Sunday, May 1, 2011

Daily Doings (May2011)

0531 (Tuesday) Busy day! Last day of the month. Mom took the car in a couple of repair places (the first place said it would be $450, the second did it for $130), then back to the inspection place and the car is legal. Insurance stuff still too ... was able to pick up some paperwork Humana had asked for (physician's findings from the stress test), so that is now scanned and emailed in, although who knows if it will make a difference. Gray had an episode during work, had to lay and rest for a while. Made it home ok and still did the derby in the evening, with Callahan and Keaton both helping. Mom and Colton went to his last soccer game, up at Kearns, as the WJ fields are "closed" during prep for a big tournament coming up. Pictures and trophies handed out ... actually a little relieved it's over (coaching) ... Colton may play summer with Clay. Landon went over to the church for Jacob Adam's Eagle presentation.

0530 (Monday) Memorial Day, but the guys didn't get to sleep in because of course they had flag duty. Daddy then made the boys clean (bathrooms even). Mom ran to the store (Cooper and Keaton went too) then Dad and Landon went carp fishing, but didn't see any fish.

0529 (Sunday) Sunday circles for breakfast. Church. Gingersnaps for the Sunday treat.

0528 (Saturday) Busy Day. Dad and Landon left early for a bike ride with the scouts. Mom and Callahan went to his 9:00 AAU game. They got beat again (a team from Idaho), had an ok game ... next game will be the hardest, as that team has beaten both teams that beat us. Stopped for donuts on the way home. 11:00 it was Colton's preschool graduation at the library, Daddy and Cooper came too. Back home and to Callahan's game at 1:00 ... there was a kid on the team who looked like he was in high school, had to be 6". It was pretty discouraging for our boys. Callahan took a hard fall near the end of the game and was out. Well, this tournament has been an experience! Dad worked in the garage, Mom mowed the back lawn, then they met the Westra Clan for dinner at Lonestar Steakhouse. Rain again! Heart.

0527 (Friday) During the day, Mom and Colton went to get the car inspected, unfortunately it didn't pass (brake lights) so there's one more thing on the to do list. A little sun today, Mom mowed the front lawn. Callahan had an AAU game in the evening. They lost but Callahan had a great game and it was good to see the boys challenged a bit. Mom and Dad went to Sam's Club after.

0526 (Thursday) Last day of preschool for Colton. Mom dropped him off then went to The District to fax some paperwork in, but the place wasn't open. Came home and scanned stuff in to fax from here. Colton had playdate after school. Mom got a little sunshine. Callahan had basketball practice in the evening. The younger boys  came and played at the park during the practice. Then we went to the school for an ice cream party. Dad and Landon had a derby.

0525 (Wednesday) Colton got to sleep in this morning :) There weren't any friends around, so he was pretty bored. Mom and Colton went out to run some errands (post office, Gene Fullmer). Randon called and invited Colton to go with them to the park, so that saved the day. Mom was busy with insurance paperwork and stuff. In the evening, Dad and Landon went on a bike ride with the scouts. Callahan went with his scout group to do a service project.

0524 (Tuesday) Again, Mom had to drag Colton out of bed. He was dropped off early at Randon's house as Mom took Cooper to the doctor. There, they took off the cast and were going to send us home, but Cooper said his arm still hurt and Mom was worried about it being unprotected (it's just been five weeks, he had a cast on for eight weeks with the last break, which wasn't as bad). Also, maybe we weren't ready to SEE the arm again, so thin and it didn't heal straight. There is an obvious bend and bump. The doctor says it will straighted out with time as the body "remodels" ... we hope so! Seeing our apprehension, they did recast the arm for a couple more weeks (still above the elbow) - florescent yellow this time. Playdate here today, then Dad and Keaton went to a derby. Callahan had basketball practice at the park.

