June 26, 2006
I would just like to send a great big "Thank You" out to the childbearing aged women in my family who have provided 4 new reasons (Kara, Katelyn, Katherine, and Adrienne) for me not to feel pressured into having children. I realize that this effect of new babies will eventually wear off and people will begin to realize there are no Rivers children, but thanks for the extra time!
June 19, 2006
Kyle's was unfortunately not the most fun event for a 2 and half year old...he broke his leg:( But we hear he was pretty tough about it- so tough that his mom didn't even know something was really wrong for a couple hours! I have a feeling this won't be the last cast this boy ever wears...
And Jeremiah went down into waterski history as he skied all by himself at age 3! Oh wait, sorry, apparently his way cool aunt Sharon did it when she was 18 months old...my standards are high, what can I say? He gets points for style though. Apparently he fell on the skiis today and as the boat came around to get him he said "Oh man! My trick didn't work!" Funny kid. If he keeps on trying the tricks, I'm sure it won't be too much longer before he finds a limb in a cast too.
In case you haven't figured it out, the extremely proud voice you hear in the background is Jeremiah's mom.
June 15, 2006
Although in true International form...
I got a "Dora the Explorer" bandaid...apropiado, no?
We got a little free time Saturday so we went to the local mall here and found some hiking shoes (for the rainforests that won't be too far away in a couple months). We originally saw this brand, Merrell, adveritised on PBS during our travel show "Globe Trekker." We figured if the "earthy" folks that watch PBS and drive Subaru's are being marketed, then we should check them out. Turns out they're pretty nice. We wanted to break them in, but there are no rainforests in Virginia, so we had to find places to try them out...
Here's Anthony showing some extreme hiking moves on the washer and dryer...
And me with a lower grade hike, simply from the window sill to the top of the dresser...
Although according to the "Extreme Hiking Rules" ratified in the summer of '04, my hand touching the ground would have cost me a point and I would have had to buy a six pack of "Zappel" soft drink for the winner.
June 08, 2006
Sharon being a good girl.
June 05, 2006
ULTIMATE FRISBEE. The funny part was watching three grown, usually smart men trying to rig the tree to look like nothing happened. Their high-school biology teachers must be so proud.