Well, I finally made it. After signing up about 3 months ago, I am now actually posting something. Yeah me! The problem was, I got caught up reading everybody else's blogs and always ran out of time to do mine. Cameron says that I am addicted to reading blogs, and it's true, I CAN'T STOP! I need help. Anyway, we figured this was a great way for us to update people on what is happening in our lives, since we are so far away from EVERYONE!!! So, I will get everyone up to speed on what is happening.
First the kids...
Zack is 7 and will be starting the 2nd grade in a few weeks. He is the responsible one. He's missing 4 1/2 teeth right now and thinks it's very cool. His favorite past-time is playing XBOX. It is like a drug to him! He can't get enough. His favorite games are the Lego Star Wars games. Forget about video games being something that is lazy and makes you dumb...this kid jumps around like he is one of the characters in the game. He is also very good at analyzing the whole thing. There is no way he will get out of shape or loose brain cells.
Then there is Coleman, who is 4. We absolutely love Coleman! He is smart, funny, helpful, and LOVES his family. He is also a very emotional child. We always joke that he is a 13 year old girl stuck in a 4 year old boy's body. One minute everything is great, and the next his whole world is crashing down around him. He loves to play XBOX with Zack. Zack even taught him his trick for playing really well, which is to do exactly what your character is doing. So, if your guy jumps, then you jump. They both are hopping around the t.v. the whole time. Coleman loves to draw, but it's only ever a picture of one thing--a Spinosaurus (dinosaur). He is very proud of each one that he draws.
Next we have Riley, 2. She is our loud child. She yells everything. I thought at one point that maybe she couldn't hear anything, and that she was just being loud so she could hear herself. Come to find out, she can hear fine, she just likes to yell. She loves purses, dolls, my kitchen towels for wrapping up her dolls, and doing whatever I am doing. She is my shadow.
Finally, Maren, who is almost 10 months old. She is very sweet and mellow. She is what every mother needs as their 4th child. Her latest tricks are crawling at lightning speed, standing up without holding onto anything--for about 30 seconds, and giving very big, very wet kisses. Sometimes, she gets so excited when someone plays with her that she throws up! I'm not quite sure if that's a trick, but it's pretty funny.
Ok, you made it through. I promise that the rest aren't going to be so long. Just wanted to play catch up for a minute. And so you know, I expect comments!!