Thursday, August 16, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Saturday, August 4, 2012
It's true, I really love to braid hair. Especially when I can do something fun and different. About seven years ago our family was waiting (and waiting) for a Memorial Day parade to start. To pass the time I played with Morgan's hair as she sat on the curb. That day we invented the spiral braid. Since then the spiral braid has made me very popular at girls camps. And I'm happy to oblidge all the girls who'll let me practice on them. Today I'm chaperoning Morgan's team to gymnastics training camp in Kalamazoo, MI. Lucky for me the girls were excited to have matching spiral braids. It took about 90 min to braid all six girls. Well worth it for all the oohs and awwws they got from other girls (and strangers) today.
(Props to Sheree, Rebekah and Rachel, my three little sisters who allowed me to hone my braiding skills on their heads)
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Our friends Carson and Amber Dickson came to visit last week. We've known them since early in our California days. In fact Brent and Carson worked together at Ernst and Young and Amber and I were job share partners at Palm. They did a 2-yr grad school stint in Hyde Park just after we finished and moved to the burbs. In fact they lived in the apartment right across the hall from the apartment we lived in while there (we wished that timing would have coordinated better and we would have been there at the same time). They've since moved out to the East coast so it was fun to have them in town for a visit. We had fun with all the boys in Chicago (Morgan was at gymnastics camp).
One of the most used toys in our house is the Jenga game. We've played it as intended a few times, but more often it's used for building. Last week we were wandering in Chicago and stumbled upon the Target family tent in Millennium Park with many fun stations including a Jenga block-like building corral. Isaac was happy to show off his building skills to an audience of onlookers. As his tower's height increased, so did the interest of onlookers. Finally it got so tall he really couldn't reach the top any longer and it came crashing down. Other kids tried to recreate Isaac's tower but they just didn't have his awesome touch :).
Isaac spearheaded the super fan effort. Both boys are hoping for a cameo on the jumbotron. My little soccer fans are clearly excited to be at the game. Well worth the hour drive (even though we just got home last night after two days of driving home from Utah).
Thursday, June 21, 2012
I intended to post months ago, just rediscovered it today. I love how uncomplicated it is to make a friend in first grade.
"It's easy to make a friend. First, you find somoen. Next, you ask the prsin. Last, you play tgather. Making a frand is fun." -by Ethan
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
When I was a kid I loved it when my Mom or Dad carried me up to bed after falling asleep in the car--sometimes I faked asleep to be carried. Sometimes Ethan fakes for the ride too, but Brent is always happy to oblidge him with a ride up to bed. Being the baby of the family has its perks.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Race car driver, Tony Schumacher, came to speak at Isaac's cub scout pack meeting tonight. The boys were drooling listening to him talk about driving 300+ miles per hour (that's 2 football fields per second)! When he showed video of races (and crashes) they were thrilled. What an awesome speaker! As you can see Isaac was excited to pose for a photo.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
If you are considering making stilts from your Crocs, you might like to know that Coke Zero cans are not as sturdy as Mug Root Beer cans. Isaac and Ethan highly recommend a stronger can, so your stilts don't collapse. I absolutely LOVE the creations these boys come up with. They make me smile! The white tape, I was informed, is not for structure. It's only to make them look cooler (as if homemade stilt shoes weren't cool enough to begin with!).