Sunday, May 23, 2010

Dojo Day!!

The kids always look forward to "dojo day." I'm so glad that Samantha is participating again. For a while she had stopped going on the mat. Understandable when you compare her to the 7 four year old boys that were taking the class. Sensei's daughter has started to take class though so Samantha is thrilled to be with Evey. Even if they don't always listen so well. Samantha also got her first yellow stripe!


Samantha enjoyed "painting" the cake we made one rainy weekend.


I'm always amazed how kids can fall asleep anywhere.

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de mayo was a huge win for the party gods this year. We went from 6 inches of snow on wednesday to high 70s on Saturday! The kids had a great time running around all day.


After some beautiful weather we were all surprised by a good 6 inches of heavy wet snow! The flowers covered in snow was pretty but we lost two trees to the stuff!

Washing the car

Is it wrong to take advantage of your child's love of washing the car? ;-)


Holidays seem to come in phases for these kids. First they got their baskets from Nan & Pop. Samantha's basket was filled with princess stuff. Boy, did Nan & Pop hit the nail on the head on that one. Samantha lives, eats and breathes everything princess these days. (You'll notice she was wearing her own princess stuff while opening the princess basket!) After that the Easter bunny came to our house of course and then we went to Gee & Papa's house where the weather was so beautiful that they got to look for eggs outside. It was a wonderful Easter.


It's finally been warm enough for the trampoline and Samantha is holding her own much better this year!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Mea Culpa

It's been a while since I've updated the kids blogs. In the last two months I've completed my thesis, taken the comprehensive exams on campus in Florida to finish my Masters, been tremendously busy at work and then we all got sick! It's been crazy.