Wednesday, April 29, 2009
He made himself a bed on the floor of pillows and slept on top of the body pillow. As you can see, it is right next to his bed...I'm not sure why he felt it would be better than his bed, but he went to sleep.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Finally last Saturday, Eric and I made a plan and accomplished a small part of our plan (which was really a big job). We created this garden area next to our retaining wall. The plant without any leaves in the bottom corner is a hydrangea (Susan asked if I planted any hydrangeas).
I've been eyeing this spot for awhile envisioning a weeping flowering cherry tree there, and we finally got it done. It turned out just how I thought it would. The dirt is a lot of clay here and can be very difficult to work with. When it is dry, it feels like you're digging in cement and when it is wet, it is a red, sticky, clumpy mess.
Yesterday, after work, Eric planted these two flowering pear trees on the edge of our yard. They are hard to see next to our neighbor's lush green grass. It was an extremely big challenge to dig in that soil with all the rocks and clay. I couldn't even dig two inches, so I really appreciated him doing that!
Hopefully we'll get a little more done soon.
They really enjoyed it, so I'm glad that we did it. Jesikah is our crafty one, and begged to do it, but they all really enjoyed it. They were supposed to get 3 eggs each to color, but as things turned out, one broke and Jarem only had two. They quickly made friends with their eggs and even named them. The faces really gave them their own personalities. :)
Jesikah being creative in making stripes
Friday, April 24, 2009
I left my camera at the hotel because it was so big and bulky, so I only had phone for pictures. I took the above pictures with my phone and put them onto a scrapbook page. I wished that I had my camera after we got there because you can walk up to the stage and take pictures at any time, and we were close enough that I wouldn't have even needed to go anywhere. Oh well!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Logan holding a sleepy Jaidyn. One of the few pictures I got of Logan because he couldn't move out of the way.
Jarem with Meghan and Jaidyn the day they left. The kids felt bad that they didn't get to say goodbye. We all enjoyed having them here so much! Thanks for coming to see us Jeanni, Logan, Laton, Meghan, and Jaidyn. I hope you had a good time and you'll come back soon.
Logan and Laton in our backyard trying out Alex's airsoft gun (Laton was running while Logan shot him :)) Laton was a good sport even if he was the target
Jaidyn ready to go on our walk. I'm amazed how she loves the sling. She just sits in there or sleeps and doesn't make a sound.
Jeanni and I walked up to the little cemetery in our neighborhood. There are lots of old graves from 1700's and 1800's. In Tennessee, you can bury someone anywhere, but that area has to always remain a cemetery even when the land is sold. This one is up on the hill in our development.
We went bowling Monday night...when we got there, the bowling alley was nearly empty and they told us it would be an hour wait. I guess there were leagues coming, but as it turned out we ended up getting in after a few minutes. While we waited, Aunt Jeanni generously supplied each of the kids with a dollar. Jarem went immediately and put his dollar in the game where you can win a movie by pushing the button. He pushed the button and WON A MOVIE! I was shocked!
Alex, Laton, and I while waiting to bowl.
Logan getting ready to bowl with Tessa trying to get her ball. My kids hadn't been bowling in a long time. Tessa and Jarem LOVED it! Alex had a good time and he and Logan were practicing their spins. Jesikah didn't do well without the bumpers. She got mostly gutter balls. She was frustrated, so she ended up giving Alex most of her turns. Alex liked the extra practice.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Jaidyn right after they got here. After travelling all day, she was still happy.