Tuesday, July 5, 2011
It is hard to believe Dylan is now 13 years old. His birthday was June 10th. I have been so busy with work and school, now's the first chance I've gotten to post about his big day. This year Dylan wanted a cookie cake. I ordered a double layer because I didn't want to miss out on the icing. Mrs. Field's knows how to make cookies. The cake was delicious. I didn't realize how big it was going to be, but we had James' mom, dad and cousins Linda and Dank to help us eat it.James' parents were in town for Dylan's birthday and watching his baseball game. James' cousins, Linda and Dank also came to watch him play. We were a very loud group. Everyone kept turning around and staring at the people who talked funny. LOL
For Dylan's birthday dinner, he chose to eat at Bandanna's. Notice the huge smile on James' face. This is his favorite restaurant, so he was happy Dylan chose it.
James' parents enjoyed our neighborhood yard sale. His dad bought items and tried to turn around and sell them again for profit. Didn't work out quite like he'd planned.
I took James' mom & cousin Linda to old Saint Charles. We visited all the shops and found the most amazing spice and mixes shop. The key lime pie cheese ball was delicious and caused us to spend way too much money. LOL
It was a great weekend celebrating Dylan's birthday, watching baseball and visiting with family.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
We have been super busy this spring. I'm currently half-way through my training to become a surgical technologist. Classes are time consuming, but I love my program. This spring I've been in a class where we do mock surgeries every week. I've participated in a breast biopsy, carpal tunnel release, lap chole, appendectomy and some others. While at SLU anatomy lab I was able to dissect a kidney and explain their function to a bunch of highschoolers. In August I start going out for clinicals in the hospitals. I can't wait!
A lot of my "free time" is spent at the baseball field this spring. Dylan is in his third season of baseball. After two years of being slaughtered EVERY game, it's nice to be on an undefeated team. I'm actually paying attention to the games this year! Of course, I do still talk to any girl sitting next to me, but I'm actually keeping track of runs and outs. Who am I? Maybe all along I just needed some wins to get me into baseball. Watching Dylan out there makes me have flashbacks of watching James play in college. He plays the same position and let's face it, he looks just like James. Dylan's usually one of the top scorers on the team & he's great at center field. He's hoping to play on the high school baseball team. One more year to prove he's got it for varsity!
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
For Austin's 13th birthday we went to Cancun, Mexico. We had so much fun, but we didn't carry the camera & video camera around with us that much. I had lots of little videos from time in our room & a visit to Tulum. Finally, a year later, I've put them all together in a movie to remember our time there. My movie making skills are basic at best.
It's so funny to see how young Austin & Dylan were then compared to now. Austin's voice is much deeper now & he's a lot taller than me now too. I'm glad we have these videos to remember this time in our lives.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
We started off Dylan's birthday by letting him unwrap his presents at 12:01 AM!!! Then we whipped him soundly (12 licks) and sent him off to bed. I awoke later (10 AM) to find him in the family room with his big rebounder already put together. We bought him a rebounder so that he could practice playing catch even with James out of town. Those of you who know me well, know that I don't play catch. I'm so afraid the ball will hit me that I end up closing my eyes which inevitably makes me get hit by the ball.
That night we took Dylan to Red Robin for dinner. After dinner, the neighbors came over to eat cake & ice cream. We also had fun playing Guesstures and Twister. The next day the boys had fun playing in the pool. Austin & Dylan had just recently watched the movie, "Fired Up". It's about two boys who join a cheerleading squad to get girls. Well, after watching all the cheerleading pyramids the boys were dying to try it out in the pool. It was hilarious to watch & they had a blast doing it.
If only I could read his mind.
Notice Buster licking Ryon's leg. I think he's trying to distract him!