Friday, May 23, 2008

Mum, I can see!!!

Today Christian got his glasses. After months of squinting it was finally time to get his eyes tested. We not only found out that he is nearsighted, but also color blind! My father was color blind as are a couple of my nephews so I guess he got a little something from both families (Rex's family all need glasses - coke bottles at that!) Christian loves the fact that he can see. "Hey Mum, the mountains have bumps on them." I guess it was all just a blurr before. He's so excited with his new world. I'm so happy for him.

I'm also very relieved because on Sunday I convinced Christian that he needed a haircut. He'd been growing his hair long. He wanted to be a skater dude. I couldn't deal with it any more so after a little bribery out came the clippers. WELL, what a traumatic experience for both of us. It just kept getting shorter and shorter and, well, now I'm banned from going anywhere near his head! He was really upset about how short it was. I was upset because he said he was embarrassed and wouldn't go to church and school was out of the question. Moral of the story; just because you could shear sheep when you were five, doesn't mean you can do the same to your eight year-old. I love you Christian.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Where has the time gone?

I just looked at my blog for the first time in, well 5 months. A lot has happened since then. I actually have had more car trouble, this time 4 of the 5 engine mounts holding the car engine in place were broken and I drove all the way home from San Diego with the very real possibility of the engine dropping out. YIKES! Thanks to another trip to PK Auto we're all fixed now. I think the "P" in PK Auto now stands for Petersen, we've spent so much money there we're part owners.

As for San Diego, we went there for a loooong weekend and had a fabulous time. We took the children to see Shamu, and by children I certainly mean me too. I had the best time. That place is awesome. Shamu waved at me and, yes, I got wet. We also played at the beach, the Zoo, and the Wild Animal Park. Christian's skin cleared up and was the best it's ever looked, as was mine. I think the beach air is good for us, time to pack up and move.

I passed my two Spring classes. In fact, I am a 4.0 girl at this point. Not bad for an old lady. Yay for me.

An update on my mother (thanks to all those who have asked about her) she is well. She is something of a miracle as the latest CT scan shows no sign of the cancer that so nearly took her life in July of last year. She's out and about, and even planning a trip to Utah in a couple of months. I can't wait to see her. I believe in miracles.

Happy Summer everyone.