Monday, June 29, 2009
Posted by Ritchies at 1:13 PM
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I forgot to mention a little story about Myles. Those of you who know Myles also know he as a fascination that is boarder line unhealthy with guns and shooting people. We try to keep him from shooting everyone and everything with his finger gun, however our feeble attempts are not as progressive as we would like. During our trip, he unholstered his finger gun and was shooting everyone, so I gave him a warning. He said "OKAAAAAY!" A few minutes later he was once again leading a massacre again. I looked at him and said "MYLES! Put your gun away!" He looked at me, his smile disappeared, his head hung low, and he walked across our hotel room with shoulders drooped. He walks up to the little table by the microwave, places his hand in the shape of his gun on the table holds it there for about 4 seconds, changes the shape of his hand (back to normal) and goes and sits down. We didn't have another "gun" incident for the rest of the afternoon. It was hilarious.
Posted by Ritchies at 10:02 AM
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
So we are currently in Idaho at the Holiday Inn Express...and yes I do feel smarter! Ther is a fun little family funcenter attached here called Triple Play. This place consists of go-carts, bumper boats, minigolf, bowling, lazer-tag, rock climbing, arcade, wavepool, and waterslides. Bottom line, we are having fun and enjoying the time together. A few funny things that have been going on here. We went out mini golfing today and Myles wanted to golf too. He took a ball and club then kept saying "I spank it!" He kept hitting the ball as hard as he could then saying "I spank it!" He would cut in front of everyone adn say "Me turn!" He has just been funny. At the end fo the day I took the kids back to the pool to finish off the night. When we got back he starts smiling, walks to me and says "Hi daddy, how was your day?" He is just the funniest, most lovable kid ever. Here are some pics to finish off the post.
This is the todler play area complete w/slides
Megan and Court enjoying the pool.
The kids play area dumping around 350 gallons over everything.
Court and Megan trying to go under the waves in the pool.
Bumper boating Courtney got soaked.
Doing a little golfing.
Posted by Ritchies at 10:45 PM
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Life gets going so fast, and before I know it so much has happened that I don't have the time of patience to sit and recall it all so here is a quick overview. This month so far...
1. The kids are done with school
2. This means Megan is off her ADHD meds for the summer *sigh* (not in a good way)
3. Hazel started Kinder Camp in Warden
4. Jace finally had 2 teeth break through
5. He also started solids and LOVES them...He can't stop
6. Hazel gave herself a black eye with a banana
7. Courtney learned to use the Heeleys we gave her for her birthday and now we can't convince her to take them off
8. Myles can swim with just his floaties
9. Jenny started working part time in Moses Lake at Priscilla's boutique
10. Scott and Hazel are done with School and Kinder Camp
11. The girls got haircuts
12. Jenny finished her quilts that she has been working on for 2 years...Pictures to come
13. Scott got his financial aid reinstated
14. Our strawberries are on. Yea!!
15. Megan got 8 staples in the back of her head
And we still have the other half of the month to go!
I am going to go into a little detail about Megan and her staples...
Saturday morning we woke up, had breakfast, and proceeded to do our Saturday chores around the house. We were nearly done when Megan came to me complaining that she could not shut her drawers because they had too many clothes in them. I told her to go take all the winter clothes out so we could put them away for summer. A few minutes passed when we heard a crash and Courtney screaming. Megan had pulled too hard on one of her drawers and the whole dresser came crashing down on top of her...along with the 10 gallon glass fish tank that was on top. Scott rushed in to help her and told me to get some towels to sop up the water. Scott carried Megan into the bathroom covered in blood. I stuck her in the shower so we could find out where it was coming from. We soon found the huge gash on the back of her head and a cut on the side of her neck. I threw a nightgown on her and rushed her to the hospital. The doctor looked at her and decided that she needed staples. While they went out to get the "stapler" ready megan wispered to me through her tears "mom, you need to pray with me that heavenly father will be here". So we did. They stapled Megs head 8 times and superglued the cut on her neck back together. She was a trooper. She had a couple of nicks from the tank shattering on her. The nurse came to discharge her, and gave me all the papers for the after care and this is what it said to do...
1. Home to rest
2. Staples out in 7-10 days in clinic
3. Tylenol or Motrin as needed for pain
4. Take Megan shopping for new fish
After this experience she says that she dosen't want to EVER have a fish tank again. I agree with her. She also said she wanted to eat the sucker fish for dinner.
I was so gratful for my heavenly father for looking over us. And for a nurse with an awesome sense of humor.
Posted by Ritchies at 9:32 PM