Tuesday, September 30, 2008

This and That Photos






I have a few photos that I wanted to share, so I'm giving this post the title... This and That Photos. The first photo is an example of the korker bows that I have been making. Yes, I've been on a brown kick, so I even made brown bows! The next few photos were from Abigail's Soccer game. And then there is a photo of Chris reading Shakespeare with Abigail. It was so cute! They were reading different parts of the play Romeo and Juliet. It was VERY cute! And last but not least is a short video of Hannah smiling. It's not great quality, but you can see her give a nice smile.


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Can We Keep it Mom?



Yesterday, we went out on our deck and found a few Carolina Anoles running around. We captured one yesterday, and another today. The kids put them in a cage that we have for such events. I will let the kids keep something for a few days, we study it, and then we let it go. The Anole is very interesting. We found some interesting facts on this website... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anolis_carolinensis Here are a couple of photos of ours. Notice how it looks green in some photos and brown in others. It's the same Anole, just changes colors. I guess he was green and happy, now he's brown and sad.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Photos at the fields




Here are a few photos of the kids hanging out at the park. We always see this man walking his dog at the park. Our kids think his dog is so sweet.

On the Mound

Caleb had an other game tonight. His coach has been playing him on the mound. Here is a short video of him helping to make an out at first. Enjoy!

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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Korker Bows

I keep seeing these really cute boutique bows that cost way too much money, but look super easy to make. So I decided to learn. They are called Korker Bows. Today we went to Micheal's and I bought what I needed to make them. Right now I have the ribbon in the oven. YES, you heard me right. You have to bake the ribbon! There is a really neat website where there are step by step instructions, with pictures! http://www.theribbonretreat.com/custom/free_projects.aspx Once you get to the site click on "How to make Korker Ribbon and Korker Bows". It's nice to make a craft that I know we will actually use. I'm currently practicing without the girls, but plan on doing this craft with them in the near future. I will post pictures when we actually do the craft. I'm sure you will be seeing them soon with Korker Bows in their hair. It will be neat to see who reads my blog that might try this too! ;) Have FUN!!!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Daddy coming home tonight.

Chris will be coming home today from Seattle. The kids are excited, pray the weather doesn't delay him coming home. He will be flying to Philly first, and then Raleigh. He will be home for the weekend and then flying down to Tampa next week. What a busy guy, he works so hard. These days daddy needs this blog to keep up to date on what we are doing. Good thing I have six little blessing to keep me busy.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Rainy and Cold

It's been cold down here in NC. I switched the kids clothes out today. So if it gets warm again, the kids will just have to deal in Capri's and t-shirts (which isn't bad). I did put away all their cute summer dresses and shorts. As well as summer pj's. Today it was 60 degrees. Tonight, it started to rain and the temp dropped. I couldn't take it and ended up turning the heat on. I'm all for fall, but this is crazy weather. Soccer was cancelled tonight because of the cold and the rain, so the kids got to watch a movie. And mommy was able to chat with daddy on the phone. We are looking forwards to picking up daddy tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Hannah's Smirk


Today I tried to get a video of Hannah smiling. It was a failed attempt, however, she does give us a smirk. Enjoy!

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Caleb Plays Piano

Caleb asked me to video him playing the piano for Mrs. Simmons. Well, here it is. This is for you Mrs. Simmons! ;) The song is called Christopher Columbus. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Late Games

Tonight was another late night at the soccer fields. For a while the girls were playing in the dark, but no one could see, so they cut the game short. Here is the video I was able to take of Abi, before it got too dark. Bummer it was out on Red. I wanted to see Abi take it to the goal. Great Job Abi!!!


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Monday, September 22, 2008

Caleb's T-ball Game


This past Saturday was another full day of sports. I only remembered to use my camera during the T-ball game. (sorry girls) I took two short videos while Caleb was up to bat. Good Job Caleb!


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Friday, September 19, 2008

New Piano


For a while now, Chris and I have been talking about getting a newer piano. Three weeks ago, when chatting with our piano tuner about upgrading, he said he had one for sale. It was a good deal, and we had the money saved. So... we bought it and just picked it up last night. Thanks Mr. Carson!

Here is a photo of our new piano. And a video of Abi playing it. She was in her PJ's and it was 10 O' clock at night. I'm sure I will wake up to the sound of piano playing.


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Fall Sports








Here are a few photos of the kids' fall sports. Abi and Grace are still doing soccer. And Caleb plays T-ball. Also know as, Home School Gym Class.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Growth Spurt

It's happening... Hannah is growing. Hannah is now responding to smiles, with smiles! No photos yet, but they will come soon. Also, she has been eating like CRAZY! I feed on demand, and she has been demanding a lot. So, I'm guessing a growth spurt is coming on. She is now a month old, I can't believe time has gone by that quickly. I will try and take a few photos of her soon and post.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Zoë's a Big Girl


We are excited to announce that Zoë is now a big Girl!!! She started going potty on Saturday all by herself!!! WAY TO GO ZOË!!! I never push our kids when it comes to potty training. I just let it happen naturally. Well, it finally clicked! We are going out tonight to let her pick out her very own panties!!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

New Hair Cut


We are now home from our Charlotte Trip. Wow, what a week! Today, I decided to get my hair cut. Here it is... my new cut! I like it, but think I will go a little shorter next time.

Fall Field Trips 9-11-08











Thursday was our last day to explore Charlotte. I wanted to make this day extra fun, so I spent the extra money and took the kids to the Discovery Place and IMAX Dome Theater. Discovery Place has a lot of different scientific things to explore. They also have a play area for young children, even Hannah had a chance to play. The IMAX Dome Theater is the largest theater in the Carolina's. We watched the Discovery movie, Mummies. Which we will be learning about later this school year. The screen was HUGE, it was even on the ceiling! Unfortunately, they asked that you not take photos inside the theater, so sorry, no pictures of the huge screen. Here are the photos of the Discovery Place, as well as a short video of Abi. She was picked out of the audience to participate in a science show. Enjoy!
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Fall Field Trips 9-10-08










On Wednesday, everyone, including me, was excited to go to Reed's Gold Mine. Reed's was where the first Gold was discovered in the US. I think we all learn a lot this day. It was a lot of fun too. We watch a movie about Gold, toured the museum, toured the mine, and saw where people can still pan for Gold today. Unfortunately, weather closed panning for the day, since there was off and on rain. Which was okay because you have to be 8 years old and older to pan. Since none of our kids are that old yet, I would have been panning by myself. So, we will have to return another time, when the kids are older.

Fall Field Trips 9-9-08












Our second day, we visited the Latta Plantation and Nature Preserve. We enjoyed touring the Latta Plantation, and learning about how things were done in the early 1800's. The Latta Plantation grew mostly cotton, which we were able to see growing, and some was ready for harvesting. In the afternoon, we took a trail walk on the Nature Preserve.