Friday, July 11, 2008

Boys and Newspapers

Well we had our first taste of a paper route this week. One of our good friends had a death in their family and had to go out of town for a couple of days - their son has a paper route so we subbed for them while they were gone. Isaiah and Huston had fun, and it was a nice experience, but I don't think it whetted our appetite to run out and sign ourselves up for a route. One thing I learned from the experience is that folks can be pretty picky about their papers!

Here are some pics of our delivery crew...

They officially have 2 routes and 55 papers to deliver - we walked one route but by the time we went back to load ourselves up for the second go around Huston was tired. So we drove the other route and the kids would jump out of the van to deliver the papers - luckily it was a very quiet neighborhood so we could get away with doing that safely.

The boys are officially obsessed at the moment with the program Wipeout. We caught the program at my in-laws one evening and all boys, especially Avery fell in love. We found out they show the episodes on-line - so the kids have been able to keep up with it and now stage their own wipeout obstacle courses in their bedrooms (minus the mud and water of course). Avery has had a few crashes that have followed with tears, but for the most part (so far) no permanent damage. Now just so you know, I have stopped them on several occasions - but they always return to the "fun" - so I haven't broken them of it yet...and if no "harm" has come - it's pretty tough to convince them that they need to find another game.

(See the cushions act as the big red bouncy balls that are in the program...)




















Lillie was a good spectator - she thought they were doing a great job and just laughed, I think wanted to join in the action - she kept kicking and straightening out her legs like she was ready to go...




















Finally Isaiah is still wanting to be baptized - it wasn't a random thought - so I got some material from church to go over with him...on the way to pick it up Huston asked what we were doing...Isaiah answered, "We getting stuff about being baptized so I know what I'm getting myself into." ;o) I thought that was pretty cute.

4 comments:

Our Four Sons said...

Jason and I just watched Wipeout for the first time this week. I was talking to Carri on the phone and she kept laughing and said she was watching Wipeout, so we turned it on. It was good for a few laughs, but I'm not sure I'm up for letting the boys watch it yet. You're brave!

Jessie said...

maybe stupid is a better word! ha! - we just stumbled into it that night at Richard and Gloria's and then we got suckered into letting them continue with it just to watch Avery's reactions to everyone falling - he cracks us up more than the show does!

~Melissa~ said...

A paper route is a big undertaking! It looks like they did well.

I caught a small bit of that show and all I could think was "I hope Dominic doesn't see this!" I knew he'd want to re-enact everything! lol

Christina said...

We LOVE Wipeout in our house too. We watch it as a family actually. It's good laughter! That is wonderful about Isaiah getting baptized and his comment is way too funny!