Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sunday, September 6, 2009

First Day of School

Aiden started Kindergarten and he LOVES it. He rides the bus so he thinks he's pretty much the bomb now. I asked him what he learned on the first day of school and he said that he learned that if you hit someone you have to go to the principal's office. A little concerned I asked if he hit someone and thankfully he said no, but someone hit him and he had to go to the Principal's office. :) Phew.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009

Adventures in Carlsbad

We just returned home from my grandparents house in Carlsbad, New Mexico. They were celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary and we had a family reunion to go along with it. It was fun to see family I hadn't seen in a while. It may have taken two days and twenty hours to drive there (and back) but we had a pretty good time. (And we survived all the bugs :)

Things did get a little eventful at times.
  • It was raining the day we left.
  • The DVD player in my car decided to stop working the day we left.
  • The pop-up trailer that we were pulling decided to "pop up" while we were driving just outside of Roswell.
  • Just as we were preparing to leave to come home, Millie locked herself in the car with the keys.
  • After Millie unlocked the car and we got on the road, I got pulled over (No ticket though!)
  • Outside of Gallup, NM I nearly ran my 70 year old father over with the pop up trailer.
  • And finally, I hit a deer in Price, UT. I drove 20 hours there, 20 hours back and an hour and half before home I hit a deer. Nice.
The Damage

Aiden had so much fun. He wasn't ready to come home. We went to the beach (a spot along the river with some sand) but the second time we tried to go they wouldn't let us in citing that the bacteria levels were too high. We had been there two days before. :) We went to the drive in and saw "UP" which was really cute. We went to the Caverns and Sitting Bull Falls. Mostly I just had a lot of fun hanging out with the fam.

Celebrating 70 years together.

This is how we roll at Buckner Family Reunions.

My nieces were so awesome to take care of Liam all the time.

My little family with Grandma and Grandpa.

Aiden and Meg (and Tad) at The Carlsbad Caverns.

Liam at the Caverns.

We also went to the Bat Flight the night before. We got to see 300,000 bats flying out of the cave for the night to find food. Aiden thought it was pretty neat.

The view at Sitting Bull Falls.

My niece Sydnee jumping into one of the pools at the falls.

The boys had a great time trying to plug this little natural slide into the pool. The liked to let all the water rush through at once.

Liam and Grandpa Buckner on his Tractor.

Liam on another one of Grandpa's tractors.

93 years old and still climbing out of his bob cat (with his cell phone clipped to his belt.)

Roswell really embraces it's heritage.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Aiden had his preschool graduation at the end of May. (I know I've been a terrible blogger lately) They had a cute little program and I got lots of video of Aiden being the loudest singer in the class. :) It's awesome. (I'd post it if I knew how to get video off of my video camera.) He's officially on to Kindergarten in the fall. I can't believe my little guy is so grown up. He can't wait to go to Kindergarten, he asks me daily how much longer until he starts school. Today he wanted a time reference he could understand better so when I said he had two more months he asked, "How many shows is that?"

With his teacher Miss Tiffany

Monday, May 18, 2009

One Year

My little baby is one year old! I can't believe it. Although it feels like I have lived a decade in the past year alone, I feel like it was just yesterday that I was preparing for Liam's arrival. He is my little miracle baby that I'd never thought I'd get. He is such a sweet boy (who loves his mom very much :) Aiden and I have a lot of fun with him. He loves Aiden so much and Aiden loves him (sometimes a little too much.) I can't believe how big he is. He's been running around now for a few weeks and it just seems like he shouldn't be able to do that yet. Before I know it he'll be heading off to kindergarten as well. :)