Sunday, January 24, 2010


Kevin asks me the other day, "Do you think we will ever have a baby that is happy to sit still?" I look around the table at Jared who walked at 8.5 months and hasn't stopped, Anna who walked at 9 months and hasn't stopped, Audrey who sat up on her own at 4 months and can't stand to be strapped in her car seat or high chair even to eat food. "I don't really think we get those kind of kids" was my reply. "Is it us? Do we make them the way they are?" asks Kevin. "I don't know, but I'm not sure what we could have done differently to slow them down. If they want to move then they are just going to move" was my answer. Little did I know that within 24 hours of that comment Audrey would decide she was ready to move. So at 9.5 months we have another walker in the family.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Duck Bowling

We had never heard of duck bowling prior to living in Maryland. Apparently Baltimore claims the birthright for this game/sport. We had heard a lot about it and that it was especially fun for kids so we thought we would give it a try. We went a few weeks ago and had a lot of fun. Duck bowling is like regular bowling only with smaller pins and smaller balls. The pins are about half the size of regular pins and the balls are about the half the size of a regular ball and it doesn't have finger holes.

Jared and Anna had fun. The balls are really light so even Anna could throw the ball all by herself. Jared got really into it and even ended up with a few strikes. Anna even had a strike and her whole face lit up with excitement. Can't wait to go again.

Monday, January 4, 2010


This little girl has been counting down the days to her first day of preschool. She was so excited to go today. She had her coat, shoes, and backpack on long before it was time to leave the house.

She came home smiling and even now hours latter just asked me if she gets to go to school everyday. Tonight she is in charge of our FHE lesson. Can you guess what she will be teaching us about?