Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Hmm, it seems like things here are just gliding along. There doesn't seem to be much news. Although, maybe we'll do something fun now that we're not constantly covered with rain clouds. Nothing exciting, but here's a few recent highlights:

I signed up Isaac for the summer reading program through our local library. He has to read by himself at least 20 minutes a day for 50 days out of the summer. So far he's missed only 1 day since June 1 when the program began. He's been very interested the Magic Treehouse series by Mary Pope Osborne and is on the final book. His current page count? 2,653 Pages. Not bad for a 6-year old.

Jack has really stinky poop. I had no intention of sharing that but right now my nostrils are burning. Guess I'd better go take care of that... Hahaha! While I was changing that stinker I told Jack, "That's yucky!" He answered back, "That's not yucky, it's poops!"

Kenley loves to pretend. She also likes to do things that she knows she's not supposed to. To get around that little obedience issue she has imagined herself "a other mom." She'll go into a corner and ask her other mom if she can do something. It's usually a request to which I would definitely answer no. Then when she gets in trouble she innocently declares, "But mine other mom said I could!" That other mom is far more permissive than I!

We planted a tree in the backyard. Anyone who has been to our home in the sunshine knows how blasted hot it gets. Our back lawn gets virtually no shade so last year we planted a maple. This year we planted a Purple Robe Locust. It's tall and skinny now but it will grow to be about 40 feet tall and 30 feet wide. It has beautiful blooms on it that hang down, reminiscent of wisteria. Come visit us in 10 years and enjoy the shade. :)

Finding a name for this baby is proving difficult. How our parents each named 6 boys is beyond us. However, if we didn't each have several boys in the family maybe some the names of our siblings could be used for this baby...I guess they still could...

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