Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Super Spellers!

Placing 2nd in the City (in the 6th / 7th and 8th grade division), T missed only the word "minaret". He received a 50$ bill (which he planned to save most of for his college fund) and a dictionary for his efforts...and looked up the word to tell us what it meant....
(–noun : a lofty, often slender, tower or turret attached to a mosque, surrounded by or furnished with one or more balconies, from which the muezzin calls the people to prayer.)
We found an old scrapbook that showed us his Aunt Susan was a super speller at his age also. Great traits run in the family, huh? All I can say is that only a spell checker keeps me spelling correctly....and I could never have stood so bravely up in the front of a room like either of these super spellers did...I'm proud of them both!

Busy looks like....

This is one busy third grade boy! You rarely find him without a basketball in his hand....and he knows how to use it! Not much for kisses...when they ask him to tell us good bye, he lifts a hand and waves and says "see ya!" (But I can still catch him for an occasional hug!) Grandma & Grandpa can still make him smile with a little candy...or a new pack of Upper Deck football cards.

Virginia Update...

Update from Virginia....K & A.....still hard at work for the US deployment in 2010.....hoping for sunny beach days!

Snow Day!

Six inches of fresh snow, three new sleds, three excited children....mix them all together, add one willing Dad and two crazy get one great Saturday afternoon for picture taking! Two hours later...we left wet, cold...and with over 200 pictures on the Nikon!

Happy Birthday, T!

Happy Birthday to a sweet 2 year old, T!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Happy Birthday, K!

From 9 weeks 9 years old, what a ride! A year of firsts...first time to drive Grandpa's tractor, first time to learn to shoot a BB gun...he's growing into a very nice young man. May you never loose your wild and crazy spirit, K...(but it'd be ok if you learn to show it a little quieter!) We love you!

Hot Shots...

Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
Heywood Brown

Ever the serious athlete, N has found his place in another sport! He's got game...he's a great little shooter....rebounds with the best of them. A well spent, snowy Sunday afternoon! Way to shoot, N!

Hoop Dreams...

This was a nail biter game! Hard, fast basketball with young men who know their sport and play it well. A game won in the last seconds, a game well played...Good job, T! Your shots are spot on!

Nothin but net....

C's first basketball game! 10 little boys, running full speed in brand new shoes, stopping to high 5 their team mates when a basket is made. Two brave coaches, introducing these first graders to the sport. One Saturday morning well spent!


A good laugh and a long sleep are
the best cures in the doctor's book.
~Irish Proverb
Little Miss M has one of the two down if she'd just get the long sleep part learned, her Mom and Dad would be very happy!