Tuesday, January 31, 2006

No really... are we there yet?

Can't believe that we're 1 day away from February! It's so hard to believe how time has just flown the last 4 months and what all has happened since then. I'll have a daughter that will be 3 months... basketball season will be close to post-season play... Joel will continue to amaze me... and Jeanise's routine with the kids will hopefully get to a norm.

Basketball has been a struggle for me this year... kinda. I didn't realize how much high school boys basketball could really drain you in a night... and I'm just the assistant! Can't imagine what Rob does during the season (Rob Seat--former OC player/grad and head coach). I know that he was planning to go home and work on practice today... after last night's game. WOW! Eventhough I love basketball, the season, the competition... I've missed seeing my family. I need to do a better job of taking advantage of the time that I am home with them and doing a better job as a husband and as a dad.

Just saw the clock... it's 10 after 7... and I have a teacher's meeting at 7:30! I'd better get!

Monday, January 23, 2006

Got proof that brothers and sisters can get along

I just had to share this. It was bed-time for Joel and daddy had Lindsay in one arm and our nightly book in the other. And so the "trick-question" you're asking yourself right now (if not, well here's a little help)... "HOW DO I TURN THE PAGES? So I had the idea that I'd put Lindsay in bed with Joel and read to both of them. Well, Lindsay ended up snuggling right next to her big brother and she was head butting him and pushing her fist up against his cheek and he was just cackling up a storm. So we got pictures of it.

We have got some pretty sweet kids. Lindsay is just a growing little girl. Hard to believe that it's been almost 2 months since she was born! WOW! Means that basketball season is on the down-swing also. WOW! WOW!! Joel is a good big brother... he has been a really good boy and helps out around the house with his sister. Would be nice if he'd pick up the toys, though. Guess we'll have to work on that one.

Well... I'm going to close and get some sleep. Finally got all of my papers graded from last week and am done! Ah... education.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Off and running... again...

Well, it's a new year... and I could have sworn that I had posted something in the last week or so... but I guess that it's good that I didn't "sworn".

This year has started off very well for us in the Morton household. I have a wonderful wife, and 2 kids to start the year off... what could be better than that? God has blessed me and my family and I am so thankful to Him for all that he's blessed me with.

I'm also very blessed because our daughter slept thru the night for the first time last night!!!!! (mom is pretty happy too) 8 weeks into her life... and we think that she finally may have her nights and days flipped correctly! We can only hope and pray that this continues. :-) Lindsay is a growing girl... it's amazing to me how fast she's growing into a little girl/child. Reminds me of when I thought of Joel like that... and now I'm looking at my son going, "he's a little boy, now!"

Basketball season is going quickly for us at DC. We've got a record now of 4-7... but we've played a really tough schedule. The boys are working really hard this season and we're real proud of the season so far. We've lost about 3 or 4 games by less than 5 and we've been in every single game. Can't ask for more than that... but we'd sure like to finish a few of those.

Well... better run to bed. It's late and I must get my zzzzzzz's.