Friday, July 25, 2008


Independence is a trait I encourage in my children. I want them to learn to do things for themselves. Katie took the initiative to pour herself some more syrup when I didn't put enough on her pancakes.

Good for her! I just wish her technique were a little better, especially since the syrup was dripping off the table and onto her chair and the floor.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Chronicles of Narnia

We had a lovely visit to Narnia last week - not the land of make-believe in the movies, this was the real deal.

This is the lamppost one sees when first entering Narnia:

And the wardrobe:

Aslan has been trapped, stuffed and mounted:

And while in Narnia, we decided to ride our mountain bikes.

Katie played with "rabbles" (marbles).

Thanks to "Uncle Bob" for inviting us up to his cabin for a wonderful visit.

Max loved it so much he didn't want to leave!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Katie gets her first quote on the blog.

Mom: Where's my Katie?

Katie: I'm right here!

Mom: Are you happy?

Katie: No, I'm purple.

I'm not sure exactly what that means, but I thought it was cute.

And just now, as I was sitting at the computer typing this, she walked up to me, rubbed my shin, and said, "I wuv your leg." Then she rubbed the other one and said, "I wuv your 'nother leg."