Monday, June 29, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Running with Dad. He likes to challenge Erik to races to "see who's faster." They even ran together from our house to Grammy Jane's last week (about 1/4 mile).
Learning his letters. He's known his alphabet for a long time now, and we had been working on the letter sounds when a friend suggested the Leap Frog video The Letter Factory. I think he's slightly addicted to it, but I must admit that he knows how to write each letter and what sound each makes. He can even sound out and spell simple words! The other day he was in his room "working" on his "spells" - that's what he calls words - and yelled for me to come see. He had used this puzzle lid to recreate the words "moms" and "babies" on his wall!
Up next - swimming lessons. He loves being in the pool so hopefully he'll enjoy learning to swim without flotation devices. I'll post pictures when he begins!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Malachi with his new cousin (he doesn't understand yet that now he'll have to share the spotlight!) -
Here's what Malachi had to say about her name. He and Erik have been reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe lately, which explains his choice for what to call her.
Congratulations, Blake and Kimberly! We're so excited for you and can't wait to visit Adeline again soon!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
We only have one game left, versus the Orioles next Friday (June 26th) at 6:00.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Game 3: Name Duck - a favorite for the kids
Game 4: Diaper Hole
Game 5: Race to the Hospital - by far the most entertaining!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
On Saturday morning we (mostly Erik and Kevin, with me supervising!) planted a Weeping Willow tree in the back corner of our yard. Friday was my due date for the baby we lost and we wanted to do something in memory of that child.
Malachi was busy playing during the planting and Yaya did a great job of keeping him occupied.
Malachi did decide he needed to help a little - or maybe he just wanted to ride the Gator with Daddy!
After lunch, a trip to J.R.'s General Store and a quick (but much needed) nap we went to Chillicothe for the evening. We visited the Adena Mansion, home of Thomas Worthington, a U.S. Senator and Govenor of Ohio, but were too late to get a tour of the house. They have a very nice museum that we looked through and then walked around the grounds a bit. Afterwards we enjoyed dinner outside at The Old Canal Smokehouse in celebration of Becky's birthday and then went down to Yoctangee Park to enjoy the rest of the evening and the beautiful weather.