Monday, March 31, 2008

Grand Canyon

This Weekend the family and I decided that we would drive to see the Grand Canyon. Griswold style. It was Kyle's first time there, and mine and Kris' first time as adults. I never remembered just how big it was. We met up with Kris' Mom and step dad there. It was nice to see them again. They have now come home to Kansas.

Kris and took a short flight around the canyon. I recommend this to anyone that plans on travelling there. One warning it was bumpy. The poor girl that sat behind Kris threw up all the way. I felt sorry for her. That could have easily been me. I clung on to Kris' hand. and the side of the plane. But it is amazing what you can see from up there. Well worth the risk.

Daddy and Kyle @ first view
After doing most of the touristy things at the canyon we headed back east and stopped at four corners. Kris complained the whole way there. Not a whole lot to do or see there. And it did add on three hours to our drive home. Oh well we can say that we did it.
We also stopped at Mesa Verde. That was really neat to see. The hiking trails weren't open yet for the season. But we could see the cliff dwellings from an outlook. I also recommend this to everyone.
The one part of the trip that was more like a Griswold's family vacation was our last night. We stopped in Durango. And everything that could go wrong did. The service sucked and so did the food. I won't go into all the details, but we left as soon as we got up in the morning, and looked for breakfast else where.
All things considered we had a great time. I'm glad we did it.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy Easter

Yesterday we had a wonderful day. We shared it with our military family. Anyone that is in the military knows what this is. Your friends on the street that have become like family. The people that you count on because you actual family is so far away. Yesterday I realised how blessed that we were to have such great friends.

I spent most of the morning cooking. We did a little furniture moving so the kids would have more room to play. The easter bunny hid eggs all thru our house, since there was still about 5 inches of snow on the ground outside. We used the good china for the first time. Its like we have actually become grown ups.

We all stuffed our selves. Kyle sat by all by himself and behaved at the kiddy table. I am also very grateful for this. And well I thought that he looked adourable.

I hope that you all had a wonderful Easter like we did. Here are a couple of photos of Kyle in the morning.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

New Kitchen

So I didn't get a new kitchen. But Kyle did. And he loves it.

On another note we had pancakes for breakfast yesterday. I ate two. Kris ate two. Kyle ate FOUR!!!! He loves those pancakes. That or he is getting ready for another growth spurt.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Milk Duds

Kyle has now made this his favorite food. So much so, that now that he can open door knobs, he breaks into the pantry and steals them. He knows that I don't allow them very often, so sometimes we find him eating them inside the pantry with the door shut tightly behind him. I really need to put one of those door knob covers on the pantry. How sad.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Fun in the snow!

Today was the first real time that we let Kyle play in the snow. He had a ball. I thought that I would share some pics with you.

I think Daddy may have had fun too!

On a unrelated note, today at lunch the restaurant that we ate at gave Kyle a Balloon. Kyle had it pinned and under his chest on the table. It went POP! But our little boy didn't cry he looked confused. Where had it gone? Then he unzipped his cardigan thinking that it may have gone in there. It was pretty funny that watch. It even made the waiter crack up laughing.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Wikki Stix

Sorry that it has been awhile since I put up a post. Not much has happened in the Thompson household at late. Kris is now home. He didn't make it past the first day of ranger school. His medical records were screwed up, so he didn't get to continue on. I know it's selfish but I love having him home.

I want to say congratulations to the Fayes. Who gave birth one week ago to a beautiful baby boy.

I also wanted to let all the parents know about the product wikki stix. We were at a restaurant this past Friday, and they handed us wikki stix. I had never heard or sighted these before. Much better than the crayons that Kyle immediately throws on the floor. You can actually make people or animals out of these stix. They definitely kept Kyle happy until our food arrived. It kept Kris and I focused on how to kept him happy, by molding the stix into different shapes, and creating new stories to go along with the characters.

I hope you all had a great week. And I'll try to be better about blogging.