Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Someone is on the move...

Life in our shambles of a house has been okay... until now!  Now, with a just crawling little boy, it kind of stinks that we have nails sticking up, jagged concrete to pull up, and carpet tack strips still down... 

I guess I know what we'll be doing this weekend!  And, thank goodness for taxes this year: we might just get some new floors after all!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Diving Lessons

So proud of my two cuties--they just started official diving lessons, and they are rockin' them!  They have been in swim lessons for years, and this last fall they were on a swim team.  So, it made sense, I guess, when they asked if they could do diving lessons!  I looked around... and found a couple of coaches willing to take the task of younger kids!

They have been off the "low" dive (as they call it), the high dive and two or three of the platforms.  In two short lessons, they have fallen in love!  I will admit, out of any practice you are forced to sit through as a parent, this one is the best!  Grace's training partner last week was a Michigan University student!  So, all to say, they are loving their lessons... and I'm enjoying just watching... which, I have to admit, isn't always the case!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Happy Birthday, Baby Boy!

Every parent says it, but it doesn't make it any less true.  Time flies--and it is soooo hard to believe that Grant is six years old today!

Yesterday, we headed with family to Chuck E Cheese and out for ice cream.  Grant opened lots of presents yesterday (from grandparents and such), except for the two from Mommy and Daddy.  He had been aching to open one from us--something about the shape and the heft of the box had him mesmerized.  The gift, of course, didn't disappoint--his very own BB gun!

And, to top it off, Grant lost his second tooth last night--so he woke up to his birthday AND a visit from the tooth fairy!

Here is our birthday interview with the mighty six year old:

What do you want to be when you grow up?
A doctor

What's your favorite toy?
My new BB gun

What is your favorite color?

What is your favorite food?
Orange Chicken

What is your least favorite food?
Peanut Butter

What do you like about having a sister?
She always tackles me.

What do you like about having a baby brother?
That he is so cute.

Who are some of your best friends?
Landon, Josh, Tobin

If you could go anywhere on a trip, where would you go?
I would go to Disneyworld.

How do TV shows get on the TV?
They are like downloaded on there or something.

At what age is a person an adult?

If you could change one rule that your family has, what would you change?
I would change that we would now be allowed to whine.

What is something that makes your family special?
That they all love me.

Of all the things that you are learning, what do you think will be the most useful when you are an adult?
Science because then I'll know how to look at things closely.

Are you a good friend?  Why do you think so?
Yes.  Because I am nice to people and because I have a tender heart.

If you were a teacher and the kids in your class would not listen to you, what would you do?
I would make them all go to the principal.

If you could invent something that would make life easier for people, what would you invent?
I would invent robots that babysit kids for parents when they go to the store.