Monday, January 28, 2008

Snowy Moments!

What a wonderful morning! We woke up to a snow covered scene, it is so beautiful out! Not to mention how much easier it is to get kids up and out of bed when there is snow outside! We did a little school work and then headed out for some playtime. They were sledding down our driveway and in our backyard, as well as throwing snowballs. Toward the end they created a snow ogre for Scott to hit with his truck when he gets home from work. They were delighted at that idea! I am pretty sure Scott will like it too!
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The last of the recent photos...

This was hilarious! We have a plastic change jar and as it turns out Shaggy LOVES it! So, he will climb in there and just "be", well, Gunner thinks this is fabulous, canned kitty! He will stick his snout in the open end but cannot even come near the cat. The cat just lays there happily making the dog crazy. We, of course, are just laughing and enjying the show!
Awwww....look how nice they look when they all get dressed up! We had a "cocktail attire" even to attend (our first as a family) and so here we are all dressed up! Jordan wore a "real" tie (by that I mean, it did not zip or clip or anything else but tie). Atira got new lacy tights and a sparkly evening bag and Scott was redone head to toe! (Except his Jerry Garcia tie...)As for me, I also got a new skirt and lovely velvet blazer. We had the best time that night. We danced, the whole family for about 2 hours! The music was great, the kids had a blow up guitar they played, and we just boogied the night away! It was a very precious memory. They had a photographer there as well, I will try to scan in our picture we had taken there and post that too, it was very fun!

Ok, what happens when you leave an innocent kitty alone with an innocent 7 year old girl? You get one unhappy cat and one family who can't help but scream with laughter. Isn't (s)he pretty?
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We went ice skating, as you know and here is the proof! Atira did great! She would now like to take lessons....go figure!
Here is Jordan with is best buddy Reuben and Atira.

Jordan was a pro racing around the rink once he got used to the skates...he also really loved this outing!
Here is Atira and her very good friend Raya! These girls had a very fun time going around together!
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I promised pictures!

Here are the kids celebraing Hanukkah on the last was a wonderful week!
Here is Atira and her beloved American Girl doll Nicki, if you will notice Nicki has her own menora to light!

Jordan received this puzzle as a gift from his Grandma Sheila and here it is completed! We all had a fun time working together on it!
Apparently Shaggy was living it up a bit for New Years eve....
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Friday, January 18, 2008

We been so busy!!

I will work on getting a photo up here on Sunday, but I wanted to take a moment to tell about what we have been up to lately.

For homeschool the kids had the opportunity to go and play soccer at an indoor court near our home. They had a wonderful time!! They played for two hours, first warmed up, then played, all coached, the next day they were both so very sore! I had to give Atira Tylenol because he legs hurt so bad!!

Today we went roller skating for two hours and it was a blast! They had a great time and so did I . The fun part for me (besides the roller skating) was the fact that it was at the rink I used to go to all the time when I was a teenager. It looked very much the same, so the moms and I had a fun time reminiscing about "graveyards" and video games. Not to mention, they played some music from our era! The kids really enjoyed my stories of hanging out there as well.

We are now studying about the revolutionary war, well right now we are studying about the things leading up to that war...and it has been a very fun study! For science we are focusing on mammals and that has been fun as well. Both the kids are doing so well and are so smart. They read all the time, even when they are not required to by me for their studies! It cracks me up, we will finish up our day of studying and I will find the two of them sitting with books reading away! Now, don't think they would not hop on a video game or computer if I said yes, but they really do love reading and I am very happy about that!
Well, that is tonights update...I will work on getting some pics up here very soon.
Have a great weekend all!