Friday, September 19, 2008
We have had some very interesting conversations lately. Evan & Carter have both asked "which team I am on?" They don't know the names of the teams, only that Obama is the leader on one team and John McCain is the leader of the other team. Denver hosted the DNC, but we didn't really talk about that much. I wander how much they get in school about the election? Or more importantly on the bus? They both want McCain to win. Carter cannot tell you why, but Evan said, "Duh mom, Obama is African American." I then asked him what that meant to him. He rolled his eyes and said, "that means he was born in Africa and now he lives in America, get it AFRICAN AMERICAN. SO he cannot win because you cannot be President of the United States if you weren't born here." So simple in the eyes of an 8 year old.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Crazy Colorado weather! Yesterday it was 92 degrees, today the high is 63 degrees! Everyone woke up freezing this am. Don't get me wrong, I love the fall, it happens to be my favorite season. It just seems so early. We have been warned that it doesn't warm up here until after Memorial Day and it starts to get cool around Labor Day and that it always snows here on or before Halloween! Choose the Halloween costumes wisely, preferably warm. This is proving to be sound advise.
On Labor Day we climbed "The Rock", the one our city is named after. We had great expectations and gave it a valient effort to climb to the top w/ all four kids, however 1/4 of the way into the hike we decided it best not to continue on w/ the babies. So Matt, Evan & Carter climbed to the top. It was all I could do to turn around and get back down w/the babies. The kids were very proud of themselves for this huge accomplishment.