Good boys!

Their Mommas told ’em: “Good boys don’t touch themselves ‘down there’.”
These are good boys!


Here’s wishing all our URD friends a safe, healthy, happy Easter. We love you! Ben and David

WHOA, dude. Big, bloated, beautiful boy-bones!


We’re still a week away from the Super Bowl but the excitement is definitely building. Dub asked Ben and me if we could host a “Red Friday Rally” here at our house next Friday afternoon after school – and we told him it’d be o.k. It’ll be in our garage and we spent a bunch of time this weekend clearing out stuff and getting ready. We told Dub to keep it to a small group – but Ben says the word has been spreading at school, so who knows how many will show up?? I asked Dub if he thought the Chiefs would win the game and he said “They should… but it depends on if they do the right stuff next week.” I said “What’s the right stuff?” He thought about it and said “I don’t know – I’m not a football player. But the Chiefs know what it is and they have to do it if they’re gonna win.” So, there you have it. We sure hope they do “the right stuff.” 🙂

Dude. Whachagonnadoboutit?

You know how it is. I mean, you think you’ll just hop in the shower for a quick de-funk… and up pops your favorite shower toy. So, whachagonnadoboutit? Seriously, what ARE you gonna do about it? (If David’s home it isn’t a problem…but if he’s not…”whachagonnadoboutit?” 🙂

Hey, guys. It’s Cal. I really screwed this up. I’d asked Ben if he could do a post I could “tag-on” to and he did this one – and when I wrote the tag, I somehow managed to post it without my comments. I’m glad David and Ben understand WordPress, I’m pretty sure I never will.
Anyway, wanted to let you know Chance got his bandages off yesterday. He was really happy about it and was able to shower yesterday evening (for the first time since his surgery). The Doctor said he’s healing “remarkably well” and there’s every reason to believe the implant can be turned on in three or four weeks. Then, the work will begin. Roberta has been studying about learning to hear with cochlear implants and has put together a daily program for him. It’ll consist of saying a word and showing it to him in writing and signing it at the same time. She’s also working with Dub, Bella, Alex and me so we can use the same method. We told the Doctor about it and he said it sounds “Perfect.” He won’t have the implant turned on until after Christmas – and it’ll be a long process – but he’s a bright kid and has lots of resources – so we’re betting he’ll be hearing before too long.
We’re all super excited about Christmas at the lake. Alex has been making weekly trips to Table Rock to supervise construction of Ty and Damien’s new cabin – and he works on decorating our cabin for Christmas every time he goes down there. Knowing my hubby, I’m sure it’ll be awesome! xoxo Cal and Alex