Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Going to "real" School!

It is hard to believe I finally have a child in kindergarten. Nick started going to "real" school on Monday, and is loving every minute of it. It is such a weird thing to have him go every day, even though it is for such a short time. Whatever happened to kindergarten being at least 4 hours? It is weird to be so scheduled every day and not be able to just go and do whatever fun activity we want each day.

Nick told me today that he never new kindergarten would be so much fun! I am sure it is because he gets a snack each day. That really is the first thing he tells me about when he gets in the car! It is pretty much all he remembers too! Hopefully this year will be a great experience for him and prep him for the "real" school that is to come- going all day next year! I think that is when I will really miss my little Nick-o! It is kind of sad to think of my little buddy growing up and I don't get to be with him all day every day! Sad- but I am definitely looking forward to it!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Should I get a RABIES shot?

Warning: If you see a lady running on the trail with 2 loose little dogs- be very afraid!!

This morning while I was out running, enjoying the sun coming up over the mountains, along came a lady and her dogs! They were little dogs, and not on a leash. I just kept going trying to ignore them as they came up to me yapping like crazy! The little white dog came up behind me and BIT ME on the back of my leg!! I stopped and couldn't believe it just did that. The lady came up and I said "Your dog just bit me!" She came and looked and said "I am so sorry. He has never done that before. Don't worry, he has had all of his shots!" I really didn't say much else and casually went on my way!! DUH!! What was I thinking? It totally hurt as I started walking, and decided to run home as fast as I could so the pain wouldn't last as long.

While I am running, I am thinking, should I go back and follow the lady? What if she was lying and he really hasn't had his shots? I don't have dogs and don't know- do most dogs get their shots for rabies or whatever other diseases they can spread? When I got home, and told Nate what happened, he was of course ticked that I didn't do anything about it! He was great and got out the hydrogen peroxide, and wiped up all the blood. He then got on his roller-blades- yes roller-blades, on went on a hunt for 'the lady with the dogs!' He is my 'Blading Super Hero!' He wanted to get her name and info, like I should have, and we could have reported it. He came back unsuccessful. He claims he is going to camp out on the trail for an hour every morning until she comes by! Yea Right!

Things I learned today!
I need to be better prepared for attacking dogs while running. Even if they are just little yapping dogs!
I need to be better at thinking on my feet when I am surprised attacked!
I don't want to get a dog!

Still not sure if I should go get a rabies shot??
And if I run into her tomorrow on the trail, do I stop and say something, just kick the dog, or pass on by like I don't know her- and be prepared to kick the dog if he comes near?

Sunday, August 17, 2008

I love my Nicko!

I was just in the basement puting some things away when I overheard this conversation!
Nick: "Dad, didn't you marry mom?"
Dad: "Yes!"
Nick: " Then why don't you do everything she says?"

What a smart little boy. I am glad he feels this way too!!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

When I have grown a foot or two!

Uncle Mckie left to go on his mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and will serve in Mexico! He will be at the MTC for 2 months where he will learn Spanish. And then he is off to teach the gospel. We are so excited for him. We took Nicholas down there with us to see what it would be like for him in 14 years. WHOA! I can't even imagine what that day will be like! It was a great experience to see Mckie off. It was an emotional good-bye for everybody, but a wonderful day too. Of course we all went and celebrated at Chuck-a-Rama (a Delahunty family tradition) afterward. MMMMmm! I love having a close family member out serving a mission again. It is so great to be able to pray for Uncle Mckie on his mission and to be involved more. I love reading the letters and know he will be a great missionary.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

the LAKE, round 2!

We had a great time up at the Lake again. We love that place. And ohhhh do I wish we lived closer to a beach like that. How the days just fly by when we are up there! We brought up a Rhino this time to play on. It was so much fun to be able to go 4-wheeling as a family. I have to admit I was a little freaked out at times- I had to get out and walk instead of ride! But the kids loved it!
We did (more like attempted) a little wind surfing,
and Mckay loves skim boarding,
so does Nick,
of course we went fishing and caught
way too many fish,
We had a little Tye-Dyeing experience,
what a great family photo- I think tye-dye should be the new thing!

the bro.s on an adventure that I didn't dare go on!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Buy that KID?

I love it when my kids come and lay in bed with me. Usually, they want nothing to do with that and can only think one thing in the morning- CEREAL! Natalie's first words out of her mouth every morning are "Hi mommy, I want Cereal." Generally it takes me a minute to get up and generally the sweet little voice she uses slightly escalates until we are sitting in the kitchen with her cereal and Chocolate milk. Funny thing is that this is only round one of cereal with Natalie. We will sit there and talk while she drinks her milk, and barely touches the cereal. It usually gets soggy and then when the boys wake up, she is ready for round two! I am still trying to figure out how to get CEREAL out of her mind and focus it on something else.

Today, Nat and I were laying back in bed after round one and just playing around talking to Nate as he was getting ready for work. Mckay came in and was playing with us too. Somehow Mckay and Nat got in a little battle, and Mckay asked me "Why did we have to buy that kid?" I guess we still have some explaining to do for him! I have to say that I am grateful we made that purchase- and the two other purchases and they definitely are priceless! I am grateful to be a mommy today!