Friday, September 03, 2010

7 Quick Takes Friday (Vol.9)

This one is all about my kids.

 This is Andy's first picture drawn in Kindergarten.  It is Andy driving a car in front of our house with the sun and hot air balloon in the sky.  "The purple house is in the background, that's why it's smaller," says Andy.  Is this kid a genius or what?  Look at that nice use of perspective!  But then why are the hot air balloon, the house and the sun all the same size?  If I had to guess it's because he knows you keep the things you love the closest to you.


Speaking of Andy, we've decided to enroll him in hockey lessons.  Last Easter we got him a goal and a couple sticks to play in the driveway and he took to it like a fish to water.  All through the Winter Olympics he watched every hockey game he could, including women's hockey.  This summer he and the girls took ice skating lessons so now he's ready to go to real hockey skating lessons.  Oh my gosh! Am I gonna be a hockey mom?  Just look at that smile.... I hope he keeps all those teeth!



But what about my darling girls?  What will they be doing this year?  Maybe I should enroll them in hockey lessons too.  No?  Here are my beautiful girls in their ballet uniforms.  Renee is just starting classes, so she gets to wear the cute pink leotard and skirt, but Emma has graduated to Ballet 1.  This is serious.  They must follow a strict dress code, including a specific hairstyle.  She will be doing exercises for her core so she has to have a mat and she will be learning vocabulary so she needs a pencil and notebook.  Welcome to discipline, Emma.  This year we will find out just how much you like ballet. 


With school back in session, I've had the opportunity to do some things that for some reason I just can't manage to do when all 4 kids are home.  No- cleaning isn't one of them.  The little girls and I have been very busy running around town, going to lunch, riding bikes and going on field trips.  Monday I took Renee and Anne-Marie to COSI to play.  since I didn't have Emma, we could go into the Kidspace for little kids.  We haven't been in that part in 3 years, so it was a nice change.  The best part is Anne-Marie can run around to her heart's content.  She particularly loved the water table.  Bad news: she drank some of the highly chlorinated water- GROSS!  She didn't get sick, but that is just so nasty! UPDATE: Today she woke up with a runny nose and now she also has a cough.  Darn it!


 This is a cute picture of Renee at COSI


I took Renee and Anne-Marie on a field trip this morning to the zoo.  It was a nice cool morning and all the kids are back in school, so it was a perfect day to go.  The weather was so nice even the animals were out! Here the girls are visiting with Oliver. 

I let the girls ride the carousel today.  It was Anne-Marie's first ride.  She was not wild about the horses so we sat on a bench next to Renee, who had a great time.  What a beautiful day we had!


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1 comment:

  1. OMG!! I just wrote a paragraph long comment and it's gone!! I love your pictures. Andy looks like a young man in the suit/hockey stick picture. Emma & Renee are to cute in their ballet outfits. You wouldn't be live your ballet dreams through your kids would you? the gorilla picture with Renee & Anne-Marie is amazing! Great zoo day! xo


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