Monday, August 27, 2007

Steven's first day of school!

Hard to believe it's that time already! My big 4-year old boy had his first day of preschool today! Not sure if I mentioned it in another post - but Steven is READING!!!!!!! About a month ago it just clicked for him and he really LOVES to read.
Here he is just before school today!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

A visit from Pop and Grandma Jane

We dropped Pop and Grandma Jane off at the airport this morning after a wonderful week-long visit! They were really troopers as the 2 days of rain earlier this week left some puddles in our basement (also their bedroom for the week)!

The boys enjoyed playing games with them -

and Becca spent the whole week making her Pop smile and laugh!
We are so glad there are able to come and stay with us! We always have so many special memories of our time with them!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

The 1/2 matters!

David is officially 6 1/2! We went out to visit Grammy yesterday as she is recovering from foot surgery and we had a little cake and sang "Happy 1/2 Birthday to You"!
David has had a good summer. He has started playing with the neighbors kids much more this year and loves to be around friends. David continues to amaze us in the pool. He is such a good swimmer. He logged 12 hours of reading this summer (in 15 minute increments) for the library summer reading program. Only a few more weeks until 1st grade!

We finally got our patio furniture! This is a "so far" after picture, we still need to get an umbrella (this is the old one) and next summer we will add some big pots of flowers!

If you scroll down a few entries or so you can see the "before" pictures! We are looking forward to having lots of family meals on our patio for the rest of the summer.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Who could resist....

this smile?????
It seems like everyone lately has been commenting on how big Rebecca is getting. She has suddenly become a toddler and is changing so much! We realized about a month ago that she has stopped growling (which was most of her communication). She still isn't talking a lot, but she is getting much more verbal (and loud). She says "Ma" for both Chris and I. She says "num,num,num,num" if she sees something she wants to eat (she put away 2 hot dogs at dinner last night!). She also does a few animal sounds.
She loves to give this HUGE grin to anyone who will greet her and she loves to blow kisses - which could melt the hardest heart!
It has been interesting to see how little girls are different than little boys. Becca likes to imitate what I am doing - getting the towel to clean up a little spill, etc. She is also much more interested in babies than the boys ever were. If she sees a stroller or a baby carrier, she gets excited and points and wants to see the baby. She also likes to carry her baby dolls around the house.