Sunday, November 21, 2010

What a beautiful November day. We took advantage of it. Bucky was gone Thursday night, Friday night and has been gone ALL day today for the National Missionary Convention. My house is NOT clean, my laundry is NOT washed, folded and put away, and I've not done much of anything except play with Adam and Luke. It's been fun!









Why is it that Adam can take a good picture and Luke can take a good picture but they can't take a good picture together?




Friday, November 19, 2010

All is well with us. Here's a little bit about what's going on:
Adam--Been to doctor about his bowels and I'm happy to report that things seem to be going very well for now. He's learning so much. He can count to 100 by 1's, 5's, and 10's. Way cool.
Luke--Walking everywhere and loving life. He can dance so good. Think he and Adam may share that dancing gene!
Buck-Staying busy. Coaching A's Upward team. Things are going well at GCC.
Me--Doing fine. School is going well. Looking forward to some time off for my favorite holiday of Thanksgiving. Trying to figure out what we're going to wear in our church directory pictures on Monday.

Bedtime. More later.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

So I stole the idea from Sherry and took a picture of Adam and Luke's school picture. They looked grainy is color but okay in black and white. At least it gives you the idea. We were unaware that these would be full body shots. Don't know if you can see Adam wearing a gazillion silly bandz. Guess we'll always know this shot was from 2010.

We have been sick. I had a stomach bug Sunday night and Monday morning. Thought I could make it at school. I thought wrong. Came home 1/2 day. Bucky was home too with a similar bug. Today Adam missed school due to vomiting, but I think it was just drainage. I worked another 1/2 day and then came home to be with him. Adam is struggling with his bowels...still. This has been a forever problem and it's gotten better and worse and then better and worse, and now we are certainly worse. So, we are going to the doctor on Friday to check all this out. It's not fun let me just tell you. For him or us. Seems like there's lots going on. Camargo's Fall Festival is Friday.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Here's a few shots of Luke and Adam after church today. Enjoy!












Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween 2010

Couldn't resist cropping Luke's face from this shot. I have a shot like this one of Adam only he's a dalmatian. Luke was hilarious scooting around in his costuem.



Notice Luke's face? He didn't know what to think of all the costumes.


Me and my fellas


Happy Walters



One for the books. Classic.










Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Buck and Su











Paula, Me, Cindy and Lori Gateway Gatlinburg Getaway 2010
Check out this HUGE rocking chair.
You never know what Bucky and the boys will get into for fun. The other day Luke would put the string to the mini blinds in Bucky's mouth. Then Bucky would shoot it up in the air. Luke would cackle!
There's no doubt that Adam loves music. Here he is with the ipod dancing to some of his favorite tunes. Guess underwear can double as an ipod holder. Please notice Callie in the background.






Monday, October 18, 2010

Mr. Hydration.
Luke makes playing his work. Look at his concentration!



Dippin' Dots were Luke's favorite Court Day find!
Randall Cobb/Adam ready for his first UK football game. He was pumped!

Adam and Dad
Court Day 2010
Too cool!







Adam with a portrait of our family. I like how Luke is SO very small. Adam at Wool Fest. We had a great time. See Kim's blog for more pictures of that.

Adam Rees and Susan Rees Adam and Luke play well together but always end up wrestling. Sometimes rough. This is a hug that turned into some rough play.

We have lots of pictures with Callie in the background. She's always around and is such good company. I'll have to remember this statement when it sounds like she's tap dancing on the hardwood floor.





Sunday, October 17, 2010

Haircut!


Luke and Gwen on the night of his first haircut. He did great!


We went to Court Day today. We walked from the house. The weather was perfect and we had a nice time. Adam and Bucky are on their way to the UK game--Adam's first UK football game. He was so very excited! Can't wait to hear all the stories.







Friday, October 15, 2010

Where to begin. There's quite a big going on here in beautiful downtown Mt. Sterling. Everyone is gearing up for Court Day. Food, fun, and all kinds of good things to look at and buy. I think we'll go down one day and then we have a digital scavenger hunt on Sunday.

Luke is walking! Well, sort of. He'll take random steps at random times. He's close. He loves some new foods--right now he likes fish sticks, pizza, and he's crazy over yogurt bites. He'd kind of left them for awhile but he's back into them for sure.

Adam got his first progress report today. He seems to be doing very well. He dressed like a (Bengals) football player today since it was career day. This kid is eat up with football and sports . When I picked him up he asked me if I liked his Michael Jordan jersey. Ha! Guess he forgot about Carson Palmer.

