I know it seems like we have puppies a lot, but we actually have not had a littler since November 5th of last year. This week we had 2 deliver. They are beautiful. All are doing well except for a runt, who is just so tiny I doubt he will make it through the night- that always makes me sad.
So Bryce is graduation from High School in May and I guess we are supposed to have a party. I tried to book to pool- but they are closed that weekend- WTF?
So, I guess we have to have a bunch of folks at our house- I was going to rent a bounce house for the little kids and the Sumo wrestling thing for the big kids- have a BBQ and all that jazz- so here is my question that I need an opinion on- Invitations/announcements.
Most folks send formal announcements with a picture- I always lose the announcement and forget when the party is- I was thinking about doing those picture cards that you order from like Wal-Mart and people send out for Christmas- it usually has a picture and your greeting- is it tacky to do this for graduation? I just thought- it was a picture and I could include all the information on it- but I was not make sure it is Kosher. This will be a graduation/going away to the Navy BBQ.
I have been such a slacker- slap my butt! I guess I will just do an update post to catch up everyone. Taya is going to be 6 soon- not sure how that happened. She is so funny and so full of piss and vinegar but I would not trade it for anything! Here she is cheerleading at a halftime show. She likes to be on the big stage but is not a big fan of practicing.
My Bryce has grown into such a great young man. He volunteers with the Special Olympics every weekend. Here he is helping a kid play basketball. He just amazes me. He will be 18 next month and I don't know where the time went- I know that is so cliche but seriously- I was just trying to get pregnant with him. He will graduate on May 26th and go to Navy boot camp on June 26th. I am going to just lose it when he leaves.
Dylan is wrestling- he has not done as well this year and we are not really sure why- he just does not seem to have the focus. We have decided to put him back on his ADHD meds and see if that helps- he has gotten into some really minor trouble in school and we just want to curb all this before it gets out of hand. Rooting for him to do better. He took 8th place at this state tournament- now onto Middle School state. Go Dylan!
Trey, is amazing- he has not wrestled since he was 9 and he decided he wanted to start again and go to state once basketball was over- I am not gonna lie- I made fun of him and told him he would get his rear end handed to him- he decided to prove me wrong. He has been working his tail off for three weeks in practice- went to state- his first tournament in 3 years and took second place! I was in awe. I then was not a good Mom and I had to tell the kid who won- that Trey had only wrestled 3 matches that day in three years so don't pat himself on the back too hard- I know, I know not very sportsmanlike. :) He is now going to wrestle in Middle school state and then on to baseball.
I am in awe of my Toby. He made National Jr. Honor Society for the second year in a row. He went undefeated 18-0 for middl school wrestling and took first in State. He did not even break a sweat- he just plays with the poor kids and then when he is like 14 points ahead he pins the guy. He is such a good kid and people tell me all the time what a joy he is.
Ok, done bragging- just love my kids and who they are becoming. I guess all the fights, and tears are worth it? Maybe?
Things for us are going well. Jen is working nights and I hate that. We have a few dogs that are due with puppies this month, so that will keep us busy. We just sent a beautiful girl off for a month of training, so hoping that goes well but I sure miss her.
My name is Kate, I am "married" to the love on my life- Jen. She makes me a better person and I love her for that. I am a Mother of 5- 4 boys and and a 6 year old Princess, all born through donor sperm. We live on a farm in Eastern Colorado where I breed and show white golden retrievers.