Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
In 2002 when the two oldest boys were 7 and 9, they were invited to a birthday skating party. I went with them and attempted to help them learn to skate. The evening was one of the funniest I have ever had, but not a successful one as far as the skating went. Seriously, the only time I fell down was once I laughed so hard, I fell. Then I wasn't sure if I could get back up, also due to excessive laughing. I was glad when the night was over that we hadn't made a trip to the ER. And neither of the boys, or myself, ever wanted to repeat that again. Well, in hindsight, that was a mistake, and I should have taken them again. The first time is the hardest, and they would have gotten the hang of it and had lots of fun if we would have continued.
So, fast forward to 2009. Two weeks ago we went skating again, well, Luke, Leia and Padme went skating for the first time. They had so much fun and they all loved it. Some very nice people from the homeschool group who were also skating helped them, especially 4 year old Padme. We went again yesterday and they all improved, and again had so much fun. I so wish I had taken the older boys again when they were younger. They are both now 6 feet tall, and it is so much farther to fall. I am trying to convince them to try it again, but old memories die hard.
Here are a few pictures from yesterday at the rink.
Here is Padme with a helper on each side. They were so good to her!
Here is Leia on her own. Last time she hugged the wall the whole time.
And here is Luke, gaining speed.
We will go again next week so they can keep up the practice. And the fun!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Here is Padme with her basket. She is holding a pink lamb if you can't tell.
And Leia with her basket and bunny.
Luke with his basket and his foam club. All three of the boys got these clubs, plus Daddy got one, for some male bonding, consisting of whacking the tar out of each other. They are loving them!
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Luke just likes to decorate eggs!
Padme just likes to paint and paint and paint....
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
A lot of horsing around....
And even a little of actual jumping.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Padme sleeping with her favorite not-stuffed animal.
Obi thinks the baby is a great playmate. Here he is letting him listen to his Spanish lesson on the computer.
And here Obi is letting the baby wear his favorite hat.
And demonstrating the baby's grip.... crazy guy!
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Since Yoda is a VERY loud little guy, I paced and bounced and rocked him in the waiting room for a very long 6 hours. He seemed a bit fussy, but I was so tired I thought it was me. Well, the next morning, after another poor night of sleep, I decided that baby might have something else going on so off to the doctor we went. He had ear infections in both ears. Poor guy! At 8 months old, this is his 3rd ear infection. Not sure where it will lead. And he is one chubby little guy weighing in at 23 pounds, 8 ounces! And he still doesn't like any kind of food. Except he loves to eat paper, but I don't think that counts. No nutritional value to it.
So, I had these plans of getting all of this extra school work done with Hubby home to help with school. Always the best laid plans.... We got our normal work done Wednesday only! So, Friday I threw in the towel and we headed for Colorado Springs for the day. We went to a sale called Just Between Friends that was for kids clothes, baby clothes and accessories. Before we moved I hardly bought any clothes for the girls or the baby as we were the very blessed recipients of wonderful hand me downs from friends. Well, moving sort of ruined that. So, I was in desperate need for some clothes for the always growing baby, and Leia was in need of pants without holes in the knees, and some clothes to grow into. I was also hoping to find a big boy car seat for baby and a newer stroller. The girls clothes were pretty sparse, as were the strollers and car seats, but I did hit the jackpot for baby boy clothes. And cute ones, too! I had gotten rid of all my boys clothes after our first girl was born, so I was also a bit sad at all the clothes the other three boys had worn, and I wouldn't have for the baby. Well, I obviously couldn't get the same clothes back, but I got many similar ones and I am excited for that.
The sale was packed and the checkout lines were very long. Hubby and the kids actually went and stood in line about 20 minutes after we got there and I shopped while they stood in line. It actually worked our really well for me as it let me look all I wanted, and then when I was done, it was almost our turn to check out. They didn't enjoy standing in line for over an hour and a half, but it was a good team effort.
After the sale, we went to Chick-fil-A for the first time and we loved it. We will definitely be back for more of their wonderful chicken! Then we headed to the Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum. Very educational for people who know very little about our new state. It was a very nice museum, and free!!! The older boys especially liked it. Too bad I left our camera at home! So, we got in a field trip in and hopefully next week will be back normal. But you know how that goes....