Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Happy Birthday Uncle Curtis!

12 things about Curtis

1. he is a computer genius. I call him for all computer questions and he always patiently helps me!

2. he graduated from BYU as a computer engineer (of course!)

3. he would help me with my math and chem homework in HS even though he is 2 grades younger!

4. he set the curve in the chem class we had together -i was a senior and he a sophomore

5. he had the worlds best popeye face- when he was 3 (i need to get a pic. of that!)

6. we would play a lot when we were little, we loved thunder cats, he-man and she-ra, superman and wonderwoman, sometimes i tried to brib him play barbies but it didn't work so well.

7. he claims i was bossy when we were little but that is not true, i tried to tell him what to do but he wouldn't do it!

8. he is a bit of a picky eater (especially when he was younger) but learned to like more things when he was on his mission in Nebraska, Omaha spanish speaking. (except Peanut Butter.)

9. he hates peanut butter smell, taste, everything. we used to chase him around with spoons of peanut butter!

10. he got kicked out of daycare for biting the other kids. He had sharp teeth and if your hand got near it would get a little bite! I was on the recieving end of that a few times- watch out!

11. he pushed me into the deep end of the pool when i was 4 and i cut my chin and had to go to the ER to get it stiched up. He also broke 2 of my teeth with rocks he was throwing at me. (danger!)

12. He is an awesome Uncle and the kids LOVE him!

We hope you have a super birthday Uncle Curtis! We love ya!

(yes he is single so if you live in the San Diego area leave a post and a resume and we'll get back to ya! hehe)

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Ode to Graduation

I can't believe it has been a whole year of Kindergarten! Miss Arnold was a fabulous teacher and Justin loved to go to school! (thank goodness). Today Kindergarten graduation, tomorrow high school graduation! Yikes. Well for now we will take it one day at a time. I am a little nervous about finding fun stuff to do during summer break, but it has been nice to gain an hour and half perviously spent getting ready for school and driving there and back. I have found I can get a few more things done!
The graduation was so cute, nice and short, but cute! They sang the funniest song then showed a DVD of the year and burned a copy for each family! And the certificate are amazing. Miss Arnold did an amazing job! I am so greatful for all the wonderful teacher out there that work so hard to teach our children! Next stop FIRST GRADE!!!!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Grab a Wrench!

Justin has been asking for over a year for us to take off his training wheeles. But I couldn't really help him when I has prego with the twins, so i told him to wait. And he did. He asked again after they were born and I told him we would soon. Well summer came and there wasn't much bike riding going on (lots of swimming though). So this winter, as we got back into bike riding, he went and got a wrench (the right size and everything) and took his own training off! After running next to him a couple of times he turned to me and said "thanks mom, I got it" and he did. We went riding every morning and after two days he could get going really well. By the end of the week he was passing around us and off roading. The morale to this story is "patience is a virture but if you take to long I will do it myself!"

(I was practicing panning in the first pic and that was my best one except Alexa got in the shot, but I think I still like it anyway!)