Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Can you dig it?

Kayci has been telling me that she and Mason are digging in his backyard.

Underground clubhouse? Sure, whatever, kid.

Almost had you, didn't we?

But still...they've dug up the Dallmeyer's whole garden. Wonder if they'll till ours next?

--out & about :)

Sunday, January 16, 2011


Luckily I caught them before they started surgery...

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Happy Birthday, Uncle Wonny...

...from your favorite little squirt!  (and his Mommy, Daddy, and big sister!)

Friday, January 7, 2011

Noble's First Day Video

Please pardon me if this doesn't work--it was my first time to ever upload to YouTube and now try to embed it in the blog without James' help.  Crossing my fingers!

Noble had a GREAT day at school...when we picked him up, Ms. Stacy said that he cried a little when I left that morning, but that he was fine in just a second.  (He agreed with her:  "Yep, I cwied when you go bye.")  He fit right into the routine and enjoyed playing and eating and sleeping (when I asked him, in front of Ms. Stacy, what the best part of his day was he said, "Sweeping!"--that's Bubby for sleeping.  Suck up.)  He was in a great mood when we picked him up, and in the car he listed several toys he enjoyed playing with (especially some sort of blocks that have snapping things that you can build and make a building or a pyramid).

I think it was a great experience for everyone involved, and next week we'll try it again.  I'm sure we'll bore you with details, don't worry!

As for big sister, Kayci got her report card yesterday.  She's my girl--she was like, "95??  Why so low??"  Hee hee.  Her highest grade was a 99 in Social Studies (I think they all get 99s), and she said yesterday that Science and Social Studies are her favorite subjects.  That totally fits, as she's so curious about history and how things work in the world.  Kayci is excelling in every way this year, but I will say that the whole girl drama thing rears its ugly head every now and again.  This started a bit last year, but this year there have been a few days when Kayci's come home grumpy because she got into an argument  with friends or someone wanted to play with someone else...I know these are life lessons, but man, it hurts to see her sad.  She's learning who her real friends are.  We all have to go through it, I know.  :(

So that's it from our little corner of the world.  Hope you all have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

First Day of School!

You read that right! It is totally a God thing how this came about (and Ms. Heather helped!), but 2 phone calls on Monday answered several prayers. :) We visited St. Paul's yesterday and of course we all loved it, so Noble started today. He'll go on Wednesdays for now, and if it's a good fit for him we'll look at 2-3 days next year. For now, we're just praying for a good day today. So far, so good!

He woke up at 4:45 ready to go...he's so OUR kid.

Traditional first day pictures, but with the added bonus of overdue Christmas decorations. And, you're welcome!

He was so proud of the little gift he had for his teacher...he wanted it to be in all of the pictures. Sweet boy!

There's a smile!

And one with Kayci...

And one with his teacher, Ms. Stacy. He was smiling before I snapped this, but that look is so Noble this one was a keeper.

As for Mommy, I think I'm still in shock...but I'm in awe of how it all has played out. It's amazing what happens when I get out of God's way :).