Well it was bound to happen, Oscar broke a bone.
Oscar plays basketball weekly on Tuesday nights over at the church with his buddies. He usually comes home with some kind of minor injury and most of the time they are self inflicted. His major injury (so far) was a twisted ankle awhile back. I didn't think anything was wrong after this week's gathering, until Wednesday afternoon. I was talking to Oscar on the phone and he says "By the way I just wanted you to know I broke my finger"! What in the world? He kept trying to sugarcoat it, but I made him tell me what happened. He said he was stupid. He went up for a shot at the basket and missed, so he punched the floor. Yah what genius I know, must be a man thing.
He waited until the next morning to get it looked at, another man thing. He had an x-ray done and sure enough it was his hand that was broken, just behind the last joint in his pinky. So he needs a cast.
Here is what his hand looked like before the cast.
Kip is one of Oscar's best friends and thankfully he was able to put a cast on Oscar. Here he is during the process.
Kip told him it was going to be a pink cast, which Oscar was okay with (would have been a great conversation starter), but it was orange. He chose orange because he will be going hunting to South Africa in 4 1/2 weeks. The cast stays on for 6 weeks. It is on his right hand, his trigger hand, so I'm not sure how that is going to turn out?
Here they are BFF's (Best Friend Forever) hehehehe J/K. Here are the two buddies!
Thanks Kip and X-ray friend.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Well it was bound to happen, Oscar broke a bone.
Posted by Oscar / Vicki Williamson at 4:12 PM
Here are the three buddies again. They are going to have great memories in kindergarten too.
Posted by Oscar / Vicki Williamson at 4:11 PM
While Oscar mowed the rest of the grass with Mason, the rest of us played some volleyball (if you could call it that). It was Lil O and Zachary on a team and me and Parker as a team, so basically it was 2 against 1. We made up our own rules and had a lot of laughs. We even tagged Oscar with the ball as he came through on the lawn mower, yep he was mowing around us.
Posted by Oscar / Vicki Williamson at 4:08 PM
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Oscar, Zachary, and Parker love to play with guns, swords, lightsabers, water, anything outside. So with all the warm weather we have been having they decided to have a squirt gun fight. It was funny watching them run all over the yard 'getting' each other.
Posted by Oscar / Vicki Williamson at 4:02 PM
For the past couple of weeks this is how I find Oscar.
He is cramming for final AR (Accelerated Reader) points. He wanted to break the school record of 743 points. He has been in the lead all year, but now has someone about 100 points behind him. This had made him nervous, so he is cramming to get as many points as possible, and to make sure he is first.
When he first came home and told us about the girl (yes it is a girl) who is trying to catch up he had a plan. This plan would have him reading more than anything else, the only break times would be for sleeping and eating. I told him that was a pretty hefty goal, but we would support him if that was what he wanted. I asked him "So, do you want me to be the mean mom that makes sure you read. Or do you want me to let you play and not read if you don't feel like it?" He answered "The mean mom" I said "Okay so when I say you need to be reading you're not going to get upset?" He said "Yes". So from then on that is what he has been doing, READING. I have only had to remind him a couple of times that I am the 'mean mom' and he starts his reading again.
As of today 5/22/08 he has 801 points and has exactly one week of reading left. If he stays in the lead he will win 1st place in the 5th grade and the school. He will also hold the school record in points, and will have been the only student to win 1st place in each grade (he has won each year since the 1st grade) Keep up the awesome work Lil O
Posted by Oscar / Vicki Williamson at 3:58 PM
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Saturday, May 17, 2008
Oscar (Lil O) and Zachary have started a window cleaning business, but they just have one client for right now. They are cleaning the windows at Daddy's new office, inside and out. They went today for the first time and it took about 2 hours to complete the job. They had to stop by Walmart and pick up a few supplies to make the job easier. Here are a few pictures of the boys hard at work.
When they got home I headed off to a baby shower and Lil O came up with a marketing tool to figure out how they should get paid. Here is a clip Daddy took of him explaining his thought process, very interesting.
Daddy sent this clip to the head boss at his office for his opinion. He responded by saying the windows looked great and that he would need and invoice from Oscar and Zachary so he could pay them for their services. Great Job boys!! Keep up the good work.
Posted by Oscar / Vicki Williamson at 8:27 PM
Parker went on a preschool field trip today to a park right across the street from the big airplane (Lakeview Park). He had a great time. They got to play and then later on they had a picnic lunch. He had such a great time, I had a hard time getting him to leave, as well as, Kelly Dittrich, and McKenna Dribnak. They were hiding from me inside the twisty slide! I had to laugh at McKenna, after she saw me she tried to hide behind the fireman pole. I think she really thought I couldn't see her. hehehehe :)
Here are the three buddies standing still for 'just a sec' so I could take their picture.
