Friday, May 22, 2009


For the past several years Leigh has got to go with the Senior class to Lagoon for their senior trip. I think maybe he has more fun than taking care of kids, but I am glad he got to go have a little fun (someone needs to). They leave the school at 3:00am and get home that night about 11:00. I am not sure that is my kind of fun! From the pictures that one of his fellow teachers took it looks like he had a blast.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Mothers Day

Better late than never RIGHT? So I had a fabulous mothers day weekend. It started Thursday with flowers from my kids at work. They came from a strange place in Eagle so for the life of me couldn't figure out who had sent them. I though maybe my friend Cindy, since she doesn't live here, but when I talked to my Dad he didn't seem to know anything about it. Well come to find out Leigh had a gift certificate from 1-800-flowers and that is why they came from a strange place. They are beautiful and "I never get flowers at work". Then on Saturday I had received a massage gift certificate for my B-Day and figured why not use it up so Saturday afternoon I got a 90 minute massage. Heaven on Earth!! After that I put on a BBQ for my mom and my brothers and their families came over and we had a nice time. Sunday Leigh made crepes with fresh strawberries and the kids gave my their gifts. Dryson gave me a new "pancake turner" and he said "you flip me mom" and Kiera gave me a new wallet. I had told Leigh about the wallet I want, well needless to say I think it took the kids shopping Saturday night and the wallet isn't quite what I expected, but I love him for trying:). Leigh got me some new Dr. Schols inserts for my walking shoes so I think I am set to eat, spend money, and workout!! Some of my favorite things to do it life. I think maybe if I didn't do so much of the first and I wouldn't have to do so much of the last, but I love to eat!! I love being a mom and a wife. I am grateful for a husband that treats me good and loves me for me. Thanks Leigh, Kiera, and Dryson for a great weekend.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Me like my Diapers

I am about ready to pull my hair out! Dryson, who will be 3 in a month, refuses to use the toilet. I will make him sit on it and he will cry for hours. Today Dr. Francis told him if he doesn't stop using diapers he CAN"T go swimming in his pool. Great incentive RIGHT? No I put in on the toilet and after an hour of crying he went so I put him in big boy underwear. Then I turn my back and he has pee running down his legs. I think I am loosing my mind. I know that "boys are harder then girls", but come on! Well I guess he will learn when we are all swimming and he is sitting on the side:( Any tricks from moms would be appreciated.

To bad he is so dang cute! Hard to mad at him to long!


Kiera has done it!! Graduated from playschool for the 3rd time. She got to be the leader going up the stairs and thought she was pretty hot stuff. This year 2 of her cousins went to playschool also so the school was terrorized with 3 Patterson cousins( just wait until they are all in High School together)!

Tee Ball

Kiera has been playing Tee Ball for the past few weeks and loving every minute of it. I had signed Leigh up to coach not knowing that meant I got to coach also:), but for the most part we are having a blast. Dryson has to bring his mitt to every game but luckily the Francis girls babysit him and play with him during the game they are such motherly girls. My brothers and Dad have been coaching the bases and I am sure grateful for them. It amazes me how some parents(not all) expect you to do it all and they will come drop their kid off and they are your responsibility. I am starting to understand why some kids are the way they are, just look at their parents or lack of parents. It makes me sad and yet grateful that I can be there for my kids and support them in their dreams and journey through life. I had great examples of this growing up. My mom was always there for everything and she had SIX kids that were very active in everything. I don't know how she did it TWO is wearing me out already.

These are pictures of her before her game because I don't have time to take pictures during the game. Maybe next week my mom can take some for me!