Tuesday, March 11, 2008

She's here!!!

Israelle Marie Mattocks

born Tuesday 8:17am

5lbs. 12oz.

20" long

I'm an aunt again, and finally to a GIRL! She's perfect!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

This is a true story...

We are clearing out our basement to begin some waterproofing work later in the month. Anyone who has seen our basement knows this is a HUGE job. Well, since we had some nice weather on Sunday, Ryan decided to borrow his dad's truck and move a few items to the storage shed we have rented in town. He took three loads in the truck and came home around 6:30, at which time we ate dinner and then I went to pick up a friend to go workout. As my friend and I are driving down the road at 7:45 at night, she asks me to turn on my brights because she sees something in the road...an ottoman! Oh yes, that's right folks, our ottoman is in the middle of the road, but the fun doesn't stop there. I loaded it up and looked around and saw a large white box with "rings" on it leaning against the bottom of a tree. Ladies you know what I'm about it say. The box says, "to love and to cherish" on it. Can you guess what it is? It's my wedding dress, all dry cleaned and preserved and placed in a box, lucky for Ryan it was also wrapped in a clear plastic bag! In case you are wondering, yes, he's still alive....barely!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Puddle Trouble

We at the Bales household love Henry and Mudge books. They are about a red headed boy and his big dog, so it's right up our alley. One of our favorites is "puddle trouble". It's all about the rain in the Spring and the "ocean puddles" you can jump in. We thought is sounded like fun, since we have several lake size puddles in our yard. The boys loved it and stayed outside running through them for almost an hour. Mason came in and yelled "WET" and Nolan cried when we made him take off his boots that weighed a ton because they were full of water! As a mom, I am a little hesitant to let them do stuff like this and I need to get over it. They had a blast, entertained the neighbors who were laughing from their windows, and no one got hurt. It's good, clean, fun...well, maybe not the clean part, but everything got washed eventually!