Monday, July 21, 2014

Kayaking with the Dogs

I'm so far behind on blogging! I'll try to cover the rest of what we did while Ty David was here.
His eyes look so blue in this picture.

Getting ready to go eat with a family from church. The boys weren't ready yet. 

First time for the huskies to go kayaking.

The other dogs have done it at least twice before.

The huskies are a lapful! Snowflake looks a lot more relaxed than Rick does!

Travis loves it.

He likes to jump off and swim for shore.

This is a selfie I took while Jessica chased Snowflake who slip her harness.


Rick and I took Jasmine out a day early for her 10th adoption anniversary. Her adoption day was July 14, 2004. She was almost 3 1/2 by then. 

I bought her the necklace and watch she is wearing. I also bought her the shirt because hers had somehow gotten dirty while we were out. We hadn't originally planned to go out to eat this night (same day as the kayak trip), just buy the necklace. But once we decided to go to Chilis, we called Rick to meet us there, and I bought Jasmine a shirt to change into.

This is the next morning as she and Jessica were getting ready to take Ty to the airport.

Ready to go to the airport.

Unfortunately Jessica drove right by the airport without realizing it, and by time she did realize it and drove back, the plane had loaded.  He could have still gone, but it was too late for his luggage. There was another plane going to Atlanta  90 minutes later, so he took that. And then caught his flight to Nashville.

The Job Corp people drove down to pick all the kids up. It's a couple of hours, but I guess it's the best place for them to fly out of. There isn't much near them in KY.

Ty is doing really well at Job Corps. He's doing  his computer tech training, and he's the recreation room supervisor. He's also a leader in his bay. Job Corps has its problems, but it works for some kids. Especially kids that you aren't sure what to do with. Ty's smart enough, but couldn't handle the rigors of college. He wanted to go into the USAF but was turned down because of his aspergers. If you have a child like that, you might want to check out Job Corps.

Anyone else have kids who went to Job Corps?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Ty's Hair

Ty David definitely has my hair. 

He also likes to go to Comic Con, Dragon Con etc. which is where "geeky" people get together dressed up as their favorite anime, cartoon or comic characters. This is a costume Ty put together a couple of years ago. He really got into this--painting the boots, painting the helmet, making the shoulder piece, shopping thrift stores for the clothing etc. 

This is the one he's working on now. So I volunteered to turn his hair "yellow." I talked to the lady who does my hair, and she gave me what I needed. She also warned that since he has my hair, it could go copper instead of yellow.
So here we are working some magic on his hair.

And here he is with copper hair! We all actually liked this color, but it wasn't what he needed to be the character he wanted to be.

Still, I think it's cool looking.

He went to talk to my hair person, and she took the copper out.

So now he's authentic.

If you compare this to the original photo of who he's trying to be, he did pretty well. He painted soccer shin guards for the arm pieces and he's even wearing the necklace and pocket chain although you can't see the pocket one.

Just one more adventure with my first born!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Celebrating Early

Ty David will be 24 on the 23rd, but he won't be here. So we celebrated on Monday.

He had some problems with the last three candles.

The 7th is also my half birthday, and the birthday we assigned Scrappy. We gave him this birthday, because it's Max's real birthday and they are near the same age. Both are 15 now.

We got Max as a newborn so we know his birthday.

Monday afternoon we drove to a climbing gym. We haven't been to it in years. But everyone enjoyed it, so we might go again in a couple of months. I just wish it was closer.

We did bouldering, which is climbing without ropes. You are only allowed to go twice your height.

Playing follow the leader. Yeah, Jasmine is higher than twice her height. We had to keep reminding them.

With bouldering you go sideways more than up.

It was $14 a person for the day which included climbing shoes. We didn't actually pay $14 though because the three littles got a $10 kids rate and Ty and Jess got a $12 student rate. I paid for everyone this time to celebrate Ty's bd. Adam had to work. He works all the time so he misses a lot. Jess is working 40-45 hours weeks also.

I got my books in the mail so we are going to be reading this book together starting Monday. (Yes, I have to buy copies of my own book). The book is for girls, but the contents are relevant to any kids 5-8 or so.
Join us in reading through it. Details Here