Friday, August 20, 2010

The Cut

We went and chopped off Rylan's summer locks. It was his idea to grow it out and it was his idea to chop it off again. He looks so much older with shorter hair. Here are his before and after shots:
When Rylan was standing for his before shot, as soon as he moved, Talon stood right where he was and assumed the position. So here is Talon's mug shot:
We went to open house at Rylan's school on Thursday and met his teacher, Ms Dodd. This will be her first year as a teacher, but she seems really nice and we have heard nothing but good things about her student teaching. After the open house, we went out to the new Cooper High School football field and watched the Pirates scrimmage Muleshoe. Cooper just built a huge stadium with turf and it is incredibly nice, equipped with a tv monitor and everything! Rylan is supposed to be able to play his football games there and he is really excited. This year will be Ry's first year of playing tackle football. He has been waiting for weeks to get his equipment in the mail. Well it finally happened today, so he and Ky suited up in the back yard and Ky was teaching him how to tackle.
And then there is Talon. He is really into shooting things right now and I think he makes the best gun noises. Here he is in action:Until next time...

Monday, August 16, 2010

Back in the Saddle

So today is a huge day for us! School starts in exactly one week and I am back on my "normal, not so normal" working the weekends routine. I'm glad that we have a week to get back on a schedule before school starts. Rylan has open house Thursday, where we will find his classroom and meet his teacher. He really isn't ready for school to start, but is ready to see his friends everyday again.
Rylan had his grass drills for football tryouts Saturday and Ky said he did awesome! This will be his first year playing tackle football, so that will be a new adventure for all of us. He is excited to get started and to start playing "real football"! Rylan has been growing his hair out all summer and we are going to get it cut sometime this week. I'll post before and after pictures of the huge change!
Talon is growing like crazy. He has finally started to make sense when he talks. He is attempting to put together words to make sentences. He had surgery Friday to correct a hydrocele we had been watching for about 6 weeks. Rylan had the exact same thing when he was little. Rylan's was worse and was corrected at 14 months. Talon did so good, but had a hard time waking up from the anesthesia. The nurse ended up giving him some pain medicine to help him go back to sleep and wake up slowly instead of scary and all the sudden. His surgery was at 8:30 and we left the hospital at 11. After a little vomit in the car and a Chick-Fil-A stop later, we were at home. Talon ate lunch with us and even ended up playing tackle with his brother soon after. We all took good naps that afternoon and slept like babies that night. Saturday, Talon played in the sprinkler and pool with Rylan. I wish I could bounce back like little kids do.
Ky is just working and being an awesome Dad and husband. He is also going to try and help coach Ry's football team. I think he is ready for a normal school routine just like me.
I'm just working and enjoying being a mom. I'm doing good and finally getting a real baby belly. Meaning you can look at me and I actually look pregnant, not just packing on pounds for the winter. :) Brecken is moving around like crazy. My favorite part of being pregnant is feeling all the little kicks, squirms and hick-ups inside my belly. There is truly no greater feeling! Ky has been able to feel Brecken since 17 weeks. Rylan also likes to feel him kick and always asks me if Brecken is awake.
We had so much fun in Kearney! It was so nice to get away for a while and spend time with my sister before the madness of school starts! I didn't take near as many pictures as I should have. Keep in mind, we were chasing 3 boys under 2 years old, so I think we have a good excuse! I'll leave you with some of my favorite pictures from the summer. Until next time...