Sunday, January 20, 2008

Play and Why?

This week our Burb went in to get fixed after our little fender bender. Last report was that it was going to cost over $2K to get it fixed – thank God for insurance!! Glenn had Thursday and Friday off and the Burb had to go in on Thursday morning we were kind of stranded at home. The rental car seats 5 not very comfortably… but doesn’t sit 5 when 3 of them need car seats. We decided to go to the Museum of Play on Friday anyway… it is only about a mile and a half from our house so Caleb and I walked and Glenn took the girls in the rental car. It was a bit of a chilly walk as it was not supposed to get up to 30 yesterday but it wasn’t bad. It was fun to look in the windows at a slower pace up through South Wedge. There was a new visiting exhibit at the museum “Grossology.” It was pretty gross but the kids particularly liked the life size operation game and the big faucet nose guy. Here are some of our pictures. We'll get more next time we go and add them.

In other news Abigail has reached the “Why?” stage. She is always asking us “why?” at all times. It is funny. She is becoming so clear in her words! I am sure that not everyone would understand her but I am also sure that none of our other kids spoke this clear at this age! Her most famous saying lately has been “Member dat?” Usually I am not sure what she is talking about when she asks me if I remember that but it is so cute! “Member dat Mommy?” The age of the questions has begun…

Thursday, January 17, 2008

A Wrecking Good Time

So we had some excitement last week in that we were in an auto accident. We are fine as are the people in the other vehicle. Even though we were driving the "fortress of protection" according to the Monroe county sheriff's deputy our vehicle sustained more damage. The front end is a little messed up (see pictures below) and went into the shop today for who knows how long (ps we were not at fault and hopefully will get our deductable back from the other insurance company eventually). Our insurance provided rental vehicle is a Nissan Versa (actually in this color). Which though cute and somewhat fun to drive only seats 5. So.... We are hoping to have a Sonja and at least one kid catch a ride with our friend Kristina for church this coming Sunday and not have to go anywhere too much other than that :-). Other than that we are doing well. Sonja is keeping busy with the kids doing homeschool with the older two and trying to keep the younger two entertained. On the church/community group front we have been listening to two of 10 sermons titled Things I wish Jesus had never said. They have been interesting and good and convicting. For community group we got together last night and watched the kids in Nursery as it was our week. We had fun hanging out as a group playing with little kids and trying to keep them from destroying themselves, each other and objects in the room, it was a blast. Abigail really liked it as she had mommy and daddy to hang out with during Awana. That about sums up the highlights of our last two weeks. Until next time enjoy these pictures of the kids playing rope the teddy bear.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Some pictures

So as promised here is a little more text and some pictures and a link to more pictures. One of the activities that we did when Grandma and Grandpa Maas were here was to go to Strong Museum of Play. It was a fun time and we have some pictures to prove it. So it won't let me load a picture so you will just have to look at the link.

Here are some more pictures, some of them may be duplicates, also included are Abigail's birthday pictures.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

A New Year (Resolution)

So it is the 6th day of the New Year and we haven't written a new blog since November :-(
We have been doing well. Went through a bout of sickness both respiratory and also gastric-intestinal but at the moment we are doing well (Other than Abigail has been tripping over everything today and has a big bump on her cheek) We were able to have Steve and Debbie Maas (Glenn's parents) for Christmas which was a lot of fun. The kids loved having Grandma and Grandpa Maas here and I am pretty sure Mom and Dad enjoyed being here with us and their grandkids. So it has gotten late and I should go to bed. I am off tomorrow so will try to upload some pictures from the Holidays and write a little more. The goal is to update this blog at least once a week. So we will see how it goes and if not well you can all feel free to email me comments about the blog not being updated :-) Until next time.