Friday, October 31, 2008


This was the first year the kids did not go trick or treating. Still, the kids got dressed up, Kaitlin answered the door and Glennie hid in the bushes or under the swing to scare people.. dont worry no one was scared!! Maybe 2 girls who thought they saw something!! Kaitlin heard them say, 'I saw him - No really! I saw him - he's there!!!'

Kaitlin was a crazed prom girl and Glennie was a frozen army man. Kaitlin decided to do dad's hair - pink spray and lots of pony tails!

We had 98 trick or treaters and turned the lights off at 8:30. We were tired of answering the door by then. So here's our Halloween
getting ready
sitting on the front porch with his paintball gun
crazy girl from 'prom night'
Gotta love the hair!!
In the dark.. you couldnt see him at all

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A letter, a pin and an award

Varsity soccer may be over but club is just beginning. Glenn went to a couple try outs and made a U15 P2 team with North Area Rush. However, today was all about school soccer and it was a big day for Glenn. We had the end of the season soccer banquet tonight where he was given his letter and pin. YAY!!!
Who needs a letter jacket when you can stick it on your shirt!! Can you guess what he is bugging us for?
Glenn with his letter and certificate.
These are all the boys who lettered this year.
Manny - Junior; Josh - Junior; Jordan - Sophomore; Glenn - Freshman; Gilberto - Junior; Matt - Junior
Kaitlin was awarded the Best Team Manager
Kaitlin receiving the award from 'Proffe' Head Coach Jose Navarro.
Now her school season begins.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A blast from the past

I got this new photo collage @ kohls on Saturday
I am going to hang it horizontally on the wall in the hall upstairs. So I have been digging around trying to find photos to put in the collage - not these ones here... but all of this is is bringing me back to the days the kids were little and the trying yet cute times we had with them. With Glennie and his ADHD, there were days, a lot of days, I would call my mom for advice on 'what to do? how to handle Glennie?" etc. She always had some answer but Glennie even managed to stump my mom.
I have thought about how much they have grown up and matured in the past few years. I can't help but think my mom had a hand in it. She always said she would be around for the 'teenage' years. Glennie has changed SOOO much and we are sooo proud of him. He's a completley different kid... totally off all med's and has come so far.

Anyway - here's my blast from the past!
getting ahold of my makeup
cute snowbunnies
Glennie was supposed to be napping. I checked on him and found everything out of his drawers and toy box all over his floor. Plus he colored on everything in his room with a Sharpie. I remember calling my mom this day and we figured out - kids go crazy during full moons.
7 months old and hair in pillow curlers

cleaning his dresser - not to mention this day Glennie sprayed Kaitlin in the face/eyes with 409 or windex
A little too big!! I was cooking dinner and found him there - climbed in himself and fell asleep
Melts all the bad things away!! =)
They would never be caught dead doing this now!!
One of my most favorite memories of him... He would take his elmo and bite the red fur off, stick it in his mouth, followed by his pacifier and then wrap a shoelace around that! I will be giving him his elmo - thats got almost no red fur, missing an arm and eyes - for his wedding present!! Bwhahahaha
Kaitlin in her bucket with her toys.

Glennie and his elmo
My mom used to think Kaitlin looked like the little girl from Les Mis'
Too cute~!
This was what Glenn and I woke up to one Sunday morning. We had just gotten back from a trip to the beach. They got ahold of our 25lb buckets of flour and sugar that were in the closet there... and decided they wanted to bring the beach to them!!
One of my favorite photos of Glennie

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Soccer Team Photo

A couple weeks ago Glenn got his soccer photo we ordered... the only thing was they had his individual photo and then a picture of the JV team, which he is not on. I called Lifetouch and they sent me the right team!!

So here's Glenn's Varsity Highschool team. He is right in the center/middle - #8. Kaitlin is in the center/bottom. She is a team manager. She's had fun with that - get's to go to all the games - home and away.

This Thursday the kids are getting out of school all day for a game in Grand Junction. The school is chartering a bus, paying for the lunch and dinner and they will be getting home around 1:30AM. Glenn and I plan on taking the day off work and making that 4 hr drive.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Birthday Girl

That was then....

