Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Welcome to Summer

Our first full week of summer is behind us! Let's take a trip down memory lane of summers past ...
June 28, 2003
School has been out for one week. Easton breaks his collarbone running and Superman leaping from our front sidewalk to roll down the hill. (sorry, no pictures!)

July 5, 2004

At least we got 2 weeks of summer in. Nixon and Easton are leaping down the stairs in our house trying to touch the ceiling. Nixon can't fight his impulses anymore than his father on most days and reaches out and grabs Easton's ankle mid air. Result: Broken arm

June 26, 2005
THREE days after school gets out! Easton attempts to Tarazan swing out of a tree after church and it doesn't work out like he planned. Our worst break by far ...painful, requires "reducing" in the emergency room, only to slip so that our poor baby needs to have surgery to re break the arm and pin it. Pretty much the whole summer in a cast!

In 2006, we moved to a new way to torture mom. After all, it was our first winter in Park City, and those ski passes were begging to be used. Oh wait, Easton broke his arm the week after Thanksgiving and exactly 4 days after the resorts opened. This was accomplished by "grinding" on an icy balance beam on the playground in his tennis shoes (now against the rules at Trailside Elementary):

Just to be sure we killed the whole ski season and not to leave 2007 out, after the cast had been off for a few weeks in January, he re broke it. Here he is celebrating his cast coming off the day before we leave for Lake Powell for spring break:

Oh, did I mention Lake Powell? Well, we'd hate to leave Nixon out - the FIRST day at Lake Powell he fell off of a CLIFF and we were grateful that the only damage was a broken arm. Never mind the part where it took about 16 hours to drive to a hospital, get fixed up and get back to the Lake.

After all that, I deserved the summer of 2007 off, didn't I?

Well, boys and girls ...I'm sure you've already guessed the only place such a post could be headed - not fun notes about:

No ...
Welcome to Summer 2008! (Nixon, Easton, and Noah getting ready to bust through the Welcome to Summer sign on the last day of school):
June 16, 2008 - 10 days after school gets out:
Easton. Thumb. Baseball.

Looking forward to Summer 2009, where we can try, try again!

(PS We have been assured by medical professionals that this child does not have weak or brittle bones. "You SHOULD break a bone when you do this stuff.")

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Blog is Back (in Black)

What could bring me out of blogging hiatus? How about Nixon rocking the (elementary school) house? Yes, that is my cute, quiet, reserved little boy as the toe tapping lead singer. We tried to get him to head bang a little, but no luck. We think he'll be pretty awesome once he hits puberty. Geoffrey kept telling him to get his voice lower - he said "Dad, I'm 11. This is as low as it goes."

This video is of their encore (I didn't even know they had practiced more than one song). So the crowd was pretty wound up already - their first number was TNT, this is Back in Black in case you can't tell. They also performed at the end of year BBQ and they added Long Way to the Top. What a bunch of cuties!

Oh yea, so one of my summer goals is to update this baby every Sunday. My paranoia has passed and I'm not on private setting anymore, but I did have to change my address, so if you have a link, please change it to http://www.jenniferannbarber.blogspot.com/. You can always see what we've been up to on Smugmug, but I had 2 main goals for this blog - recording stuff that was important to me and keeping in touch with friends. We'll see how I do!