As you can see Gracie got a little stage fright and forgot a few lyrics. Usually she can belt out both songs all of the verses without missing a word!
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
It is always around my kids birthdays that I feel bad we don't live closer to family. They always want people present on their special day and well it never seems to work out. Well this year, McCall lucked out! Our sweet friend/Nana Laurie Reimschiissel called on Friday to say she was flying in on Sunday(McCall's B-day) for a visit.
McCall was ecstatic and could hardly wait for Laurie to come. She had a great day filled with lots of crepes and other yummy treats. We had dinner with a few close family friends and enjoyed our time with McCall.
We had a great week with Laura and we were so so sad to see her go home yesterday. She gave us a happy boost of energy. We considered calling in a bomb threat to the airport, so she couldn't leave, but since her daughter is due any day with a babe we abandoned our bomb plan.
We are fully emersed in our soccer season with McCall, Parker and Carson all playing. We have practices Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights and games on Saturday. The kids love it and so do we, although we are looking forward to a few more nights at home come November. I got a few pics of Carson at last Saturday's game. Of course, I was trying to juggle a screaming Gracie and Bayden as I took most of the shots, so you can see they aren't the greatest.
This is Carsons first year playing and he loves it. Sometimes we aren't quite sure if he knows exactly what he is suppose to be doing, but he smiles a lot out there, so he must be having fun.
Perhaps the funniest thing about this fall is that I've started playing soccer too! Yes, the girl who has never played a day of soccer in her life was recruited by a friend to join a local rec. team. It is pretty intimidating to say the least. These girls are really good and I have no clue what I'm doing. Fortunately, or unfortunately depending on how you look at it, I pulled my hamstring pretty good and I was only able to play the first half last night. Oh well!
It was great to have the kids their to cheer me on. Carson told me this morning, "Mom, after school let's get the net out and I'll help you with your power kicks." Pretty sad when your 4 year old can see you need serious help. It has definitely made me more compassionate with my kids when cheering from the sidelines at their games. It is a lot harder than it looks to dribble that ball and actually make a goal! I'm just trying to make it all the way down the field without coughing up a lung. I guess it will help me get in shape, so that is a positive thing.
You'll notice there will never be any pictures of me playing soccer posted on this blog, just my sweet kids!
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Here is a picture of Bayden sitting up for the first time this week.
We have had some fun little house guests with us the past three weeks! Our backyard has been invaded by Turkeys!!! Unfortunately, it has caused for some major vocabulary confusion for Gracie, who likes to refer to them as duckies. I tell her, "Not duckies, but Turkeys honey." and she just responds by saying, "I feed the DUCKIES?" Now whenever we see a picture of a Turkey she refers to it as a duck. I've given up the battle and I guess people will just have to think we are an uneducated bunch.
When I first saw them preening themselves outside on our back lawn, I thought it was so sweet and I told all of the kids to whisper, so they wouldn't fly away. They played out on the lawn and took naps and stayed for 3 to 4 hours. Later that evening I walked down there and saw they had pooped all over our grass and yard and had kicked bark all over the patio. I was so irritated with those little Turkey's, I almost started calling them Ducks.
We cleaned up the yard and then they came back a few days later. Gracie was all excited! Unlike the previous time, I sent the kids out to run and play as loud as they wished. When the turkeys didn't leave, I ran out there and started yelling and waving my arms so they would fly away. They just sat there completely unfazed by my presence and looked at me like I was a crazy girl. They didn't move an inch and stayed for another 3 hours.
Basically, I've given up the fight. We just clean the yard up every Saturday. I think hunting season isn't too far off, so if anyone is looking for an easy shot with comfortable hunting accommodations 836 Morton Way just might be the place for you!
Gracie on the back patio, prepping for her daily Turkey a.k.a. duckie feeding
Our little feathered friends.