You have a lifetime to work, but children are only young once. ~Polish Proverb

Monday, August 25, 2008

Cause I Told Mom I Would

I called Mom tonight and told her about my unfortunate eyebrow waxing earlier this evening. I've never had them look this bad...I'm still not happy about it...but I told Mom I would post pictures of the botched job so we could laugh at it together. The lady was so nice though that I think I will go back to her, but I'll take a picture next time of what I want them to (what they should) look like.
Trying to smile, maybe its not so bad? Oh wait, no...there is that eyebrow that looks like I'm asking a question cause its all arched funny...

No, no, it really is that bad. Angry Kandi is angry.

*sigh* Oh well, it could be worse.


Ahhh...where to start? I have been so horrible about updating lately! Lots of pics to post, but I think I'll go with First Day of School stuff and then fill in from there later! Brady had his first day of Kindergarten today, and I wasn't as upset about it as I would be. I think Gwynie broke the mold for me so today wasn't near as tramautic and I was ok letting my "baby" go off to school.

I totally forgot to take pics of Gwynie each day of her first week last week, but I have her first and second day and then Brady's first day. Poor Brady doesn't have near the number of pics Gwynie did on her first day of Kindergarten! Oh well.

Oh also, Brady fell off his friends skateboard when we were at a birthday party and got serious road rash on his face. He thinks its cool now though because its in the shape of a guitar...but everytime I tried to take a picture he would turn and give me that side. I'll try and get some without his face cranked all the way around tomorrow!


Gwynie's first day of school!

Gwyn's 2nd day of school

This morning, Brady's first day of school and Gwynie's 2nd week of school

Brady giving me the Rockstar look with his guitar shaped scrape.

And Gwynie in her cute little skirt and "heels" :)

While I'm at it, here are a few more!!

This was Sunday, Brady's scrape in the shape of a guitar that he loves. He had a huge knot on his forehead, you can kind of see it still lumpy in these pics. It was huge Saturday!

Last Tuesday we met Dad and Uncle David at the airport during their layover! It was awesome seeing both of them and the kids had a blast.

The kids and Uncle David

Brady though it was so awesome that Uncle could do a wheelie with no hands. Finally Brady saw the little back stops and asked what the little wheels were for. Uncle told him that was what helped him do magic. Brady was kinda miffed at that point because he knew he had been fooled. Uncled told him, "TA-DA!" and we all laughed.

Dad and the kids. I just love this pic of Gwynie, she looks so stinkin cute! Ok, Brady is cute too though!

Me, Dad and the kids

It was such a good visit to see them and to hear my Dad tell me how proud he was of us. It meant a lot just to hear him say that, and know that we really are doing a good job raising our kids. Brady and Gwynie are my two most very important treasures and really, they are priceless. I can't imagine my life without them and I know that I would do anything for my kids. Which is exactly how I was raised.

Mom and Dad - I love you so much, thank you for everything. You made huge sacrifices and did without so many things just to make us kids happy and to give us everything we would ever need. I hope one day I can be half the parents you guys are, I'm so glad we have you in our lives.

Friday, August 22, 2008

A Day At The Races!

I never was able to sit still long enough to put all of our Yellowstone pictures on a slide show. Too bad for you cause they were ALL really cute...but don't be sad! Here are some pics of us and the kids at Rocky Mountain Raceways last weekend for The Maverick Monster Trucks: Clash of the Titans.

Gwynie and Brady with Bounty Hunter! (I totally caved and let them wear their new outfits!)

They had all the Monster Trucks parked in the venue and we got to wander around and look at them. I only wish I had taken more pictures with the trucks!

Jake and Brady with King Crunch

Me and Brady watching the races! They had some Mini's and Trucks racing inbetween the Monster Truck heats.

Me and Gwynie Girl - it was bright!

The Maverik "Monster Trakker" had broke the rear axle the night before. They welded it as best as they could since they couldn't get a whole new rear housing for it on such short notice. It hit the first jump and broke down.

Poor Brady was soooo upset! To him, cars and trucks are just like people! He was so sad the truck was hurt. Any time someone got a flat tire or any damage he was quick to ask if the truck was ok. He didn't worry about the drivers at all!

After the races and the Freestyle we got to go back into the Pits and meet all the drivers. They autographed our programs and we got to take pictures with Brady's favorite trucks (drivers!) Bounty Hunter and Iron Outlaw.

We had a blast! We'll make sure we go again next year, it was awesome!