Monday, August 25, 2008

The Kids

Well today was the first day of a new school year and I'm already exhausted. The first day is always so hectic. During my time off, I've been glued to the Olympics (going to bed late every night), and spending quality time with my husband and son. It's amazing how much you miss your family when you see them every day. Franni continues to keep us on our toes, and when we punish her by putting her outside, Kyson antagonizes her. It is funny to watch those two in action. They may get on each other's nerves, but they sure do like each other.

On morning, however, we left the door open so Franni could come back in when she wanted to. It was only a few minutes. I was doing the dishes and Kris was working on his computer in the same room. Well, Kyson escaped and we didn't notice until he was already outside in the mud. It was terrible. He enjoyed it, but me. . . well, not so much. I got over it though. At least he's adventurous right?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Cornucopia of Randomness

Kyson with my old stuffed animal, Ra, from when I grew up.

Kyson and Kris mowing the lawn.

Kyson reading his books (nothing unusal, I just like to see it).

Franni Faye taking a nap.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Shakespeare and More

Well I've been out of town again. I spent the last 6 days in Cedar City as a chaperone for 12 of my students at the Shakespearean Festival. We saw Taming of the Shrew, Othello, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Fiddler on the Roof, a props seminar, literary seminar, costume seminar, backstage tour, and spent a day in Zion's. It's amazing how exausting it is chasing 12 teenage girls around for 6 days. It was a great trip, but I'm glad it's over. I'm in charge of planning this trip every year and it never gets easier. I'm proud to say my students understood the plays and really enjoyed them.

Since I've been back I've been overwhelmed with grades. I currently on break and don't have work at one of my schools, but I've spent 3 days so far grading papers to finish grades from summer school (because I was out of town the last week of the quarter). I should finish grades tomorrow.

Kyson and Kris, the loves of my life, have been so fun. It's apparent that my boys missed me. Kyson lights up when he sees me and just started crying when I walk out the door, even to take the garbage out. He definitely misses me. The night I got back we went to Red Robin for dinner and Kyson got a balloon. Boy Kyson and Franni Faye have been fighting over that thing, until Franni popped it.

Kyson has also been playing with my old stuffed animal from when I was little. it's Ra my lion. My grammy Tinsch made it for me and now Kyson plays with it.

I'm trying to attach pictures, but I keep getting errors. I'll try again in the morning and add pictures if it will work then.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Bear Lake

We've been out of town A LOT this summer, and I went away for a few days with Kyson. I'll be leaving again soon, but Kris will stay home. This time we went to Bear Lake, and it was so much fun. Kyson is such a spoiled kid. He's only one and he's had so many opportunities that many never get. It's funny because when we went to the beach in New Hampshire, he couldn't get enough of the ocean. However, for some reason, he needs coaxing to get into the lake. you'd think the frigid North Atlantic would be more intimidating than Bear Lake. While he doesn't take too well to the water, he loves the sand. He likes to dig and throw sand, and play in the mud.

Along with the beach, we also went on the wave-runner, four-wheeler, and my father's beautiful boat. Kyson seemed to enjoy the adventures, but I think that four0wheeling is his favorite because it's so relaxing for him. One night he even completely fell asleep on the ride - and it wasn't smooth. Last year he went tubing and this year we added wave-running. We didn't go very fast, we topped out at 17 mph.

I can't end this post without taking a moment to show off my dad's beauty. He took Kyson out on the lake and it was so cute. He took his fishing pole in hopes to catch a fish for Kyson. In my father's words, "He'd love it!" Well, he didn't get the fish, and Kyson didn't love it. But the gesture was sweet. Isn't that yacht just gorgeous?