Saturday, March 20, 2010

Perfect 7

So far living in DC is great because people want to come see the sights. The Spronks did their tour of DC this week and we had a great week because we had great visitors. Saylah brought her parents and her three siblings to see us again. Saylah, in case you've forgotten, was a friend of A&E at the AFAA house. She is now 7. I told her 7 is a lucky number and her Dad told her 7 is also the age of perfection.
We had an awesome time with them, unfortunately not as much time as Scott and I would like because we were getting home from work late, but the kids had a great time playing. Suzanne even cooked Scott and I a special dinner the last night and we had a full conversation the two of us, with special entertainment from the girls as they performed ballet for us. Today is the first day of spring and it actually feels like it. There are lots of buds on the trees and it was 75 and sunny. A perfect day for cousin Owen's wizard and dragon birthday party.So Exciting: Annie rode a two wheeler for the first time today, no more training wheels!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Daddy's Birthday

Annie decorated her own cake!
All Together!
Daddy will get to pick out a bike for his birthday, Abegail's idea, something we can all do together.
Daddy's other cake
Annie's picture for Daddy!

Quotes from E-man:
E: Mommy, I drew a picture of Africa. Here are the bullets, and this is the gun. And this is the people shooting, and this is me as a baby. I drew it for you.

Monday, March 8, 2010

No More Sitting on the Sidelines

Annie has had enough. She's been to more soccer practices and games in her lifetime than she'd care to remember. So she has finally decided she may as well play. I didn't think she was serious. But she kept bugging me, "make sure you sign me up for soccer after gymnastics, you need to get me a ball, I think I need those soccer shoes." So we have completed the registration and secured the necessary equipment. Abegail and E-man are thrilled. Annie is so intent on practicing and E-man is happy to pass the ball with her, so much so that we are ready for another visit from Grandpa Chuck to fix a certain window. So after the indoor season ends this month, all three will be out on the fields.

Girls on the Run
Speaking of outdoor soccer, the last two days here has felt like spring! Birds chirping, snow melting, finding lots of hats and mittens from the kids on our lawn.
Tomorrow Abegail starts a program called Girls on the Run. It is after school for 3rd through 5th graders and they start to teach them about running and work to build their self esteem. On Sunday, Abegail went out with me for a run and did great, some great one on one time for us. I don't have a picture of her running yet, so you can see her latest project from school on Rosa Parks. (Yes, there must be a picture for each story, I'm obsessed)

Quotes from Abegail:
A: Daddy, Mommy talks all the time, she takes so long to talk, she talks to everybody especially after Church. I wish God hadn't given her that gift.