Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Ward 2040

Get Riled up for Riley Ward P.E.A.C.H.E.S. Vice President 2009-2010

It's official, he's on the road to the White House! The results were read yesterday and I told Riley to call me after he found out and he did not call so I was nervous all day yesterday. I took that nervous energy and made congratulations banners for Riley hopping I would not have to rip off the Vice President part if he did not win. I don't know if I can handle another election after this! The primary elections were a couple of weeks ago and I that was bad enough. They even made the kids keep a spending chart not to exceed 5.00. It was all business. I was so bummed when I found out that was not even the primary election. So I have tried to be nonchalant about the whole thing and tell Riley about being a gracious opponent and how winning is not important but I am glad it is all over and I can relax a little now.

Riley is really excited and this may be a taste of things to come as he is never shy about letting people know his aspirations for the White House. He was the spotlight in church a few weeks ago and under the "what do you want to be when you grow up" section I wrote politician. Riley made sure to clarify to everyone that it was not just politics he was interested in but that he has his eye set on the Oval Office. I do not think he will ever live it down.

Updated 05/29/2009

PEACHES is the acronyms for Riley's school. Sorry to confuse anyone.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Update and Pictures

So we have been super busy around her the last few weeks and my bloging has suffered. Riley turned 10, this does not even seem possible to me. I still feel like he is my little baby. Lorenzo had a birthday too and is happy to be 7. We are all just glad when he is happy lol! So besides April being a month of birthdays for us I also had a booth at the New Product Expo and it has resulted in more crazy busyness, but it has been good.

The kids also had their first annual fun run at school and it was a big success, they had a blast and raised a lot of money. Thanks so much to all of you who helped with the fundraising. They did not win the Nintendo but Riley won a gift card to Walmart and Lorenzo won an oil change, (he did not think an oil change was a very exciting prize, luckily Riley split his gift-card with him).

Liam started Preschool this month and I have really missed him. He loves school so that makes it a little easier having him gone but the house has been way too quiet! I feel like I am to young to have all of my kids in school!

Riley placed 2nd in his archery tournament and did a wonderful job at the school district's technology fair. He has been involved in an after school enrichment class and they built a website for their school. He has done a fabulous job!

We still do not know where or if jeremy is going on tour this summer. We are just kind of waiting to see what happens. I feel pretty confident that whatever happens happens and we will be fine. We would still rather have him home but we will be ok if he has to go.

We had a big evaluation with Lorenzo on Monday with a new group out of CA. They are an ABA therapy group specializing in children with autism. We feel really excited about the path they have laid out and best of all most of it will be covered by our supplemental insurance!!!!

last but not least, we added another member to our family. Meet Piper. Tinkerbell is in such demand around here that we thought (actually Jeremy thought, I know shocking) we needed to add another 4 legged friend to our brood. Piper is a sweet 6 week old miniature Schnauzer and we are loving her! it is so much fun to have a puppy again. It has also helped me be not so lonely with the kids all in school. (I know I will be singing a different tune when summer comes and I have 3 kids all home!)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Ok, I am watching the news online tonight and as I am getting my all important swine flu update I hear the name on the clip of the ship Jeremy is leaving on in a few weeks. Ok, stop rewind listen more carefully and all I can say is you have got to be kidding!!! The humanitarian mission Jeremy was going on (that's right I said was) was canceled late today because the crew seems to have swine flu. I am speechless right now. I hope that this is correct. I know that not everything you hear on the news is true but please let this be. We really were prepared for this and if it still goes through we will be ok but we would much rather have him here!!

Friday, May 1, 2009

The Talk

Well, it happened tonight. Riley asked the question about babies and although I have been trying to steer him off the path for a while now it did not work tonight. After a few min. of "Mom I just do not understand how one day there is no baby and then the next there is" I decided it was time to talk to him about the birds and the bees.

I always thought it would be Jeremy who would have this talk with our boys when the time was right but after tonight I am glad it did not come from him. Riley asked a few questions and then we talked about how Heavenly Father created both man and woman and how you need to have both a man and a woman to reproduce. He then said he understood and that was that. Jeremy, on the other hand was giggling and snickering almost the whole time and can't stop joking about it. Why is it that my 10 year old is more mature then his 36 year old father? All I can say is that I am glad it came from me and not from Mr. Class Clown, who knows what would have gone through that poor kids head had Jeremy had the talk with him.