Thursday, April 18, 2013

Art Project

Kirsten and Abigail have decided to take on an art project.


They're using chalk to zentangle my driveway.


 
 

Of course, we're not allowed to park in the driveway now. The project has been put on hold because of the tests they had in school this week.

And, it rained today and there may still be more on the way so we'll have to see what's left after.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

OK, that's better....

This week, although crazy busy at the office, was better.

It will be nice for tax day to come and go so that Dax can come home every night. I think he only slept at home three nights this past week! We've been that busy.

The kids are, as always, busy with school and all that goes with it.

Kirsten and Abigail are still working with the kindergarten kids two mornings a week to help them learn to read. It's nice to see them involved and helping, and the fact that they enjoy it is just icing on the cake.

Wyatt started golf practice last week. I haven't seen the schedule yet so don't know when his first tournament will be. Sometime soon he and Dax are going to go shop for clubs for him. Right now he's using the clubs that Dax used in high school! (And we're not even going to get into how old that makes those clubs -- let me just say that technology has changed a little since then.)

Kirsten and Abigail are both playing tennis and have practice several afternoons a week. They have their first tournament coming up on Saturday. I won't get to see it (but Dax will be there) because Addison has a pageant in Austin. She had mercy on me and held off on entering any during tax season.

I took Abigail and Kirsten to the tennis courts to practice one weekend not too long ago so I'll leave you with this quick video of Abigail.

She's a juggling genius!!! You're going to be blown away!

video

Sunday, April 7, 2013

A less than spectacular week....

As I said before, we had a good Easter spent with family. However, it was marred a little for the children when they received a somewhat snarky email. It's hard to explain to them how someone can tell them that they love them and then do or say hurtful things at the same time. Just another one of life's tough lessons. We've tried to teach them that you can't just rely on what people say, but also to pay attention to how they treat you because it will show you how they really feel. Ugh!

And, Dax has been so busy at work (we're grateful for the business and the faith our clients have in us) that
he's spent more nights sleeping at the office than at home. He's exhausted to say the least.

On Monday, Abigail got hit in the eye with a ball at tennis practice. It swelled up quite a bit and was awfully bloodshot. The swelling went down after a couple of days, but it took all week for the redness to go away. Thank goodness she didn't get a black eye though.

They all had the state standardized tests on Tuesday and Wednesday which they were nervous wrecks about. I think they'll all do fine on them, but there's so much emphasis on these tests that you can't help but freak out a little at the pressure of passing.

Then, yesterday Abigail's dog was not feeling well in the morning. He got worse during the day and while I was dropping Wyatt off at the house (intending to head back into the office) the dog had a seizure. I was on the phone with the vet when it happened so they told us to head right over. Rocky had three more seizures on the way to the office and yet another while they were wheeling him into a room. It was terrible! After many tests, they found that he had gotten into anti-freeze and it was a lethal dose. In order to save him a painful death Abigail and I decided to have him put to sleep. She is heartbroken to say the least. It is so hard as parents for us to see one of our children hurting and knowing there isn't anything we can do to make it better. We're all just trying to love her through it. I know she'll be fine, but she loved that crazy dog so much.

So, we are all hoping and praying for a better week ahead of us.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Easter Fun

We had a good time this Easter. Our family came enjoy each other's company and to eat too much food.

The Easter Bunny didn't hide eggs this year, but he did leave baskets for Dax and the kids.


But, the Easter Bunny did me one better. I got all the left over candy!!


And this year I was actually able to catch the Easter Bunny on camera
.

I have to be honest here. That's really not what I had ever pictured the Easter Bunny to look like!