Saturday, October 6, 2007

Odds and Ends

Even stuffed into the back corner of the garage, the sound of drumming fills the whole house. This is Evan and his best friend Brittany.

In the past two days Evan has had 4-6 girls call for him, 2 stop by to see him and one girl invite Ellie over in hopes Evan would tag along. He's 11. I'm petrified. He was even willing to use hair stuff today before heading to a birthday party. . .

Tyler took a spectacular fall- flight really- off of his bike today. Thank goodness for helmets. I'll be sure to add photos once the road rash fully develops. Thank goodness it wasn't Nate, or we'd have 3 broken bones, minimum.

I was watching Rebi at school a few days ago- she didn't realize I was there- and she was so natural and at ease and CUTE around those kids. Rumor has it one of the boys is getting ready to ask her out, so she's been talking on and on about how she's only 12 so that he won't bother. Yesterday, a friend from school told her the boy is only 13. Now, she will be going on and on about how she can't date until she graduates from high school, or college, or maybe when she's 25. Yeah, 25 sounds just right.

Ellie is thinking about quitting gymnastics. She has recently started feeling stiff and sore in her ankles every morning. I can't blame her for wanting to quit if she's always in pain. Not my idea of fun either. I had to laugh today though. After gymnastics, she very calmly got into the car and said, "I broke two toes on bars today." I was impressed at how calm she was. After a trip to the mall though, it became clear she just really wanted to shop. I bet she's MUCH more vocal about the toes tonight and tomorrow! (And they are swollen and purple, so she might not even be exaggerating.)

At the rate I'm going, there is no chance I will have Nate writing legibly by the end of the year, but we're having so much fun playing games and hanging out, I'm glad he and Evan are both home with me all day. Who would have ever guessed that would be the case!?!?!

4 comments:

Angela said...

Hi! Dan and I went to visit Brad and Jen last night and heard you had a blog etc. Love your blog! So entertaining and fun to hear how you're all doing! Thanks for the laughs! I know your town is big, but have to ask, do you know my friend, Michelle Hilton? Glad to get reconnected! Angela (remember, your roommate?!)

frizzlefry said...

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?

How ever in the world do you know Michelle? Did you guys grow up together?! That's just nuts. She and I serve in the YW presidency together. We also have kids the same ages and various other things in common.

SO good to hear from you! Are you still in So CA?

Mom said...

Aren't 11-year old boys supposed to hate girls? The next several years are going to be a wild ride, with the two girls being so cute and Evan already liking and being chased by girls.

Star Girl said...

Well Evan's obviously not a normal 11-year old boy...