Saturday, March 31, 2012

March 31st and out on the Lake!

This is the earliest we have been able to take the boat out ever. It has been in the 80's for the last week or so and it was time to get the boat cleaned up, so we got out on the water and enjoyed our first spring boating of the year. The water was still a bit cold but not freezing and Scott, Ethen, and Phoebe even got some surfing in. The fantastic part is that we have never seen the lake so high! All the wonderful rain we have been getting over the last month has filled her up and we are so grateful. What a difference from the end of the summer last year when the dock wasn't even in water and I had to swim out to the boat to get on.

Paisley, slowly working her way into the cold water

Ethen and Phoebe just jumped right in

Luke always making us laugh

 Everyone helping to pump up the water sac for surfing

a perfect wave for Ethen to surf

Scott showing how it is done

Phoebe gliding

Paisley can't get enough of rope swinging

Luke and Paisley hanging on to the boards

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Grandma's Quilt for Luke

Grandma has been in the quilting mood and luckily the kids have been the recipients! She has been asking them what colors they like and Luke is loving orange right now. I LOVE orange and so I really love this quilt. Grandma said she isn't the proudest of this one, but we think it is wonderful. She picked out some really fun fabrics for Luke. He sleeps with it every night.

 The Front

The Back

Monday, March 19, 2012

Maverick Likes To Sit

Maverick is such a funny little pup. He likes to sit. It doesn't look right for a dog to sit the way he does sometimes, but it sure is cute!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Luke's ER visit

  Awhile back Luke had a not so nice encounter with a stick.  These pictures are a little graphic but I just wanted to be sure to get the event documented.  He practically sliced the entire tip of his nose off, and although these pictures look like a small cut I can promise that is was just a flap hanging on.  I was sure that it would not be able to be stitched back together properly and that he would forever have a weird bump of a scar on the underside of his nose.  We were pleasantly surprised at how well three little stitches held it aligned so perfectly.  Thank goodness for a great ER doc that took such good care of Luke's face.  He felt really bad and told Luke straight out that the numbing shots up his nose were going to hurt pretty bad.  Luke is one tough kid and he took it all in. He hardly even moved and only gave a little whimper once.  He only has a tiny little scar to show for it now!

All stitched up with a nice little line
Luke got a Popsicle after being so brave and he even said he might like to come back sometime.

Luke Getting his 1st Tooth Pulled

Luke had a loose tooth for a few days and he came down one morning saying that he wouldn't be able to eat anything unless his tooth was pulled out.  So he went and found Scott and asked him to get the doorknob ready to pull it out.  We had to hurry because it was time to get to school so this may have been the fastest tooth pull ever.  It worked like a charm and he is happy to have finally lost his 1st tooth!!!