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Friday, March 28, 2008

Spring seems to have sprung

Hey everyone. Back with another quick post, as not much has changed. Steven has a little bit of a congested cough, but no fever and no signs of it slowing him down. We think it is just due to the new abundance of pollen. He also just lost another tooth. If there are 2 things that suck about spring, it is pollen and BUGS. They are starting to come back out now, spinning webs to walk thru and flying in my face during my backswing. Oh well, enough complaining about that. I won't even get into how our cars are turning yellow, and there is apparently not enough water in NC to wash them...
On to other stuff. Emma and Amy are great, and I am doing well too. This weekend will be a good one, as Amy is off all weekend, and we are going to be tilling the yard and planting bushes, trees, and flowers. Maybe after we are done, I will post some early stage photos of that. she has it planned out to where I think it will look pretty good. Hopefully we can get some grass to grow too, and then we will be in business. The kids loved Easter, and of course got plenty of stuff. I am going to put a few pictures from Easter down here, and that will about conclude this post.

This was the kids Easter morning

This is the beautiful and talented Emma

This is Daddy whacking golf balls... this one actually looks good...

Here is Steven, learning the game early..., do I see another Tiger in the works...

That is about all I have for now. I will try to make sure I get in in the next 4 days or so with more pictures and updates. That IS the plan anyways... Take care all.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Just chiming in...

Just wanted to drop a line in here, as it has been at least a week since I have been here, and I need to lay down a post so I don't get to slack. I know when there are blogs I usually read, if they are not updated at least once a week, I feel like my favorite TV show has been delayed. (lol) Everything here is good. We are winding to the end of Amy's good week, where coming up this weekend,it starts to suck where she works all weekend, and then works 3 of 5 days next week. That is the hard week, as we don't see her enough. But the following weekend will creep up on us, and we will be back to the good week. The good thing is that I think Doug and Trish are coming over for Easter to have an early dinner with us and celebrate with the kids. the only two things that I really wanted to make sure I put in this post were a picture I took of just how talented my wife is, and an Easter picture of the kids from Wal-Mart.

First the freakiness that is my wifes talent level. I know that she does alot of things well, but the other day it crossed the line. She was fooling around with Steven's etch a sketch and here is what we got...

I know, it is scary. She did a house, tree, dog, and a rosebush. I thought my retarted whale I had done was good. I just had to take a picture of this because I had never seen anything like it.

Next was the kids Photo at Wal-Mart with the Easter Bunny. When we went grocery shopping last, we found that they were doing free pictures with the Easter Bunny, but we were not sure how Emma would handle it. She actually did well, maybe because she was with her "bubby", or maybe because she was more curious than scared. The picture turned out well though.
I know they are both ready for Easter, Steven a little moreso than Emma, as she knows "of" the Easter bunny, but not what he brings. She will know after Sunday. That is about all. Amy and I just got bikes as well, and Emma a carrier so we could have family bike rides together and get more excersize. Other than that, life is good, and running normal. Hope you all have a good Easter Holiday!!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Another trip (to VA) and now back to normal

Some more time has passed, and I think we are back home for a while. Last weekend we went up to VA, to my neck of the woods to visit, for my Mom's birthday. The trip was good. Emma and Steven both did well in the car both ways, and we had a great time as usual.

As you can see, they both had a good time in the car together. They really do get along great, and entertain each other whenever boredom encroaches. Once there, Emma got to play at my parents house, and Steven went with me over to Chuck and Lisa's house to open Christmas gifts, (yes, in March) and he also got to see the dogs.

He really loves playing with them, and Ginger too at home. Steven also got his first taste of getting to ride in the front seat when we went over to Chucks. He needs to be 8 yrs or 80 lbs as a rule here in NC, but I am not sure what the rule is in VA. I just felt that he was close enough to 8 anyway, plus it was vacation, and it was a little something special. He really enjoyed it.

After the trip we have just been hanging out at the house and enjoying being home together as this was Amy's week to be off more during the week. I got a good picture of the kids snuggling on the sofa in the late evening, watching Spongebob Squarepants on TV.

Steven has also been doing really well at Tae Kwon Do lately. He just tested for and passed his test for high green belt. If he works hard and keeps practicing, he could be all the way to black belt in another year so so. He does a really good job in class with his sparring and board breaking. We have some pictures from his last class of him breaking a board, and kicking the standing bag.

I think that is all the news that I have for now. Amy has to work this weekend, so that is a bummer, but I am going to try to play golf at Heritage this weekend with Doug, Ken and Tommy. Hopefully we will get plenty of rain for the area Friday, but it will be long gone by Saturday morning. I will try to get some pictures of that if I can this weekend, and will hopefully be back soon with more news and stories. Hope everyone is well.