Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Guess who...

is riding her bike at the age of 4 years & 9 months with NO training wheels?????

Ahhhhhh, my sweet baby is no baby! :(

Friday, June 26, 2009

School's Out for the Summer!

Finally, here are photos of Laura's last day of school. These were definitely worthy of sharing because they are funny! Yes, Lindsay is wearing a "cat" suit. I believe it is actually a leopard costume but to her, it is a cat. She LOVES cats! She loves wearing this costume! I will say though, that I certainly garnered some strange looks at the post office when my cat came with me...

Jeremy and I recently spent many hours spreading this:

Jeremy did much more mulch-moving than I did. I am happy to report that the last shovel-full was removed from our driveway last Friday evening while I was away enjoying a "scrapbook night" with a friend. (It took almost a month to remove this 15 yard load from our driveway and place it around our house and in our new backyard landscaping plan.)

Here is a first photo of Jeremy's lofty project. He is building the kids a treehouse in our backyard. We have a GIANT apple tree just begging to house a fun fort in the air! There is lots more done now, photos coming soon...
Hope everyone is enjoying their summer as much as we are!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My Little Author

I already missed my goal of posting every day. That didn't take long...

The week before school was out Laura's class hosted an "Author's Celebration". Lindsay and I were able to go and check out the books Laura had written. Laura even got up in front of everyone and read a poem she wrote. We couldn't really hear her but she was brave to do it! Lindsay LOVED being there with the "big kids" and was fascinated watching them!

Here are a couple photos of Laura reading one of the (non-fiction) books she wrote, "Hummingbirds".
This is my favorite book she wrote - I think it is hilarious!

It is called "When I Got Sick" (very fitting since we seemed to do a lot of that in 1st grade).

(Notice the doctor implements on the cover.)

"I got strep throat then it got worse."

"I had scarlatina. I had to go to the doctor's."

"I had to take disgusting medicine."

"I had to miss one week of school."

"But I am better."

I love this!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Time Flies!

I've been lax in my blogging. I've not been lax in my living. Things have been busy and crazy and fun. I wanted to post weeks ago about Memorial Day weekend. We met Jeremy's family at Hocking Hills to hang out and have fun. I have lots of photos...

I wanted to post about Laura's "Author's Celebration" at school. Lindsay and I were able to go to school and see Laura's class "perform" a poem, we got to read many of the books (stories) Laura has written. I think I'll share one of my favorite stories soon. We played games and even had snacks. The students planned the whole celebration - very cute!

I wanted to post about what's been keeping us so busy. Anyone know what 15 yards of mulch looks like? I've got photos of that too...

Jeremy has been extra busy outside with another lofty project. Any guesses?

I wanted to post about Laura's last day of school. I guess she's now officially a second grader. (She almost missed her last few days of school due to another bout with strep throat.)

Our family has also been busy welcoming my sister's newest addition, baby Diana Rose, born May 27th at a whopping 9lbs, 7.5 oz. I am SO excited to be headed up north to see this little miracle this weekend!

My goal this week is to post EVERY day with all of the photos I've been taking recently of everything we've been doing. I'll do a different theme each day because putting all the photos on this one post would take me forever. (Does anyone else think blogger's photo adding feature is time consuming and frustrating?!?)

Today I am going to include some photos from our Hocking Hills trip.

(Yes, that is Laura way down there on the left side of the photo above.)

See ya' tomorrow with more photos!