Wednesday, February 11, 2015

"The Goose is Sensitive"

Each time we leave our house, we have to drive past a small pond where geese and ducks gather.  The ducks seem to keep to themselves and stay off the road but the geese are always going back and forth, making driving a bit of a hazard at times.

Yesterday we were on our way out of the neighborhood, and I was in a hurry, and we come up on three geese taking their time crossing the rode.  I slowed down and gently, eased up on them to hopefully convey the message that we needed to get a move on.

From the backseat a little voice says, "Mom, be careful!  Goose are very sensitive.  They are from God and Jesus and you must be very careful with them!"

Nothing like getting admonished on your driving skills from a 5 year-old!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Out with old, in with the new......

This past week I had to fill out a medical form for one of the girls that asked, "at what age were they sitting on their own," "at what age did they self-feed," "at what age did they walk unassisted."  I was pretty clueless when trying to recall that information from memory---I'm sure that makes me a bad parent---the good thing was that I was able to get most of the information from this blog!  So I now have a renewed sense of keeping this thing updated, not only so my children will have a record of all their growth accomplishments, but so that I can fill out future medical forms :-)

It was a crazy, busy December with the holidays and all the Christmas programs, parties, and family get-togethers.  I also got a new desktop and I'm struggling to get pictures from my phone to my desktop.  It seems there should be a much easier way than emailing them to myself from my phone.

Next, January followed with some missed school days because of the weather, and what seemed like daily dance practice for the Nutcracker performance that the two oldest girls were in.  The end of the month finished with the girls all being sick.

Thankfully, February is slowly, moving along, and I am just enjoying the moments before it's time to get into the craziness  of scheduling summer camps and activities.

I've tried to just recap some of December and January in the pictures that follow. 

Annual visit to Christmastown.  This year we got to take a picture with the Clydesdales.

Is this one beautiful kid, or what?

That face!  Really?? He's as bad as the kids.

The girls delighted in seeing how fast they could make this thing spin.

G's first band concert.

Kindergarten Nativity Play.  K was one of the "WiseGirls".

Preschool Christmas Program.

My two peas in a pod.  I'm relishing the matching outfits because I know that it's not going to last much longer.

Look at those cheesy grins!  Like father, like daughter.
G's school Christmas party.  Love the photobomb!

Christmas celebration at Grammy's house.

Christmas celebration at Mimi's house.
Christmas Eve celebration at Aunt Brenda's house.

G and K were Santa's Helpers this year.
Christmas morning at our house.

Little Miss M loving her new Minnie Mouse Hat.

My sweet, handsome Bobo.
And the first tooth came out in January, and on the same day as her BFF.

Snapped this pic of the tooth fairy's visit--wink, wink :-)  K's only comment, "why doesn't she have any shoes on?"
K's first Nutcracker performance.  She was in the Babydoll dance.

G was in the Lollipop dance.

And the Courtier dance, which was her favorite.

And in the Older Sisters dance.