0523 (Monday) Colton was so tired this morning. Normally he could sleep in, but Landon had a dentist appointment early, so Mom had to wake Colton and take off as soon as the boys left for school. Colton had a playdate with Addie today, he took his bike and loved going over a little ramp at the house next door there. The big tv in the family is broken. It's quite old and has had weird lines on it for a while, so it's not really a surprise. Mom and Dad went out in the evening to check on new tvs, but it's overwhelming, they didn't buy anything. Spaghetti for dinner.

0522 (Sunday) Sunday circles then church. Raining again! A bit of a frustrating evening with homework issues, insurance paperwork, bills, etc. Mom made cookies for Landon's devotional tomorrow.

0521 (Saturday) Daddy went into work for the morning. Mom started the day with four miles on the treadmill then mowed the lawn. Keaton's game was at 11:00, Callahan came to watch, then Mom dropped them both off at Gene Fullmer (Callahan's game was at 1:00). She ran home for a few things and then back for Callahan's game (against Steve's team). Then it was off to the soccer fields. Maga had dropped Colton off but then taken Cooper home. It was actually a pretty day with sunshine! So nice.

0520 (Friday) Keaton and Cooper headed off for school, Landon had late start, and Callahan stuck around too, because it was Lagoon Day (for DARE graduates). The weather actually wasn't too bad (we had worried it would be raining all day). Early out for the Columbia kids. Maga called, picking up Addie for a sleepover (Clay is running the Ogden Marathon tomorrow ... Gray had signed up but ...) and wanted to know if Colton wanted to go too. He did, so did Cooper. Mom hurried and packed them bags and they were off. With only Keaton and Landon home, the house was very quiet! Mom took Keaton to get a video game, as he was pretty bored without brothers around. Date night, but Daddy got home late and was tired.

0519 (Thursday) Colton had preschool then a playdate, so Mom went in for a pedicure! It rained almost the entire day. So soggy. Dad stopped at a store and picked up more paracord, many colors, the kids are excited. Mom went to volleyball in the evening and came home to find multiple neighbor kids in the garage making parachord bracelets.

0518 (Wednesday) Richard Hansen came over in the morning to fix the hole in the wall downstairs. Mom and Colton went to Walmart, then Colton played with Bradley. Left a little early for Middle School Carpool and exchanged some movies at Blockbuster and grabbed some crazy bread. The older boys and Dad had mutual, skits with MormanAds and random props. Mom made homemade oreos (successfully this time).

0517 (Tuesday) After getting all the boys off to school, Mom picked up some groceries. Preschool pickup, then a playdate here with both Randon and Jeffery. Insurance stuff, muvee making ... Keaton had both basketball practice and pack meeting tonight. Dad made him go to pack meeting, but he ended up having a great time as there was an Xbox Kinect to try.

0516 (Monday) The repairman for the A/C came in the morning and worked for a couple of hours ... although it has cooled down a lot and who knows when we'll want the A/C ... we've had to turn the heat back on. Colton was a little bored after the kids left for school. He did play with Regan and Bradley a bit, then they had to go. We ended up inviting Randon over to play. Colton had a soccer game at 5:30 ... he was dressed uber early for it though! Callahan came and videotaped it with Mom's new camcorder. It was pretty cool. Colton scored several goals and was unhappy when he had to take a turn being out. Mom made some muffins and homemade oreos today ... and goofed them both up! Leftover frenchdip for dinner. Dad had a dizzy spell :(

0515 (Sunday) Sleep in ...Sunday Circles. Windy day! The men (Daddy, Landon and Callahan among them) sang "Priesthood Men" in Sacrament meeting. After church we went up to Maga's for Adrian's birthday. We brought Colton's bike, and Addie brought hers too, so they went on a bike ride with Maga.

