Sunday, October 25, 2009

Fall after Winter!

I'm playing a bit of catch up on my blog. I have been a bad blogger. I have been taking the pictures, just not posting them. I hope you enjoy catching up with our kiddos!


We raked leaves a couple Saturdays ago (post dated to nearly correct time). As usual, the kids had fun raking and jumping and hiding in the leaves.





They really did help us get them bagged up. They are great helpers when they decide to be!

I had to do more leaves on Halloween because other trees had fallen by then. It was much chillier than the posted pictures. The kids actually helped our neighbor, Dave, bag his leaves and also Dan in the back. Fortunately, unlike our other home, we are finished with the leaves for the year now. In EB, we had so many trees that we just kept bagging until the snow flew!



We love our new home and have not regretted moving at all. To everything, there is a season!














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THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR THAT I CAN RECALL PLAYING IN SNOW PRIOR TO RAKING LEAVES. STRANGE YEAR HERE IN THE UPPER MIDWEST.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Getting Involved


Today we got an email from Kim over at SEVENTH DIAMOND concerning the urgent need for medications at the Starfish Foster Home. Apparentlly they have been hit by a nasty bug and are running out of Aceteminophen and Ibuprofen for the kids. Both Mya and Noah had school this afternoon. So I ran to the store and picked up some of the meds to send off to China.  After the kids came home from their schools, we headed over to the post office to get them going. In our discussion of the need, Noah seemed to think we were delivering the bottles in person. Hmmm . . . nope, the USPS will do that for us . . . they have special planes that fly to China on a regular basis. They were both very excited at the post office. It took me a bit to find the proper container--I settled on a large padded envelope after making sure they would fit. Then, I told the postal worker that I needed a picture. I put the kids on the counter and got out the camera. As I fumbled with it (realizing it was on video, changing it to regular picture) Noah picked up the large envelope, opening down and dropped all the items on the floor --Yee Haw! I quickly took the picture and promised all those present that I would not return at Christmas time!!!

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Who's Kitty Is She??




Noah just loves his kitty. Well, except when she bites cuz she is going crazy playing. Mya has lots of fun with Miss Kinko too but I haven't caught any of it on video--they typically run around with kitty toys!

Black Hills 2008


This picture is from last year's trip to the Black Hills. Some times you have to look back to see how much things have changed.  They have both grown so much!

Friday, October 02, 2009

Cute pics from the picnic


Here are a couple favorite shots from our church picnic. The weather was cool but both my kids have sweaty heads. FYI, the man pulling Noah back on the swing is our Pastor. I didn't know he had been pushing Noah on the swings until I saw this photo. I think it's so neat that he was over playing with the kids!
I got these pictures from my friend, Linda. The blondies are her daughters. The other boy on the swing picture is our Pastor's son. Thanks for sharing!

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Noah "Graduates"


Yep, our little guy has officially graduated from speech therapy. He still has some letter combos to learn but all in all (and considering his arrival to the US was only 19 months ago) he is on target. Both the school and our therapist at Gillette Children's agree. We will continue to work at home but formal sessions are not needed at this time. Congratulations Son!
P.S. This picture is not from the day he got the speech news. It is from our church picnic. Didn't have my camera along to speech that day!