Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Monday, April 24, 2006

MK Behind the Camera

Here are some shots that MK took yesterday.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Happy Birthday, T. Willy

Yes, he is wearing Christmas pajamas. Our a/c is on and his room is cold.

T. Willy is 2!!!

Happy Easter!

I'm just including some pictures of our weekend. We colored eggs on Saturday. Due to a commitment to the nursery at our other church, we went to 2 churches yesterday. The Big Man hid Easter eggs so after church we had our egg hunt and a traditional Easter ham dinner. Then T. Willy took a nap and when he woke up we celebrated his birthday. It's actually today (he's 2!!!) but the Big Man is working tonight so he opened his presents yesterday. We are going to have dinner with the Big Man at his work but I didn't want to drag presents in there.

Monday, April 10, 2006

T. Willy at the Strawberry Farm

Pickin' and Grinnin' (An ode to Buck Owens - RIP)

Okay, this has nothing to do with Buck Owens or music. After dropping MK off this morning at school, T. Willy and I went strawberry picking. He didn't actually get to pick because I wanted to be allowed back there again, but he sat in his stroller and played while I picked. I picked about 7 pounds and then we came home and enjoyed a few while I cleaned the rest of them. We have been in desperate need of rain and finally got some on Saturday so I thought today would be a good day.

Saturday was the 90th anniversary of our little city. They had planned a big celebration and wouldn't it figure that it rained for the first time in months? They still held it between downpours. We went toward the end and it was pretty much wrapped up. But we had fun looking at different booths and saw one of my former students. He is trying to get on the police force and was there helping out. He is a great kid (man really- gulp) and it's so nice to see him pursuing his dreams.

Today is my nephew's 16th birthday. Time goes so fast! One of our friends is being induced today so I will easily be able to remember Mallorie's birthday. So Happy Birthday to Benjamin and (if it goes quickly) Mallorie!!! That also means that T. Willy turns 2 one week from today! I really need to get out of the habit of thinking of him as a baby...he is growing up!

Monday, April 03, 2006

Pictures from Field Day & Swimming in April!

An actual post

MK had Spring Break last week and it was so nice. She was back to school today and it was Field Day. It was a great time. Last year her class was not terribly competitive but this year the blue ribbons were flying. MK won in the Hula Hoop. Of course, so did 5 or 6 other girls but it was a victory nonetheless. She has won the Hula Hoop every year since 2nd grade (her first year at the school) but it was a nailbiter for me anyway. She does not have a competitive bone in her body but was happy with the results.

We tried a new church yesterday. I don't think that I've given my blog address to anyone local but I'm still hesitant to comment about it. We've been at our church for 4+ years and just recently have felt like it's time to move on. This is difficult for me because I don't think of myself as a "church hopper" but we just feel led to find something new. One of the reasons is that the children's department has not been a good fit for MK. She likes "Sunday School" where you are taught a lesson in a quiet setting. Currently she is thrust into a room with children from K - 6th grade combined. This church had a class of 5th and 6th grade girls and she really liked it. The style of this pastor is more teaching and I really like that, but I can't make a decision based on one week and the Big Man didn't even get to come. So we'll see what the future holds. T. Willy did fine. I have one specialty and that is the ability to take him to the nursery and leave. I don't linger and let his crying get out of control. I do, however, stand out of sight and make sure he doesn't cry long and he doesn't. As soon as I am out of sight he stops crying and when I picked him up, he was standing at the table with other kids and coloring a paper happy as can be.

And would you believe...we were swimming today!!!! So I'll post some pictures of that too. It was quite cold but, after standing in the sun at Field Day, we were happy to cool off. T. Willy even got in a little bit but will like it more when it isn't as cold. He loved watching MK perform her flips and handstands.

That's it for us. Hope your day went well too!