Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My Birthday

Yesterday was my birthday. It was very nice. My family took me out to eat Saturday night, and my co-worker took me to lunch yesterday. I also got a couple of nice gifts and some sweet cards, calls, emails, and texts.
These two pictures were taken Sunday before we left for church. Aren't they sweet? I can't believe how grown up Anna Kate looks, especially in the picture below.
My birthday celebration really began last weekend. My hubby took the girls geocaching for the day and left me to have a "Jill day." It was great!
They found a cache near this train.
Here they are looking for another one.
I guess the day really wore Emma out.
You may remember me mentioning in a previous post that Tim and Anna Kate went geocaching a few weeks ago in Oxford and did a 20-plus stage extreme cache that involved crawling through the underground pipes all over the city. Here are a couple of pictures from that.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Philip Turns 4!!!

Yesterday was our nephew Philip's 4th birthday. He had a fun party at Bullets. Anna Kate and Emma had a great time playing with him and the other cousins. Happy Birthday, Philip! We love you.

Friday, January 15, 2010

100th Day

Today is Emma's 100th day of kindergarten. Each kindergartner was asked to decorate a tshirt with 100 things and wear it to school day. Emma decided she wanted to paint her shirt with 100 objects. She has 25 pink polka dots, 25 green stars, 25 purple flowers, and 25 yellow moons. She had tons of fun doing it, and I think it turned out cute. I can't believe our baby is over half way finished with kindergarten. She will be 6 next month. Time really does seem to fly.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Way to Go, Tim!

There was a geocaching event at our favorite restaurant last night, Mi Hacinda. During the event, Tim was honored for finding his 2,000th cache. He has actually already passed 3,000, so he will get another award at the next event. Anna Kate will get an award at that next event too because of finding her 1,000th cache. I am proud of them both.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Silly Bands

Our kids just love Silly Bands. They had a good many of them before Christmas, but they got tons of them for Christmas presents. I think they have over 100 between the two of them. I think they are a neat idea. They love wearing them to school and trading them with their friends.

Our Pond

I wish I had taken a picture of our pond on Saturday when it was completely frozen. This picture was taken Sunday afternoon when temps went slightly above freezing. Tim was still able to walk out on it. The girls, of course, wanted to get on it, but we stressed to them how dangerous that can be.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

"She's Going to Do What?"

That's the question I asked Tim. I still can't believe I agreed to this. And I really can't believe I stood there and watched.
Okay, what are you doing?
So, you are going to climb up the tree a little using a rope.
So, you did it. Smile I will take your picture and then I want you to come down.
Now where are you going?Okay, that's far enough. I think you should come down now.
I am really starting to not like this.
There, you reached that branch. I REALLY do think that's far enough.
I'm getting really nervous now. I thought you had gone far enough.
I don't think I can look anymore.
Thank goodness you are at the top of your rope and can't go any further. Smile real quick, and then I want you to come down.
Believe it or not, my husband taught our 10-year-old child to climb a tree using a rope and harness to a height of 35 feet. They are a little nuts, but I guess there is a purpose to this. Tim is helping Anna Kate with her climbing skills for the extreme geocaches they are planning to find. They recently found an extreme geocache that didn't require climbing. It was a 20-plus stage cache that took them through dozens of culverts under the roads in Oxford. I have seen some pretty neat pictures of them from this cache. If I can get my hands on them, I will post one or two. Tim is already an experienced tree climber. Once Anna Kate has practiced some more, I have a feeling there will be lots of this. I am glad that I usually don't go with them when they geocache. By the way, Emma thought this was really cool. I wonder how it will be before Tim has her doing this sort of stuff too.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Beautiful Snow

We were disappointed that the snow we got today did not stick, but it sure was a beautiful sight to watch it fall.

The girls had fun playing in it.

They kept trying to catch the snow in their hands and eat it.
Emma had fun running around in the snow.

Maybe we will get more snow next time.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year's

Best wishes from our family to yours for an awesome 2010. Can you believe it, 2010? ***Be sure to scroll down for a bunch of new posts.***