February 26, 2008
While we were in St Lucia Luke started Karate at Bobby Lawrence. So when we got home, Kat told us about it. Jade went for her first time on Monday. She absolutely loved it. She came home and started showing Ivy how to do the Roundhouse kick and the Super Ninja. It was adorable. And could she look any cuter in her outfit?
I'm really excited that she is getting to do this with Luke. Sure they have preschool together but that is going to end pretty soon. I think that this class will be really fun for them. Luke loves it and he's so cute doing his kicks and standing in attention. We're going to need some pictures of the two of them together.
In the afternoon she Had Eden Swogger's birthday party. They went to see Enchanted. She loved it and said that we just have to get it.
Jade and Ivy (with Kim's help) made great plaques with their names on them for me. (We are so lucky to have Kim with us, because she is so thoughtful and often goes way above expectations). The girls were so proud of their work. Ivy wanted to carry hers with her wherever she went. It was adorable.
Mom and Dad brought us my favorite dessert in the whole world- not the Daims. They brought us the Raspberry Almond Torte from the Market Street. Boy did it taste good. Even at 10:00 at night after I got home from New Jersey.
THE BEST PRESENT EVER!!!! Scott surprised me with an acoustic guitar and lessons. I'm so excited about it. The girls were really excited too. I've downloaded a chart with a bunch of guitar chords. Now I just need to practice. Before the guitar my ROOMBA was the best present ever, but the guitar takes the cake. I've always wanted to learn the guitar, and I've had friends in the past teach me a few chords and a couple of songs. But until now, I've never had one. Hopefully I will learn some songs the girls can sing and dance to.
Thanks Handsome for a wonderful 36th birthday!
The Tooth Fairy left 1$ for her first tooth. She was so excited she took the dollar to school for her show and tell.
Things like Jade losing her first tooth, the giggles sledding, reading books from her bookcase and cartwheeling all over the family room are the things that make being a parent so awesome.
We've had some great snow days this season. Which has meant some great sledding days. On February 2nd we met the Drapers out at a school by there house. Ivy went down the hill once and that was enough for her. The rest of the time she was content to eat snow and watch.
Jade, on the other hand, had so much fun, the smile never left her face. She always has a great time with the Drapers. And she always has a great time outside doing anything.
The worst part of leaving was the 3 1/2 extra hours we got to spend at the airport while we waited for our flight
First picture is a Morray eel- yes another one and the others are just pretty things that we saw under the water.
February 19, 2008
The first picture is of a Morray eel. It is difficult to see it but it is the black and white creature under the rock on the right.
The second picture is of another type of eel, but I can't remember what it is called. Someone said it was a sea serpent but according to the Caribbean sea life book, it is an eel.
This dive was a deep dive so we had to wait for awhile before we could dive again. Scott really did a nice job with the pictures. We're not sure though if him taking pictures made him use his air faster. This first dive, Scott and I had to come up early because Scott got very low on his air. I couldn't stay down either. My wetsuit affected my buoyancy a lot. Once I got to about 1200 psi left in my tent, I had to fight to stay down. It was absolutely amazing down there.
February 18, 2008
Having never been part of a ballet, it was very fun getting to learn a little bit of a ballet number and get the guys laughing at us.
The best part of the hike (and the dance) was getting to spend time with Tiffany Clinger and Sandy Tarwater. I've known both of their husbands for several years now, but had never had the chance to meet Sandy and have only spent a little time Tiffany.