Monday, December 6, 2010
So far this December has been fun. We have already helped put up many decorations around at family members houses but still need to put up our own. The kids all love to dress up in their winter clothes (Resa calls her's a costume) but we are still awaiting the elusive snow in the mountains. We may have to wait awhile still because it is suppose to be 75 today. We had fun at the Christmas parade this year and made quick friends with the family that was sitting next to us. I hope everyone is enjoying the pictures posted and I promise more are to come.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
So I decked out the blog a bit early for Christmas this year but just to let you know I did the background and banner myself! I got all the elements from some great folks online that offer free digital scrap booking supplies. A good supply if your looking for one is http://www.digiscrapdepot.com/.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Let's see here...
Theresa had a birthday. She really likes trains if you don't know.
I had a birthday. Nana made me a cake. you know your jealous.
Mara had her first field trip. It was to a pumpkin patch to get pumpkins.
Timmy learned to crawl and does so on a regular basis.
more updates to come at a later date
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Well the morning seemed to start out like any other. The girls woke up early and were playing in the living room. Then some fun conversation was had over their morning cereal. But it was not any other morning. All the members of the household had to get out of our P.J.s and into some real clothes much sooner than was the normal routine. But then this now would be the new normal routine.
Theresa picked out one of her yellow dresses from one of the drawers. I think it was the one on top. Mara however did not pick out her dress from one of her drawers. Although her drawers did have a variety of sun-dresses to choose from, those sun-dresses are not in compliance with the school district's dress code (for they do not have sleeves). The dress Mara desired to wear for this special day would come from inside her closet. This dress had been hanging inside Mara's closet for over a week, staring at her. Just waiting to be worn and danced around in. In fact Mara had been begging to wear it, every day, ever since it had first appeared. This was her Special School Dress. That is the dress that Mara got to wear today.
After Mara put on this dress there was immediate singing and dancing involved. "It's my special day today, I get to go to school..." Soon after, the bag were packed and we were almost ready to be off. The children only showed slight impatience at having to wait for their mother to check the camera battery and then take pictures of everybody. Then we began our walk there.
Although the school is in sight of our house the walk seemed long to the smallest walker in our group. Maybe though it was just the sun beating down upon us. Mara looked up at our clear blue skies and wished it would just rain to cool us off a little. Soon after we were there.
It seemed like we had gotten there early and with many swings available both girls were soon well occupied. I personally used this opportunity to photograph this once in a lifetime event. Soon the playground was filled with these little students all laughing a playing. Some of them even hugging and talking about how it had been so long since they had seen one another. Then there was bells ringing, and lines being formed. Teachers were then marching students into various classrooms. One of these students being my little girl. I stayed for a quick peek. To look at Mara in her classroom with all her new school friends. But then it was time to leave.
The walk back home was nice. Theresa and I talked about the flowers and the cloudless sky. And also about her big sister. Who we would not see again until the 1:45 pickup.
Monday, August 2, 2010
Well after hearing some comments about my last post I realized something. My main followers don't just stop at the top to look at all the updated pictures. They scroll down and read all the wordy bits too. That calls for an actual update.
Mara will be starting full time kindergarten in Mrs. Vick's class this Wednesday. I got to talk with her extensively during the 'Jump Start' and I feel very confident that Mara will love it there and will be coming home with a large amount of fridge art on a daily basis. Plenty to share with all the grandparents. Mara will also be in ballet for another season so there will be a nutcracker performance come the Christmas time.
Theresa's only major milestone right now is that she had her first bloody nose today. Poor thing, she face planted right into the asphalt. I told her when she was all better she could have some chocolate milk. She seemed to recover fairly quickly. I'm looking forward to hanging out with her on a more one-on-one basis when Mara's in school.
Timmy is just cute. He smiles, giggles, rolls over and sucks his thumb.
Well that's all the words I can think of for now. I'll try to post more often since I now know that people pay attention to it. Oh, and I got my shirt.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Lets see if anyone reads these blogs or if the couple of grandparents that look at this thing ever get past the picture slide show at the top. I like following the shirt contests over at shirt.woot.com. Sometime I even enter the contests but I haven't won yet. Well every once in a while they offer random shirts for sale. It's a really nice discount and we've gotten some real neat ones. It's kinda like gambling but with clothes. Well the other day when I ordered a few it culminated in some interesting correspondence with the customer service person named Riley.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
We had a fun park play date with some other moms today. It turned into a very eventful day because Mara has learned how to swing by herself. (There is a video at the bottom of the page.) She enjoyed the thrill of going higher and higher all by herself. Theresa liked swinging for awhile but then she discovered a couple trees that she could climb. The kids didn't play too much with the others today but that's O.K.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Mara's Birthday Party was this Saturday. It was a fun little gathering at the park. The kids got to play on the slide and run around. Friends and Family came and my sister-in-law made an awesome birthday cake. I was asked by several people if she made cakes for a living. Mara really enjoyed it and all in all felt like it was a very special day just for her.
Well at the end of it Tim and I went off to the hospital and welcomed a new member into our family. Timothy Grant Bethard Jr. was welcomed into this world at 2:39 p.m. on Saturday March the 13th. He weighed in at 8 lbs. 14 oz. and was 20 1/2 inches long.