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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Today EK and Max woke with big smiles to see each other. I have to say, EK has surprised me with her big sister skills- she has been great! Max really enjoys his walker and EK discovered a way to enjoy it as well. Can you believe Max could pull her around on the back?

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When Max went down for a nap, EK wanted to work on making words. Have you seen the Fridge Words™ Magnetic Word Builder at Walmart or Target? Really great toy! First of all... have you heard of the Leapfrog video The Letter Factory??? Lynn told me about it and EK LOVES it. She learned all her letters and sounds in about a week when she was three. Now at four, she is very ready to read. She sounds out short words pretty quickly so today she wanted to make words. I took a little spiral notebook and wrote words for her to make. She really did a great job!

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PS. EK lives in a swimsuit all summer. If she swims and gets one wet, she puts on another. Sure saves me time when doing laundry!!! :)

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Amelia's Surprise

Friday, May 29, 2009

Sarah surprised Amelia with a beta fish today. Can I just say EK absolutely LOVES it! She is a nature lover beyond any child I know! Hope we can keep it alive!!! Thanks Sarah and Ms. Cyrise!

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Max & EK

We are keeping Max for a couple of days and he is going great! He and EK really have fun together.

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A Little Green Thumb

Yesterday I needed to run to the grocery store so Savannah said she would take care of EK. EK asked if I would bring her a surprise. While shopping, I found a really cheap flower pot and soil so I decided to get it for her. Have you seen those cute tiny pots in the $1 aisle at Target? We had bought five of them but had not planted them. While unloading the groceries, I had EK decorate her pot with sharpies and then we went out to plant. She LOVED it. We made stick signs to remember where each thing was planted. We watered them and now she wants to look constantly to see if they are popping out of the ground. She says it taking too long! :)

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A great science project for the day.

And... funny story... EK found a caterpillar out by the pool Monday and put it in her cricket box. She put leaves in there and wanted it to sleep in the house for one night. I thought- what can it hurt? Well, it was making quite the commotion when I went to bed and what do you think we found the next morning??? A chrysalis... EK was not happy. She cried because she was going to miss her caterpillar. She remembered from reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar that he would turn into a butterfly. That made her feel better although she was quite nervous that it would come out and start to fly around the house. We helped her see the top was on tight and we would take him out as soon as he nibbled out. Again... she says it is taking way too long. I guess in both situations, she is learning a little patience.



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A Little Green Thumb

Yesterday I needed to run to the grocery store so Savannah said she would take care of EK. EK asked if I would bring her a surprise. While shopping, I found a really cheap flower pot and soil so I decided to get it for her. Have you seen those cute tiny pots in the $1 aisle at Target? We had bought five of them but had not planted them. While unloading the groceries, I had EK decorate her pot with sharpies and then we went out to plant. She LOVED it. We made stick signs to remember where each thing was planted. We watered them and now she wants to look constantly to see if they are popping out of the ground. She says it taking too long! :)

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A great science project for the day.

And... funny story... EK found a caterpillar out by the pool Monday and put it in her cricket box. She put leaves in there and wanted it to sleep in the house for one night. I thought- what can it hurt? Well, it was making quite the commotion when I went to bed and what do you think we found the next morning??? A chrysalis... EK was not happy. She cried because she was going to miss her caterpillar. She remembered from reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar that he would turn into a butterfly. That made her feel better although she was quite nervous that it would come out and start to fly around the house. We helped her see the top was on tight and we would take him out as soon as he nibbled out. Again... she says it is taking way too long. I guess in both situations, she is learning a little patience.



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Tennis Banquet

The girls were both honored at their tennis banquet Tuesday night. Here are a few shots from the evening. They both had an awesome season!!!

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Tennis Banquet

The girls were both honored at their tennis banquet Tuesday night. Here are a few shots from the evening. They both had an awesome season!!!

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Worn out from a Great Weekend!!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

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Happy Birthday Josh!

We celebrated Josh's 27th birthday this weekend!!!

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Happy Birthday Josh!

We celebrated Josh's 27th birthday this weekend!!!

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Lake Living!

We had a ball on the lake this weekend!!! This was Max's first ride in the boat and he was just precious. The weather was pretty wonderful most of the time.

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