Sunday, November 9, 2008

Birthday, Voting and much much more

This week started with a birthday for Brent's Grandma. She is such a fun, hard working and amazing woman. We are thankful our boys get to enjoy her also. On Tuesday we of course voted and then bit our fingernails until the long awaited race was over. Sad ending for us but hopefully something good will come out of it. I really don't think so but I am trying to be positive. We got to give Trenton a little lesson on politics/government. It was so funny......At school that day his teacher asked them to vote on who they thought would win. Of course with Trenton being so competitive he decided to vote for the one everybody else was so that they would win. When we talked that night about it he said, "Mom oh no I voted for Obama". I said "well that isn't who we voted for, Mommy and Daddy are Republican not Democrat". And one thing led to another and he wanted to know everything about it. So we had a little lesson and by the end he said, "Mom I am going to go to school tomorrow and tell Miss Lipp that I want to change my vote". I said "Ok that would be fine". So I work in Trenton's class on Wednesday mornings and right when I got there he raised his hand and said, "I need to change my vote to McCain, I am Republican". That was a proud Mommy moment for me. I am grateful to have such a awesome son. He also did his first Accelerated Reading test and got a special award from the Principal on Friday. He is reading at a 2nd grade level and we are just so proud! Trenton was also given a leaf project last week, he had to collect the leaves, dry them, press them and then make some kind of an animal to fit on the orange paper his teacher gave him. So Brent and Trenton started the project and Mommy and Trenton finished it. I think it turned out cute. On Friday I had the opportunity to go on our yearly girls getaway with my family. We leave very early and then shop till we drop then sleep a little then back to shopping. We ate lots of good food and had a great time visiting. I think the best part is I was with two of my very best friends, my Mother and my sweet sister. I love them dearly. I am thankful my other best friend stayed home and cared for our little boys. They had a great time playing around together and going to the new Madagascar Movie. I am a little surprised they survived with Brent's cooking. It looked a little scary to me. I don't know to many people who put string cheese on Meat loaf but I am sure it was fine. Hope you are all enjoying this beautiful time of year and getting geared up for all the craziness that is coming.



















On our way over to Seattle we got to see lots of these as we passed them on the highway coming from their training headquarters near Yakima. Very cool to see I think I even teared up. They stood out there in the freezing cold rainy weather. I am thankful for their service!









This is Brent's home cooking. I am glad that I do most of that.









5 comments:

Cherie said...

Wow Brent, that looks delicious. Did the kids eat that? Funny stuff!

Von & Linz said...

oh my gosh Holly you need to get that man to spend more time with your mom in the kitchen

Ang said...

Mmmmm....Looks delicious! Can I get the recipe?

Shady Brady said...

Brent I would eat it for 1) I love meat loaf, 2) I love string cheese! I'm sure it was good. At least you fixed something and not a TV Dinner like Holli. haha Just kidding.

Shady Brady said...

Oh yeah and good job posting about our troops. How convenient that it goes along with their day, Veterans Day. I am so GREATFUL for their sacrifice, dedication, and all they do and have done to make this country free, with all the freedoms we enjoy. I just hope it stays like this the next 4 years. Thank you to all the past present and future Vets.