Saturday, February 23, 2008


Here's the latest from the Reynolds clan:

We finally made time to go riding again last weekend. Kevin was riding more aggressively than usual and he looked pretty good. Too bad he's outgrown his bike.

Cameron was riding well too. What's with these boys all of a sudden? You'd think they would be more careful after not having ridden for so long.

Soccer is in full swing. Last week, Kevin's team tied 1-1 to a team they really should have beat. Today they won 5-0 against a team that was bigger and more physical than what they're used to playing. Kevin didn't score any goals but he had 3 really nice assists. His one shot at the goal was blocked but his teammate was able to run it in.

Cade was in a good mood during Cameron's game today. Cam's team won 14-5(!) and Cameron scored 5 goals. That's 2 wins in 3 games. They've already tied their win record for last season.

Check out dis grill, yo! Is this like anti-bling when you don't have any teeth instead of having gold caps and diamonds?

Here she is. I don't know what all the fuss is about her. She has 4 legs, floppy ears and a tail. Dana is just happy to have a female around the house. Her name is Abbey but I call her Betty - as in Ugly Betty. Just wait until she's fully grown. You'll see.

This is what happens when Kevin puts Cade to bed. They're both out cold. We wondered what was taking Kevin so long.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

The Corn Syrup Incident

I meant to post this picture last time but I forgot. That's OK though because I think this is worthy of a entry of its own. What would you think if you walked into your pantry and saw this? I didn't know what to make of it at first but recent events made it pretty easy to figure out.

Here's the story. One evening after Kevin and I got home from running errands I walked into the kitchen and my feet immediately stuck to the floor. Grumbling, I took a wet paper towel and cleaned up the sticky area. Then noticed some more, and more, and more. Something was strung across the floor from the sink to the oven to the refrigerator to the trash can and back again. Dana denied knowing anything but I secretly accused her anyway. Cade was in bed asleep so it couldn't have been him and Cameron swore it wasn't him. So I cleaned and cleaned and cleaned until I thought I got it all but I still couldn't figure out what the mess was. That is, until the next morning when I opened the pantry and saw the corn syrup. As I took a step towards it, my foot stuck to the floor so bad I thought I pulled the skin off. I found two sizable puddles of sticky goo and some streaks down the wall. I also found part of a plastic cap that looked suspiciously like the corn syrup lid. So here's what I figured out. Cade used a popcorn can to stand on and inspect the shelves. Somehow, he was able to reach this bottle. Obviously he dropped it and broke the lid. Now the funny part. I figure he picked up the other half of the lid and threw it away. He also must have been running around in a panic trying to figure out how to hide what he'd done. That explains the trails back and forth across the kitchen. When he realized the lid was a no-go, he found the first suitable substitute, stuck it on and put the bottle back hoping no one would notice. Makes sense, doesn't it? Aside from the mess, I thought it was pretty cute and creative.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Back in Action

I tried posting these earlier but had trouble uploading the pictures. Oh well, it seems to be working now so here's our latest.

The Spring Soccer Season has begun. Kevin had the first week off. Cameron scored 2 in a crushing victory over the Pink Panthers. So what if it was an all girl's team? The Bad News Bears, er, Hurricanes will take a win any way they can get it.

Cade's protective gear for picking up blocks consists of an oven mitt and a spatula for the grill.

TV Buddies.

The sock monster (look closely at Cade's hand) caught and tackled Cameron.

Cade is learning how to ride his 2-wheeler. He'll be on a bicycle before we know it.

Gameboy buddies.

Check out these guns. Ahnuld has nothing on Cade.

Nor does he have anything on Cameron and his pythons.

Teddy wanted a ride and Cade was all too happy to oblige.

Here's a typical shot of Cade riding around the house on his 4-wheeler.