Monday, September 25, 2006

A Day at the Park

After a weekend of stormy weather, we had a perfect Sunday! After church we all meet at the park for our annual church picnic. Everyone brings food, we set it out buffet style and dig in! It was some good eatin'!

Then the girls played for a while on the playground equipment. We love this time of year, weather wise. Good times!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Our New Boys

We experienced some temporary insanity this weekend. We have been talking about getting a dog for months. So recently, Mark started searching the local shelters on the internet. The rescue shelter in Lebanon has some Beagle puppies, so we went to look at them. When we got there, we were greeted at the gate by these two cuties. So, we looked at the puppies (who were very cute BTW!) and then we played with these two for a while. They are brothers who are a year old. So they shouldn't get any bigger. The rescue wanted to keep them together because they play so well together. We looked at the shelters in Hendersonville but nothing spoke to us like these two did. The solid black one (on the right) is Rufus and the one with the white spot is Zeke.

They are very playful and loving! They are house trained, don't bark and love to be snuggled. The girls are excited, we'll see how long that lasts!

Monday, September 18, 2006

Cheer Camp

Courtney participated in a cheer camp on Saturday. Her interest in cheering is so random that I just can't understand it! She really seemed to enjoy it. She did this last year and I can really see an improvement. She seemed on the same level as others her age. I don't know about doing cheerleading as an outside activity. I hear it really consumes your life. But it was a fun weekend activity.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Princesses On Ice

Last night, Courtney, Kirsten and I went to Princesses on Ice with Lucas and Tracy. I really was expecting it to be cheesey but I was pleasently surprised! Disney really know how to put on a show! My only complaint is that the merchandise was WAY overpriced. They had these really cute mugs that had a lid and straw. They had them filled with a snowcone and they were $12.00!!! What! All the merchandise was stuff I had never seen before and all so expensive!

The kids were very impressed with the show. They ohhed and ahhed and clapped and sang! It was a treat just to watch them. Kirsten now wants to learn how to ice skate. The child has no fear!

So, my finial review of Princesses on Ice was that the show was all first class and well worth the time spent!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

The Cake

Our girl is 7!

Courtney turned 7 on Monday. I know we all say it, but I can't believe how fast the time goes! I took this photo before her party on Saturday. It was shocking when it popped up on the screen! I can see the beautiful young woman she will be someday. It made me cry to think about her all grown up! But excited to see what her life will be. Happy Birthday, Courtney!

Starting Mother's Day Out

Kirsten started back to Mother's Day Out last week. Here she is showing off one of her first art projects. I'm glad they actually have some learning planned for this year. Last year she didn't do anything. But she was happy, so that's all that matters!