Thursday, June 24, 2010

Ryan got an owie :-(

Now that summer vacation is upon us, the boys get to join me when I go jogging. We go out to the main road, go for a ways, turn around and go home, then I finish the distance I want to run by doing laps around the neighborhood while the boys stay home. This week they both started going way ahead of me, so we went further than I had planned - we made it a mile away from the house before turning around!

Well today, a little while after turning around I noticed Ryan sitting on the sidewalk a ways down the road. I figured he was being cranky about being forced to ride his bike (he frequently starts out that way but usually snaps out of it). Then I noticed someone jogging towards me, assumed that they were out for a run like I was, and that Ryan was in his way. Then this guy stops to talk to Ryan, and I assume he's just being nice before continuing to run. Then as I get close to them I notice a car pulled over just a little ways down the road - turns out he saw Ryan crash on his bike and pulled over just to help him!

Poor little Ryan had quite the scraped up knee, and couldn't really ride his bike home. I was trying to figure out how to get Ryan, Katy, Molly, Ryan's bike, and the jogging stroller all home when a police officer pulls up beside us! He just wanted to see what was going on, and he offered to take the bike to our house. I had piled Ryan & Katy into the stroller, so I jogged the remaining .7 mile with both of them - hoo boy was that a lot harder than just Katy!

Well, we made it home, and the police officer was there waiting to make sure everything was okay. He gave the kids the junior sheriff stickers, which they were all excited about!

So then it was time to clean up the scrape. I sat him on the bathroom counter to wash his knee. He was very sad while I was doing this.

Pretty decent scrape there! Poor's just part of being a kid.

The bandaids miraculously cured him, and he felt much better. Well enough to start being happy about the dime David found & gave to him in an effort to cheer him up.

So here are all the kids with their star stickers. And all 3 of them with the extra little piece of sticker on their forehead. Silly kids.

So all in all, it was an awful lot of drama for just a scraped up knee! But it sure was nice to have a random stranger & police officer both stop to help!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Katy turned 3!

Our sweet little Katy turned 3 on June 3rd! I can't believe she's so big! I tried to get a good picture of her out by our flowers, and this was the first attempt:

I told her to put her shirt down and be modest, and this is what I got instead:

We needed to get going to help in Ryan's class, so those were all I got. Oh well, it kind of captures her being a silly three year old. :-)

Katy & I have been helping in Ryan's class for an hour every Monday for several months. Katy mostly plays quietly with the dollhouse or housekeeping area, but sometimes lets the kids read to her or something like that. They all really like to see her. So we came in to celebrate her birthday! Katy's birthday was on Thursday, but Monday had been a holiday anyway, so we got to come in. We brought little ice cream cups to share, and they sang to her! Mrs. Konzek had the usual birthday stuff for Katy (which was very nice of her!) - a crown, a pencil, and a card! This is Katy being sang to - I think she was happy!

After that we drove downtown and had lunch with Daddy. We were leaving that afternoon to go to Grandma & Grandpa's house, so we wanted to make sure Daddy got to spend some time with the birthday girl! We went out for Thai food, which was so yummy! Katy is very good at trying new food, and she really liked the chicken curry!

Right before we went to see Daddy, I thought it would be nice to get some cupcakes and sing to Katy with Daddy. So we stopped at Safeway, and I showed her the different cupcakes we could get. She decided that she wanted donuts instead. Fine with me, they looked yummy! But by the time we filled up on Thai food, I didn't have room for one. And neither of Dan's coworkers that were there at the moment wanted one either (one is training for a triathlon I believe, one is getting married soon). So we had lots left over, so we took them with us to Grandma & Grandpa's house! It was late by the time we got there (it took me a long time to get ready for some reason), but we had to have one more singing of Happy Birthday to the beautiful birthday girl!

Katy had such a fun birthday - birthday weekend, actually. Friday we went to the Bouncy Place, Saturday we had her party - posts to follow! It was fun to celebrate our precious little girl! We love having her in our family!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Lunch with my Princess

Or the alternate title, How Many Tries Does it Take to Get a Good Picture of Katy?

Last Monday Katy & I had Chinese food at Safeway. See, we were running errands, and stopped to go grocery shopping. Then I realized I was really hungry. So it probably would save us money to just buy some food and eat it before shopping, since hungry Rachel sometimes buys weird food (3 lb container of potato salad last time, most of which didn't get eaten).

I really have enjoyed our Katy Mommy time this year while the boys were both in school. She is almost always really really good when it's just the two of us, so most errands are actually more enjoyable with my Katy girl than alone. It would probably be similar with the boys, but I just never end up going with one of them. If I have to run errands with one of them, it's usually all three of them, and the naughtiness increases exponentially. I'm not really sure how we're going to eat this summer, because I don't ever want to take all of them grocery shopping ever again...

Anyhow, so Katy & I had our impromptu lunch date at Safeway, and I started snapping pictures because she is really adorable and there are never enough pictures of her. And these are how they came out, in order. Silly, silly girl!