Tuesday, August 26, 2008

What did you say?

Mommy: Madison, how do you say my name is in Spanish?

Madison: Me llamo Madison.

She did pretty well so we repeated it a few times to get the pronunciation right and then...

Jaden: Me llamo Jaden!!

Excuse me!? Did my two year old just speak Spanish? Granted, the pronunciation wasn't that great but yeah, he said it. And kept repeating it. Kids amaze me.

*Madison was having her first spanish lesson of the school year. We don't randomly speak spanish in our house. :) She was so excited to be in first grade. I hope her love of school continues.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Another random boring post from Robert

Hey hows it going everyone? All is cruising along here. Just getting ready to go on vacation again here soon. The wife and kids are doing really well. We just got done having Daniel and Mom down here. We had an awesome time with both and it was so cool spending time with both.

The US is doing really well in the Olympics, which is awesome. How about that Micheal Phelps. Russia is supposidely leaving GA, which is awesome as well.

Church is going well. We have a new worship pastor type guy who is pretty good at singing and playing the guitar. and we have so many singers you might confuse us with earth wind and fire. But we sound pretty good. Well what would a post be without a little rant? just a little one. And its not that controversial:).

I can't wait until there is no more denominations to what we believe. For instance, at our church there is a gospel service, and a traditional service. As you can probably imagine the gospel service is pretty upbeat and cheery and loud. However the traditional service, even though they have drums which I play, aren't always upbeat. The preaching is the same essentially but there is still that disunity between the two. And I think that both services have saved people in them. I dont think when we get to heaven we will worship just with hymns or whatnot. I think we will worship with everything together. Whether it be hip hop to rock to hymns on a piano. There is no one correct way to worship God. King David danced in the streets scantily clad. I dont think we should do this exactly. But you get the point. Our enemy uses this disunity to his advantage. And for those of you who don't know. Thats bad. Just sayin....

Isn't worshipping cool? For those of you who dont know, Kutless is one of my favorite bands like ever known to man. They came out with a new cd recently. I believe the name of the cd is " To know that your alive". Anyways one of the songs is titled "promise you". This song really kind of sets the theme to life right now. Sadly, for some crazy reason, the moment i became a christian life has just gotten a little bit harder. And by a little bit, I mean a lot. Sometimes the reality hits you that you have no idea what the purpose is of what God has you going through and thats all you can rely on. What a comfort that is. Anyways, here is the verse.

I'm waiting for the sun to rise
And make the darkness go away
The time has come to say goodbye
And God will help me find a way

Anyways I guess this thing will stop as random as it started. Erin just put on Xmen 3 and after 10 hours at work and 2 hours at worship practice it looks a lot more fun then typing on the computer. Have a good day everyone. God bless. I will post a little more in a few days. Take care!

Monday, August 11, 2008


Congratulations to my hubby and some members of his paintball team. They won a tournament that they played here on base.

*Jaden wasn't happy....he wanted mommy.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Swimming Lessons


Ways to Make a Trip to the Mall Extra Fun

First, run into traffic.....in Idaho, where apparently stand-still traffic is not something they are used to. (Coming from the Seattle area you always planned a little extra time into your drive to account for traffic and brought something to entertain you, snack on, etc.)

Second, watch all the Idahoans turn off cars and get out and walk around with no clue as to what to do.

Third, sit in said traffic for a long time while having to pee. Badly.

Fourth, leave kids playing on side of freeway with Grandma while you and your husband begin walking to the weigh station 1 1/2 miles ahead only to have to run back when you are in sight of it because the accident has been cleared and cars are starting to move.

Fifth, chat with a stranger who has brought his pet python to the mall. And then let your daughter hold the snake.

To finish up the fun trip to the mall eat dinner at Red Robin and be served by the best waitress I have ever had. Then head home to put the worn out kiddos to bed.

And that my friends is how you make an ordinary outing extraordinary. :)

*Really, I do take my kids safety very seriously. I promise. This trip was out of the norm.

Fun at the Hangar

Thanks to our friend Kevin we had an unexpected treat last weekend. We were able to go out near the flight line and see some jets from the USAF and from the Indian Air Force. (that would be the country of India...not Native Americans for all those wondering. :)) The kids....and the adults, ok, maybe only me.....had so much fun looking at the jets and talking with the pilots.

On a side note, the Indian pilots were fascinated with our kids and our friends. They kept taking photo after photo. Pretty sure they had never seen hair as blond as Madison's. And they really enjoyed it when Robert talked to them in their language. Their smiles were enormous after they realized he had actually spoken to them in something other than English. (By the way, Rob learned some of their language while overseas last year from a tcn that he befriended.)

Robert and the kids posing under the Indian jet.

I was really amazed by the jets. And the look of disgust is due to the fact that the cockpit is TINY and to someone who is extremely claustrophobic I couldn't believe people willfully get into the seat.

Our friend Kevin, his oldest son, and our family. (You can see part of his wife's head by mine. She was pushing the stroller with the twins.)

All of the planes that were on display and a bunch of the Indian pilots.

A Busy, Busy Bee

Last Friday Madison was in the play Rumpelstiltskin. She was a cute little bee that sang at Clara's honey farm. She was so cute. And she loved being onstage. And she wasn't the least bit nervous. Although, with her personality I don't think that was ever really something to worry about. :)
The busy little bee fully enjoying her time to shine.

By the way...if the photos are blurry that's because she wouldn't stop flitting about. And there were about 50 others trying to get photos too.