Sunday, December 23, 2007

Well I haven't gotten around sharing Halloween or even Emily's dance recital this month but as I was going through my latest photos I just had to share what it is like to try and get the perfect Holiday Photo in our house. Merry Christmas to all!!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


Soccer this year was fun for us to watch but I am not so sure that Emily enjoyed herself. She was more interested in how she looked, posing for the camera and dancing. Getting dirty has never been her favorite thing, she wouldn't even finger paint in her art classes and as you see dirty was definetly a factor.

Sam also played soccer this year but that is a whole other long story I will have to share another day. Look for my upcoming update on Halloween.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

First Day of School

This is Sam on his first day of Kindergarten. He looked soooo big and felt soooo nervous. All morning he was being grumpy and snappy at everyone. I gave him a hug and told him it was a special day and that I wanted him to be happy not sad and grumpy. He got tears in his eyes and said, "I know but I am just so nervous." That is the only time I cried that morning. I hadn't even noticed before he told me, but now that I look back at all the pictures you can see that he was worried and I must have been blind. He is usually a happy go lucky kid and went through the door and never looked back when he went to nursery and preschool so it kind of surprised me.

Things got better as he actually got to the school and saw that a little friend from church was in his class. Gage is sitting on his left. It was funny because I was one of a whole group of mothers bustling around trying to help the kids settle in. When Mrs. Bell finally walked the kids into the classroom we kind of hung around and peeked in the door for a couple of minutes before we could bring ourselves to actually leave. All day long, (Kindergarten if full day here,) I kept wishing that I could be a fly on the wall.
Emily also went back to preschool that morning but she only stayed for an hour. When we were walking hand in hand towards are van she asked, "Where's Sam?" There was a really big empty feeling and I think she felt it too. So, we picked up a friend whose baby started Kindergarten that day also and went on an impromptu shopping/lunch trip to Aurora Farms, the outlet mall. We got so distracted that we were almost late in picking them up.
He was all smiles when I picked him up. I asked him how it went and he said, "Great, but I don't know how to read yet." I told him before hand that he would learn to read in Kindergarten and I guess he thought it would happen as soon as he walked in the door.:-)

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Parks in the City - I've Been Inspired

Greetings from Cleveland! I have been so inspired from all you other blogsters out there to start my own. I always have tons of pictures and stories I think I should share and never do, so hopefully this will be my inspiration. I am feeling pretty lost though about how all of this works so forgive me while I figure things out.

This poor little guy is just the first picture I could find to download. He actually caught himself when we took the kids fishing at Lake Erie a couple of weeks ago. Danny and I fished for a long time and didn't even get a bite. The kids fished for about minute and then went to play in the sand. Danny threw Emily's line out into the lake and just left it there. When we decided it was time to go, after watching an amazing sunset over the lake, Danny started bringing in Emily's line and lo and behold, we had caught a pet. Atleast that's what the kids thought, but once we explained that wouldn't work all Sam cared about was seeing its bones :-) I think this is going to be fun.