Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Look Who's Got a New Do


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When Callie mentioned she wanted to get her haircut and get bangs, I wanted to go right away before she changed her mind.  That wasn't possible since it was on a weekend, but we did go today and she got her hair layered and now has some long bangs.  The wind adds a nice touch for pictures.  I wanted to snap some since it might be a challenge to get the same look on our own. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Another Year Gone


....  a few less brain cells.  I do not feel any older today.  I keep waiting for the one benefit of getting older that I keep hearing about.  It's the one that says the older you are, the less sleep you need.  I could use that benefit but for some reason, I still require a minimum of 7 hours in order to function halfway decently. 

Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

To Patch or Not to Patch


Sierra visited the ophthalmologist today and he said she is doing better so she can quit wearing the patch.  However, "Don't throw it away", he said. 

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Hurricanes in Indiana?

Who knew?  We were expecting to get some rain from Ike but instead, we got heavy winds... around 60 mph winds.  There are still many folks without electricity.  We were blessed to not lose ours for more than a split second. 

Amazingly enough, our trees and shingles held on for dear life and we did not suffer much wind damage.  Our giant sunflowers, however, did not fare so well. 

Before the winds (taken a couple of weeks ago): 

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After leftovers from Hurricane Ike (taken today):

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Birthday Girl


Sierra popped into the kitchen when she woke up on her birthday and quickly asked, "Am I four?"  

I think she wasn't sure we had been telling her the truth or else she thought it was all a dream. 

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2008 Sierra Birthday361 Here Sierra is showing her joy over her new doll

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2008 Sierra Birthday241 Sean has entered into the longest 30 days of his year.  Those days between Sierra's birthday and his.  Such torture. 

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Remembering September 11


Click here and pick a name and remember and pray for that family today.  


Monday, September 08, 2008

Almost Four

Nothing makes a mom feel old more than her kids' birthdays.  Sierra is turning four this week and it is hard to believe.  My baby girl is growing up and boy, is she proud of that. 

Here are some pics with the patch.  I will try to take more on her birthday without her patch. 

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Saturday, September 06, 2008

I'm a Soccer Mom

I never dreamed I'd be a soccer mom.  I will not be putting a bumper sticker on the van or those cute soccer decals on the window.  Sean has been wanting to play soccer so we signed him up this fall and his first game was today.  For someone who has not played and who does not have any older siblings who play, he does really well with it.  He seems like a natural.  Here are some pictures.  He did score one goal.  I did not get pictures of that.  He almost scored another goal but it hit the side of the goal.  Enjoy!

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Monday, September 01, 2008

Look - Only 2 wheels!

We had a nice weekend.  The weather was warm but not humid so it was nice to be outside.  The kids swam in the small pool all three days.   Uncle K and cousin R visited on Sunday.   Sean learned to ride without training wheels.  He picked it up pretty quickly.  He also knows how to "bail out" before crashing into a tree.  He needs to learn how to get the bike started. 

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Sierra starts preschool tomorrow.  She is so excited.  They only go for an hour on a shortened schedule so they can take half the kids at a time to start them slow.  There are only 8 in Sierra's class so tomorrow she will be there with 3 other children.