Bucky is doing well. He's been helping out with the grocery shopping and making beds. This is a HUGE HUGE help. Sometimes going to the grocery sounds exciting but other times I dread it. Actually I just dread the bill at the end and the unloading of all the items and putting them away.

I am doing much better. Not as stressed as I had been. No caffeine. Just call me a water and milk girl... of course the occasional caf. free Diet Mt. Dew--yum! I'm drinking decaf coffee in the morning and I've found this yummy creamer that is delicious.

We are getting ready to leave for haircuts. I am hoping to get Luke one too. He's a bit mullet-ish in the back.

Oh, yes, I almost forgot. Megan has been here with us this week while LWC is on fall break. Time spent with her is simply wonderful. We love her.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

He's been five for a month and one day

Adam's stats are 77th percentile height and 88th percentile weight--44.5 inches and 48.8 pounds with clothes and shoes. Healthy boy. He's been so good this week. Bucky has been gone, Luke went to Cynthiana, and so it's been the two of us. He's slept with me "to protect me" and totally cracked me up at the things he says. What a sight!

I am feeling better about things. I am learning to take one step, one moment, one project at a time. I just get all "bothered" when everywhere I look there is something left undone or something left to do. I like to get things "done." I know, cakes and pies get done, people get finished......

Here's to a happy Saturday coming our way tomorrow.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

To clarify, Adam will be a Motocross type of "motorcycle guy" and not a Harley Davidson kind of "motorcycle guy." That is a funny thought.

The week has been busy. Too busy. I have been experencing some chest pain/heart hurts. I'm not sure if this is stress or the caffeine I've been putting into this body to help me deal with the days. In the past I have not been a caffeine type of girl, but somehow got into the habit. So disappointing but I guess I'm going to try and not drink so much. I had a kind of meltdown on Monday and decided that being Mother of the Year (as I always say) really wasn't that important. It's just too daggone hard and I'm too tired at the end of a school day much less coming home to two boys by myself while Bucky is at church. Anyway, I've changed my mind and feel better about some things. I've been putting A and L to bed earlier and been trying to do that myself. To top it all off, it's the time of year for real shoes and real socks which I don't totally enjoy. And, it's official. All our "cool weather" clothes are in storage so I've had to be creative to find something to wear. This means that one day soon we have to haul those crazy totes here and go through them. Fun, huh.

Well, this is a kind of bummer post but if you can't rant on your own blog, where can you?

Life is still good.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Already Friday! Where did the week go?

Halloween costumes have been chosen and purchased. Adam chose a "motorcyle guy." He had lots of decisions and changed several times according to Bucky but he's very happy. He asked to sleep in the costume the other night. Luke will be a wildcat. Bucky bought this one as well. Do I have a good husband or what? I don't know what I will be for school yet. It would be neat if the fifth grade teachers could do something.

Adam says the funniest things and I wish I could remember them all. The other day we saw a mailman on the way home and I asked him if he thought he might be a mailman when he grew up. "I'm going to be a football player, remember?" I asked him what skills he needed. "I need to do spin moves so I can get a first down, touchdown, and field goal." Guess he has it all planned out.

Luke is still into electrical outlets. He is so curious about plugs and cords and power in general. The word no phases him on most things but NOT on this area. Hopefully this phase will be over soon. He's trying to walk. He's so fast when he crawls that he's not overly interested. We are trying to help him walk everywhere. I hope it catches on. He's fourteen months today for goodness sake!

I am leading a small group with Becky for high school girls. Bucky is leading a small group for high school boys. We are both supposedly leading a small group for young couples with young kids. Hmmmm.... think this is too much on my plate with school and life. Note that I didn't have much input on the last one.

Practice for the kids' Christmas program started on Wed. Adam was excited about it and then pretty much decided against it. I hate to make him, but want him to be involved. Plus, I don't have anywhere else for him to go during small group time. I took Luke with me this time and I hope to make other arrangements. How can kids be such a blessing and yet so "in the way" of areas where I want/need to serve? Anybody felt this way before? It's my biggest issue hands down that I struggle with.

Tonight it's just me and Luke at home. Bucky and Adam are going to the football game. I hope to get some things done. Laundry is clean but needs to be put away. Leslie Waddelow posted the other day that she needs a personal assist. I agree!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Five years old!The four of us....on a very windy day as evidenced by my hair. Luke's scrunched nose--too cute!

Luke Huffman