Thursday, April 2, 2009
I love this picture of Jonah. First of all, I think it looks very Rockwell. Secondly, it really shows the excitement of the moment (he's the super excited one second from the left; his car was winning the race). We don't get to see that too much in Jonah. Only in little stolen glances do you see it much. He's shy like the male Roots' kids tend to be and possesses this nonchalant attitude. Cool as a cucumber and man of few words is Jonah. But, believe me it's there. He is the most competitive of the Amy Roots kids. He not only likes to win, he has a bit of a compulsion. In kindergarten it took the whole family to convince him that a 90 was still an "A". It's not pride necessarily, he just wants proof he did his best. He never makes fun of others and he keeps it to himself. I love that about him. He's not yet jaded by cynicism like his teenage siblings. (Although, Jennifer always, always works really hard, she is "ok" with not always making "100") Noah takes after his Mom. Neither of us needs some "authority" to "grade" us and "label" us good or bad. (she says sneering her best bad girl sneer) You just have to love a guy that still possesses the desire to work hard and do his best. And we do.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
I know I know, it's been a long time since my last post. What can I say? We've been busy, I mean really, really busy.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Can you say medication? Somebody needed it; either me or them. I'm telling you boarding school is under rated! Severly under rated.
After that, left the kids with Auntie Jenn and I raced back to the hotel to get ready for some adult time. Most of my friends back in Dallas are still single or married with no kids. Talk about switching gears....but it's great.
Race day came and the weather did not bode well; not well at all. Just ask the unfortunate 29 year old woman who died 3 miles from the finish line! It was too warm and the wind was blowing with 35 mile an hour gusts. It was fun to arrive there early and watch all the runners cross the finish line. What an accomplishment, 26 miles! I got to witness two people ages 71 and 73 cross.
Over all it turned out to be a great experience. I'm so proud of George and all the training and determination it took to get there. Even if he did have to pass some corpses...
Friday, November 28, 2008
Last week we were worried that we lost all our pictures due to a hard drive crash. Noah assured me all was well and told me that we had most of the pictures still on the camera and that he downloaded them already.
He's always saving me with his technical prowess. Anywho, when I went to check to see which pictures he had saved, I found this...
You just have to love a kid who does this.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
You know there just isn't anything like spending time with family is there? This summer my wonderful sister decided to come to visit us and bring the kiddos. What fun we had. I had to work a few of the days she was here, so she decided to do something with all the kids while I was gone. What a loving Aunt!
Being this is Midland, and there really isn't much to do here, we told her about the sand dunes. So off she went with all five kids in tow.
Now who doesn't like a little friendly family competition? I know I do. You?
Poor Jonah! (Is that choking I see, on sand?) We like to call him Crash. A few years ago he actually had stitches twice in the month of February. He came through this one just fine folks. Eventually sand does work its way out of your ears. Just so you know.
And yes, that's his big brother Noah. Notice the fear and concern in his eyes for his beautiful baby brother? Anyone?
Yeah, me either.
And really Jennifer, my sister, Auntie to my children...."Wave!" That's it?
(PS it's windy here in West Texas? Can you hear it?)