Sunday, August 23, 2009

OH! What Fun It Is To Ride... A Hydro Bike

Yesterday, my Hubby and I planned to go rafting. We meet Paul and Darcie, Matt and Tishauna, James and Emily, and Jonathan and DeAnna, at our house. We all loaded up in our Excursion and Paul and Darcies Suburban. As we were getting ready to pull out, Cam called the American River Raft Rental to reserve a raft. We were all so disappointed to find out we were 24 min late. We would not be able to raft. Seeing that we were all ready and excited about our Adventure Date, we were NOT going to let this stop us from having fun. We put our heads together and devised another plan. We loaded back into the SUV's and headed to Sacramento University Aquatic Center. Once there, we rented kayaks and Darcie and I rented hydro bikes. What a MAJOR blast!!! The workout was incredible. Paul and Cameron shared a kayak. As the men approached James and Emily, they gave them a "shower". James, coming to his beautiful wife's defense, abandon his kayak and dove onto Paul and Cameron's. It was two men overboard. Three if you include James in the water. War was on!!! Me being the TRUE friend that I am, came to James rescue. I let him step on my Hydro bike that is "untipable" to get back into his kayak. James being the clown that he is, tried tipping me over. He almost accomplished his task until I blurted out a reminder. Everyone's cell phones and wallets were on my bike. THANK GOD!!!!! Darcie however wasn't so lucky. Her bike went completely head over heels. Thanks to.... James :). Matt and Tishauna played it safe and stay far away. When they did get close, James was up to no good again. Good thing Tishauna had her cell ph in her pocket, it saved her too. Jonathan and DeAnna didn't get tipped, but the did get drenched. Jonathan did dive off the outhouse boat into the "ol' dooky water" LOL. Yes, there was an outhouse in the middle of the lake. We all just wondered were the "stuff" gets dumped. YUCK!!!!
After this fun adventure, we all came together at our house for a BBQ. Adyn and Janelle joined us along with all 20 of our kids. Sharaya brought over about 8 more friends for games and dessert. Thank God we have a large home. HAHAHA What a party it was. Cant wait until next time.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Back to School

Here are the girls on their first day back to school. Alaena, Braeden and Kidron were excited to take a picture with their wonderful principal Mr. Burke. The twins are now in 3rd grade and once again were put into separate classes ARGH!!!! Kidron is in 2nd grade and just adores her teacher Mrs. Beckner.
Sharaya is hard at work doing 11th 12th and college this year. This was her idea and she is VERY determined to complete all work with high grades. You Go Girl!!!!
Hunter is now in 8th grade and VERY motivated. She wakes up on her own, cleans her room, eats breakfast, gets dressed, and is at the table by 9:00am. Must I also mention she is so excited about her work, she is working ahead of herself. YEAH Hunter!!!!
Edyn wants so bad to go to Kindergarten but she is only 4. I decided (I know, I'm crazy) to home school her this year. She is AMAZING. She writes her own name on all her papers, recognizes all her letters, numbers, and colors. She is very much ready for school. Her vocabulary is astonishing. I guess this has to do with having older siblings. I predict she will be reading, writing, and adding by the end of this school year. Mommies Proud of you Baby!!!
Seylum is not in school, but has made a HUGE accomplishment over the last three weeks. She is potty training herself. She wear panties, climbs on the toilet, goes potty, uses toilet paper, flushes, then washes her hands. The only thing I had to teach her was how to climb the cabinets to wash her hands. She did the rest on her own. Your a big girl now!!!
For Cameron and myself, we started working out together. He has lost 15 pounds and I've lost 10 in the past 4 weeks. I LOVE working out and having my hubby as a partner makes it all the better. We also went on a $2.00 date. We went to Taco Bell and got 1 bean burrito fresco style each. Then we went to Elk Grove park and roller bladed for an hour. It was so much fun not to mention cheap. We have since decided to have active dates instead of food dates.. We are loving the change Thanks honey for making the change with me. I cant wait to go rafting with you this Saturday. We'll have buff arms in no time :-) LOL I Love You!!!