Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I love toy trains!

For Veterans day today I had a chance to work on my train layout. It's been kind of slow going because of money and time. So I've been spending 15 minutes here and 15 minutes there. It has also been very nice to have dad close by to bounce ideas off and use his tools. We'll I have two things left to buy before I can start laying track, but this is what I have so far.

It's 4'x8' and comes apart into 2'x4' sections. I'm excited to get going a little more on this project and get some legs on it. Mackenzie is really starting to like running the trains as well as taking them off the track. So after the legs I need to put 2" of extruded foam on the top to create mountains, rivers, and lakes. The foam is the same stuff used for insulation. This is so cool. I will send pics when the next stage is done.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Truely a Cornwall

Mackenzie had discovered the joy of painting and she is actually pretty good (or is that the parent in me speaking).

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Mackenzie and I went on a date tonight to see the Student Orchestra of Greater Olympia (SOGO). I had two comp tickets because two of my 6th grade band students are in the debut wind ensemble. It was fun to take Mackenzie to her first concert and see how she reacts to that environment. Her attention span lasted till just after the second piece was played. It was fun to hear my students play as well, but we needed to leave at intermission so Mackenzie wouldn't go to crazy. I'll have to get our pictures in order and post one we took because Mackenzie and I went dressed up to the concert and she was really cute. So for now just take my word.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Lone-Runner

One of the benefits of being 29 is no one in your age group runs in fun-runs. Last Saturday I participated in a 5k fun-run in Tenino and found out on Tuesday that I won my age division. I even made it into the Olympian where they posted the winners for each age division. The only thing I can think of that would have allowed me to win my age division is that no one else ran. I guess though that is not a fact to point out when I say I won my age division in a 5k race.

Maybe I'll race next year in the same run.

Crazy Week

This has been a crazy week. We found out that Spencer has a really big head now, but he didn't use to which means that he needs to go back in a month to see if his head has grown anymore. If it has grown and off the nice curve that the doctor likes then he has to have a CAT scan and other tests. It's nothing to worry about, but you never want bad stuff to happen to your kids.

Spencer has been sick all week with a bad case of the runs and vomiting. We took him to the doctor to see what we need to do and were told to basically keep him hydrated (well duh! I was hoping for some other answer like give him some tea and he'll be fine in the morning). Here we are on day 6 or 7 of diarrhea and having to start a new box of diapers way earlier than we had planned. We are tired because he sleeps about two hours at a time and wants to be held most of the other time that he is awake. Got to love our children.

On another note football season is coming to an end which means I will be home till basketball starts up. I look forward for basketball to be over so I can be home and help take care of the kids.