Sunday, June 17, 2012

Trekking Tuesday

Our first Trekking Tuesday may have set the bar too high as we went three places.  I don't want that as the standard but it was fine this week.  

First we went to the Northwest Branch of the Worthington Public Library where Owen, Patrick and Rosie all got Library Cards!

Then we went to Griggs Nature Preserve, Hayden Falls.

 It turned out to be such a short hike that we had to go to a playground to fill out our morning.  

This playground is is in Emerald Fields Park in Dublin Ohio.  It is becoming a new favorite.  This was the second time for some of us.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Summer is here

Spencer has graduated!  Way to go!
Inspector Owen - Last day of School

Owen at Party # 1: Pizza, Shaved Ice and Water Play

Patrick with Mrs. Harms on the last day of Preschool

Patrick with Mrs. Moorma on the last day of Preschool

Now that school is over, with all of it's hoopla.  We face the summer.  Our plan for this year is Make it Monday, Trekking Tuesday, Wet Wednesday, Zooday Thursday, Phineas and  Ferb Fridays, and Service Saturdays.  I hope that we can keep it up enough to keep us all happy.  Chores will have to be done before we can do these things.  We will be using the chore sticks I made a couple of years ago.  I spent last week working on bedrooms.  The basement and my paper pile will have to be addressed soon.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Jenga for preschoolers

This fine tower was built by Lillian way back in October.

For your viewing pleasure. The Lovely Lillian.

First Day of School --- Preschool that is.

We just signed Patrick up to finish this school year in preschool. He attends at one of our district's elementary schools. There are about 8 kids that are there for some kind of early intervention and 4 kids who are typical peers. Owen was in this program last year.

Here you can see that he was very excited to go.

And here is his teacher, Mrs. Bingham with his new friend, Molly.

We get to drop off and pick up curbside. Very nice. He'll attend for a full year next year.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Snow Day Survival

These pictures are from last year. But it will be February again.

What helps you survive snow days? Chocolate? Blanket forts? Sledding?

If you were to receive or give a Snow Day Survival Kit what would you include? I'm thinking activities for kids and chocolate for the moms. ;) What would help it be a fun day for everyone?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fall and a Fall

After a nearly 5 month hiatus I thought that I'd post again.

Summer is over the Fall is here.

I am not going to try to "catch up" on my blog. I'm going to jump in right where we are.

School has already started. This is not a busy time in our home (compared to other times of the year).

Bradford has been out on his mission for 11 months.

Donovan is at BYU.

Spencer and Connor are conquering the High School and Ellery has the Middle school to himself.

Owen is in Kindergarten but it seems he never goes since it is every other day and we keep having days off. Last year he had preschool 4 mornings a week.

Patrick and Lillian hang out with Mom (and often Owen). Lillie is making good progress on getting potty trained.

That brings us to the second Fall.This an x-ray is of Donovan's right leg. He was playing pick up football on Saturday night. He made the catch, then dragged the guy who jumped on his back for a while before they collapsed in a heap and heard the pop. His foot was dislocated 90 degrees to the outside. He tore the tendon, broke the fibula and chipped the tibia. He had surgery on Sunday. He has a plate on the fibula and a screw between the tibia and the fibula. He'll be on crutches for 8 weeks.

So that is the big news of this week.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Summer plan?

Do you have summer plans? I don't mean, where are you going on vacation? I mean, how are you going to make it all work?

I have been trying to figure out summer chores, etc.

These are a few of the things that I've been thinking about.


What are you guys doing? What are your friends doing?