing in the mail about Marlboro advertising their website. I am the last person in the world that would smoke. Matt should do a research paper on the mishaps and marketing mistakes of giant companies.


Cardiganwearer said...

I had no idea you guys were into Dr. Who. As long as we're on the subject of the BBC have you guys seen the show Top Gear? I love it.

Photo Crazy! said...

I am still laughing about the matching shirts! I guess you both were having a Dr. Who day. Love the updates!

Lois said...

Sounds like you are keeping VERY busy and having lots of fun! That's too bad about Clark and the LEAP program, but that's cool that he was smart enough to be considered!

Lena said...

Fun stuff with all your kids.