Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Steamboat Springs

We spent Memorial Day weekend with friends in Steamboat Springs swimming, hiking and throwing up. We all had a great time, except for Brady, who spent the last night hunched over the potty. Sooo sorry Brady! The pics turned out good, though!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Field Day

The kids are at this new Charter School this year and it has been such a fantastic experience. Last week, they had an end of the year Field Day. It was completely over the top awesome! They had it at a big park and the field was all chalked and everything was so fun. It was an Olympics theme and each class got a country to represent a few weeks ago. They've been studying their county, mostly just some fun fact and music and things like that. Then each class had tshirts made up for them. Dillon's had the grade and school logo on it and they put stickers on from Italy. Tyler's shirts had the Russian flag and his name in Russian.

Tyler got a silver medal over all and Dillon got a gold. They both ran, jump roped, tagged and scored their little hearts out. It was a fun and exhausting day for them and we finished it all up with ice cream at Baskin Robbins. In true form, I forgot the camera so as soon as somebody emails me pics of my kids, I'll post them!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Mother's Day

This is the holiday I hate most. The kids are not old enough to have money or transportation to buy the things they know moms want to so we rely on husbands to shop for them, which, of course, never happens how we imagine. What are we really imagining, though? Diamonds, massages, sonnets of praise written by the 5 year old? So we spend the day at church listening to eulogies from children who must have had these perfect moms that were like saints, supermodels, and spiderman all wrapped into one. They are praised for never yelling, heaven forbid spanking, and always having a clean house and warm cookies each afternoon. They had memorised the bible and would quote it each time the child was tempted to go astray, stopping them in their tracks because they couldn't stand the thought of mama's tears if they made a bad choice. Ok, that just makes me feel guilty because all I REALLY want for Mother's Day is not to be mom for the day, is that bad? Seriously, though, just sing us the primary song, give us the treat and lets all go home.

I asked to skip the holiday. Because my husband knows many things, the kids were woken up at dawn and I had breakfast in bed. I stayed in that bed until 11:30 and then got ready for church. He did all the mom duties all day and even cooked dinner that night. I know I said I wanted to skip it, but it really was great. I will reconsider allowing the holiday next year.


On a sadder note, Bucky found a new home a few weeks ago. We tried to be good doggy parents but the pressures of everything else going on right now were just too much. We chose to find him a new home instead of ignoring him until he turned into a bad dog. We really miss him a lot but his new parents have promised to let us visit and even dog sit for Bucky and his new brother, Joey, sometime this summer. We have heard they are getting along wonderfully and that Bucky is adjusting well to two walks a day, playing in the water at the lake a few times a week and running around with Joey all day!

New Blog

So, I think the whole website thing was just too much work for now. Let's try a blog and see if we can keep it up. Biggest news for the Wilkins has gotta be 8 Track Ride Shop, our new skateboard shop we are opening any day now. We are working on the website- don't worry, it's not actually US working on it, we have a designer doing it! It has been lots of blood, sweat and tears thus far. Ok, no blood or tears, just lots of sweat!!! We are excited and hope it will be a great addition to our great town of Parker, Colorado!