Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Then Bethany came home after school... I was on the back porch taking a break, eating my lunch, and she came outside with her snack, and we hung out for some time. We were just talking, and she had me help her study for her French quiz, and it was just ... wonderful. It was so relaxed, and we were enjoying spending time together (and she's really good at French)... I know that sounds kind of boring, but it was a wonderful, memorable mother/daughter moment. Relaxing in the sunshine, together.
And Josh was a HUGE help today. We ended up spending several hours pulling ivy out of the back yard; I started wanting a small spot to put my new firewood rack (away from the house), but we cleared quite a bit - and I wouldn't have gotten that far without him! OH - and say a prayer or just keep him in your thoughts, because Thursday he goes for his driving test! Watch out, Philly - there's an actual good driver about to take to the roads! (This area has the WORST drivers ever!)
So it was a really nice day, and I appreciated Cody picking up Josh tonight from class, and now I'm done. Seriously - I HATE that ivy, and it totally kicked my butt today.
Oh yeah! I almost forgot; here's a picture of our newest addition, Tyler! We adopted her for free, and Bethany is her 'mommy', but she is very lovable and social! We're very happy to have her! (And unlike Toffee, she isn't agoraphobic, but she sticks to the second and third floor, unless we're all hanging out downstairs. Then she'll come down and see us.)
Love to all...
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
For starters, Hans now has braces. It's been a tough week for him, since they put rubber band spacers between his teeth for a week, and then yesterday the braces went on. And of course they had to redo one bracket that didn't attach, and he has these "turbo's" behind his 2 front teeth to help him adjust his overbite. But he still looks cute! (With new glasses, too).
Then this past weekend, we went river tubing on the Reading River. It was a beautiful day, but not overly hot - which meant the water was a little 'cool'! And I (of course) forgot to grab my waterproof camera from Boo (she's using it to make her movies), so we only have the pictures as we got in the water, but it was really relaxing. There were just enough spots where the river had baby rapids, to make the experience just a bit exciting...
Monday, May 27, 2013
Happy Memorial Day - we love you all...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Finally, I grilled a New York Strip and a Sirloin steak (delish!) along with some corn on the cob and a salad. We had a really relaxed dinner, opened presents, and then played some darts with the magnetic game I got him. (It's double sided... the kids played darts, but they aren't allowed to use the other side. Adults only! wink wink!)
So it was a really nice birthday. Cody seemed to enjoy himself and relax, and eat lots of great food, and overall be adored. As he should be every day. And thanks Mom and Dad for calling him tonight to wish him a happy birthday; it means a lot to both of us in our own ways.
Love to all...
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The kids are doing all right. Josh had his first unofficial Martial Arts Club meeting yesterday, and is very excited. He's also getting registered for Summer I and Fall classes, so he's staying on top of his academics as well. Bethany had her first LAX game, and played goalie the second half. She was GREAT! She stopped about 65% of all the shots, and the other team really knew how to pass the ball. Hans is hanging in there; he has his Student Council meetings Tuesdays before school, and we are going to Chess Club locally most Monday nights. Most of the men are older... but Hans hangs in there and enjoys it. (He's become sort of a favorite around there - they like seeing someone so young learning Chess, and he gets a little spoiled since they bring treats!) Here's some video and pics.
Love to all... (And thanks for the prayers!!!)
Saturday, February 9, 2013
I wanted it to look like I was running into the tree, but - as Josh pointed out - it looks like I'm singing. A skiing musical? Could be!
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Taking Cody to...
See Idina Menzel with The Philadelphia Orchestra at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts - http://gr.pn/MDyHDc
Saturday night wil be awesome! I'm a huge fan, ever since Wicked; my only regret is I can't take my mom. I know this would really make her happy!