Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Cabin Trip

We headed up to the cabin for the long weekend, and it was nice to get out of town for a few days. We hauled up a huge wood chipper, and the guys spent several hours a day thinning and clearing out all the fallen trees. It is going to make it so nice for this summer, and the coming winter. The other girls spent most of their time re-staining the deck. So I spent most of the time keeping all 10 kids inside and occupied. Monday morning a few of us took a little break and went out for some target practice. I love my little pistol, it's so fun! Then after lunch we had cupcakes and sang to Jasen, since his birthday is only a few days away. He loved the attention, and all the kids loved seeing how messy they could get with the cupcakes!

One of my favorite places ever!

Saddest Cinderella

Me and my pistol

Kathy and Cahl's AR15

Nap Time

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Pinewood Derby

Tristan's Pinewood Derby for scouts was tonight, and he took 2nd place in his group. He built his car almost completely on his own this year, which he named the yellow Fire Ball, and he did a great job!

Monday, May 23, 2011


We went down over the weekend and got Jasen his new glasses. He is so excited to have them, and he was really excited to help pick them out. He loves wearing them, and I hope it helps him out.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


Jasen's Bonecrushers played their championship game today. Unfortunately they lost 30-0, but they still came out and played a great game. Jasen got to be a captain today, and he also got a lot of play time so that was nice. And now our football season is completely done for the next few months.

Soccer Game

Hunter's soccer game today went well. His coach wasn't able to make it, so one of the other moms stepped up and she did a great job. Hunter's team lost 4-0, but Hunter was still able to block several more goal attempts. He really has the whole "defender" thing figured out!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Young Author

The Literacy teacher at the boys' school chose 6 students to read their own writings to their classmates and parents, for Young Authors week. Jasen wrote a story called "The Zip Line" and he was chosen to read! We went down to watch him, and he did a great job!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Tristan got his cast put on last night, and of course he chose Bonecrusher Blue since he broke it at a game! I think the novelty of having a broken arm has worn off, and now that he realizes all the things he can't do, he's pretty bummed out. But the good thing is that it turns out to be a buckle fracture, instead of an actual break, and so it will be healed fairly quickly and there shouldn't be any after effects from it. And he'll only have to wear his cast for 4 weeks, so he can be back to his normal self for summer.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Bonecrushers vs Sierra Vista~ Tristan

Tristan's team didn't make it to the playoffs this time around, but they played a game today anyway. They played against the Sierra Vista Lions and beat them yet again. This was by far the most interesting ending game for us ever. Toward the end of the 4th quarter, Cahl and I were sitting in the stands watching the game when we noticed Tristan holding his left arm. Not really unusual since he tends to stand holding his arms a lot, but we still wondered if he was ok. But we didn't really think about it since he was still playing. In fact, he finished that series, sat out for the defense, and then went back in for the last series of offense. So after the game was over and the final huddle broke, he came out crying. Which is really unusual for him- in 4 straight years he has never left a huddle crying. Especially after a winning game. So I asked him what was wrong and he said his arm hurt. He said that one of the players on the other team pushed him down from behind, and then stepped on his arm. He seemed to be in quite a bit of pain, and his wrist looked swollen, so we decided to take him in and have it checked out. Sure enough, it is broken! I am amazed at what a tough cookie he is. To break your arm during a game, and go back in a finish the game. He is awesome! And I have to say, he is SO proud of his first broken arm!

Bonecrushers vs Cowboys~ Jasen

Jasen's team made it to the playoffs this season, so today they played their playoff game against the Cowboys. Jasen only played 1, yes 1, play the entire game. But our little Bonecrushers won and now they are going on to the Championship Game!

Soccer Game

Hunter's soccer game today went great- his team won 5-2. Hunter even kicked 2 goals- "one for my team and one for the other team!" He is so funny!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Bonecrushers vs Lions~ Tristan

Last night, Tristan's team played a rare week night game under the lights, against the Henderson Lions. The Bonecrushers came out swinging, and kicked butt 33-6.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day weekend

This years annual Fathers and Sons campout was scheduled for the Friday night before Mother's Day. Cahl headed up Mt Charleston to Camp Stimpson Friday afternoon with all 3 boys, and I was so excited to have a quiet night with just Brinley. The boys all got home fairly early Saturday morning, but we still didn't go to any of the games. Hunter and Jasen had both missed theirs, and even if we had hauled butt to get ready and race across town, Tristan would have been late to his. So we decided to have a rare Saturday at home as a family. Sunday morning everyone got up early and while I was upstairs getting dressed and ready for church, Cahl and all the kids came down to make me my favorite breakfast of crepes with strawberries and whipped cream. They also gave me cards that they had made, along with an entire array of candles. Church was also really nice. The boys decorated slippers for me, and gave me roses. After church, we all came home and took naps, followed by a fajita fiesta. It was a wonderful day, thanks so much to my amazing family!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

May 5

Happy Cinco De Mayo!