Saturday, April 29, 2006

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Wendy is definitely taking multiple steps. A couple of days ago she could only step her left foot forward so she would pretty much just go in a circle. Today she mastered the right leg and will be walking before we know it. Go Wendy!

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Today we started our vegetable garden. We took the kids to Lowes to pick out their vegetable plant. David and the kids are growing peppers, oregano and cilantro and I am growing tomatoes and basil. We also bought a small rosemary bush to plant in the yard. The kids carried their plants so proudly. I hope we are successful.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Happy Anniversary to us! 6 years. This morning I asked Bradley if he wanted a sister or brother. His answer was, "A sister." I asked him why he didn't want a brother. His answer implied that he had actually given thought to the situation and he said, "Cause, then there would be two brothers. I want a sister."

We went to a burrito place for dinner and Lowes after to get stuff for our new vegetable garden. It was a thrilling anniversary.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Today was Wendy's first Easter. She didn't even get a piece of candy, poor thing! But she did get to spend some special Mommy and Daddy time this evening after the other kids were asleep. She learned how to wave "hi." We had an Easter egg hunt out in the yard today. Emily is a bit psycho and competitive when it comes to finding eggs. She crashed into Bradley and was always trying to beat out poor little Sarah. Today at church the primary kids sang three Easter songs, but Bradley refused to go up and sing. When I asked him at home why he didn't want to sing he replied, "Cause, I didn't know the notes." Bradley is the type of kid who won't do anything until he can do it right. Emily, on the other hand, is our star performer. She wants to be a singer when she grows up. She is learning how to call David and I on certain things now. For example the other evening we asked the kids to pick up the family room. While they were clearing their toys Emily observed that David was sitting on the floor and not participating. She informed him that he needed to help because it was "distracting" with him just sitting there.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Today Emily turned five. The last present she opened was a Disney Princess bicycle helmet. She liked it and was excited to try it out, so we went outside. At the bottom of the stairs was a brand new Disney Princess bicycle. She was surprised and thrilled. She exclaimed, "A new bike! I thought I was going to ride my red bike and you guys tricked me. What a great surprise!" Then Bradley checked out the new bike and admiringly said, "Emily, that's beautiful!" So it was a good day for Emily. We went to our traditional birthday celebration dinner location, IHOP. Unfortunately we have few pictures because Wendy pulled the camera off the shelf and it broke. However, I have been wanting a new camera, so hooray! New camera time.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Tonight at dinner I had an amazing discovery. You see, I have been looking forward to the year 2006 for many many years. I turn 30 this year which may cause you to question why I might anticipate that with enthusiasm. I have been blessed with a birthday that falls on the 30th of June which makes this birthday my "extra special" birthday. Since my childhood I have looked forward to turning 30 on the 30th. amazing discovery is that the year 2006 is also the year in which three of my four children experience their "extra special" birthday. In just 2 days Emily will turn 5 on the 5th, Wendy will turn 1 on the 1st of July and Bradley will turn 4 on the 4th of November. It really is too bad that Sarah didn't wait 20 more hours to be born on February 2nd. Oh well, her loss.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

We ate Cheetos for a snack today. Bradley observed that the the crunching sound was loud. So he said he better eat something else so that he didn't wake up Emily. Moments later I saw Bradley walking around with orange fingers. I said to him, "Let me wipe the orange off your fingers." He corrected, "Mommy, their 'Cheetoed'".