Saturday, May 30, 2009

More Flowers

I took this picture at my parents house. I love purple and I really like these flowers. Just in case you didn't know, slip and slides are slippery. How do I know that? I just do. We bought one for the boys and got it out last night. Sorry, no pictures are available. Why? Because it's my blog and that's just the way it is.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Have You Ever Had A Monk Moment?

Our mission? To get in and out of Wal-Mart without loosing my mind, my patience or the kids. Jarrett, Jackson and I were at Wal-Mart several months ago, your shocked I know, to pick up a few items. We had to get a new toothbrush for Jackson so we headed to the health and beauty section. While I was standing there looking at hundreds of toothbrushes I could hear something. I tried to ignore it but it I couldn't help myself. I could hear this sound. It was like a little motor running. I tried to ignore it but it just kept going. It was one of the electric toothbrushes. It was on and hidden somewhere in the wall of toothbrushes. I had to find it. I had to turn it off. I tried to find it by following the sound and feeling for the vibrations and finally I did. I wasn't the first one to have a problem with it because it was laying on top of the metal prongs that were holding the toothbrushes. It was stuck on so there was nothing I could do about it. HA HA. Does that count as loosing my mind, does it? Monk does it every week. Since I couldn't fix it we just moved on. Monk moment over.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Those Aren't Your Daddy's Horseshoes

Grandpa bought the kids a horseshoe game. They are the size of, I don't know what. Krista said they look like toilet seats. I guess that's about right. It was funny because they were so light you had to aim well and hope the wind didn't blow too hard.
Roger was confused. Your playing horseshoes, not football.
Here's Grandpa explaining the scoring. If you are within 1 toilet seat that's 1 point. If you hit the stick you get to use the indoor potty instead of the outhouse. Oklahoma rules.
Watching them play reminded me of a game Roger and I played when we were young. Do you remember Lawn Darts?
OH MY GOSH!!! I remember playing in our front yard. Who invented this game? Here, take this plastic circle and these GIGANTIC 12 INCH LONG DARTS WITH SHARP WEIGHTED POINTS over there and we'll take turns throwing them at each other. What could possible go wrong? I can't believe this game actually exists. We didn't think anything was wrong with it. Roger said he got hit in the chest with one. My Dad said I hit someone with one but wasn't sure if it was Roger or not.
Thank goodness the Consumer Product Safety Commission banned them. Too bad no one figured out they were dangerous before they were put on the market. Who in their right mind could have thought that this was a good idea? Just in case you can't read the warning, it says "Pointed, metal lawn darts may cause serious or fatal injury. Parents are urged to discard or destroy them immediately."
Just in case you were curious, no one was injured today playing horseshoes.

Sunday Afternoon At Grandma and Grandpa's House

Grandpa bought a bunch of toys for the boys to play with. Skyler was the only one who could hula hoop and he wanted to be sure that everyone knew it.

Grandma made potato salad, baked beans and watermelon. Grandpa grilled hamburgers and hot dogs. It was all good. Here is Grandma and Rodney laughing at something funny.
Grandpa kept taking Jackson's pacifier. He would ask for it and would let him keep it but not for long. Krista was just a witness. She would never take it away.
Krista and Jackson. Jackson was "mowing" the patio. It a previous life it was a bubble mower.
I'm not sure if Jackson was surrendering or showing me his hands were dirty.
This is like a where's Waldo? kind of thing. He blends in with the grass almost as well as he blends in with the green walls in the house.
Jarrett loved the balls. Just beware when he throws it to you.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

GS Memorymaker Rocks!

Tony Schock with GS Memorymaker took these pictures of the boys a few weeks ago. AND THEY ROCK! Check out their website at

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Friday, May 15, 2009

Mr. Helpful

For Mother's Day Jackson helped Grandma with the dishes and . . . helped take out the trash and put in a new trash bag.
He is here to help.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Once a year we are blessed for a few days with a beautiful display of pink flowers.

The Keeper Of The Plains

The Keeper of the Plains is a 44 foot steel sculpture that stands at the confluence of the Arkansas and Little Arkansas rivers.Surrounding the base of the statue are multiple displays which describe the local tribes that used to inhabit the area as well as fire pits which sometimes light up to illuminate the statue at night. Several years ago the area was remodeled and bridges were added.

This is a picture from the bridge looking up.

It was very pretty. The rivers are high due to all the rain we have received recently.

It is near the Mid-America All-Indian Center and Exploration Place.

This is a picture of Exploration Place.

It was built in 1974 to mark the United States bicentennial.

This is where the rivers meet.

Sundown Parade

Friday Jarrett, Jackson, Pam, Pam's Mom and I went to the parade downtown. There were a lot of people there so Jarrett stood in the stroller for a while so he could see.
They had bands, dance groups, advertisers and a few floats.
There were a LOT of people out enjoying the weather and the parade.
I'm not sure exactly what this is.
Jackson spent some time on Pam's shoulders.
Here is Jarrett on my shoulders.
Thanks to Pam and her Mom for going with us. We had a good time.

Happy Mother's Day

The day began at church where there was a "baby" dedication. Since we were new to the church, we decided to have Jarrett and Jackson dedicated.The pastor introduced us to the church and then prayed over Jarrett and Jackson. Both boys got a "Baby's First Bible" and a certificate that says:

Certificate of Dedication
This is to certify that
Jarrett & Jackson Blattner
were presented to the Lord in Dedication
by Matt & Teresa Blattner
at Evangel Assembly of God, Wichita, Kansas
on the 10th of May, 2009
Rev. Vance A Cauthon, Pastor
We also each got a flower.
Thanks to Kayla for taking pictures for us.
After church we went to my parents house and had lunch with them and my brother and his family. We had a good time. Happy Mother's Day!



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