She was born on the 13th at 5:13 weighing 8lb 7 oz. When they brought her to me, I thought she wasn't mine. I thought she looked like a little mexican baby. She had a TON of hair and it was soooo dark. We put pillow curlers in her hair when she was 7 months old!! Cute!!

This is now...

Here's my baby - 14 yrs old today. Time sure does fly!

She wanted to make her own birthday shirt. I found a black t-shirt at Walmart for $2 and bought some iron on letters, iron on glitter cupcake and glitter paint. She went to work and had fun being creative!

She handed out candy to her friends at school... wanted me to bring her subway for lunch - I threw in a diet vanilla coke too :P and for dinner it's her choice.... Malibu Chicken.

Happy Birthday Kaitlin - We LOVE you!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

On a Mission

We have a problem - these are all over our back yard.
We noticed it got worse over the summer when our veggies were missing.... not kiddin' ya - he ate a whole row of my corn!! Not to mention my green beans, peas, watermelons, cantelope and cucumbers.... nasty lil booger!
Items needed for removal:
Shovel - dig up dirt and expose the hole

Sling Shot - sit on stake out and try to whack the thing...

Mr. Gopher poked his head up long enough for Glenn to 'fire in the hole' and he scared the thing.. time to move onto other means... super gassers (here he is lighting the thing) See the smoke coming out from the corner of the stone? Mission accomplished?? Time will tell. We have not seen a fresh mound of dirt since.. so hopefully he's gone for good!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Another Hit

Last night we had one of those evenings we could have a sit down dinner before heading out the door. So I tried a new recipe... it was another hit. It's called Sesame Chicken with Peanut Sauce. I got it from this webiste I love going here for ideas, she has TONS of GREAT recipes!! I highly recommend getting the basmatti rice... it was sooo good! It was sticky and had a little hint of sweetness to it.

Sesame Chicken with Peanut Sauce
1 cup basmatti rice
2 tbsp. creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
3/4 cup fat free chicken broth
2 tbsp. lite soy sauce
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp. cornstarch
Cooking spray
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced
1 tbsp. sesame seeds
2 green onions, sliced (I omitted)

1. Cook rice according to package directions. Mix peanut butter, honey, broth, soy sauce, ginger, cayenne, garlic and cornstarch together; set aside.
2. Coat a large nonstick skillet with spray. Add the chicken stir-fry over high heat until the chicken is cooked through, 5-6 minutes. Add the sesame seeds and stir-fry for 30 more seconds. Reduce heat to medium-high; pour the peanut sauce and onions into the skillet and cook while stirring for 2 minutes. Serve over rice. Yield: 4 servings.


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Time with Grandma & Grandpa

Glenn's parents came into town last week and they got to see (& be a part of) our crazy life!!
They got to see one of Glenn's highschool games and Kaitlin's club game. We had good weather when they were here, a little warm... but exactly the way Grandma would have it for a Saturday afternoon soccer game. :)
Hangin' out before the game starts
Kaitlin doing a throw in
Things we did with Grandma and Grandpa: took them on a tour of Glenn's projects - watching Glenn get yelled at by a flagger :), watching traffic switch over on 104th Ave. - realizing they didn't do it as Glenn wanted them to do, watching Glenn talk to his contractor, going through custom tour of homes, having dinner at my brother and sister in law's house, driving by the PVHS/BHS football game so grandma and grandpa could hear the band playing (kaitlin was there playing that evening), enjoying a 'linner' at Olive Garden (thanks grandma and grandpa), running errands, getting sonic ice cream, playing sequence - realizing you want to have Kaitlin on your team.. she won more than anyone else. =) Just hung around here since we had so many 'life' things happening.
The day they left we had another soccer game that evening at Westminster Highschool. Our boys lost again.
Glenn kicking the ball
Glenn with a nice chip on the ball
Then Tuesday they had another game at home against Denver West. It was a well fought game and almost tied it up but fell short 4-3. Here's a slide tackle Glenn did in the game.