Sunday, April 25, 2010

Nice Shootin' Tex

Now, you may or may not approve of weapons/guns, but just keep in mind that we keep our guns in a safe and the kids have no access to them. (Mom, I thought you could use the reassurance.) I didn't grow up with guns... I think my Dad had a BB gun in the bottom of his closet. I was intimidated by guns and didn't want to even touch one. I did shoot a shot gun at a YSA activity after HS. I have friends who love guns and go hunting. I think that I understand both points of view. I used to be afraid of them, took a class about them, have them in a safe in my home, and over time my view changed. Becoming more educated about them- how they work, how to use them, etc.- helped me to become more open to the idea of owning and handling guns. I actually really like them now. I enjoy going shooting, but am still a lousy shot. I am getting better... Look out bad guys, I can actually hit the target 3-6 times out of 12 shots with my 9mm. Not bad. Not very good, but not bad. At least we have a shot gun so if someone was dumb enough to break into our house (dumb because we don't have anything to steal) then they might have to see me go Mark Wahlberg on them. 

Not this Mark Wahlberg...
aka Marky Mark 

But THIS one...
(Say hello to your motha for me.)

As you can see from these pictures we were crazy and took both kids shooting with us. Corban has been a few times, but this was Izzy's first time around guns.... we couldn't find a sitter. Anyway, they listened really well and I think it went better than I expected. I had imagined trying to keep them in the car (i.e. wrestling, crying, tying them up) while Dan and Dave had some fun. We chatted with the kids about guns and safety and the only times you can shoot a gun. They had a chance to shoot the 22 with Dan and Daddy's help. It was kind of fun. 
We have been through quite a bit of chalk this year.... and it isn't even summer yet.
The kids love it when I draw their outline so they can color themselves.

Yep... definitely cute!

The Cutest Girl!

I love being a silly with my Iz. She is awesome!
(The picture is a bit dark, but her face is priceless!)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Our Randomness

Corban loves Clifford, the big yellow dog. Sometimes he projects his own wants and emotions through him.
This picture shows Clifford after Corban dressed him for school a few weeks ago, underwear and all.

Izzy sporting her head wrap for the Primary activity.

I let Corban pick 3 to 5 words at a time to put on the white board so we can practice spelling and recognizing words. A few weeks back he surprised me with these. Normally he chooses words like cat, dog, cow, mom, dad, etc. I didn't know he knew the word zombie.
(I think sting ray is supposed to be one word, stingray. Oops.)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

3D glasses

Corban can't get enough of the chalk/3D glasses combo. 
I was pleasantly surprised to use them and they actually work!
Thanks, Grandma Nina! 

Happy Easter.

I know we are late in spreading Easter cheer.