Sunday, January 24, 2010

1 Minute Under Water

"Hey Mom! I figured out how to stay under water for one minute."

"Do you want to see how?"

[He was so proud. He ran to show off his trick to Daddy. AFTER, a big drink of water.]

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Every dollar counts

Jonathan (age 8) came to me tonight and said, "Daddy I got $10 for Christmas. I want to give it to help the people in Haiti."

So, this weekend we'll look at what charity we'll send his money to.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Fiddle-De-Dee David

Our elementary school is hosting an artist in residence program. Kelly Thibodeaux, a violinist and member of the Lane County Arts Council, is doing a 3 week program at the school. The program began with an assembly on January 5th. The students were introduced to violin music at the assembly. Then, each child receives instrumental instruction in classes during the 3 weeks. At the end of the program, parents are invited to the final classes to watch the students perform.

David had his final class and performance for parents today. It was fun to watch a group of Kindergarteners play fiddles. David had a fantastic time and his Momma was really proud of him.

Now, I am looking forward to Jonathan's performance. He starts his lessons tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

2009 Owen Time Capsule

Last year we started a new tradition: The Owen Time Capsule.

Each family member got 3 squares of paper for the project. One paper was for drawing a picture (of themselves, if possible). Another paper was for answering questions. The questions were:
1. What was your favorite Christmas present?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What is your favorite color?
4. What is your favorite desert?
5. What is your favorite toy?
6. What is your favorite thing to do (besides video games)?
The final paper was a wild card. Each person could do whatever they wanted with that paper.

The kids were really excited when I pulled out the 2008 Time Capsule. Seth and I took turns reading last year's answers.

Everyone was excited about the 2009 Time Capsule.

This year we let Elisabeth color the numbers.

We carefully decided on the answers to the questions (we used the same ones as last year).

We worked really hard drawing the pictures.

Elisabeth tried to trace her hand.

Daddy and Elisabeth did a 2nd hand tracing.

David and Jonathan were excited about each other's pictures.

Momma and Daddy took time to complete their papers (unlike last year when we never got around to it).

The whole family enjoyed putting together the Owen 2009 Time Capsule.

It is being "buried" with our Christmas gifts. We will open it New Year's Eve or Day of 2011.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

One Little Princess

Last year, I got the sweetest idea from my friend Jill to take pictures of my daughter in my wedding dress. I took pictures of her in the dress on her 1st birthday. The plan was to do it again when she turned two.

Here are her 2 year old pictures. (Yep, we are a month and half behind.) There are a few more here: My Princess Bride

Getting Ready

Such a Princess

What a Beauty

Sugar and Spite...I mean, Spice

"I love Daddy"

Sweet Moment with Mommy

Mommy and one sweet, sweet girl