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.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
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
Saturday, September 27, 2008
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!!!
Posted by Reeder at Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
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.
Posted by Reeder at Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
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.
Posted by Reeder at Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
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!!!
Posted by Reeder at Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
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.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
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.
Posted by Reeder at Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
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!!!
Posted by Reeder at Monday, September 15, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
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!
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.
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.