Monday, August 31, 2009

Swim Lessons ~ July 20th-31st

This was a while ago, but I'm just trying to catch up. The boys were in swim lessons every day for two weeks. They really loved it. After the first day, Carson came up to me and said, "Mom!! We get to come back again tomorrow!" I guess I didn't explain that it would be for more than one day. :o)
James was a bit hesitant to go the first day, but THANKFULLY the teacher scooped him up went in the water, and I quickly ran away. He was fine 2 minutes later. They were the bravest in their class but that came with negatives too. Because they weren't afraid of going under water, that's ALL they did. They would swim around and get into some trouble because they wouldn't stay on the steps and wait their turn. One day Carson was put in time out with the lifeguard. He made sure to tell me that the lifeguard wasn't scary and that timeout wasn't that bad. (Dang it! He's supposed to get scared so he'll behave!)

Anyway, here are some scary pictures of it all. Some are with Dorian's phone and some with my camera on, and since I couldn't use the flash, it turned out like crap!

Carson is standing in front of his teacher, Ashleen. James is bending over trying to grab the floaty right in front of Carson

James is bending over and hidden in this pictures and Carson is in the red, white and blue shorts.

Carson and James are the 2 kids farthest to the right!

Carson floating on his back

James floating on his back

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

My little boy is growing up!

I woke Carson up this morning at 7am. He was not happy about being woken up because he said he was having a really good dream, and it wasn't over yet! We ate breakfast, got dressed, brushed teeth did his hair and then waited....

...waited for the bus that would take my little Carson into a whole new world. I hope he does well, and remembers everything I've taught him up until now. I hope he doesn't get picked on and that he never gets lost. BUT, these are all *wishes* I have that probably won't come true. One time or another something will happen. This is when I try not to think about the small things. It makes me cry. Good luck Carson! I hope you do well in school. I'll be here waiting for you EVERYDAY!!!!

Waiting to head out for the bus

My handsome little guy

Getting on the bus

His little eyes peering over the window and his tiny little hand waving good bye. He doesn't look too sure about the whole thing. This picture melts my heart, and I wished for a moment I could hop on the bus with him.

We were on vacation in Washington during back to school night and we missed his official first day of school (8/20/09). So James, Tessa and I had the pleasure of taking all of his supplies there. I let him ride the bus, so that he would be familiar with it before he was put on it to head back home. Carson was already in his classroom at his desk doing a puzzle. School was about 5 minutes from starting so I snapped a couple of pictures and said goodbye again. We can't wait for him to get home and hear all about his first day of school!

*yes that is a black eye! He fell of a swing flat on his face the day we left Seattle. Good war wounds Carson!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A little laugh

**this may not be appreciated by all (mom?), but Dorian told me to check it out and it made me laugh, and you all know how I *LOVE* a laugh.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Tessa - 15 days old

My friend Brittany took some pictures a while back of Tessa. These were the favorites. Thanks Brittany for being so talented and taking the time to capture this time in Tessa's life. You're the best!!

To check out Brittany's work go HERE

Monday, August 3, 2009

31 years later...

August 3, 1978
Whitney Dorian Ducker lll

31 years later we got a handsome, hard-working, super smart, talented, loving, entertaining, helpful and full of life Husband, Father and Son!! We love you Dorian! Hope you have a fantastic Birthday!! We're so happy to be able to spend it with you.

Love us,

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Floating Down the River

Carson and Dorian went floating down the river on the boat today. Carson had A LOT of fun in the beginning, but got bored of it by the end. Who can blame him. He is a 5 year old that was out on the river for at least 6 hours (but I think it was more) and it was during nap time. It's JD's turn next Saturday!

A Yellow Sally on Carson's head

Where they stopped to eat lunch and play in the water


A tuckered out Carson.

After coming home and watching a little bit of TV, Carson was showered and off to bed. He gave me a hug and kiss and said, "Sorry I didn't spend a lot of time with you today." *SIGH*
I actually did miss him quite a bit.