Saturday, May 30, 2009

Concert and AWANA Awards - by Brad

Elliott has only 10 more school days until he finishes kindergarten. Last Wednesday, the kindergarten classes had an ocean-themed concert. I would post the video but it is long, Elliott is very serious when he performs in front of people, and we didn't get video of the kid falling off the risers, so it's one of those videos that no one will really enjoy for another 10 or 20 years. Anyway, the kids made their own shirts... they must have used stencils or something. Elliott's has a green octopus. He is standing right below the two bigger kids toward the top right of the picture.



The following night, we had the AWANA awards night. Elliott finished his first year of Sparks, Wesley finished his first year of Cubbies, and Lindsey finished her first year as the Cubbies co-director.

Wesley receiving his award... even though the girl next to him is reaching for it...



Elliott with his award for passing his first book...

Friday, May 29, 2009

Bunch Visit - by Brad

The Bunches came up to Wenatchee to visit a couple weekends ago. Mike and I went golfing at the Leavenworth Golf Course and Jack entertained our kids. We also spent an afternoon at Lincoln Rock Park where Mike and I dove (well, I belly-flopped) into the 45 degree Columbia River when it was definitely not warm enough to do that.

Anyway, just so I have some pictures with this post, here are Wesley, Spencer, and Jack playing...



And here is Mike and me at the golf course...



Becky attempting a really strange slide...



And Spencer and Jack sleepily watching a movie...

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Mother's Day - by Brad

The month of May is always a crazy month for us. There seems to be a big push as we transition from our over-committed winter to our over-scheduled summer. This big push has caused me to spend any spare time with my wife, kids, and friends rather than blogging (which probably isn't a bad thing). It just so happens that our anniversary falls in the crazy month of May which, for this reason, we will be celebrating it in June this year. Now, almost three weeks belated, I am finally getting around to blogging a Mothers' Day post.

Last year, after Elliott's first T-ball season ended, Elliott received his first trophy. Lindsey commented that for all the sports she was in growing up, she never received a trophy. That didn't seem right to me, so I decided that among all the great things Lindsey does, being a mother is the most trophy-worthy of them all. This Mothers' Day, Lindsey didn't receive anything practical (she wants a carpet cleaner, but I know better than to give that as a present).

Saturday, May 09, 2009

NonOmniscient Internet - by Brad

Today Wesley and I were looking at a bird's egg in our backyard and he wanted to play with it and take it inside. I told him that we didn't want to move it because I wasn't 100% sure that there was no baby bird growing inside (although I am pretty sure it was abandoned).

Later Wesley said to me, "Maybe you should look online to see if there is a baby bird inside that egg."

I wasn't sure how I could get our computer to analyze this specific egg, but Wesley thought it was worth a shot. Maybe we need to rethink how much all-knowing-ness we credit the internet with.


Also... never tell your 4-year old what he is getting his mother for mothers' day... at least not if you want it to be a surprise for her.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Subpar Subway - by Brad

For lack of anything better to post, I might as well rant...

A couple weeks ago, we decided to grab a picnic dinner from the Wenatchee Subway on our way to a park with the boys. This particular Subway has a drive-thru, which seems ridiculous, unless you have three excited boys who you don't really want to drag into the restaurant.

When we pulled up to the drive-thru, we were told to wait while they helped the customers inside first. Okay, we get it, they only have one table of condiments and it would be rude to cut in line just because we used the drive-thru. About five minutes later the Subway employee comes over the speaker and says, "I'm sorry, but we are all out of bread."

WHAT? Subway is out of bread? We notice a couple other customers leaving the restaurant empty handed. RI-diculous! So we drove to the next fast food restaurant and picked up some Arbys.

Well, the next week, we were headed out of town and thought we would swing by the Subway drive-thru and give them a chance to redeem themselves. We figured the manager should have whipped them in shape, after the last mishap. Again, we were told (not asked) to wait while they helped the other customers. So we sat... and sat... and sat.

After about 20 minutes, the Subway parking lot was empty - except for us sitting in the drive-thru. Despite my urge to honk the horn (and the encouragement to do so by my wife), I decided that I would not give that poorly managed restaurant our business. I drove on through and once again, Arbys made a few extra bucks because of the poorly managed Subway.

I am pretty sure we won't go back to that particular Subway. At least there is a Subway in East Wenatchee!

Monday, May 04, 2009

Guitar, Parade, Buzzes - by Brad

Of all three boys, Spencer has shown the most interest in playing guitar and singing. We will work on getting some video of him singing. His new favorite song is "fee fi fidd-ye i o" a.k.a. "I've Been Working on the Railroad". He has pretty good form for a two-year old.



We went to the Wenatchee's Apple Blossom parade on Saturday. We met up with some friends and their three kids. With the excitement of the parade, it was surprisingly relaxing in cramped quarters with 6 kids!

Spencer covered his ears every time the marching bands came by...



Elliott was going on and on all morning about how much he wanted cotton candy, so we finally bought a bag for the kids to share. After Elliott had a few bites he said, "I guess I don't really like cotton candy."

Elliott and Ellie...



Hailey...



Last night was buzz-night for the Posenjak boys (including myself). This involves two crying kids and one squirmy kid (not including myself). At least this time I didn't clip any ears.

Before...



After...

Friday, May 01, 2009

Misc - Poses, Climber, T-ball - by Brad

A little miscellany...

Lindsey tried to take a good picture of all three boys Easter morning, but they weren't very cooperative...



So she had to settle for a good picture of just two of them...



Spencer is a mischievous boy. He gets into and on top of EVERYTHING. He has taken a liking to sleeping on the top bunk of his brothers' bed. If they aren't around during nap times or when he goes to bed, he likes to sneak up the ladder and fall asleep on his brother's pillow...



T-ball season is underway for Elliott...