Saturday, October 31, 2009

Trick or Treat!

I'm loving all of the kiddos coming to our door. Such a great neighborhood!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

So Happy...

About Bub's awesome Dr.'s report! He is, too. Says he feels like he's on top of the world. :) That's a pretty good feeling.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Awesome Weekend

We got so much done this week! We're pretty proud of the storm door T and I installed on the back door. We've had some major rainstorms lately (I'm not complaining!), and we had some water coming in under the back door, so we decided to install the storm door. I LOVE it! It really does keep the heat out, and I'm sure it will keep the cold out, too.

The boys played each other in baseball this weekend. It was fun rooting for each one. Timo had a hit every time at bat. Christopher made some awesome plays in the outfield, and made it to base all but once. The funny part was when Bubs got up to bat and pointed his bat in Timo's direction in center field. ha! Then when Timo got up, he hit one out to Bubs in center field. Bubs wasn't watching and when he threw the ball to the cut-off guy, Timothy was rounding first and already heading to second. Timothy slid in safe, and Bubs threw his hat on the ground. The crowd loved it.

Em was busy looking for scholarships for the University she plans to attend next school year. She already has two, which makes up for most of the year, so she only has about $1500 to make up and all will be paid for! She's just awesome. She's really getting into the groove of it all. We're so proud. Can you tell?

Nathaniel is recovering from the flu. He really didn't have a bad case, but it still zapped him pretty good. He's ready to get back to school. It did his heart good to hear that his friends were asking about him.

We're off to start another week. Here's hoping you have a week worth writing about!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Conversation between Timo and Me:

We're doing parent taught driver's ed with Timo. We paid for Em to go to a driver's ed school when she was learning, and we weren't very impressed with the content. So, we're going the parent/teacher route. This led to the following conversation:

Me: "OK, Timo. We're coming up on a left turn light. So the way it works, if you get a green arrow, you have a protected left turn. If it's a full green light, then you have to wait until it's safe to turn."

Timo: "OK. Left arrow, safe. Green light, wait."

Light turns: green arrow AND green light.

Timo: (Pause, then looks at me) "Now what?"


The joys of driver's ed.

We just hafta say

how proud we are of EM! She just found out she was accepted into Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society. Now, it should be noted that Em has not had the best of school experiences. She's struggled quite a bit, especially in math, and has had to have tutoring and such in order to get by. But, just like her "Lao Ba" as she calls him (her dad), suddenly everything clicks and she is off and running.

So here's to Em! I don't dote on her enough. I couldn't be prouder of her educational accomplishments. I think she's pretty happy, too. Now to gear her up for next two years. I think she's ready!

Friday, October 09, 2009

Looks like rain!

Sunday, October 04, 2009

New Territory

Timo has a girlfriend. This one has lasted more than a week, and he's making it to her tennis matches (as she is making it to his baseball games) so it seems a bit more serious than previous girls. We're breaking new ground in our house.

I like her, though. She's got a life of her own, and does her own thing, while at the same time makes time for Timothy. He does the same. Their life doesn't completely revolve around each other. At 16, that's a good thing.

She seems to know him well, though. She bought him a Dunder Mifflin mug and t-shirt. ;)

We'll see where this all leads. As a mom, though, it's a little perplexing. I don't want to get to know her too well. If they break up, I'll miss her! So right now it means watching things unfold, getting to know her a little at a time.

I have to say, I love our little family and where we are right now. Life is good and I'm pretty content. The "angels" are growing up!