Tuesday, September 16, 2008

My First Website

I am so proud of myself. I had to let everyone know. I created a website tonight. I had a lot of help with a template, but I was able to put in all of the information and manage it all by myself, and it only took one evening. I went to Gallery Row Coffee House to work on it and got it done in about 2/5 hours. Go to www.shccmops.com to check it out.

Friday, September 5, 2008

First Day of School

Ethan was so excited on his first day of school. We missed waiting for Nora Jane to show up and Ethan even asked me, "Who is driving today, oh, you're driving every day." We took some family pictures wit his "First Day of School" sign. Notice the sleepy eyes as he had to be woken up for the first time since summer started. Even though he isn't in a Kindergarten (since he is in his third year of primary at a montessori school), he is Kindergarten age, so we put that on his sign.

Riding Bikes

The boys love spending the evenings outside riding their bikes. Ethan has finally gotten the hang of riding his bike with training wheels and he loves it. Eli just likes pushing things around or trying to ride bikes that are too big for him. Here are some photos Kevin took one night. Don't laugh too hard at Eli's helmet, it has protected him from quite a few dents and dings. He is so accident prone, we thing we ought to keep it on him all the time!

Minature Golf

We took Ethan miniature golfing while at Daytona Beach. We tried to go as a family, but Eli just wanted to run around. So, Kevin stayed while I took Eli home. The next day, while Eli napped, I took Ethan back. What we didn't expect was to see so much nature while at a miniature golf place. There were baby alligators to feed or have your photo taken with. Then Kevin & Ethan saw the strangest looking grasshopper. It was large and colorful. The next day, Ethan & I enjoyed playing golf around a snowy egret. It was a great experience.

Daytona Beach

We went to Daytona Beach on Vacation. We did the normal beach and pool play while there. Eli loved the ocean and his adventurous nature liked the way the waves threw him all around. He didn't want us to hold onto him. Ethan was very brave in the waves. He didn't mind them going over his head. We were lucky enough to move from a room with our bedrooms side-by-side and no balcony or view of the beach, to a room 1/3 larger with split bedrooms and a really big deck over the beach (basically the penthouse of a place this small). We also ate at some good restaurants and went miniature golfing. Here are some of the better photos.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Reading & Playing Piano

There are several activities that Eli enjoys doing right now. Most of them are outdoors, but some he enjoys indoors. His most favorite has to be chasing his big brother, but when he is alone, he enjoys "reading" & "playing piano". I got these photos tonight of him doing each one. He is so funny!


We decided to do a garden this past spring. I have the blackest thumb you can have, but we decided to give it a try. It is amazing how some plants just take little or no attention. We have watered the garden regularly, but other than that, nothing. And look what I have to show for it, a beautiful squash (if I do say so myself). I was so excited to see this squash. We have also had small Strawberries and Broccoli. We have picked some tomatoes and lima beans as well. It is great! Nothing tastes as good as when it is fresh from your own garden.