Monday, March 24, 2008

Fun with grandpa

Mya and Tay had a great time riding horses with Grandpa Peterson when we went to their house for Easter.

Mya and her cousin TJ

Tay didn't quite know what to think about the horse

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Light at the end of the tunnel

I just had to share the great news I received from Micah the other day which was MUCH needed. Mya and Tay were sick all weekend so we didn't leave the house and Monday I decided I needed to buckle down and do my taxes so by this time we all were going crazy being stuck in the house. I felt like the worst mom ever. If you could have seen my kids you would have agreed. It was about noon, none of us had showered, Mya was in her underwear with chocolate pudding ALL over in her scraggly hair, on her face and all over her belly. I think she might have painted herself with it but I'm not sure I wasn't paying attention because I was too involved in my stupid taxes. Poor little Tay who just wanted me to hold him got stuck in the highchair eating everything from Marshmallows, suckers, chocolate chips, Cheerios, Cheerios, and more Cheerios and anything else that Mya could find for to make him not cry.
Anyway, the whole point of this story is that Micah called and made my day when he told me they have shipped home all of the things that aren't necessary for them to use anymore and their replacements will be there next month (I feel sorry for them and their families) and that their last day at the compound is the first of May and then it is a month of trying to get home! Of course by the time they get 1,000 men out of Iraq by helicopter, and go through all of the army demobilization that could take a while, but they are expected to be home the first of June!! There are a lot of people who tell me not to get my hopes up and that he will not be home in June. Well, they might as well be talking to a wall because all I have are my hopes. Yea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, March 10, 2008

The big yellow ball

Micah is such a cute dad, he is always thinking of crazy things to buy Mya that are so much fun. Two years ago for Christmas he bought her this giant ball and until now we have never had a backyard to let her play with it.

I was tending my friend Rachel's kids and they all had a blast rolling around in the ball.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Much needed time away

My mother-in-law called me the other day and said she would watch the kids if I had any errands I needed to run. I had just gone grocery shopping and did everything I needed to get done but I wasn't going to pass up the chance to "get away" I was trying to think of something I needed to do and then I came up with the perfect "errand" to run, a massage. I don't know how many of you out there have spent money to get a professional massage, I didn't know if it would be worth it but it was money well spent. There is nothing like a head to toe body massage. Who knew that it would feel good to have your ears massaged. I would highly suggest to all mothers out there to take an hour to relax. I'm sure your back hurts like mine does after picking up kids, cleaning the house, changing diapers and cooking dinner. So you should all take my advice and go get a massage. You deserve it!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Porter Ellett on GMA and Today show

After hearing about Porter, The Today Show and Good Morning America both contacted him and wanted him on their show. He said he wouldn't go unless he could take the starting five with him and Goor Morning America agreed. Here is a clip of him on the show.

Here is the other clip from the Today Show