Wednesday, May 28, 2008
The kids had their final Grammie story hour last week. The "teachers" have the kids sing the songs they've been working on all year as a part of their Story Hour Party/Graduation Day. Here is Grammie Hour's version of the ABC song. Ella is in the back, Myles is in front of her, and some crazy spaz of a kid is in front of Myles. Watch the spaz when they get to the loud part (and watch Myles' reaction to his loud spastic-ness).
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Who loves her Mom?
The girls did an awesome job. I think they did way better for the recital than I've ever seen them do in practice. When Ella got off stage after the ballet finale, I was there to greet her. She looked very somber and serious. I told her that she did an awesome job and gave her a high five. She looked me right in the eye and grinned and said "YEAH I DID!!" She skipped all the way back to our seats.
By the way, she's third from the left.
Sorry I cut off the dance a couple seconds from the end...I wanted to make sure I got a pic of their final pose.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Meet Jane's new outdoor friend, KiKi. She just showed up at our house a month or so ago. I haven't been able to convince my friend, Amy, that she needs to take her so she' s been hanging out in the backyard at my house. She's very adorable and very sweet. Just don't tell my neighbor, Louise that I've been feeding her because she doesn't like stray cats. Shhhhhh!
The kids have loved having her hang out in the backyard but I'm afraid the large dog that lives behind our house will get her or she'll get run over in the street.
If anyone needs a little kitty love to live at their house, please let me know. She's less than a year old. She's mostly a creamy orange with a little bit of white on her throat and tummy and a very large poofy tail.
Monday, May 19, 2008
The kids want to walk places and are always fired up to do this. Once we start walking, though, they get tired pretty quickly so we usually end up carrying them 95% of the way. Aron's always such a good sport and frequently ends up being the pack mule that carries them. What a good guy!
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Sunday, May 04, 2008
Thursday, May 01, 2008
I think they're going to plow away the kids. YIKES! (Luke's in Ella's lap in this pic so you can't see her very well)
As I've mentioned several times during the course of this blog, my kids love Miss Lori who is the main librarian for story hour at the local library. I tell her all the time that I find her to be similiar to the Pied Piper. (You know, without all the death, rats, and putting the kids in the river and what not.) The concept is still the same. The kids all play around in the library until it's time for story hour which Miss Lori always starts with the same story hour song. Once she starts singing, the kids immediately put down what they were playing with, start to quietly walk toward the story hour room, and follow her in a line right into the room. It's kind of funny to watch, really.
Miss Lori had a special surprise for the kids yesterday. She had a guy from the Ohio Dept of Transportation come and tell them all about snow plows. She also had an ambulance come to show the kids what's in there and what the EMT does.
That Miss Lori...she's some sort of pint sized rock star to my kids.