Monday, April 23, 2007

Beach Day

My parents called on Saturday and said they were done getting their boat ready to go into the water and wondered if we would come up to Lake Michigan for a beach day. So, I thought about for about a minute and decided, yes!

The weather was beautiful! I wasn't exactly thinking that we would be going in the lake, so I didn't pack swimsuits, but I should have. The water was cold, but the kids didn't care. Elijah was diving and splashing all around.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

A reason to smile

Elijah celebrates a goal!

Mommy and Mary hanging out in our favorite place--outside!

Spring...FINALLY!! Today Elijah had his first soccer game of the season. And he is like a new kid!!! I was reluctant to sign him up again because the last time was so traumatizing for all of us. He didn't understand what to do, he was frustrated, he cried and pouted every time he didn't get the ball...Well, today he was like the all-star player! He scored 3 goals and was all over the field. He got a little grouchy by the end of the game, but all in all, he did great!

Later today we started putting some seeds in our garden. We've been starting several plants in the house, and we bought a bunch of other ones today. We bought several herbs, jack-o-lanterns, peas, lettuce, and watermelon. I am super-excited about having a garden this year. We always had a big garden when I was a girl, and I just love tending and picking fresh produce to eat.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Elijah grows up

As I've been working in the attic, I came across Elijah's baby calendar of all the things he did in his first year. It's hard for me to believe that he will be 5 years old this summer. Here he is hanging out with Aunt Laura and being the newest member of Small Town Heroes with Bethany and Dallas. He sure does love music and enjoys playing his guitar.

Monday, April 09, 2007