Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
And she just dearly LOVES to take a bow at the end of a performance. :-)
(She takes a bow after performing every--and I mean EVERY--song during our practices. Makes for veeeeeery interesting practices!) :-)
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Anyway, here are some pictures of an activity we did a few weeks ago at the wonderful Nature Center in Kensington Metropark. It was a cute, hands-on presentation on "Where Animals Go in the Winter." Fitting, huh? It's these kinds of activities that keep the kids and I (relatively) sane during these ridiculously cold and dry winter months.
* Hurry up and get married already, would you guys, so I don't have to type this phrase out all the time????
Liesl was fearless when it came to touching the snake.
"What, Mom? Can't you see I'm trying to learn here?"
(Yes, 15 turtles--all at the same time. No joke!)
Moms and kids enjoying lunch and companionship after the presentation. I just love the Farmington Area Mom's Club...I have made so many neat friends through their many activities and fundraisers. (Oh, yeah...and it's good for the kids, too.)
Monday, January 12, 2009
Nursing on the go...she's seen that done quite a few times.
If only I'd had the camera set to "video" when she as burping Dolly. Since Dolly can't burp on her own, Liesl adds her own sound effects.
Friday, January 9, 2009
This is only the beginning. Soon, they're going to cut pledges and donations to other things that affect everyone, like universities, hospitals, museums.
If I hear anyone who drives a Toyota, Honda, or Nissan complain about the rising costs of things like medical care and college tuition, I'm going to scream.
I can't imagine why, in this day and age, anyone would even consider buying a foreign vehicle. The money you invest in a car is also invested in the country where it was developed, engineered, and manufactured. Think about it: Which country do you really want to invest in?
Happy Friday everyone. Hope my fellow Michigan friends stay warm.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Man, those were some big piles of snow that Daddy had to shovel.
Do you like Ava's "boots?" We put two pairs of Daddy's old socks on over her warmest shoes. Worked great.
Watching little kids in the snow reminds me of how much fun it is
After 10 minutes, Ava was not so amused anymore.
It was too cold and windy for her to stay out long, so Mommy and Ava went inside soon after.
A special treat--Liesl's first hot cocoa. Well, more like tepid cocoa.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
It's the last of the holidays for a while...thank goodness! We are about celebrated out right now, with all of the birthdays, holidays, traveling, decorations, gifts, etc. that needed to be attended to. I worked so hard to scale everything way, way back this holiday season, and even though I did manage to do so, we still had quite a lot of hustle and bustle. Holidays are tough when you travel with two tiny children, even without a major power outage and flood.
Now for a quiet (sort of) day at home. I have milled some rye berries to make a light rye bread. We will be making Reuben sandwiches for dinner because Tom, of course, will require some sauerkraut for the traditional German New Year's feast. (It is said that Germans eat carrots and cabbage on New Year's to bring in financial stability. In that case, I should be making Reubens for every single person who works for the Big Three today. Better get to work, huh?) I would love to get the kids out of the house today without freezing our buns off, but the library is closed, the museums are closed, everywhere worth visiting (read: everything that is free) is closed. I can't wait for the world--and our lives--to get back to what we laughingly call "normal."
I hope everyone has an enjoyable New Year's Day!