Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
There are lots more photos, which I no longer have, because my external hard drive died. I will be able to get copies back from my mom's CD when she comes to visit next month. I was going to delete this post, but since it's here and edited, I might as well share the 4 pics I do have. Hopefully I will be able to add the rest later.)
My parents and grandmother came out for Thanksgiving. The weather was mostly terrible, but we did get to enjoy a train ride through the Royal Gorge on one of their glass-topped cars. It was a little pricey, but it was pretty. We would have missed half the view in the regular cars. The kids, of course, loved it.
My parents, Mona & Steve, a.k.a. MawMaw & PawPaw
My dad's mother, "Mimi"
Katie and Dad, filling out our lunch menu.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
If we were to name our homeschool right now, that is what we would have to call it!
I bought some of the Leap Frog videos (thanks, Stephanie, for the recommendation!!!) for the kids, intending to open one now and save the rest for Christmas.
Sammy watched the first one about 20 times, then asked for a different one. (By this point even Katie was singing along with the sounds the letters make!) Sucker that I am, I gave him the next one thinking that would suffice. But when it was over he remembered there was another one, still! Apparently little elephant-memory man knew how many I had bought the day before! So we opened this one, too.
I somehow managed to convince him there were really only 3, so I could put the last one away for Christmas (shhh!).
These are, of course, in addition to all the other Leap Frog toys they have and love:
- Fridge Phonics
- Bilingual Memory Mate Cards
- Little Touch Leap Pad
- Leap's Phonics Pond
- Phonics Writing Desk
- Learn & Groove Alphabet Drum
- Baby Tad Shapes & Colors doll (a well-loved hand-me-down from Rachel)
(We also used to have the Spanish Learning Drum, but it got drummed with real sticks and eventually cracked.)
Monday, November 05, 2007
I was doing good during Lent when I fasted from all my email groups. Both on the reading front, and on the daily prayer habits front. But this was also pre-blog. (Or maybe that was when I picked up the blog?) Now I have too many people to keep up-to-date on, and too many Catholic and homeschooling blogs to get ideas from. If only I could keep from getting the idea that I am so far behind, unorganized, and secular compared to all of them... (But, alas, that is the one theme that crops up every day of my life!)
While I'm ranting, how can I even complain about having no time, after 9+ years of having all the time in the world and nearly killing myself with depression over having no babies?
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Our new cousin is expected a few weeks after Sammy's birthday.
Many thanks to the other Roomie for letting me download her pictures, since I didn't remember to bring my own camera.
The happy couple
(What a shame when you are skinnier and prettier on someone else's wedding day than your own!)
Katie and "Me-Me" (Mason) in the cry room during the ceremony
Christa & Bob
Mason & his family