Saturday, October 25, 2008
Posted by Reddington Clan at 6:13 PM
A new favorite of New Jersey is an old historic farm with horses, pigs, peacocks, chickens, and sheep wandering around. The farm also has baby kittens that run free which Jack and Stephen are in love with. Jack milking his first Jersey Cow. His comment while doing it, "This cow is stinky!"
Posted by Reddington Clan at 9:36 AM
Friday, October 24, 2008
Posted by Reddington Clan at 9:07 AM
Thursday, October 23, 2008
My brother Orrin and I ran a 5 miler in the summer and I am finally getting around to posting it. It was fun running with him! I had to laugh because about three miles into the race I started to slow down a little and I just told him to keep going and he says are you sure? And are you going to be okay? I wanted to remind him this is a race!! But he is very considerate of others and a great brother. He also knitted us both matching sweat bands. We were defintaley styling!! We did so well in the race (or just maybe there were few particpants) that we both won a hammer (mine was more of a mallet) and so far it has come in very handy with recently moving. After the run all the runners were rewarded with a free pancake breakfast, but the thought of food just was not appetizing. It ended up being my fastest 5 mile pace coming in in 38 minutes and something seconds. Not to bad for this old mom.
Posted by Reddington Clan at 6:08 AM
Thursday, October 16, 2008
There is fantastic news in the Reddington house . . . BYU lost and they lost big. Now we don't usually cheer against the Y (or for them, of course) but with Boise State undefeated yet trailing Y in the polls this is fantastic news. This whole season has shaped up to see what "little" school (between Boise, Utah and BYU) will get the BCS bid so it is very important to have the Utah schools implode and serve it up for Boise. Now that BYU has effectively taken themselves out of the runing, it is all up to Utah to do its part and we go back to the BCS.
How about a loss to BYU in the "Holy War," Utah?
Posted by Reddington Clan at 8:53 PM
The state of the economy freaks me out a little so much to the point that I would rather be ignorant of the exact details but today while at the park I was only reminded. While playing down by the pond with the boys a little girl came over and this is how the conversation went...
the girl: how old are your two boys
Me: 3 and 5. How Old are you?
the girl: 8
Me: (talking to the boys as they are getting all muddy) You guys are going to need to take another bath!!
the girl: We don't have water at my house. The water company shut it off so I have to take a bath at my cousins.
After hearing that it made me sick to my stomach! I just wanted to somehow do something for this girl but had no idea what.
Posted by Reddington Clan at 6:40 PM
Sunday, October 12, 2008
This past Friday was Stephens Birthday and it is very hard to believe that we are parents of a 5 year old!! For his birthday dinner he wanted to go to Chuck E Cheese. Yipee!! The kids had a great time and other than smelling vomit the entire time it was enjoyable. (The things you do for your kids) After Chuckies we all sang Happy Birthday and ate cake. He is growing into such a really sweet kid. He loves his brother and lately calls him his little buddy. (I think it is the cutest thing) He actually starts school tomorrow and unlike most mothers I am so excited for it. I know he will love it and enjoy making new friends. I think that he gets bored with me sometimes and will love all the interaction. Also today our ward had a get together after church to welcome us and to celebrate Stephen and one other kids birthdays. They had a cake for each of them and candles to blow out. (the cake just happened to be better than ...anything cake) It was fun and we are starting to feel more at home here in New Jersey.
Posted by Reddington Clan at 7:05 PM
My Family in Good old Declo, Idaho sent me these pictures of a snowstorm that happened just yesterday. I couldn't believe it. There was so much snow that their church was canceled. And here I am enjoying the great 70 degree perfect fall weather...
Posted by Reddington Clan at 6:49 PM
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Posted by Reddington Clan at 6:20 AM
Thursday, October 2, 2008
And this would be Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange.
The picture above Stephen took. I gave him my camera phone to entertain himself with and he got a few good pics. (Along with a lot of other random people. I felt bad for those riding next to us on the train but thanks to Stephen we will now never forget those random people because the amount of pictures we have of them.)
I thought that this was pretty amazing. It is a small memorial for Sept. 11 and the brass ball on the grass was what was on the bottom floor of one of the Towers.
This was some signifigant monument of Washington that I now cannot recall what exactly it was there for but don't the rest of us look cute!!
Posted by Reddington Clan at 1:00 PM