Thursday, April 30, 2009

Ok, I guess you all know by now, that I like to post photos.  I had too many favorites, so I added most of them!  We came home from church Sunday afternoon, and it was gorgeous outside!  I grabbed my camera while the kids played on the porch, not realizing that it would turn into a family photo session!  :)  We all had a shot at being the photographer as well!  Just wanted to share, especially with those who we don't get to see often.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Noah's rock collection

Noah found a beautiful collection of rocks this past weekend.

He washed each of them off and then put them in a pile.

 These rocks were coming out of my plant pot.

He wasn't very happy when he had to put them all back, 
so we finally gave in, and let him pick one to keep.

 "Swirly" is now his newest pet (since his daddy
 wouldn't let him keep the earth worm, caterpillar
 OR beetle that he also found that day). 

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Well, Ally is half-way through her soccer season. She has begged since last year to play soccer (something that Matthew and I knew very little about). Matthew was involved with baseball, football, karate and more growing up, but never soccer. We finally signed her up, excited that she, as a kindergartener, would only practice/play on Saturday mornings. We felt that this was a good start for her. Not too busy of a schedule, and only for 7 weeks. They focus more on having fun and working together as a team. The first game was ...interesting! :) I'm not sure if she just didn't know what she was supposed to do, or was a little scared of kicking the ball (or other players!). :) Her second game was much better. COLD...but better! She actually ran around a little bit and even kicked the ball. These last two games have been fun to watch. Although, last week was quite warm, and I had forgotten that Ally doesn't care too much for the heat!! :) I asked her the other day if she thought she would play again next year. She's not sure. We'll see!

There are other girls playing too, but I think some of them are off picking flowers. :)