Friday, June 20, 2014

Welcome to our Family Blog!

This was the post I first posted back in 2007....Okay, here we go....trying to get into modern times. We don't know much about blogging, except some family members have a blog and we are able to keep up with them pretty often because of it. So, we thought we would give it a try. We hope you enjoy hearing our latest news in the Thomas family. It seems some kind of drama is always going on. We hope to keep it posted with a lot of pictures as well. As always, we would love to hear from you too, so don't hesitate to leave comments for us!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Spring Track

Ryan decided he wanted to do track this year. He's done, t-ball, soccer, basketball, and now track. I'm glad he has wanted to test out all the sports. But all along he has wanted to do karate so that might be next. Who knows.

We've had a great time in track! His first track meet was lots of fun. He got some 2nd places, and 4th, etc, but he was really disappointed because only 1st place got a medal. He wanted a medal so bad. It was cold and raining and on his last race
(200m) he was so determined. He was behind like about 15 feet from the other boys and he kicked it in the last stretch and literally on the finish line he won! So exciting! He WANTED that medal. So proud of him!

Airing my dirty laundry

The trip home was LONG but the laundry day was longer! I did 9 loads of laundry. How does that happen? We were only gone for 6 days. But with towels and camping stuff ugghh! Glad to be home.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spring Break - Tuesday, March 15

Day Trip in San Antonio

Spring Break--Trip to Texas

Sunday-visit with family

pictures to come

Spring Break--Trip to Texas-

Saturday, March 12 - Sunday, March 13

Ok I'm finally going to load some photos from our Spring Break Trip to Texas. I'm just gonna get the photos up and then comment later....maybe...I just need to catch up on the blog so here goes.

Monday, February 28, 2011

It happened so fast!

I couldn't believe that this morning I put my baby on the bus! Many of his friends have been riding the bus all year but I just wasn't ready. I mean, he is only in kindergarten! What's the rush right? Well, he's been begging for a while to ride the bus, and we do know the bus driver so we bit the bullet and signed him up.

And yes, I was that crazy mom with a camera out there taking his picture as he got on. He was so excited that he got on so fast and didn't even look back! I couldn't even get his face in the picture. Before I knew it the bus was pulling away and I had tears streaming down my face! Our neighbor has a 4th grade girl that has been coming over to play with Ryan a lot. She said she would let Ryan sit with her. She was sitting out on her porch as I was coming in and she said she took pictures on her daughter's first day too!

It was also character dressup day today. Well, we had a tough time, because I ended up getting sick Friday night and all Saturday. Then Sunday we were working on our income tax return and it slipped our mind. Well, pretty much last minute Ryan said he wanted to be Jack from the Magic Tree House books. Thank goodness this was a pretty easy thing to do. Notice the cover of the book to compare his outfit. We rolled up the jeans, had the backpack, glasses and even a similar shirt. The character Jack always has a notebook that he is jotting down things in so that is what Ryan is holding.

He looked adorable, but since it was the first day riding the bus, we just let him take the glasses in his backpack and rolled down his pants. He said he would do that once he got into his class. Smart kid!

Trip to the Zoo

We gave the boys a membership to the zoo for Valentine's Day and last weekend was beautiful weather so we packed up the backpack and headed out. When we got there it was crazy busy of course, and they told us we were going to have to start parking on the street. Scott just drove in to check for a parking place and we got right up front. yay! There were like 11 spots available...crazy attendants.

The main reason we got the membership is because we get so worn out trying to see everything in one day and this way we can see it in sections and go back from time to time. Plus prices are going up to $15 for adults and $9 for kids. Crazy! We got a membership to the National Zoo in D.C. for only $60 and it has reciprocal membership to zoos and aquariums across the United States. Yay again! So this year is going to be the year of the Zoo! Hey, I also will need something this summer to do with the boys! Did I mention the zoo has a playground and a water splash pad...oh, yeah we are set!