0514 (Saturday) Busy day today. Gray was off early, helping out with the "neighborhood cleanup". Mom took Callahan to his basketball game at 9:00. Maga showed up, Callahan ended up staying later and then coming home with her. Mom stopped for donuts on the way home. Cooper's soccer team was playing at 10:30, Mom asked if Cooper wanted to go cheer them on and say hi, but he didn't want to. Keaton's game was at noon, Maga came to watch and Mom tried out her new video camera.  Then it was home for just a bit and then off to Colton's soccer game. We were missing a few (Randon was gone, plus the other two coaches kids), one kid was there but refused to play. Colton did great, getting in several goals. We got rained on a bit. Back at home we prepped for Grandma and Grandpa coming over (belated Mother's Day BBQ). As usual, it was yummy! We played games afterward (spoons, Farkle and Progressive Rummy).

0513 (Friday) Friday the 13th, oooooohh. Friday French Toast for breakfast. After the boys were off to school, Mom took Colton up to the soccer park and let him ride his bike around while she tried to keep up jogging. Back at home, Colton got in a swimsuit and ran through sprinklers while Mom mowed the back lawn. It was a HOT day and out AC doesn't work, makes for a hot house. After getting the boys home from school, Mom took Callahan, Keaton and Colton (and friends Jacob, Baily and Travis) to Jump and Bounce. It was hot there too. There were a bunch of older teenagers running around, the the friends had money stolen, too bad. Back home in time for Callahan's 7:00 basketball practice, only to find out it had again been changed to 6:00. Callahan was SO mad/sad about missing it. Mom and Dad went to a movie "Source Code".

0512 (Thursday) Mom dropped Landon at a dentist appointment at 8:00, came back home to get the other boys off to school, then got back just as he finished up. Dropped him off at school then ran to Savers (had a 30% off coupon, found some jerseys for the boys) and walked through Quilted Bear.  Mom went and played volleyball in the evening.

0511 (Wednesday) Ran to Sam's Club then had Randon over for a playdate. Bradley and Reagan were around too. Lovely day out. The boys and Gray had scouts in the evening.

0510 (Tuesday) Got all the boys off to school, then Mom went shopping at Walmart. At home, she it was time to fill out the health insurance application ... it took two and a half hours! Then Cooper called from school saying his arm was hurting. Mom went to take him some medicine, but ended up bringing him home (and he seemed ok enough to play the rest of the day). Colton played at Randon's after school. Mom usually picks him up on the way to get Landon, but today he stayed until late! Mom took his bike up and had him ride home. Keaton had basketball practice. Mom filled out the paperwork for taking over as coach for Colton's soccer team, then jogged the park. Daddy didn't get home until late, after 8:00.

0509 (Monday) Back to school for the Columbia Kids. Everyone was up early, which was a concern after sleeping in for several weeks. Colton was a little bored after brothers left, but luckily had a playdate at Addie's house. It rained ALL day. Colton was supposed to have a soccer game, but it was canceled due to the weather. Landon's Iphone got dropped at school and seems to be out of commission. Chicken Pillows for dinner, but Daddy was home late and then still had work stuff. Poor Daddy, he works so hard!

0508 (Sunday) Sunday sleep in ... Usually the boys do a Mother's Day breakfast in bed, Landon was a little miffed when Mom was out of bed and the bed was made. We did do our usual Sunday Circles. At church, the kids sang, and Mom, subbing for chorister lead the music. Landon gave a talk in Sacrament meeting. Colton gave a talk in primary. Mom did more music and Dad had a lesson. It was raining after church, cool down from yesterday! We went out to Grandma's house for Mother's Day.

