Monday, June 30, 2008
Notice Hannah's skinned knees...from the water park
We are both getting soooo dark. Hannah tans very easily and that makes sense because her skin tone is tan to begin with. I on the other hand am very white with blond hair and should just burn like my husband. I don't burn (very rare for me to get burned) but tan very quickly so with all the time we are spending at the WP we may both look like Hannah's little sister from Africa by the end of the summer. Her more than me as her hair will still be black (with beautiful natural red highlights) and my will be nearly white from the sun (it gets lighter each day).
The photos are really not a good indication of how dark we really are...and if you could see my eyes they are really green (just like my mother's).
That's about it as we are headed out to supper and probably back to the WP with daddy as he is off after being on call all weekend.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Well it is Saturday and if you have read my blog in the past you know that it is cleaning day for me. This is OK today as it is windy and cold so I guess it gives me something to do all day stuck in the house. The bad thing is I can't send Hannah out to her sandbox to play so I can get my work done without her constantly under my feet. I'm not kidding she is like a little magnet when I 'm trying to clean. Wanting to help with every task which means it takes me longer because I have to clean up the mess she has made trying to help. It is a good thing she is sooo cute.
I am hoping our Ethiopia overview packet arrives today so we can start collecting the needed paper work for our adoption. Hannah told me the other day "Mama we are not getting a Zoey from China we are getting a Marissah from Africa". So I guess the name change is settled...Marissah it is.
OK off to lunch so hope you all have a great weekend with better weather than we have.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Anyway that is where things stand right now.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
We had a fun Saturday. It started with a gorgeous morning so we went for a long bike ride (it is always my job to pull Hannah it gives me more of a workout). The afternoon was spent at arts in the park with Aunt Bonnie. After supper Hannah and I spent some time at Story Book Park (that is where the photos are from). It is a wonderful park within walking distance of our house. I am really proud that a city of our size has such a great park with a huge campground that draws a lot of visitors to our humble little city.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
I swear South Dakota has some of the most beautiful clouds...I couldn't resist taking a few shots.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
She thought it made a good frame for her little face
She took this picture of me in the silly hat...I think she took a pretty good picture for a 3 yr. old
Monday, June 16, 2008
We had a nice time yesterday celebrating Father's day with our Fathers. Of course Ron spent the day preparing a delicious meal ( he didn't do all the work I made 3 dishes and the one of the desserts. Ron grilled steak and halibut that he caught in Alaska. Soooo Good. After dinner we took my dad to the go-cart track to do some racing. He has never driven a go-cart...what's with that? I think he had fun. Hannah loved it. She is now tall enough and old enough to go on the double cars with us. She wanted to go as fast as we could possibly go. She took a turn with dad first and then me. I asked who was the better driver and Hannah (she's the best) said MAMA!
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Ron is pretty much replacing our front porch with vinyl product so we don't have to paint it every other year. Hannah had fun playing with all the tools. During the destruction of the porch a small storm moved through which gave us the very beautiful rainbow (it was really colorful but started to fade before we could get a photo). I love that we can see a full rainbow where we live. This always makes me think of the Wizard of Oz (although I don't like the movie...it scared me as a child) because the author lived in our city. I found some interesting information about Mr. Baum and his years spent in our state.
The South Dakota years
In July 1888, Baum and his wife moved to Aberdeen, Dakota Territory, where he opened a store, "Baum's Bazaar". His habit of giving out wares on credit led to the eventual bankrupting of the store, so Baum turned to editing a local newspaper, The Aberdeen Saturday Pioneer, where he wrote a column, Our Landlady. Baum's description of Kansas in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is based on his experiences in drought-ridden South Dakota. During much of this time, Matilda Joslyn Gage was living in the Baum household. While he was in South Dakota, Baum sang in a quartet that included a man who would become one of the first Populist (People's Party) Senators in the U.S., James Kyle.
Hannah and I spent the afternoon at the waterpark...Thank God for giving us another day to play in the water. I can't tell you how cold and windy it has been everyday. Please God let it be summer already.
Tomorrow is Father's Day and Ron bought his own present (some sort of mighty power saw). Good for him but Hannah insists on getting him a butterfly balloon (and I am so letting her get the balloon for daddy).
Happy Father's day to all.
Friday, June 13, 2008
Last night was the final night for VBS. The preschoolers put on a little program for the parents. The theme for the week was military boot camp. It was a fun week and the program was cute. Hannah was so unfocused during the program and was all over the place (will share video soon). She was so exhausted from her day. She spent 2 hours running around at Kindermusik in the morning, played pretty hard at the neighbors in the afternoon and then 2 hours at VBS before the program (which was held during her bedtime)...she was wiped out. She hit the pillow pretty hard when we got home. She did really well all week and I know she had tons of fun.
OK you know there is always one child in a program that is a distraction. That happened to be my child last night. In her defense she was extremely tired and when she is tired she gets very hyper. She did fine in all the rehearsals...woudn't you know she would pick the night all the other parents are there to act like the little goof ball she is.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
We have VBS again tonight. I sat outside Hannah's classroom last night eavesdropping. I was cracking up at my little girl. She was the ring leader of the group. Her teachers were quite entertained by her. She thinks she owns the little house that is in the room. And she was inviting all the other children in one by one. Saying "Oh Yes! You may come in and have a seat to relax in while I get you a refreshment." I kid you not that is what she said. This kid is such a mature little talker...it blows me away the things that come out of her young little mouth. Anyway by the end she had all the children in the house including the 13 year old boy that was helping his mother with the children. It was hilarious.
Hannah has her 2nd Kindermusik camp tomorrow. So will have 2 hours free in the morning and then 2 hours and 15 minutes free at night while she is at VBS. This is good as I have to put the photo project together for the last night of VBS.
Well that about it for now not much to share when your stuck in the house trying to entertain a 3 year old all day.
Monday, June 9, 2008
It must be cold where she is rowing her boat as she needed daddy's cap he got in Alaska
What do I spy with my handy binoculars
Before we went to VBS last night Ron grilled some of the salmon he caught in Alaska. It was white salmon which is rare to get but it is the best. It was soooo good. Hannah loved it and I couldn't believe she was actually eating the salmon. This is good because we have a freezer full of fish. I think we will have some of the halibut for Father's day. Hannah said she is going to get dad a butterfly balloon for his day.
Hannah and I have been going on walks around the neighborhood. I can't tell you how much I enjoy these walks. Anyone who knows Hannah knows she is a talker. She tells me the funniest things on these walks. I swear her imagination is in overdrive. A lot of the time we are in search of treasure...yesterday we found some gold nuggets (really 5 rocks)that we had to bring home to show daddy.
Well gotta go shower...what a lazy morning we have had we will have to make up for by having an active afternoon.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Sunday, June 1, 2008
My husband caught a 97Lb. Halibut (to that I say Hallilujah)