Sunday, September 28, 2008

One Fish, Two Fish...

Last weekend my brother Mark and his family took Abby fishing for the very first time. We went to the lake in our neighborhood. It was a good lesson in patience but both girls ended up with fish - that we threw back in of course. Abby had a blast. I think we may be asking Santa for a fishing rod.
Cousin Lacy with the fish she and her mom landed.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Some food for thought...

I read this on another blog and just had to pass it on -

We tend to focus on the bad things that have happened to us or worry about the negative possibilities ahead. But just as suddenly and quickly as a bad thing can happen, something wonderful can happen. We can be blessed at the most unexpected moments, but we're never waiting, focusing or hoping for that. Instead we're either waiting for or trying to avoid the bad. I will begin to expect something wonderful to happen at any moment. After all, I have already been blessed a thousand times over, why would I not expect for it to happen again and again and again?

--People's character can be judged by how they handle their money, how they handle their drink and how they handle their anger. I like this last part. It accepts that we all at times feel anger or other less than lovely emotions, but that we have choices in how we handle those feelings.

and no blog post would be complete without pictures so here are a couple of Abby making some new friends while at a zoo in Canada.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

More Visitors

I know this is not a great picture but wanted to show you our latest visitors. We have been putting corn out in the yard for the last couple of weeks and it did not take long for our forest friends to find it.

Back To School

A few years ago those 3 words (back to school) caused me to go into a deep depression (maybe that is a slight exaggeration.) BUT NOW those words have a much different meaning at our house. :) To the person who invented preschool I say THANK YOU! To the teachers who are willing to teach preschool I say THANK YOU! Abby started back last week. She is going Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9:30 to 1:30 and she loves it. I love it also if you have not picked up on that already. :)Here is Abby with her teachers Ms. Nancy and Ms. Lorie.

A few other things we have been up to:

M&M sorting and counting. You can find this worksheet here.

Beginning sounds with stickers and clothes pins.

and here is one for all of you that wanted more pictures of Adam - with Abby at a baseball game.

Meeting Caroline the Dragon (Homer's girlfriend). Mascot for the Knights.