Wednesday, July 30, 2008

MTV Unplugged?

Ms. Taylor was lucky to get involved in a guitar class in the mornings before school Monday thru Thursdays' this past school year. Then, her WONDERFULLY talented teacher Vicki Parker agreed to 1/2 hour sessions twice a week this summer for a few weeks. Will and I have been so amazed at the things Taylor has learned. She is actually playing songs! I am so proud of her for getting involved in the class (which was set up for middle school students) but also for not being intimidated by the older students and working just as hard as them.
She has been saying for a couple years that she wanted to learn to play the guitar. Those of you who know my days of "playing" the flute would never believe this musically inclined child was mine. My middle school music teacher would be just as impressed with her as we are!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Family Time:White Trash Style!

Two adorable goggled faces! They look so extremely excited to have a place to cool off! But I am wondering how much (if any) Taylor could see much out of those fogged up goggles!

I have been asking (okay, begging) Will for a pool for years. I always thought "Who lives on this side of the mountains and doesn't have a pool?" Well, the answer used to be "ME." But now WE The Beightol's have entered the white trash world of bright blue blow-up pool. After looking into getting an underground pool installed last year we realized it was not financially possible at the time. So, this summer I somehow convinced Will (he was reluctant at first) to get the "blow-up pool." He wasn't real thrilled...until he got in. He turned into a big kid! He is trying things that you hope your children never think of! Ryan keeps reminding him that the sign on the side of the pool says no jumping in. But, it has been fun to watch the kids (all three of them) splash and play on the hot days!

Then there is "No Fear Ryan" whom all of a sudden this weekend put his entire self under the water and started swimming like a frog! It was so much fun to watch him. He was so proud of himself when he emerged from under the water. Will kept laughing saying he looked like the baby on the cover of the Nirvana CD. Except Ryan is wearing swim trunks!!!!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

"So Not Simple!"

So I found a couple friends with their cool family blogs and I thought..."I can so do that!" Well, two days later I am still pulling my hair out just trying to pick a template and colors to start this "fun" hobby. Hopefully with a little time tomorrow I might actually have some pictures up and half-way look like a real blogger.