Monday, January 30, 2006

Sierra already likes dressing up. She tried on Jeff's shirt and walked around for a while with it on before beginning to complain about it being too long and heavy.

We had a busy weekend with birthday parties and an anniversary party. The kids were completely worn out from running around all day.

Sean is coming down with a cold this morning. He keeps screaming "KLEENEX". He requested Toy Story in the VCR even though he has boycotted it recently because the "toys come to life" and they "look like scary spiders". I told him to let me know when it gets to the scary part and I can forward through it. I think that will be the scene in Sid's room.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Callie is a good big sister (most of the time). She and Sean do fight a lot but I think it's partly because they both have strong-willed personalities. Here's a pic of the two of them snuggling on the couch watching tv. Callie got 3 shots yesterday in the arm. She was not a happy camper. She had agreed to take the flu shot but when we arrived at the health dept. (kids vaccines are free there) they said she was due for tetanus (ouch) and they also recommended the meningitis vaccine at her age. She was a real trooper but her arms are very sore today.

Sean is sporting his new outfit here with his bad hair day (hadn't combed it yet). Maw got him this outfit for Christmas. He was proud of the suspenders.

For those that might have wondered.. yes, we were saddened and disappointed by the premature ending of the Colt's super season. It just wasn't meant to be. Maybe next year!

And for those of our family and friends who live away from us, here's a new tidbit that might interest you. For the first time ever, we will begin observing daylight savings time in April. Yes, we will be joining almost the rest of the nation that move their clocks around twice a year. It was finally decided this week that we will observe Eastern Time (the same as New York). This will be a major adjustment for us come April so keep us in your prayers! I can't say we are either happy or unhappy about it. I think it might be challenging to get the kids to think about bedtime in the summer when the sun is still up until almost 9:00pm. Time will tell. Overall, I think we'll like having later daylight in the summer. I guess it's just a good thing we don't play golf or do exercise in the mornings.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Hello everyone. We are doing well at the moment. Callie was sick earlier this week but has rebounded quickly.

Jeff has been working long days. So much for thinking he'd get home earlier with his new job. :)The only difference is that he goes in much earlier. I've been working around the house, so nothing too exciting to report. Sean and I started back to Bible Study Fellowship this week. We go on Wednesdays. Next year, Sierra will also be able to go with us when it starts in September.

Callie had a very good report card for the last nine weeks. We are very proud of that. This week she's been studying hard to learn all 50 states and their capitals and I think she has mastered them. The test was today and she said it was easy!

Sean has been enjoying watching Polar Express. A lot of his pretend play now involves the train. We were at the grocery store the other day and he shouts "Get us the blazes out of here!!" - a familiar quote from the movie.

Sierra is talking more and more all the time. She has quite the sense of humor also. The only thing is that she is so shy, very few people get to see this side of her. Here are some recent pictures of her.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Happy New Year to everyone!
We got a lot of rain recently and were able to capture God's promise by camera. Looking out our front door, we could see the beauty of a rainbow.
Sean said "It is a sign", showing that he remembered his Noah lesson from Genesis at Bible Study Fellowship.