Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Swim Lessons

We took swim lesson at the beginning of summer. I think we made some big improvements and now we just need to practice.


Road Trip #3
We took a road trip to Nashville. My Grandfather past away and we wanted to be there to show our love and support for my Grandma. We will miss him so much but are happy for the knowledge that we will see him again someday. It was great to spend time with family and remember the great man that he was.
Karen, Kim, Grandma, and Mom.
Three Generations of Christensen Women!
Ron taught the boys how to have tie rolling races!
It was a long drive there and back. I don't know if we would have made it if it hadn't been for DQ and Tyler being our awesome backseat go to guy.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Bikers in South Padre

Road Trip #2
Over Memorial weekend Jeff and I took a trip down to South Padre Island with some biker friends. We had a group of about 15 bikes. It was hot, but we had a lot of fun.
Me trying to take our picture.
Jeff taking our picture.
Jeff and our good friend Wally.
Thank you Grandma Megerle for coming and watching the boys so we could get away for a few days!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Schools Out!

Dylan finished preschool in mid May. We talked about it a lot so that he would be okay with it. He loves school and his teachers so much. Thankfully he will be going back in the fall and we have lots of things planned with our school friends during the summer.
Above is Dylan and his teacher Ms. Lauren and below is his good buddy Bowen.
Tyler finished Kindergarden the beginning of June. He had such a great year, a great teacher and great friends. He has learned so much and surprises me everyday. He loves math and figuring out number problems most of all.
Tyler and his teacher, Mrs. Hodges.

Dirt Bike Weekend

Road Trip #1
So remember when this happened after this conversation and I expressed my feeling about it like this? Right.... well it only took about a year for him to get the guts back up to say (not ask) that he was going to give it another try. (I can only associate this with something like childbirth. That over a certain amount of time you forget about how awful it was *and not being able to button your own pants, or even have pants with buttons at all* and then still want to try it all over again.) Anyway for the last six months he has been going dirt bike riding a few times a month. For some reason every time he goes he has felt the need to ask me if I want to come and watch! "Are you kidding?" is usually the response. Or "If you kill yourself I would rather not be a witness." That is right I haven't been to happy about our newly rediscovered hobby, sort of like the first time around.
Well, a few weeks ago, he finally convinced me that we should all go for the weekend to this race thing in the middle of no where Texas so I could see him in the last race of the season. "Oh, and the boys will really love it!" So, I caved and we went.
Dylan geting a ride.
How me and the kids got around. I think we need an upgrade.
A very hot and tired Kyle
Lining up getting ready to go. Jeff is the one with a star on his rear in the middle.
And then they were off. They race this trail through the woods, so most of the time you can't even see them. There is a time limit and they just try to do as many laps as possible. We went to the truck and did this for a little bit...
Jeff ended up doing a personal best. Every time he popped out of the woods we cheered him on. The kids did have a great time, especially Dylan my dirt man. Do I think I ever need to go again? Probably not. He did express great appreciation for us coming out and supporting him though. Also, I didn't get a picture of it, but he ended up getting a serious messed up toe while racing. It was the grosses color of blue and purple I have ever seen. I think he should have gone to the doctor, of course, but he just limped around on it for a week wearing his clogs to work because his regular shoes wouldn't fit. All I could do was laugh. I think we will go for hurting one small limb at a time.

Random May

We had a great 7 year Anniversary and Mother's Day! Dylan loves to help me cook in the kitchen. He insist that we wear our aprons, his of course is his Lowe's workshop apron.
Kyle has discovered new and higher places to climb.
It is heating up here in Texas so it was finally time to bust out the backyard sprinkler.
We also discovered a new sprinkler splash pad close by. It is the perfect thing for us to go do on a hot day when we need to get out of the house.
Perfect size for little Kyle man.