Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Making Lemonade

Annora and I are enjoying our time at home while Maddie enjoys some time at school. Here was our lemonade making day.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Special Day

Not only was today Maddie's first day of Kindergarten, but it was also Grandpa's birthday! Betcha wish you were half a century :)

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Welcome to Kindergarten Kid

Our sweet Madeleine is starting Kindergarten tomorrow! I love this kid. She is enthusiastic, brilliant, creative, and thoughtful. I'm glad she's mine, and I'm excited to see how she grows this year.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

End of Summer Camping

  • We had a lot of fun this summer, and we're having the best weather of the season at the close. I had wanted to head to the beach for sunset on Friday and maybe snag a last minute camping spot, but not all of us were feeling very well by the days end, so Ryan came up with the super idea to camp in the backyard. We had hobo dinners and ate s'mores and all of us slept in the tent. One of us would like to sleep there for the rest of their lives I think. Can you guys which one of us that is?

Monday, September 05, 2011


Kids are pretty neat. One of the things I like about them is the way they make me smile. I am not a parent to correct my child's grammar. Someday perhaps...but for now it makes my day happy when I'm in the kitchen making something and my kid runs in and says, "Can I put the ingrocerients in?". And when we go to the store they ask if they can walk by the cart so they can put the ingrocerients in. Pretty great word, huh?!

ingrocerients [in grohs ree uh nt] noun
1. component of a whole item, such as flour in bread
2. items bought from a grocery store.

Sunday, September 04, 2011


Maddie lost her first tooth at Olive Garden. She was super brave and just pulled and twisted. The blood apparently freaked her out because when it came time for the second to come she wouldn't pull it. It literally just fell out of her mouth while shopping at Walmart...well, not out of her mouth, it just sat inside her mouth, and when she realized it was just floating there she got a little hysterical, but then when she realized what had happened she was okay with it.