Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Craft Day

Yesterday was parent/child craft day at Emma's preschool. I was able to spend an hour or so with her making different crafts, having a snack and listening to The Polar Express. I have done this with Ethan previously and it was cool to have a chance to do it with Emma. Here are some pictures from our time together. Enjoy!
Emma and her gingerbread house
Emma with candy cane Christmas Tree
Emma enjoying her snack
The girls - Mommy and Emma

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Catching Up....

Okay, so it has been a VERY long time since my last post! I really want to be committed to keep my blog up to date but it just seems like I have a hard time sticking with it. I thought that it was about time that I filled everyone in on a little bit of what has been going on in our lives lately. So, here goes!

Ethan has been doing awesome in kindergarten! We are so proud to see how well he has transtioned into going to school everyday. He has made alot of new friends and he really likes his teacher Mrs. Shelley. We have been amazed to see how he is reading! It seems like it is just second nature for him and he is doing really well with that and his other school work. He says that his favorite subject in school is math and he is really enjoy his art class as well!

Ethan also started swim lessons this fall. He loves to swim and we thought that it was time to get him in a program that can teach him the skills that he needs to be a good swimmer. We go on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and his favorite part is doing jumps in the deep end. He is really looking forward to this summer and being able to jump off the diving board with his cousin Benjamin!

Emma is really enjoying preschool this year. She is in Mrs. Miller class and goes three days a week. She is happy to have her friends Mikayla and Riley with her again this year and she has also made a lot of new freinds. Last year all she talked about where the boys in her preschool class and we are glad that this year she has also made friends with some of the girls!!

Last weekend was a big one for Emma. She and her daddy had a date while Mommy was out shopping and brother was at a birthday party. She wanted to go to the mall and while they were there Daddy got her ears piereced!!! Mommy had asked her several time previous to this if she would like to have it done but she always said no. Apparently, she needed to have her daddy there to give her the courage to get it done. Jon said that she didn't cry at all and she picked out her own earrings which are shaped like dolphins. She really enjoyed her time with her Daddy and she is looking forward to her next date with him. I wonder what they will do next time???

After Thanksgiving, Jon and his dad went on their annual hunting trip. This year things kind of got off to a rocky start with a change of plans for their departure and bad weather where they hunt. After sitting through the first day in temperatures of about twenty and not seeing anything worth shooting, he was a little discouraged. On Tuesday, he shoot a doe and was happy to be bringing meat home. Wednesday morning they decided to go out again before heading home and Jon was able to bring home this buck. We now had enough meat for our family and we were able to share the doe with another family. The kids and I were happy that Jon's trip was sucessful but we were also happy to have him home!!!

So, that is a little bit of what we have been up to lately. Our calendar is filled up the next couple of weeks with holiday festivites and I will try to post some pictures of those! We hope that you all have a wondeful holiday season!