I Should Have Built An Ark Last Year

Last June I posted about a flood that was wreaking havoc throughout our state. Well, if you don't remember the pictures that I posted last year click HERE to see them again. I just hope it is not as bad as last year. So many people lost their homes and everything that they owned. Jared, the boys, and I drove around and took pictures of the flooding so far. I hope it doesn't get much worse.The view from in the car. Look how close the river is
Some roads are already closed
A weeping willow in the river. It is usually not in the river
Trees by the road under water
A field under water
Welcome to Fort! Hope you have a boat!
Swimming anyone?

Geek In Tarining

On Saturday Jared and I took Kellen to Misty Mountain Games. We took him there because Jared thought that Kellen would love to try the Mech Warrior Pods. He was right! Kellen had a blast! They even made me drive too. We all had code names Kellen was K-Man, April was Muffin, and Jared was Teenie. These things are HUGE. Kellen and I were on a team and we were trying to kill Jared's Mech. Kellen by the pod
More by the pod
Reaching up to push a button
Checking out the console
Sitting in the pod
The next day the first thing that Kellen asked was "Can we go again?" We are going to try to go again soon. The pods at Misty are privately owned and when Misty moves they are going home with their owners.

Lunch With The Reebs

On Friday the boys had a half day of school. We met Auntie Jamie, Aiden, and Owen at Mc Donald's for lunch. The boys had a good time seeing their cousins. Ethan was such a big help with Owen. He helped him up the play things. Then he helped him down when Owen did not want to be up there anymore. Auntie Jamie, Owen, and Ethan
Ethan and Owen
Kellen being shy
I just realized that I did not get any pictures of Aiden and only one of Kellen. I just have to say that those two were in the top of the play thing and only came by me at a full run!


Let The Headaches Begin!

Kellen brought home his recorder from school today! He practiced for about a half an hour before my head could not take it anymore. He was so cute! Every time he made a mistake he stop playing and say Darn. Then he would start again. I think that I can handle the recorder or some other instrument...........except the drums. Don't tell him that he should play the drums!

Gloria Goes To School!

Today Uncle Ben brought a visitor into the boy's classes. Meet Gloria the Blue Tongued Skink! The kids had some great stories and questions about Gloria and Ben's other lizards. This is Gloria in her play pen
Kellen's classmates looking at Gloria
Ben holding Gloria so the kids could feel her
Kellen's classmates touching Gloria
More of Kellen's class. One of the kids said that Gloria felt like corn on the cob. I guess she kind of does!
Ms. Loker holding Gloria
Gloria in Ethan's class
Gloria checking out the kids
Look how happy they are to have Gloria in the class
More kids
The two little girls in the corner did not want to touch Gloria. Ben convinced them to try!
More of the kids
More of the kids getting to pet Gloria
Mrs. Krahn did not want to touch Gloria. She "chickened out" said Ethan. She finally did touch her but Ben had to turn her around. So Gloria wouldn't look at Mrs. Krahn while she was touching her.
The boys had a great time! The kids in the class loved it too! Thanks, Uncle Ben and Aunt Maire for sharing your pets with the kids!

Look What Kellen Caught!

A Leprechaun!!!!!!!!!!!


Luck Of The Irish!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

The boys wore all their green today. So they would not get pinched. The boys in their green
Funny Faces
I got both boys a hat. Kellen was not happy to have to put it on for this picture. He took it right off after this was taken. Ethan LOVED his and wore it to school!
Here are a few Irish sayings that I like
For each petal on the shamrock.
This brings a wish your way
-Good health, good luck, and happiness.
For today and every day.
If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he lucky? ~Stanislaw J. Lec
Anyone acquainted with Ireland knows that the morning of St. Patrick's Day consists of the night of the seventeenth of March flavored strongly with the morning of the eighteenth. ~Author Unknown
May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.
~Irish Blessing


Fun At The Parks!

This weekend the weather here was beautiful! We spent a bit of both Saturday and Sunday at the parks in the area. I hope the weather keeps getting warmer! I think I can feel spring in the air. Also, I want to put away the boots and winter gear for the year. Ethan sliding down the fireman's pole
Ethan hates the bridges that wobble when you walk on them. I guess going over them this way is less scary. You can see Steve in the background
Kellen can't resist a baby! He sees one and has to stop to talk to it
Ethan playing Hide and Go Seek. I gave his hiding spot away when I took the picture
Kellen under the slide. I know, you thought that you were supposed to go DOWN the slide. Not Kellen, he plays under them.
Kellen all serious
Kellen and Ethan in the tube slide
Having a meeting in the slide
My little ham, Ethan!
Ethan being strange. What can I say? They are my kids!
Ethan actually ran across the bridge!
We all played tag at the park. Jared was a very interesting target for the boys. I could just stand there and they would run right by me! Jared was tired after the game! The above picture is of Ethan trying to tag Jared.
Jared trying to tag Kellen. Man, that boy can RUN!
Ethan at the top of the slide
Kellen in mid jump!