Her name was Bitsy. Now it's also Lucky. Good story. You should ask me about it sometime.
Lost his first tooth. He has been wanting to loose one for so long. When it finally happened he ran in from outside to take a drink of water and he almost swallowed it. He spit it out in his hand not knowing what it was. He was horrified until I identified it as his tooth and then he was happier than I've ever seen him. So excited. Waiting so long made it that much sweeter. His love of friendship bracelets was short lived. He now makes all of those rubber band bracelets from the rainbow loom. Ben stole my camera and took this picture of the hand we have as decoration in the mulch bed.I love this stinky old man.Miles and Ben on the the morning of Ben's 7th birthday.
The beginning of July is always a fun one for our family. Tim turned 40 on July 1st and he usually takes the week off to enjoy some summer fun with us and to celebrate the 4th of July. Also, our little town shuts down it's main street and a four day festival ensues. Can you see Tim & Ben? I love the look on Tim's face.
So far the kids' spring break has consisted of snow, bitter winds, hats and gloves. We did manage to have some fun beneath all of those layers even if this isn't what we pictured when we were making those reservations for a cabin a month ago. There are 6 boy cousins and most of them are very close in age so they always have a lot of fun. He has finally gotten over me taking his photo. Yay! He asked to have his picture taken in front of this tractor. And this one. Kids rode a sweet horse.
I fell in love with this place and it's view. Built in 1790, it is amazing to think about the effort it took to build it. The view from the rocking chair on the front porch.
My house decked out to celebrate a friend and the new life she's bringing into the world. Over the weekend Tim and the boys built a stage in the basement to go along with the microphone and amp Miles got for his birthday.These are the audience chairs the boys set up. The animals in the chairs were explained to me this way: "We filled the seats with the animals in case they were empty. We can't have any empty seats cause we're awesome." Today on the first day of winter break they decked out the stage with lights for a variety show they put together. This included a solo, a puppet show, a duet and some interpretive dancing with costumes.
Not a good picture, but it represents a great day. It is such a joy to watch him doing something that he truly loves. I can tell he is in the flow when he plays and he plays so gracefully and with such heart. When I watch him play it is sometimes hard for me to believe that it's the same 8 year old child that I brought to the rink. He seems so much more mature on the ice. He moves around the ice with confidence and instinct that come right from his heart.
Tonight on Denison's campus was a free bluegrass concert put on by the students. It was held in a beautiful chapel on campus and the room was packed. Again I found myself thanking my lucky stars that we live here.