Saturday, October 24, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Connor, who started 2 days before Kaelene, and is a second grader wasn't sure about lining up by himself so I waited until the bell rang. And then as tears welled-up in his eyes he begged that I come in with him. I hesitated, wanting him to do it himself but I decided that I would do it just for today. Then the next day, as I dropped Connor off I waited in the
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
There was a lot of eating. We were at Victoria's---Yum, yum!!!
There was a lot of thumbs-uping!
There was even some binky sharing!
We made it over to Oxbow Zoo. Always a hit. And then, shocker I know, we ate again!
And then of course it came time for the goodbyes. I hate this part, but at least we knew we'd see you both soon for the Weber family reunion in Durango. We love you, Grandma and Grandpa Weber. Thanks for coming to see us. It means a lot!
A picnic this time. So fun! Grandpa Weber kicked the football to Connor. We flew kites that G&G brought. And we even fit in some baseball catching and hitting. What a fun-filled time, I don't think we could have fit in much more.
Monday, April 20, 2009
More pictures to follow...
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Another confession. Connor is 7 and I have tried periodically for the last 3 years to teach him to tie his shoes. Sounds easy enough, right? Well each teaching session inevitably would end with tears. Either mine, Connor's or both of us! I couldn't figure it out. I learned in what seamed like no time. Connor picks up things OK, so what is the big deal?! I must confess I finally turned to YouTube for help. While watching one of the videos I realize that I AM LEFT-HANDED!!!! And I've been teaching Connor left-handed. Poor, Poor Connor. No wonder we've both been frustrated. Duh! I immediately apologized profusely to Connor. Making sure he knew all the failed attempts at shoe tying were my fault. Then, I taught myself to tie RIGHT-HANDED. (Go ahead, try it with your other hand, it's harder than you think!) 5 minutes later....BAM....we have a tied shoe! It's amazing how hard I can make things sometimes.
P.S. After writing this, Connor showed his Dad his newly aquired skill. Apparently Wade ties his shoes left-handed too even though he's a right-hander! Unbelievable! Sorry, Connor, you never had a chance!
Saturday, January 24, 2009
This is a semi-recent (can November be called recent?) pic of Elise and Kaelene. Gosh, I haven't posted in a while! Hope you all are still hanging in there with me. Wade has most of the last months pics on his computer and I need to download them to mine. I'll be posting (hopefully) a ton of material then. Reba is probably laughing right now knowing that this may never happen. Hey, I'm trying!
So this is the post that I've been meaning to write for a while that I mentioned down below. So Kaelene goes to a wonderful Lutheran pre-school. And given that the curriculum is partially faith based, Kaelene sometimes comes home with some interesting ideas and comments. Don't get me wrong, Connor went to this pre-school too and I've loved it but yet some core doctrines that I hold dear are sometimes taught differently than I would choose to teach them. Anyway, here comes the dialoge (or at least as close as I can remember) from Kaelene on the way home from school on a random Monday in December 3008.
Kaelene to me: Mom, Jesus washed away our sins.
Me: Yes, he atoned for them didn't he? And when we are baptized our sins are all washed away.
Kaelene: Well, (a common beginning to a sentence for Kae) I don't have any sins.
Kae: But Mom, you have tons of sins. You tell me not to do stuff and get mad at me and that is bad. That is a sin. You are a sinner!
And of course as you can imagine it went on from there. But I thought it was funny/telling that Kaelene viewed herself as having NO sins. Well, self-esteem has never been one of her issues. And for the most part, that's a good thing in my book.