Thursday, June 19, 2008

Just a quick update....

Yesterday we went to the doctor for Micah to get his shots...the poor dude had to get 5!!! Yuck! Clayton took pics with my camera, so I thought I'd post 'em for you all to see ;). He's a budding photographer/meterologist. Not too much new going on in OK....lots and lots 'o rain! Last night on the weather website, our local weather man posted rainfall amounts for cities in OK, KS and TX. Tulsa had 35.4 inches of rain so far this year....10 inches above the next highest city!!!! Thats a lot of freakin rain! Hopefully it will dry out soon and we can have a pool day. The biggest news here is that CLayton has given up *blankie*, all by himself! He was so brave...he brought down the bag of baby bedding that matches his blanket and put *him* in there...making sure to tell us all that he may take him out and visit once in awhile! So sweet...he was so brave. The biggest news in our whole family is the arrival of the 8th grandchild!! Little Rowan John Whitsitt was born yesterday at 1:54 pm. Ethans immediate response was "Cool!! Now we have an 8 man football team!" We're excited to go to KC and meet the newest dude in a few weeks! So, that is about it for now! Hope you all are having a great summer!

Monday, June 09, 2008

Ethan goes to Camp and turns ELEVEN!!!

Ethan at his campsite

The view at Camp Hale

The tent Ethan slept in all week

The dude is EXHAUSTED after a long week!

Happy Birthday Ethan!!

So, last week Ethan went off to Boy Scout camp. He was gone for a whole week, and it was so hard!! We missed him like mad. Friday night, Josh went down to the camp with another dad to spend the night with the boys and bring some of 'em home. It worked out great, b/c Saturday was Ethans 11th birthday. According to all the stories I've heard so far, Ethan had an amazing time. He got up every morning at 5:15 to practice for the mile swim he choose to complete at the end of the week!! Can you believe that?? I was certainly surprised, and so proud of him. He did the swim on Friday and did amazing. Throughout the day he worked on merit badges for swimming, pioneering, first aid and pottery. He accomplished every one! His favorite he said was pottery. It was a great week, certainly and amazing experience for him, one he wants to repeat next year!! He is still catching up on sleep, when we got him home, we went out to eat w/ the fam and he could hardly keep his eyes open. After we got home, he fell asleep on the couch and stayed that way for about 2-3 hours. The only way we could get him up was by telling him he could open his birthday presents!!! :D He'll be playing catch up for a few days, but it was worth it. Happy Birthday Ethan!!!

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Memorial Day

Last weekend my big little brother and his family came to Tulsa to spend the weekend with us. We had a great time. Lots of talking and laughing, stories out the wazz!! :D Sunday afternoon, rather than subject ourselves to freezing cold swimming pool water (as per the request of our children) we decided to have a water balloon fight. It took Josh and Ben FOREVER to fill up all those balloons, and we went through them so quick! But it was a blast. The boys all had so much fun seeing how many times they could hit daddy or Uncle Ben, or even Me! After all the balloons ran out, we set up the sprinkler and they ran through it. Aiden had chattering teeth and still wanted to play...what troopers! So much fun.

Final Day of School

I'm a little slow getting this up, the kids had their last day of school last Friday! :D But they had a great time. Claytons class had a pizza party and ice cream sundaes, along with tons of games. I snuck over for a bit to Ethans school to see how he was and he was having a blast! They had tons of those jupiter jumps all over and played on those all day, had tug-o-wars and ate like crazy. All the kiddos had a great time, but at about 1:30 Clayton says, Mama, I'm so tired, I need to go home and rest! So, we did! It was a great school year, excellent teachers, good friends. Lookin forward to a fun summer! ;D