Tuesday, September 30, 2008
*Sarah is off to Padilla Bay in Skagit County for a field trip. Thankfully she feels well enough - she's been fighting the sore throat/cough/cold/sinus headache thing for over a week now.
*Bethany is VIP in her class this week! I'm trying to convince her to play her violin for her class. She's just not sure.
*Becca had a dentist appointment yesterday and did GREAT! Her adult teeth are moving in like crazy - she just lost her first baby tooth and there are 3 more slightly loose ones. Looks like "two front teeth" will be on her birthday list!
*Elise also had a dentist appointment yesterday - her first! She followed her big sister's example and did a really good job. But now...she is sick. Cough, fever, a other stuff you don't really want to know about...
*My parents are off to Grand Rapids this weekend to visit my brother & sister-in-law and their new baby Elias. That means I teach for my mom on Friday & Monday! Should be fun...but I really hope none of my girls are still sick on Friday. Ed does not want to take a sick day to take care of them! I'm jealous of my folks going to visit R&J&E...but it'll be so nice for them to have some time to focus on Randy & Jen and Elias and for Randy & Jen to let Mom & Dad help them out for a few days. Plus, I have so much GEMS stuff right now that I can't imagine being gone for a few days...
*Ed's having fun at work right now - new project that he's working on with Bradley. He always loves to have something stimulating to work on and someone to work on it with. I always forget what a "creative" job he has...sure, it uses a technical computer language, but they have to be very creative to think of new things that a computer program can do and figure out how to make it do that without frustrating the user. Amazing.
And because a post without pictures is boring...
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Some of my favorites from our "young" yard are:
Every day, find the beauty in the season around you, even when the rain, wind, and cold arrives.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Is this pure sweetness or what?
Thursday, September 25, 2008
And if you tell a two-year-old "no", she's probably going to throw a temper tantrum.
And if she throws a temper tantrum, her parents will typically ignore her.
Except for sometimes when the tantrum is just soooo outrageously FAKE, then her parents might laugh and take pictures instead.
If her parents take pictures, that two-year-old just might stop the tantrum to find out what is going on.
And if she stops the tantrum,
If the noise and the tantrum are gone, the two-year-old is probably going to demand to have her picture taken "AGAIN" so she can "SEE IT" on the screen on the digitial camera.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Thanks for giving birth to me, Mom. And for taking such great care of me. I love you and miss you.
(It’s subtle, so I should clarify – this post was written by Ed, the guy of five girls. Maybe I’ll continue to pipe in from time to time; you can always check who it was “Posted by” to be sure. Thanks for sharing your blog with me, honey!)
Friday, September 19, 2008
The goal here is to get the ball close to the cone, kick the ball, and knock the cone over. Becca loves this game!
This is Becca with her friend Emma, who was in her preschool class last year and is again this year!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
This past weekend Ed's step-dad Erik was here for a visit. We loved having him and the girls LOVED hanging out with Grandpa Freeman! He left yesterday, but we can now all enjoy looking at the pictures of all the fun we had together. If you'd like to read more about the trip and look at pictures, click here and enjoy!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
And yes, that's a ballerina outfit Elise is wearing...they were playing dress-up and then suddenly, they were outside and the little leotard and tutu stayed on and Miss Elise of course wanted them to stay on indefinitely.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
P.S. Notice that Picasa web albums have been updated - for those of you who use it. Looks like there are some new and powerful features to try out! :)