Thursday, May 28, 2009

My little boy is 12 years old today....where does the time go??

Tayllor - Just a few months
Mom - Exhausted!!

Tayllor - 1st Easter and terrorizing everything

Tayllor - 3 or 4? (I know, horrible that I'm not sure)
Mom - My baby boy, always and forever!!

Tayllor - 7 yrs old, I LOVE that smile!!

Tayllor - 10 yrs old
Mom - Loves the cheeky pics with her munchkin

Tayllor - 11 yrs old and SO strong
Mom - Really hoping he doesn't drop me

Tayllor - Done with 6th grade and 'thinks' he knows it all!!

Tayllor - Full of attitude
Mom - Wishing he'd lose it

It makes me very proud to look at Tayllor and see the young man he has become - his personality and his love for life. Am I looking forward to the next 6 years? No. Will I make it and not want to hurt him, or worse send him to live with his dad!? Hopefully, hehe.

Happy Birthday kid. You make me proud :)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Elementary School over....

...on to Middle School.

Some of the boys Tayllor has bonded with during his school years

Tayllor graduated from 6th grade last Tuesday May 19th. I am not going to lie, I was pretty teary eyed. I mean, thats my baby, my oldest and my youngest. The laid back times of elementary school are over. He is now on to learning how to please 7 different teachers, changing classes and having a locker. It'll be a fun experience but a scary one at the same time. Let's hope T can keep his head together and pull out better grades that I know he can do :D

Here are a few pics from graduation day:

Tayllor getting his diploma from his principal.
It's a little on the orangy side, but that's how the stupid lighting is in the school.

Tayllor and his VERY proud mama

Tayllor and his papa

Tayllor and his sister Kaybrie

Tayllor and his proud grandmas

Tayllor and his proud grandpa

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

FOR TODAY May 6, 2009

Outside my window...its cloudy and icky and chilly
I am thinking...waaaaaaaaaay too much to list here
I am thankful for...weekends and the ability to sleep in
From the kitchen...its dark in the kitchen at work
I am, socks, jeans, t-shirt and my underthingys
I am creating...nothing, I'm at work
I am going...home in exactly 2 hours and 50 minutes
I am reading...what I am typing in here
I am hoping...for a raise soon
I am hearing...the music playing on my puter
Around the prolly quiet since no one is home
One of my favorite things...spontaneous hugs from Tayllor
A few plans for the rest of the week: try to catch up on sleep at the same time trying to catch up on shows that have been recorded from MONTHS ago as well as making sure T does his homework and studies for his spelling test! Whew thats a lot!

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

Tayllor and Christe washing their feet after playing outside in the sunshine. Dirty toes...ahh, I love summer!! :)
So, we made one last stop at Granite Tours camp site just to get another view of the river. Upon driving in to park, this is what we saw:

Parking lot is flooded.....

.....water is coming through from behind where the campsites are....

...and its flowing into the river. It was SOOOOO cold!

We crossed the flowing water (freezing our flip flop clad toes off) and took a picture towards the parking lot and the rest of the people looking on in awww

Yes, he is ALL boy. He just HAD to climb up on the rock and scare the hell outta his mama!!

Tayllor and I stopped off at Angel Rocks just to get a close up view of the actual river. He found a large iceburg (that's what we called it LOL) and decided to throw rocks at it seeing if he could dislodge it from being stuck.

The Iceburg! :)

The big rock T dug up so he could throw at the chunk-o-ice, and when I say "dug up", he really did dig it up LOL

And the throw!

He totally missed with the big rock so he decided to throw some little ones.

Washing his hands in the freezing cold water. You can tell by the look on his face that it's COLD!!!

This was the view of the river running alongside the road. CRAZY!

Here is the one spot on the road that was "flooded" and damaged by the water

Amazing to see the destruction!

Close up, kinda blurry

See that small little piece of concrete just hanging on. Hold on little buddy LOL

Tayllor and I decided to take a drive to Chena Hot Springs on Saturday, just him and I for some "mother/son" bonding. The springs sucked this time around!! T and I decided that 1) it would have been better with a whole group of us going and 2) it wasn't a lot of fun with the pool being warmer than normal bath water temp and the hot tubs being chilled! See, usually the pool is chilly and the hot tubs are ever so relaxing. Yeah, well, not this time. Everytime we went to play in the pool, the warmth just kinda zapped all our energy. So we spent more time in the "cool" tub than anything. (didn't get any pics because silly me forgot my camera and the damn pool doesn't sell disposable ones anymore..bummer deal)

We spent about 3 hours or so there and then drove back, stopping along the way to take some pics from my cell. Got some of the extremely high river that was actually running alongside the road (you usually can't see the river unless you turn off or you go over a bridge) as well as some flooded points in the road. There was only one "flooded" sign the whole way down and that was about 4 miles outside of CHS itself, but it was only for a small part along the edge of the road. It was AMAZING to see the way water just creates it's own path.