When these three get together it is very entertaining to watch and just listen to their little conversations. While driving in the car to and from preschool they have two favorite subjects to discuss, and amazingly they are talked about equally. The first one is religion or Jesus himself. McKenna and Parker had a face to face arguement two inches from each others faces. Parker "Jesus is the King!" McKenna "No, Jesus is Special!" Too cute! I didn't see this directly, but Jessica did and I can see it vividly in my mind. Way to go you two keep your testimonies strong. The other subject of choice is of all things, 'farting'. I have to say this was Parker's doing, he started talking about it one day and had the girls giggling and wanting more, so needless to say it has stuck! Good Grief. I can't wait to see them in Kindergarten in the fall. Parker is very excited to go.
Posted by Oscar / Vicki Williamson at 8:15 PM
Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers. I know I appreciate and love my mother dearly!! Thanks mom for all you do, wish you were closer. To my wonderful younger sister, a Big Big Happy Mother's Day to you to! You are such a strong women and a great mother, your children absolutely adore you. You do very well with them even if you think you don't. Just remember that all of us go through the same things. Same stuff different family. :)
Posted by Oscar / Vicki Williamson at 7:47 PM
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Oscar has been known to just fall asleep when he has had too much. This usually occurs on Wednesday evenings, since he had too much fun on Tuesday night playing basketball, watching movies, eating junk food, and man gossiping! :) Hehehehehe (sorry honey but it's true).
Last week I came out from putting Mason and Parker to bed and found Oscar on the floor spread eagle, sound asleep. This is usually normal for our family so I just went about finishing up a few things before going to bed and just let him sleep.
Little Oscar needed some doctoring done to his hand from a previous soccer injury. He had fallen into a goat head patch and received a lot of those pesky slivers/stickers in his hand. So we were in the bathroom (master bathroom in the back of the house) pulling out stickers and Lil O says "What's that?" We listen but I can't hear anything unusual, so we go back to picking them out. Lil O says it again "Listen Mom, what is that noise?" I still have no idea what he is talking about. He says "It that dad snoring?" I listen harder and sure enough "Yep I guess it is" I guess I am too use to this sound.
So Oscar goes out to the living room and comes back just giggling like he heard the best joke of all time (probably because he is tired). He says "Dad is snoring so loud!" So of course we both go back out and he is snoring all right. We go to turn on the camecorder, but the battery is dead. RATS! So we grabbed the camera instead and this is what we saw.
We love you Daddy!! We know you were just really tired. After we humiliated him with pictures and a little bit more giggling, I sent Lil O off to bed and woke Oscar to go to bed. Drama over until next Wednesday night. *wink*
Posted by Oscar / Vicki Williamson at 10:14 PM
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Posted by Oscar / Vicki Williamson at 10:47 PM
While Oscar, Mason, and I were away at the Middle School, Oscar had Zachary and Parker at Pack Meeting. They had a great time learing about habitat from a Fish and Game Wildlife Biologist. Oscar and I had picked up some free seedling trees on Arbor day a week ago and planned on passing them out at pack meeting. When Andy (biologist) heard that, he said he would bring some pots and dirt for the boys to plant them in. Andy said he wanted to teach the boys how to take care of the seedlings inside until the fall when it would be the best time to plant them outdoors. I thought that was great!
Posted by Oscar / Vicki Williamson at 10:42 PM
Last night Oscar, Mason, and I went to East Valley Middle School. They were holding an open house for all incoming 6th graders in the fall. Wait a minute!! I'm okay with Oscar being a 6th grader, but MIDDLE SCHOOL, I wasn't ready for that, that means he's growing up (too fast). When I was in 6th grade I was still in Elementary and was on top of the food chain, I didn't know what to expect.
I was trying to cope with two different things 1) Oscar is going to a new school, a middle school, where he is one of the younger ones, and 2) I only have 6 more years left with my baby (yes I can still remember him as one). I wasn't ready for this. When they are born and put into your arms for the first time, you never dream they will be leaving you eventually. All of a sudden this is to much a realilty for me. So after I got a hold of myself, I tried to listen to what the principle was saying, and I have to say the staff did a great job. We were able to tour the school, ask any questions, and talk to the teachers. I left there feeling a little better about the school, but I think my anxiety acts are still going to come, especially the older Oscar gets. Some have said (like my mother) it gets easier as each child comes along, I don't think this will be the case for me.
Anyway Oscar is extrememly excited for the fall! He will be able to participate in a gifted and talented class each day, instead of once a week, and he will be able to be in classes the actually teach at the grade level he is learning at. For example if he doing math at an 8th grade level he will be able to be in a class that teaches 8th grade math (still I am nervous, he is excited!) I'm glad he is happy, and I hope it stays that way once he starts in the fall. He is also looking forward to a bigger libray, participating in Cross Country and Track. Good luck Oscar, I know you'll do great!! You'll just have to be patient with your mother. Love you.
Posted by Oscar / Vicki Williamson at 10:25 PM
Oscar was part of the 4th and 5th grade track meet held on Monday at Columbia High again this year. They compete with Endeavor, Snake River, Ronald Reagan, and Greenhurst Elementary schools. Oscar is more of a long distance runner than a sprinter, so he qualified for the 600 meter run. He has been looking forward to this day for a very long time. He has been practicing and talking all about it.
Posted by Oscar / Vicki Williamson at 10:05 PM