Thursday, July 31, 2008

Back to Routine

Well the kids are home and it did not take long for all of us to get back to our normal routine. The kids did not take long to make the huge pile of laundry that I am so used to. I thought I was all finished only to find another huge pile tonight for all the stuff they had on today. The boys got hair cuts today. I will post pictures later. I have to take them.. Hunter did not get it cut short if you are wondering... but you can see his eyes again.

Hannah had her first PT today on her feet. They told us that her gastrocnemius muscle in her leg is extremely tight and we have to work on getting it to loosen up. She also has very low mobility of her ankles. She said that her left leg is worse than the right. We are set for a month of PT and then we will reevaluate her condition. We just need her to really concentrate on walking on her heels and not her toes.

Lacy ate a bird or part of a bird tonight and now is feeling the pain. I have had to take her outside several times for a potty break. Hopefully she will not be too sick over it. I gave her a bath and she sure looks better.

Well that is about it tonight. I will try and take some sort of picture tomorrow and post it.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

2 nights down 2 to go!

Well we have made it half way and have had no calls about Hannah, so we are accepting the fact that she is sooo tired at night that she is falling fast to sleep or she has gotten to know her counselor really well and snuggles with her each night. I told the boys to be nice and give their sister a hug when they saw her... I really do not see that happening ever. I could only wish that they would do that... but not my boys. It has been really quiet around the house the past 2 days. You would have thought that we would have gotten so much done... but no we haven't. We did go and see a movie "Step Brothers" I did not like it. Mama Mia was much better. Tomorrow I plan on trying to clean out the kids rooms some more. I have been trying to go through clothes... where did they get them all! Make sure and check out the pictures below.

Ready to Roll!

Hunter Cortesi, Tanner Pitts, Taryn Pitts and Hayden before the boys left.
Hunter and Taryn, best buds!
Hannah, Kenna, Jacquelyn, and Hannah (these girls all did ballet together and are all bunk mates)
Kenna, Jacquelyn, Hannah, Konner, Hannah and their Counselor Monica Frank
Hannah and Hannah

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Tomorrow is the day!

Well tomorrow is the day that the kids all leave for camp. So today was spent packing and shopping for the perfect water gun. Hayden is picky... it had to be BIG and it had to shoot far. Needless to say he got 2. He thought he might need one for each had. Hannah is a little nervous.. she cried tonight several times. It was not a cry like she was mad. It was a quiet cry. I asked her what is wrong and she said that she is nervous to go to camp. She will do fine... but thinks it will be hard not getting to talk to me on the phone at least. She is used to talking to me everyday no matter what. I always call her when we are out of town. I told her if she got really bad to have her counselor call me and let me talk to her for a minute if she had a phone. Well it is really late. Hayden leaves at 8:00 am and then Hunter and Hannah leave at 12:30 pm. I will post some pictures tomorrow of them leaving for camp. Hope all is well with you guys.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Day filled with fun

Well today was a busy day. I played tennis this morning for 2 1/2 hours and then got the kids and Peyton and we went swimming. Then it was time to get those shots that Hayden refused to get yesterday. All the kids did great. I bribed them with ice cream. We had NO tears! Tonight Richard and I had another tennis match. (We are playing as partners on a mixed doubles league) We won our game again... so far we are undefeated ( Yes, we have played 4 times so far) It is really a lot of fun. We think that all people wanting to get married should have to play tennis as partners before you get married. This is definitely a test... we are passing though... we have a lot of fun playing together and decided that we make a great team! Make sure and check out all my photos below from the day. Kari... I am getting ahead of you....

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Peyton at the Pool




Peyton had a great time today at the pool. He cried for about 5 minutes when we first got in the water. Then he realized how much fun it was and he was a talkin boy. He had a great time! He loved sticking his face in the water and drinking it. He especially liked watching the kids go off the diving board. His favorite words of the day were Whee and Whoo! We have to take Brad and Paige with us sometime.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Doctor... Doctor...


Today was the day for physicals and well checks. Hayden found out that he needs 3 shots, which he refused to get today because he did not put the lidocaine on his arm before we went to the doctor. So we get to go back tomorrow for shots. Hayden will get 3, Hunter and Hannah each get 1. I will have to post tomorrow to let you know how many people had to come and hold Hayden down. That boy is horribly afraid of needles. All kids were healthy.. Hannah gets to start physical therapy next week to help stretch out her feet. She has been a toe walker since she learned to walk and it has been causing her some pain. We hope that will fix it for her.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

To Carson - Love Hunter and Hannah

Hunter and Hannah decided to tell Carson Hi, and that they missed him. We hope that he will send one of him for us to look at. We really miss all of you!

video

Lacy beggin' someone

videoThis is a short shot of Lacy. She thinks that if she looks cute enough someone will let her in. Hannah did this with her camera since mine is in the shop again.


The kids were having fun tonight playing with balloons and the dog. She is such a good dog that she just lets the kids do whatever to her. The balloons were sticking by the static on them.

Monday, July 7, 2008






These are some more from White Sands. I had to try and get a picture of all the kids. We went with my sister Holly and her husband Mike and their kids Zach and Will. You will also see our dog Lacy, the one with the white nose from digging in the sand. Holly had her 2 dogs with us also, Chelsea loved the place, Chester on the other hand would have rather been at home taking a nap.



These pictures are from White Sands. We have been to El Paso lots of times, just never took the time to go to White Sands. The kids and dogs had a blast. Just took a few days to get rid of all the sand.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Trip to Ruidoso July 24-27






This is the creek by the playground in Ruidoso. We always have to check it out when we get in town. This year it was very low, but the kids and Richard still managed to walk it with shoes and socks on. They were wet, but had a good time.