Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Last Week of Softball

This week will be the last of Megan's softball games.  She has a game on Wednesday at 7:30 and then another sometime on Saturday.  Megan has really enjoyed playing softball and I'm sure she will anxiously be waiting for next year's season.  I've also enjoyed helping out, except when it has been extremely hot.  I'm glad to see her enjoying a lot of different sports and activities.

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Softball Pictures

These are hot off the presses!  We just received Megan's softball pictures at this morning's game.  They turned out really cute, not that I had any doubt.  We weren't even there when they took them so I had no idea what to expect.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Kaden's Ten Week Picture

For both girls Kelly has taken a ten week picture of them laying naked on their stomach.  They were both strong enough to hold their head up and Kelly was able to turn them into some really cute scrapbook pages.  Monday it was Kaden's turn.  I'll save the nude pictures for his scrapbook, but here's an adorable picture that I thought I would post.

Passes with Flying Colors

Yesterday Megan's report card came in the mail.  She had an excellent year.  She mastered everything that was introduced to her.  Her teacher, Mrs. Holmberg, said Megan "made wonderful progress in Kindergarten" and that she has "nice printing".  She did great in my opinion.  Meg is looking forward to starting 1st grade in the fall.  She has a workbook that she is doing this summer so she can keep up with her learning.  She always wants to do the math part, which is great.  She is reading very well too.  The only thing that I'm bummed about this school year is that she didn't learn to tie her shoes.  Isn't that part of the kindergarten curriculum anymore?  I guess we'll have to work on that this summer.  I hope I have the patience.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Memorial Day 2005 (better late than never)

This post is quite late, but I just got around to posting the pictures. We went on the traditional Memorial Day parade ride in my Grandpa’s 1920 Model T truck. This was the first year, due to health issues, in a while that my Grandma was able to co-pilot the truck. It was nice to see her back in the saddle again. The crowd seemed bigger this year and my 15+ pounds of candy didn’t get us through the whole parade. I’m not sure, but that might have something to do with the girls throwing entire handfuls at a time. They love throwing the candy out to the crowd.

Thursday, June 9, 2005

Last Day of Kindergarten

Yesterday Megan attended her last day of Kindergarten. She has really enjoyed going to school and has grown a lot academically. Her reading skills have really blossomed throughout the year. On Tuesday we had the opportunity to attend her Kindergarten graduation. She received a certificate for her accomplishment and we presented her with some flowers. We’re also celebrating by going out to see the movie Madagascar.

Here are a few photos from her last days of Kindergarten.

Way to go Megan!

Monday, June 6, 2005

A Happy Anniversary

Kelly and I celebrated our twelfth anniversary on Saturday by taking a small day trip to Chicago.  Grandma and Grandpa were nice (and brave) enough to keep the girls while we brought Kaden along for the ride.  We had a very nice (and quiet) trip there, with only one little blood pressure rising situation.  We had one of those close encounters with a car accident and it caused our hearts to speed up for a little while, but the rest of the drive was uneventful.

We found our normal parking lot (what a rip off) and headed out to Michigan Avenue.  Our first stop was Niketown to look for some comfortable casual shoes.  While we were in the store the weather took a huge turn for the worse.  The skies darkened, the wind picked up, and then the rain let loose.  It was nasty.  Kelly asked whose great idea it was to come to Chicago.  We decided to wait it out in Niketown and we actually didn't spend too much extra time in the store before the rain stopped.  As we stepped out on to the sidewalks again, the sky was still dark but otherwise it was fine.  By the time we got out of the next couple stores, the sky was as blue as could be.  Crazy weather!

The American Girl store was insane!  We had to check it out since both girls are kind of into them.  You could spend an entire afternoon in there and a small fortune.  The Apple store was, well as cool as usual.  We even sat in on a little demonstration of the new operating system, Tiger.  I made my first trip into a CompUSA store.  I always read about their great deals but I'd never been in the store before.

PF Changs was our choice for dinner and what a good choice that turned out to be. It was around 6:00 and I was worried about getting a seat, but I forgot we were in a big city where most people eat much later. We got right in and it didn't take long before we were enjoying our meals. Kelly had the Sweet and Sour Chicken and I had Chang's Spicy Chicken. The manager came around and asked us how our meal was and I told him it made a great anniversary dinner. He then insisted on buying us dessert. I was already completely stuffed but when they brought out this warm cinnamon cookie topped with a big scoop of ice cream, I somehow made some room. Wow, that was one awesome dessert!

It was great just spending a day with my Sweetheart.

Wednesday, June 1, 2005

We don't call him Chubba Bubba for nothing.

Yesterday we took Kaden in for his two month check up.  He weighed in at 15 lbs. 2 oz.!  He is also 25 1/4 inches long.  At least he is getting taller and not just wide.  I hope that someday soon he will slow down.  It's so sad when your baby grows so fast.  The girls were this size at 4-5 months.  The good thing is that he is very strong, Dr. Jensen kept commenting on his strength and muscle tone.  I just hope that my back can continue to handle carrying him.