Mom brought Haley to visit March 1st. Everyone was very glad they came. I had to work but was able to spend a few hours in the morning with them. After I left, they played! Everyone had a turn driving the boat. Later, Alexis wanted to make and set off her rocket (the last of her Christmas science gifts). The kids decorated it and then set off in the back yard to set it off with baking soda and vinegar. Of course, Pap-pap had to supervise.... and it's a good thing he was out there. The rocket had to be shook hard and then quickly set back on its stand to BLASTOFF! It went much higher than we anticipated! The kids had a blast too!!! Thanks for the visit Mom and Haley. We loved your visit!
Monday, March 10, 2014
Feb. 22nd was a busy, fun day. Ethan had several activities, one of which was a special dedication of a Fort near our home- Fort Mayland. A 3 time war Vet dedicated this land with the honor of inviting the local scout Pack 1 to aid in this special day. I am so glad Ethan wanted to participate in this event. I think it will be one he will remember for a long time.
I just can't believe how fast this little boy is growing up. He is now 6 months and teething/drooling all over the place! Although he doesn't have any teeth yet, I think they are soon coming in! He is such a sweet baby; he loves to be snuggled and loved on! Dad bought him this little horse and he's finally figured it out and LOVES it! Ryan rolls over from side to side and loves to watch Lucky run around the house and yard. He knows my voice and when I leave the room, he sometimes begins to cry. He loves to eat, can't you tell. He actually has only gained 1 lb. since his 4 month check up. He's 19lbs 9 oz and 28 inches long. Ryan loves grabbing his feet and sucks his big toe whenever he gets the chance! Silly kid. He sits up without falling now...for the most part. His siblings dote on him whenever they can! We love you Ryan Thomas! Happy 6 months!
Hunter's preschool, Morning With My Friends, sang for Valentine's Day at a local church down the road. This is the same Church they sang a few Christmas songs for in Dec 2013. The kids enjoyed singing for a large group of retired men and women- about 60 of them. It was really sweet to watch the kids perform their songs. Hunter enjoys his school so much. Being the social kid that he VERY much is, any chance he gets to be with 'his group of friends' excites him! Here are a few pictures of Hunter and his preschool class of 19 kids.
Febuary came in like a lion....isn't this the wrong month! We saw ABOVE NORMAL snow fall during this month- we had 14 inches of snow of course during the beginning part of my stretch of days to work. Bless my Dad....it's kind of a joke now that the snow follows him whenever he comes to watch the kids! Thank you Dad...for your patience and for playing with the kids while they were out almost the entire week of school for all this snow! The kids made several igloos....and even showed the neighbor kids how to make some in their yard. Dad said they spent several hours outside...playing! Here are a few pics of their efforts....
Here are a few pics of our happy boy Ryan...bubbles, grins, and chubs! We also started feeding Ryan...he sure let's us knows what he likes and what he doesn't like!