Friday, May 22, 2009

another milestone

The above photo was taken exactly one week ago. Today those training wheels came off and Rosie effortlessly made the transition to bike riding on 2 wheels. Well, she might not say it was effortless, but it took a matter of minutes before she figured it out, had her first bike wreck, and then proceeded to wow her friends and family with her bike riding skills. She was assisted by her wonderful Dad who offered her helpful advice, held onto her bike until he knew she was ready for him to let go, and then ran along with her for support. Luke, some friends who happened to be walking around the track, and I witnessed the event. It may have been a kodak moment, but I don't need a photo to remember this sweet day when Rose learned to ride her bike with help from her Dad.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

the birds

We've been fortunate this year to have 3 nests of robins at our house. One of the nests is behind the backboard of our basketball goal. This nest was the last to hatch and I climbed up to take a picture of the babies a couple of days ago. Pretty soon the kids and I will be watching these four hopping around the yard.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Still trying to figure it all out

Last night, as we were waiting for our food at Belew's (my favorite place to get a milkshake and cheeseburger), Luke asked, "How did God make me?" Then he asked, "Did he have a bag of eyes and a bag of other body parts?" As he asked, he did some hand gestures like he was reaching down in a bag to grab something. I guess Luke was imagining God digging around in a bag full of eyes for the ones that would be just right for Luke. Then God would turn to his bag of other body parts, pick out what he needed, and put Luke together. I think it is a reasonable theory for a 4 year old to concoct.

Unrelated side note: Rose scored her first goal of this soccer season last night. I was so happy for her as she has so badly wanted this. Although, I do believe and I have told her that there are many other important things to do during the game than score a goal (like block the other team's goals, make assists, etc). It made my day, though, to see her pumping both arms in the air out of joy when she made the shot.