Saturday, March 31, 2007

March in Pictures

Since it is the last day of March and I just downloaded our pictures to our computer I thought that it would be fun to put some of our pictures from this month on our blog so others could see some of the fun that we got into. Caleb is really enjoying reading and he likes to read to us. Here he is reading Go, Dog, Go to us on his bed.
Kyle turned 6 this month and we were invited to his birthday dinner of hot dogs and vegetable lomein. It was fun. Caleb and Kyle continue to be best friends and love to play together whenever they can. They are shown here with Kyle's new Nerf dart gun set. Caleb got to go away for the weekend with the Nelsons to Ehren's basketball tourament in Oswego. He was excited because he got to stay at a hotel and go swimming.One exciting thing that we have just discovered since it is lighter later is that Dollar General, next door closes at 6pm on Sundays. They have a nice parking lot that isn't used after it is closed so we are going to use it to ride our bikes on. It was fun riding our bikes for the first time this spring.
In math lately we have been working on fractions. For one of his lessons he had to read a peanut butter cookie recipe and follow it. He was so excited! He's pictured here enjoying the first fruits of his labor.
Every Tuesday, after Bible study at the rec center we go to the laundry mat to do our laundry. While our clothes are washing we head over to the library and check out books. This week Hannah picked out a really cute book called Fancy Nancy (a must read for any little girl that likes to dress up) about a little girl who likes to dress up fancy and tries to teach her family how to dress fancy too. We all had to dress up like Fancy Nancy out of our dress up bins.
And last, but not least a smile from our Cracker. We decided God gave us Abigail because he knew we needed to laugh more. All of our kids are such a delight!
March has been a big month for studying for the MCAT which Glenn will be taking April 16. We have also been busy with homeschooling, visiting friends, getting over colds, and helping out some at Timber Harvester.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

The Flood

I flooded Palermo's tonight. If you didn't know, we live above a pizza place called Palermo's right now. I often wonder if we drive them crazy, 6 sets of feet wandering around, playing soccer, dancing, etc. up here. Well, I am sure that I annoyed them tonight. We had just put the kids to bed and Glenn asked me if I would be interested in some tea. I thought it sounded like a good idea and since the water out of the tap is so hot I decided to just get it from there rather than boiling it on the stove. I then walked back into the living/bed/dining room to give Glenn his tea options. We discussed them for a minute too long and when I walked back into the kitchen there was a flood. There had been a slow leak under the kitchen sink for a while but with a bucket we had caught it and only had to dump it once a week or so. Until today... I guess I should have boiled the water for tea on the stove. Instead I flooded Palermo's. Oops!

Friday, March 09, 2007

Funny quotes at 5pm

I think that 5pm is a funny time. Yesterday, Lydia looked at the sky at 5pm and said "Cheese flying!!" I looked up and saw a big flock of geese. Tonight at 5pm Hannah was playing wedding with a beach towel on her head and told me that in her wedding she had "a flower girl and a reindeer." I asked her, "what?" and she told me "a reindeer, like Caleb was."

Cross Country Skis

I drank coffee too late last night so I couldn't fall asleep and I woke up really early. Maybe someday I will learn that I am getting older and caffeine does affect me. Oh well. It was a good thing though because after spending time with God it was still early and no one else was awake yet so I got dressed and went out and tried out my new to me cross country skis. :o) I haven't been cross country skiing since I was a kid and I loved it back then. A few weeks ago Glenn and I were talking and I told him I would like to try to get into it again because, after the initial investment it is cheap and fun exercise and something we could do as a family. I know I loved it as a kid! So Glenn went up and dug through the broken down barn by my dad's house where he remembered putting my family's old cross country skis when we were clearing out my parents' house. He found some and brought them home. There was only one pair of boots and they were Caleb's size. He tried it out and thought that it was great. All the other boots had been thrown away so... now we have to find boots for us. There were also a couple pair of kids skis that just strap on to whatever shoes you have on and Hannah thinks that those are pretty cool. We have been looking on ebay and craig's list for boots for Glenn and I but haven't been able to find any then Glenn found a complete set up - boots, poles and skis in the paper for $25. We went and picked them up last night and they fit me - yeah! It is a good thing that it was a complete setup because the boots are solamon style wouldn't have worked for the bindings on our skis which are 3 hole 75mm style. I got to ski for about 45 minutes this morning just around the pond out back. It was so fun! I am going to hurt later though I am sure because I haven't used some of those muscles in a while. I am excited that I can ski now! I am glad I could try it out today because tomorrow it is supposed to rain and I am afraid our snow will be all gone. There is always next year. (provided we live somewhere where there is snow ;o))