Sunday, November 23, 2008
Jim took the kids on a nature walk this afternoon. They were on the lookout for animal tracks, scat, and critters themselves. Highlights from the walk: a Ring necked pheasant, Red tailed hawk, deer tracks, crossing the river on the "tree bridge," Owen falling in the water, and then doing a face plant in the leaves. Great memories!
♥Posted by Jill at 12:40 PM
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Marney is not enjoying piano lessons these days, it is a struggle to get her to practice. So tonight when Jim asked her to come down to practice, this was her response, "I'd rather swallow a spider." Jim replied, "that can be arranged." She decided it might be wise to practice. This is going to be a long 6 months! (Thats the rest of her commitment to piano this year)
♥Posted by Jill at 4:07 PM
Monday, November 3, 2008
On Saturday we went to Mexican Town in Detroit to see what was happening during the Days of the Dead celebration. Madeline has been reading about it, and got us all curious. It was a friendly and colorful place to visit. We had a great meal, did a little window shopping, and stopped a bakery (the largest variety of baked goods I have ever seen!) and picked up some traditional treats to bring home and sample. It was a fun family outing and we can't wait to go back. It is a growing area of Detroit and we hope it continues. It should look totally different when all the construction on I-75 is complete.
♥Posted by Jill at 5:27 AM
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Dad, Bob, Jim, Jacob, Jonah, and Owen all went up north to the cottage this past weekend for a well deserved "Guys only" getaway. Looks like they had a great time, and made some lasting memories for the boys. It sure was quiet back here at home, but we managed to have some fun anyway. Stay tuned for more pics!
♥Posted by Jill at 4:08 PM
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Marney is really enjoying swim club, and we have really enjoyed watching her grow both as a swimmer and a person. She is in the pool 5 nights a week and loves every minute of it. I'm so glad she picked a sport I can actually watch, (when the girls were diving, I had to look away often!) and that I can understand! Soccer still escapes me! Sorry Madeline, I'm trying to learn!
P.S. Jim is now our official family photographer, he took some great shots last night at the swim meet. I can't take a good photo with a digital camera to save my life. (As an extra added bonus, I may finally have some proof that I am part of my kids life!)
♥Posted by Jill at 8:47 AM
Monday, October 20, 2008
Well, Owen is. We just found out that he is allergic to almost everything out there, (except food, thank goodness) but including our dog Rosie. They truly are buddies and play outside together all the time, it's so cute. "Come on Rosie, lets go play in the sandbox." Thank heaven for modern medicine.
♥Posted by Jill at 8:52 AM
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Owen is having a hard time remembering the names of all the colors, he can sort them, but when it comes to saying the names, he is stumped. Madeline came up with a physical activity to help him. He would jump over each group and Madeline would say the name, then he would say them the next time through. It helped him a great deal, and it was a great cooperative activity for the two of them. It was lots of fun to watch them work together. Thanks Madeline!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
I called the kids down from quiet reading time for circle time this afternoon, and the complaining started. The girls were bent out of shape about something. We sat down and the girls and I started talking (as girls do) about why they were upset. Well the discussion went on, and on, and meanwhile Owen was on the outskirts playing with the dog (as boys do). So when the tears started flowing and the hugging began, Owen pipes up and says "Um, I thought this was going to be circle time, not hugging time?" He is all boy! We all had a good laugh and felt much better. Thanks Owen!
♥Posted by Jill at 12:06 PM
Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
In the midst of all this, Owen wasn't feeling very well. Turns out he has pneumonia! Here he is getting a breathing treatment and some computer time. He has been in rare form from those oral steriods and the albuterol! When you normally think of sick kids you picture them lying on the couch in front of the TV all day, sleeping occasionally. Not this guy, he has been climbing the walls! Talking non-stop, harassing his sisters, constantly in motion, energy to spare! Can I get some of that?
Thankfully he is getting better.
♥Posted by Jill at 6:31 AM