Growing up in Burrwood

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Rebel Without a Cause

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Brody thought he was pretty cool when Devan put those tattoos on him. Indeed, he does seem like a rebel sometimes. He loves it outside but he is a fast little bugger, too bad grandma isn’t. I don’t dare take him for a walk and not use the stroller. I tried that once and it was a pretty dumb idea. He started running ahead of me when we got down by the river. He took off like a shot toward the river back because he wanted to throw rocks in the river. I took off as fast as I can and got to him before he got too close but it scared the bejeezer’s out of me. So I learned my lesson. No more walks without the stroller. He might not like that idea but he will just have to deal with it unless his brother and sister are with us or his mom takes him.
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Bill finally bought himself a new toy. I don’t know why he didn’t buy one years ago as we have a pretty big yard to mow. The first time he mowed this year with the push mower took a lot out of him. I don’t think he’s totally back to normal after getting the pacemaker so it really tired him out. It made me nervous too so I kept looking out to make sure he was ok. We hated to spend the money for what these cost but in the end it’s worth if it makes it easier for him. All I can say is thank God for that 30 day even heart monitor for without it I really think the worse would have happened. I jokingly said that I was going to drive it up to the bar on granny’s night out. Wouldn’t that be a hoot? Now Bill gets mad that the grass doesn’t grow fast enough lol. You know what they say about men and boys and the price of their toys!
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Josh is such a monkey. That kid will climb anything and there isn’t much that scares him. This was taken out of my dining room window. Not only that,  he’s very creative. Would you believe that he made a billfold out of duck tape? It even had slots for cards and DL license in it. I wish I had a picture of it because it was the neatest thing. I guess it’s true that you can use duct tape for just about anything lol. He takes old cereal boxes and cardboard and make ramps for his finger sized skate boards. I’m amazed at his imagination.
It’s time for me to get cracking around here. Hope you all are well and good. Well, maybe not good hehe. See ya soon!

Monday, May 23, 2011

So much to do, so little time.

It’s been a busy time around here but before I get into that I want to say how bad I feel for all who lost loved ones in the recent tornados that hit yesterday. It’s been a wild spring so far and I pray it settles down soon.

Now this is what I’ve been up too…

Take care of Brody of course (My most important job right now). He’s a lot of work but he’s a lot of fun at the same time. He says his name now and if you ask him he’ll tell you his name is Bwody Smile He knows and will tell you the name of the shapes heart, circle and star. He knows the colors purple and red and blue so far but we’re working on more. Spongbob is his favorite cartoon to watch but between you and me, I’m getting a bit tired of it lol.

Last week was a busy one. First we had Devans spring concert which was great. I was amazed at how good those kids sounded together. I didn’t hear one bad note during the entire program. Well, part of the program I was able to see that is, I had to take Brody out because he wanted to get down and run around and wasn’t happy that he couldn’t.

We also had several of Brianna’s events to attend. First was her school play where she played an nerdy cheerleader and her best friend played a nerdy football player Nerdy Bri Nerdy Bri and friend

That play was so cute and funny and it had everyone in stitches. I really appreciated the amount of work, time and effort that the teacher went too to put that together. It was great! The next thing was grandparents day at Bri’s school which was fun as well. The teachers had the kids interview us so they could find out things they never knew about us. Bri was surprised to learn that I was 8 years old when we got our first television and that grandpa grew up on a farm. Then Saturday was her dance recital. This is her 6th year taking dance and she really loves it. Once again though I could stay for the whole thing. The benefit for Jimmy was Saturday too and there was still some things I needed to get done so I left early for that too. They have so many performances that her last one was near the end and it was already getting late so I had to go.

The benefit was a huge success. So many people showed up and I really think we could have made it longer then just 3 hours as people just kept coming. I feel better knowing that what we raised will help take a little pressure and worry off their minds while they are going through this. Three months is a long time to be away from home so any little bit will help. Thank you for the prayers you sent, they appreciate each and everyone. His bone marrow transplant is scheduled for Friday so keep your fingers crossed and your prayers coming.

On Sunday we had Devans birthday party here so all the kids were here for that too. It’s always a good day when all the kids are home. It was a great day weather wise until later. Not long after the kids left the storms rolled in with high winds and a torrential downpour. Nothing like they had in Joplin though. Her birthday was the 8th but now that they are separated and with so much that was going on we had to wait to have it. She didn’t mind though. I took her shopping on the day of her birthday like I always do and let her pick out what she wanted. She’s easy to shop with and doesn’t ask for a lot. She’s such a good girl!

Well I’ve gone on long enough for now. I have more too talk about but this is long enough as it is and I don’t want to bore you too bad. So I’ll just say…To be continued Smile