Soccer Practice

Alex had his first soccer practice today. The league is for 3-5 year olds and he is on a team with our neighbors Ben and Lydia and his buddy Clay. This should be interesting! He did a great job listening to the coach, and he picked up on what to do from his little friends. Most of the 4 and 5 yr olds have done this before, which is good. Alex watches them an[...]

Visit to Grandma's Waterfalls

We visited Chris's parents near Chicago this weekend... The weekend of the hurricane Ike rainstorm. It rained from Friday until Tuesday! They were so flooded. But on Saturday, the clouds parted for about 2 hours and we headed to the watershed park to let the boys see the flowers and waterfalls. Nate just wanted to touch the water. I thought for sure he would[...]

Messy Art Day

I hosted a "Messy Art Day" for the Moms Club. We had a great time! There were almost 20 kids that showed up, and they all had so much fun painting. I'm just glad it didn't rain. There's no way I would have this kind of mess inside the house!

Kings Island!

We met Spongebob on the way in. Nate wanted to poke him!Alex loved to ride "his" rollercoaster. He also liked the Monster and the Scrambler (which Daddy refused to ride.) The kid has no fear, he pointed to the Vortex and told me he wanted to ride "the Big, Big Rollercoaster!"Of course, we had to take a ride on the train!Poor Daddy got soaked on the log flume[...]

Nate's First Cubs Game!

Ok, so in reality it was a Reds Home game... But truthfully, I think there were just as many Cubs fans there that night. Including us in our Cubbie Blue. (Sorry all my fellow Cincinnatians, but I guess I'm a Cubs fan now. After all, they're the lovable loosers!) And unfortunately, they were loosers the night we were there. Nate was terrified of the fireworks[...]

Alex's First Day of Preschool

He did fantastic! The parents were scheduled to be in the classrooms with the children for 20 minutes to help them adjust. After about 10 minutes or so, I told Alex "Mommy's going to have to leave now" and he said "ok, Kiss me!" So I did. And then I left, no problems, no tears, nothing but a little boy eager to be big. He told me on the way home that he[...]

Lazy Summer Evenings

In our cul-de-sac, we play hard every night after dinner. There are so many kids here (17 under the age of 10... and it's a short street!) I'll be sad when it gets too dark too soon after dinnertime. Already, there are less kids out; the 2 families with kindergardeners have thier children go to bed at 7:30 on school nights. I guess summer is over for them. W[...]