Thursday, June 30, 2011


Con has tried lots of sports
and currently Basketball

 Soccer was a waist of time
That's why we tried it twice
Just to make sure
The practices were OK
But the games
forget about it
He wanted to sit out
Volunteering to let someone else go in
He never got the ball
Then there are those kids
You know the one
The natural talents
The kid who ALWAYS has the ball
and always scores
That was NOT my kid
and I think it frustrated Con some

So we thought tennis might be better
more solo
less team
it was just a camp
no matches
and he was fairly good at it
for a kid who's never touched a racket
but the below picture
is how he spent most of his hour
for the whole week
and each day asking
"how many more minutes"
"how many more days"

Thought it might have been the time
tennis was at noonish
our normal quiet time
and soccer practice was evenings
our normal very quiet time
but the games were early
 so no excuses there

Connor is skipping swim this month
Colton is not
they will both be back in lessons in July
Neither one of them are natural fish
Again...the class always seems to have THAT kid
who jumps in and just starts swimming
like he was born in the freaking water

Connor wanted to try basketball
I thought OK
he's asking
and it's inside
and you practice 30 minutes before a game
so I'm not running around every single night
with  games and practices
Love how little the goal is

He got the ball first and made a basket
Then pretty much never touched the ball again
He told me
"This is definitely not my sport"
He just doesn't get in there

caught him yawning
it's hard to play these bedtime sports
And it too had THE kid
who excelled

I want him to play what ever he wants to play
whenever he wants to play it
but I think he is so young
On the one hand
if you don't sign them up to play things now
when they do start
they are behind
because everyone else started at 4

What sports are you involved in?
What age did it start?
And how much do you push it?

I made Connor read a book the other day 
while we waited for tennis to start
He was bothered because we had already read that day
I told him if he did not do sports
he had to be really good at reading
He decided he would make swim  his sport

Just another way to screw up my kids
push the sports now
or wait and he's behind


Monday, June 27, 2011


Been working on this BS nonsense post for a week
Guess it's about time finish it up
and move on

I'm gonna make you jealous
Mark helps with the laundry
and the dishes 
and all the cleaning really
well he doesn't scrub a toilet 
but he helps
which is good 
cause I HATE to clean
and I suck at it
that being said
here's what the sheets looked like when he was done
He washed a red blanket with the ivory sheets
luckily most of it belongs to the guest room
so when you come to visit me
you will sleep in pink
we haven't shown the boys their spiderman pillowcase though
I think I will toss it before it gets noticed
We had some visitors to OKC
Ben and Sophia spent a few days with us

Connor is having an identity crisis lately
Can't decide on who to be
So he is a bit of it all

Chris wants to do all the things the big boys do

One would think after chasing this busy bee
I would be a freaking size 0

Had our first OKC garage sale a few weeks ago
Quite different here than in TX
Didn't even make $200
But I did pick up this bike from the neighbors

And this little chair which is perfect in the playroom

Took Connor swimming at the neighbor's house
The one neighbor we have with a small child
He's 7, so Con thinks that's cool
And I like the mom
And they have a pool

Love me some baby bum

Christian eats like a horse
Double fisting it here

Connor is really into the computer games lately
I wish they had their own computer though
Been looking for a cheap one online

That's it
We're boring
Staying inside lots
especially this week
over 100 every day
And this would be the week Connor has zoo camp

Hope your life is more interesting than mine friends
Can you believe month 1 of summer is almost complete?
It has flown by
I am hoping to slow things down though for July

Monday, June 20, 2011

It's All In The Name

I've mentioned recently I'm bored. Not bored for something to do, trust me my list is quite long. But bored with something, not sure what it is. I'm not necessarily fond of change either, so this is kind of a weird feeling for me.

I think I want to change my blog up. So I am looking for thoughts, ideas, opinions......

I would also like to change the name. I have a few ideas in mind but want to hear some more. Here are a few thoughts on that:
Big Mamma's House
The Jann Plan
abC's of Life

I am also debating about cutting my hair. It is at that awkward length. I have been letting it grow, but now it just hangs and I pull it back nearly every single day. I wish it were about 5 inches longer or 5 inches shorter!

Have you changed anything recently??

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Road Trip....Continued

A week in the country, A week away from the routine, A week with family-it's good for the soul. However , it's not so good for the plants back home. Most of them did not survive, the ones that are not in reach of the sprinklers anyway. 

We started off our visit with watching my nieces dance recital. I haven't seen one in years. Now she is 16 and on the competitive team. I have no pictures of that to share, but take my word on it...she rocks! What a way to begin a family affair.

We spent most of the weekend in my sister's pool. It was just about too hot to do much of anything else. Connor is becoming quite the little fish. I had to make a Target run for some goggles. Colton held his own with the big boys (Connor and my 11 year old nephew). Christian preferred to be held or just quietly sit in the boat float. 

 Pops loves to fly his planes, in the yard and on the computer. This is always a hit with the boys. I hope they always remember doing this something special with their pops.

 Pops always gives the boys a remote, you know a "remote" that belongs to something else. He is flying the plane but they sure think they are! And have a great time doing it.

 Colton was doing flying the plane one evening out front with Pops and it crashed in the driveway. But Colton was watching a real airplane in the sky and was telling Pops "it's too high".

We also did lots of....
4 wheel riding

And snoozing

And lego building
 And visiting with Granny

And playing

And just in case the boys weren't obsessed with IPhone games
Thomas got them hooked on Angry Birds

And the sprinkler and water guns were a big hit

Christian didn't think so

 Such boys-nothing feels as good as water on the rear

And during our entire week here, we only saw this guy once. I joke about this to my sister because she is quite the QVC shopper, my mom too. So UPS makes delivery quite often. Soon, they will be setting him a dinner plate.

Overall the visit was fantastic. We did not see any deer, but pops did kill 2 snakes. And you're welcome for NOT posting those pictures.  The drive home was not quite as good as the ride there. Everyone was overly tired and extra cranky! But we did it, we survived. Now we are home, celebrating father's day with Daddy. We have swim lessons and tennis lessons this week, and I have a very dirty house to clean! Good times at Casa de Lenz!!

Happy Father's Day to all the daddy's out there!