Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Relay for Life

This is a rare non kid-centric post, but I thought I'd go ahead and write a brief update on how the Relay went since several family members sent donations and expressions of support for this event. As a whole, the Clark County teams raised over $60,000 to be used by the American Cancer Society for research for a cancer "cure", to support caregivers and people with cancer, and for cancer awareness. I posted a photo of our team sign above but have avoided posting any of team members since I don't know how they feel about being on the Internet! Our team alone raised over $3,000 in multiple fundraisers throughout the year. We had a wonderful group of committed volunteers and I know that the event was an important way for them to remember their loved ones and do something proactive about cancer. Thanks to all who participated in any way. Every bit counts.

Friday, April 20, 2012

A Very Interesting Read

Jacob was really enjoying this book the other night so I thought I'd get some video of him "reading" it. Animal sounds alwasy get a laugh out of him and he loved "Old McDonald", of course.

Micah loves getting creative with whatever he can find. Here he decided to shave the chalk off of his chalk sticks using the edge of a plastic Easter egg and then use the shavings to make colorful designs on a paper towel, Where does he come up with this stuff?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Gramma Lynn and Micah play with Mexican "confetti" eggs.

Micah and his granparents enjoy an Easter egg hunt in the backyard.

Here are a few pictures taken during the grandparents' visit. I'm sorry to say we don't have any from Grammy and Pop Pop's visit (Dan had the camera in England while they were visiting) but I'll put some up later if they will share the ones they took with us. This is a busy time for us--Dan has rehearsals for the musical going up next weekend and the end of the school year is nearing. But I will try to keep up with some decent posts!

Long time no see

Well, I know the blog's been on hiatus for quite awhile. We've had several bouts with illness, visit from both sets of grandparents and are just now getting back to regular life, hence the break. We had a great time with Grammy and Pop Pop from Delaware before Easter where we celebrated Grammy's and Daddy's birthdays, visited the Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs and just had fun. Then we enjoyed our time with Gramma Lynn and Papa Rog from Wisconsin over Easter. Many Easter egg hunts were completed and Easter baskets were opened :-) Dan safely returned from his trip to England, and although he did get quite an awful virus while there, managed to recover and enjoy parts of that trip. Hopefully, he'll be returning for a longer visit in the next few years. I have included a  video of Jacob playing at his favorite new game, knocking down towers of blocks! If I can upload it I will also inlcude one of  the boys playing together. I am always worried that Micah, in his brotherly exuberance will get too rough with Jacob. It is probably a good thing that he never was a "tiny" baby and can hold his own quite nicely most of the time. But Jacob just loves a little roughing-up from Micah. I've tried to take a cautious backseat to some of this play just because I know that giant grin on Jacob's face when Micah's playing means he's just fine. Jacob's started packing away the solid food now so I think we're set for another growth spurt. I just hope he's the type of kid who can move to a toddler bed early. Because I don't know how much longer I'll be able to lift him up and over that crib rail! On the plus side, I've got some serious biceps.