Tuesday, November 11, 2008

We had our first heavy frost

We woke up yesterday to a heavy frost. Max needed to be at the school and ready to play by 6 am for basketball. Wow that was early! I took a few pics that I will post later.
I had the remarkable luck to view two deer in our subdivision yesterday morning as well. They were about 20 yards from me. Awesome beauty in those animals.
Today it is raining. I think it is supposed to last all day. We woke up yesterday to 26 degrees farenheit. It didn't get over 39 degrees yesterday.
One last violet peeking through the leaves
and covered with frost.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Lots and lots of rain

Overnight we had 5 inches of rain in 1 hour with severe thunderstorms. Then today we had 2 more on top of that! We have a bridge washed out in town, a road washed away and a hole in another one. Our swimming pool is nearly over flowing. Roads were flooded this morning and it was a challenge to leave town and head out to a swim meet first thing this morning. The rain stopped for the meet and for Kaci to attend a pool party at their home pool.

During the week we had another swim meet. The girls are loving it, and Kole is hating having to go and sit and watch. LOL Of course he would. He is a very busy boy.

Kali has decided that she wants to do tumbling this next school year along with band and Kaci wants to do dance and piano. Kole will be doing football and piano. He was not very fond of basketball. ha ha ha

We are getting ready to get Kole's bedroom ready to welcome Max William our new exchange student from Brazil! We know that Max is interested in the Symphony Orchestra in Springfield and is looking forward to it (we think). I would expect him to be here at least a week before school starts.

This year I am supervising 3 other exchange students during their 10 month stay. They all, including our Max seem like very motivated students. I placed two boys and two girls this year. Pretty good for someone with a full time job, a wife, and mother to three children and 4 dogs and a cat.

The kids had a sitter come to the house last week so our day care provider could have a well deserved vacation. They loved it! They played games and did chores. Their favorite was hide and seek with all the lights out and drapes pulled to make the house dark. No lights could be used. Kayla also did the girls hair for their swim team photos. She was awesome! I hope Tracy won't mind if we borrow her from to time. LOL

Saturday, July 05, 2008

4th of July madness

We had a very busy 4th of July. The day started with getting kids ready and packing the van to go to a 4th of July cookout/party, then to see Grandma and the new member to the family, then back home. We left at 11 in the morning and returned at 11 at night. We took all three kids and the two smaller dogs This made or quite the van full.

We had a wonderful time with our friends the Wanless family, Newbury family, Dodd family and so many others. The park was awesome and so was the view! The food and company could not have been beat. Just an overall fun day!

We visited with Grandma for a very short time, then off to see my brother, Pat (new grandpa) and Sondra (new mommy) and Trey, Sondra's new son.

On our way home we were able to view the fireworks shows from all the little towns on the way through. Very cool. At one point we were watching 4 different shows at once.

We did not get to see Sondra. She was sleeping. Her brother Phil was sleeping too. But we were able to chat with my brother and his near to be fiance Patty. And all of us except Kole got to hold Trey. Yes, his name is Trey not Trevon. Full name: Trey Maurice Cunningham, DOB: July 1, 2008.

See the pictures from our day:

Playing badminton and a view from the park

The we have lots of pictures of everyone passing baby Trey around.

I could just sit and hold Trey all day. Hmmmm I wonder if mommy Sondra would let me have him for a couple days then I can give him back! ha ha ha I love it!

His monster feet are longer than my index finger! We think he will have long feet like his dad. We are thinking he has Sondra's lips and Davids nose. But definitely looks like Grandma Cuningham when we bunches up his face! LOL

Thursday, July 03, 2008

We've been busy

Last weekend we finally got the pool put together and started filling it. We finally have it filled by adding some water each day. Kole is so excited about the pool.
Now we just need to put on the steps for the deck and it will be done too.

We also let Mia in for a while the other day and boy did the dogs have fun. It raised havoc in the household, but all in all they behaved pretty well.

Kali with Mia and Reiko
A little on the dark side.
Mia and Tasha have learned how to open the gate so we have to keep a clasp through the hole to keep them from opening it and wandering the neighborhood. I have found out that there is at least one neighbor scared to death of Mia. The only reason is because she is a doberman. They are also afraid for Reiko because he barks. Jeez. Oh well. We are doing what we can to keep all four contained.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

A new great nephew

Finally got the picture loaded to the computer
Trevon Maurice July 1, 2008

Last night our neice gave birth to her first baby. A baby boy who she and the David, the father, have named Trevon Maurice. At least that is what the name was going to be, who knows that may change. She had to have a cesarean since there were difficulties and he was finally born about 9:15 pm on July 1. He is 9.06 pounds, 21.5 inches long and his head is 39 centmeters! He has one big head! I will share a pic of mom and baby when I get one. Mom and baby were both donig well at 9:30 last night and baby Trey was trying to find anything to hang on to. LOL Pat, my brother said that Phil, the new uncle did the same thing in his sleep.

That's all for now!

Added a pic and added the name change. Isn't he a cutie!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Swim team keeping us busy

We have been keeping busy with swim team practices and meets. The girls are really enjoying their time on the Dolphins team.

Kali just after finishing a race
Kaci getting ready for a race

We had a really hard downpour of rain the other day and it was warm and raining so the kids went out to play in the rain with plastic cups to catch the rain water

Kali, Kole, and Kaci with their cups
Playing in the rain!