Sunday, February 15, 2009

Out and About in Town






Thursday was Jacob's day off so we decided to check out one of the many museums located here in town. We found a children's museum in the phone book and decided to start there. It just so happened that they were having a special that day and so it cost us $12 for the family to get in instead of the normal $42 for a family of our size. It ended up being a really cool museum, one of the best ones we have ever been to. They had all kinds of fun exhibits for the kids to play with and once trying every thing out they picked their favorites and pretty much stuck with those ones for the rest of the time we were there. Brendan's was a fire truck that had real flashing red lights and sirens, and two way radio that was connected to another fire truck down stairs so you could talk to whoever was playing in that one. He sat there pretending to drive it wearing a little plastic fireman hat most of the time we were there. Karissa and Tyler both really enjoyed playing in the grocery store with the cash register. Aleigha's favorite was the beauty shop where they had two mannequins that you could style their hair. Austin liked the post office section best and all the kids had fun calling each other on the phones that were located in each section.
When we were done there we went to the library so the kids could use their new library cards we had received in the mail the day before. All of our kids think that the library is one of the greatest places on earth so you can imagine there excitement to get to go to a new one they'd never been to before. This library has a big section of easy readers so Tyler had a blast looking through it to find books he could read himself, and this was the first time he has had his own library card!

Here are some pics.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

What our kids are up to now

Ethan is eight months old now, and he is all over the place. He can crawl really fast now and no matter how clean the floors are he can find something to shove in his mouth. Then when I pry his mouth open and take away whatever it is that he has decided was going to be his next meal he screams at the top of his lungs and looks at me like I am the meanest person in the world.
On top of that he has decided that the mini blinds on the front windows are wonderful toys, he will crawl over to the windows, only stopping for a brief moment to pull all the shoes off the rack, then pulls himself up and starts shaking the blinds. I tell him "No Ethan" to which he turns his head and smiles at me.

With Brendan we are working on potty training. Every time he goes potty in the toilet he tells me daddy's gonna be proud of me.
When ever we are out in town he will ask us where we are going and I will tell him we are going home to which he responds "I don't want to go home. I want to go to our new house". No matter how many times I've explained that our new house is our home.

Today Aleigha read three sentences for school. She was so proud of herself she had to talk to Jacob on the phone to tell him about it. She is also trying to plan her birthday party which is not until May, but she has already decided what kind of cake she wants, where she wants the party to be, and who is coming (now that's planning ahead).

Tyler has gotten more into reading lately; though he would still rather be out side riding his scooter or bicycle. Yesterday he got 100% on his math test. He says his favorite subject right now is science which doesn't surprise me because he is really into bugs right now. The other day there was a daddy long legged spider crawling across the floor and I told the kids to kill it for me and he told me mom it's ok and then went over and picked it up with his bare hands and took it out side.

Karissa made friends with a girl who lives next door, so she spends quite a bit of her free time playing with her. Her favorite thing to do right now is reading and has been for quite sometime. She also loves to cook and help out in the kitchen.

Austin also enjoys reading and cooking. He just made some chocolate chip cookies for us that were very yummy! He also has made friends with a neighbor boy who is the same age as him. Austin is growing very fast and is now just over 5'4 inches. Lately his favorite thing to do is to play Jacob's new wii.

I just wanted to kinda keep in touch with everyone and let you all know what the kiddos have been doing since we moved. They seem to be enjoying themselves here. I will try to keep everyone posted as to how we are doing. Hope everyone else is doing well also. -Angie
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