Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Enjoying Spring!

We have been doing a lot of biking around town this spring down to Pearl St. and to the local playgrounds, of course. John starts asking to 'go outside' around 6:45am and doesn't really stop the rest of the day. I am amazed at the way his mood can change the moment he is out in the fresh air with a ball, rocks, dirt, sand & his shovel! One of my new favorite lines that John says with much enthusiasm when we are talking about going to do something is, "That will be fun...let's do that!" Hummm...I wonder who he hears say that all the time - maybe his cheerleader mama! John also talks about going hiking all the time, and it goes something like this..."Let's go hiking with daddy...daddy hikes in mountains...daddy see bear...roaaaarrrrr...let's see bear, mama...go hiking with daddy!" Priceless. :) John is anxiously awaing a visit from my parents (Grammy & Bukka) this week, so some fun times ahead.
Playing on the rocks on the Pearl St. walking mall.
A fun moment with daddy.
Driving with Oscar at the children's museum.

Loving the slides!

Quite the pensive moment.

I am not sure which boy is happier to have a digging partner!

Friday, April 11, 2008

April update

So, nothing all that exciting to report. We have been doing lots and lots of spring cleaning (i.e. getting rid of Meggan's junk). After spending an entire Saturday cleaning out our garage (thanks, Bart and Jenni for watching John), it's organized and we could even fit our car in it if we tried (it's only a one car garage, just so you don't think I have THAT much junk)! I have been taking clothes and household items to consignment stores as well as donating carloads of stuff, too. We also are selling some of our books on Amazon - we have made a little over $100 so far! Whew! The whole process is no fun, but very rewarding in the end. I am heading up to the mountains this weekend for a women's retreat called 'Women at the Cross.' I am excited about the time away to reflect, focus & relax a bit. Next week, the weatherman is saying we will be in the 70's all week! Hallelujah!! Here are some pictures from the last week.

John's favorite new activity: 'Playing Dishes.'

On a bike ride last Saturday around town and to the park.

Flying high on a rocket ship with daddy.

Taking a nap on the ride home.

Digging in the mud with Isaiah.

Bowling with couples from our playgroup.