0507 (Saturday) Busy day. Callahan was off early with a scout service activity at the West Jordan Museum, which is close to the Gene Fullmer Rec center. That was a good thing, as when it was time for his game (10:00 start) he just walked from where he was at to his game, having taken all his basketball stuff.  Mom went to Keaton's game at 9:00. It went until about 10:00, then she had to run him home (as Dad's truck wouldn't start) and made it to Callahan's game as the first quarter was coming to an end. If Cooper didn't have a broken arm, he would have had a game at 10:30 ... but we're not sure if he'll get to play any more this season. After Callahan's game (both he and Keaton's teams won) he and the rest of the team stayed for Tanner's birthday party. Swimming then pizza. Luckily he was able to get a ride home, because neither Mom nor Dad were around later. Dad and Keaton had left for a scout activity to the Great Salt Lake. Mom and Colton had a soccer game. Mom was the coach. It went fine. Landon had to get together with friends for a school assignment. Again, with the car situation and Mom and Dad not around, luckily he was able to get a ride. Dad had a mobile mechanic come look at the truck, and he was able to fix it easily. Yea! Maga called suggesting an outing to Thanksgiving Point and the tulip festival there. It was a nice evening. The family came home and grabbed Landon then went to Mountain Mikes for dinner. There was a Camero convention going on ... well, eight or nine Cameros gathered right there. Yummy pizza, then home to bed.

0506 (Friday) Mom wanted to get out and run some errands, but friends came over ... it's hard to leave when friends have come over. She did go grab some Dominos before picking up Landon. Then everyone (sans Landon) went bowling with Allstar Lanes "After School Bash" ... bowling and tokens for the arcade. Home again to get Callahan to basketball practice, held earlier tonight at 6:00 instead of 7:00. Back home for French Dip Friday. Daddy's truck is being bad ... not starting, not good!

0505 (Thursday) Preschool for Colton, bowling for the boys. Callahan's LAST off-track bowling day, as he'll be going to middle school next year. Mom tried to discourage friends from coming over, as she had to take Cooper to a doctor appointment, but friends came anyway, and stayed even after Mom left. Got new xrays on Cooper's arm, it didn't look like it had healed that much :(   They took off the cast and put a new one on. Still an over the elbow, long arm cast. Green. In the evening, Cooper had a birthday party. It was at Jump and Bounce, so he couldn't participate really. As we have the family pass, Mom brought the other boys to play too and stayed with Cooper, reading and watching Netflix until gift giving time.

0504 (Wednesday) Callahan had a doctor's appointment in the morning, had to get his immunizations for 7th grade. Keaton tended the little boys at home. Mom and Callahan stopped at the Dollar store on the way home, to get Callahan more silly string (Colton had used up CJ's Easter one). Jacob's family is gone to California this week, but Travis was over all day.  Mom ran the soccer practice for Colton's team in the evening... the coach has work conflicts so isn't going to coach anymore. Mom said she would take over, but there may already be someone. Whatever ... Mom likes videotaping the game too, and can't do that if coaching. The older boys and Daddy had scouts in the evening.

0503 (Tuesday) Preschool for Colton, then bowling for the boys. After dropping them off, Mom ran errands . Went to WJ High to sign up Landon for driver's ed, library, then bread store (we'd been out of bread! Now restocked, and treats too). DI for some shorts for the little boys and picked up a desk for Landon's room. Pushing it on time a bit, but hit the $1 store too. Picked up the boys, then Colton and Randon, it was a full house at home. Mom mowed the lawn. The kids wanted toasted cheese sandwiches (now that we had bread) and there was baked ziti for dinner.  Keaton had basketball practice in the evening, Mom jogged the park (very busy with baseball and such, even though it was still cool). Not quite as nice a day as yesterday. Daddy was silly, teaching the boys how to "throw" a ball (the Blackham way) and playing games. He cooked up the marinated chicken, which had been marinating since yesterday. The boys still liked it.

0502 (Monday) We had appointments at the dentist for the three youngest, just their bi-annual checkup, although because of the insurance situation (ending this month) and a cancellation there at the office, they went ahead and did some work too (sealants on Cooper, small cavities on Keaton and Colton). So it was a rather long visit, two hours. It was a nice day out, Mom put on a tank and pulled weeds, getting a little sun on her shoulders while making the flower beds and lawn look better. Got a blister in her palm from the dandelion digger. KFC for dinner, Cooper had been wanting it for a while.

0501 (Sunday) Got the little boys baths before church. Keaton had the talk in primary. Mom lead the music. Homemade oreos for the Sunday treat. In the news ... Bin Laden is dead.

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