Saturday, November 21, 2009

While mommy is away...











...us kids will play. Andrea had to take a test for school this afternoon so I have the kids. We took a trip to the Butterfly Pavilion. We have not been there for awhile, and it is great fun! Please note Lily was with us, but stuck in the stroller the whole time, so she did not make it into the pictures. We got to hold Rosie the spider, look at the bugs, pet the sea stars (not starfish), see butterflies and play in their new Tropical Rain forest Area. We ended the trip with a snack in the sun and now both kids are taking a nap (Yeah!)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Emory and his girls

A few months back we went to my friend and co-worker Andrea's wedding and she just got her pictures and here are some of Emory. It was very cute, as you see below, Emory was out on the dance floor surrounded by a group of little girls.











Sunday, November 15, 2009

Guess who's crawling...

Lily is now able to crawl! She has been close, but she can officially crawl now. Andrea did the math, and she crawled 1 day later than Emory did, amazing. We are now in serious trouble with two kids on the move!

video

Snow...again!




We got more snow last night and this morning...6-8 inches or so. At least Emory enjoys playing in it!

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Andrea & Emory; Gabe & Lily




We had a very nice and quiet weekend; relaxing and much needed! I got to go out with friends from work on Saturday night and had lots of fun...Overall, a very successful weekend.

Introducing Zoe.


Well, I haven't posted in forever. Apparently having a baby, going back to school, and doing preschool, swimming and guitar is deleterious (Ebee/David is that the word I want?) for blogging. Thankfully, Gabe has kept it up.

Emory and I have started a new adventure- Suzuki Guitar! He has been in the Guitar for Kids studio for a month now. (He is the youngest kid) It has truly been a magical experience. The time we spend together playing games and practicing skills is something I look forward to all day! Already he can draw notes, do rhythms, hold the guitar correctly (kind of), bow and a myriad of other skills. He loves it. You can see how much pride he has in himself at being able to do something difficult.

After waiting for four weeks, we FINALLY got his guitar! It is a tiny, handcrafted instrument from Mexico. Emory has named his guitar Zoe. The first time he gently held his guitar in heart to heart posture, I started to cry. It was on of the Great Parenting moments to know that the love of music is something we can share for years to come.

In other news...this is the last post I will be doing before Christmas...I am having a GREAT teaching year, but am now taking two graduate courses and preparing for a state exam. (not to mention guitar pratcice twice a day) and Lily might start to crawl soon! So...I'll be back after Christmas! Until then, Gabe does a beautiful job keeping everybody updated.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Lily Eating & Driving




Slightly abstract Sunrise & Moonrise