Sunday, January 27, 2013
You can't tell here, but that is one good lookin' dude. We did a little sightseeing at the park. The river is frozen (or at least has a top layer frozen)and you can tell an animal had walked out on it. Also, I think those are geese or some kind of bird out on it. Another river that we cross on our way to church had the same creatures resting on it too. Why would anyone want to sit their bums on ice? Anyway, it is so beautiful here!
Truly though, here are the most beautiful sights I personally saw all day:
Now these next few pics are really unbelievable. I don't know that my camera did them justice. Because truthfully I didn't believe it myself until I was walking on it.We went to Silver Beach at Lake Michigan. It was incredible. Where there is usually sand and a lot of beach in the summer is now frozen waves. Yes, you can see where they crested and in between is about six or seven inches of snow so you don't know how far down your foot is gonna go. Then you have to stumble your way over another wave. And they are slippery, icy waves. Let me back up. Before you get to the waves you can find frozen sand.
Here's M climbing on one and a close up of the ice.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
M lost her first tooth today! It was a big event right before bed. We were reading a story and she said "*gasp* it came out! Mom, it came out!" Then we had to call some loved ones and text some loved ones and she was so excited it was very hard for her to go to sleep! We had a long discussion about the tooth fairy. Basically I made her answer all her questions about the tooth fairy since she knows she's not real. I figured she might as well pretend her exactly the way she wants! Anyway, she really looks like a kindergartener now! So grown up!
I have been working with J on his letters, but he had no interest in practicing writing letters. He played with the little cookie cutters and medicine cups I gave him at first.
But that wasn't enough. He had to have cars! Everything we do must involve vehicles!
Then: "I gotta feel it on my feet, Mom!"
On a side note: I absolutely hate that M has a boy chasing her at school. There is more than one, really, but this one is actively pursuing my SIX year old. The other day he told her she was beautiful-a truthful statement for sure-but completely inappropriate in KINDERGARTEN. She was all giggly when she told me about it. I know it is all innocent and Mr. J and I try not to make a big deal out of it, but do remind her that right now she is just friends with boys and it will stay that way until she is 25... Anyway, the boy is really sweet and they are friends at school and his parents always help me with the school parties , and it is good she has friends. Here they are waiting for school to start in the morning:
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Then we had a toast and we all said one thing we want to accomplish this year.
Happy New Year!