Friday, April 30, 2010
Little Lady Anna
When she puts on a birhtday sombrero
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEETHEART!
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Surprises from Katie
Something happened, however, which really surprised me. Katie (8) has never paid much attention to kids littler than her. But somehow, for some unknown reason, Katie was really taken with tiny little Erlin and pre-kindergarten Ben. I'd never seen maternalism in Katie before. But again, much to my surprise, she happily took Erlin by the hand and led her and Ben out to play. She stuck by little Erlin's side the whole time, pushed her on the swing, looked out for her on the trampoline, and otherwise had a great time being a great host.
Like I said - never seen that before and had no reason to expect it. But it was wonderful to see it happen on it's own!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Something I'd Always Wanted to See in Person
Rachel and I were able to share that first brief glimpse together last month. It was a really magical moment and one that we both hope to enjoy again, with the kids and over the course of a couple days.
Although the pictures are marvelous and amazing, the truth is that they don't do justice to this amazing national treasure. It truly is an inspiring sight.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Lotsa Snow in Feb
On the other hand, I got to teach Savannah, Kaylee, and Ava how to sled. They'd never really done that before and it was great fun seeing them get the hang of it.
Stretch! Girls at Gymnastics Practice
The gymnastics studio were Katie and Anna have gymnastics every Thursday night has a weird sort of loft where all the parents can look down on their girls at play. I've had plenty of laughs up there and a few uh-oh moments. But mostly, I'm really impressed with the progress Katie and Anna have made.