Wednesday, April 15, 2015


So...I mentioned that the Easter Bunny brought them new knives...the new knives are very sharp and 6 stitches later, Anderson will testify to that fact.

He was supposed to be taking a shower...but decided instead to cut up a soap bottle.  The knife closed up on him and made a nasty cut across the top of his index finger (this was about a week after he got a fish hook stuck in his leg...boys!)

Waiting in the ER for some stitches...he was pretty pitiful and in a lot of pain...but he was having fun with these pictures.  They were taken back to back.

He did not enjoy getting the nerve block in his finger...lots of screaming!  But, he did watch the doctor stitch him up and was talking away to the doctor and nurse.  I think he'll be a preacher, politician or salesman!

 Grandma JuJu met us as the hospital and took Owen to her house so he didn't have to wait around.  After we'd been waiting for a while, Anderson teared up and said, 'Where's Owen'?  We reminded him that Owen was with Grandma.  He started to cry and said he wanted Owen.  So we called Owen and he told him what had happened so far.  We had to call a couple more times so Anderson could keep Owen up to date on the happenings.

We told him he could pick dinner...and he picked what every 5 year old would mean fish!  Owen was happy to see that Anderson was going to be ok...some very sweet brother moments!


Easter was very special this year.  Anderson asked Jesus into his heart a few weeks before Easter.

Here he is going forward at church to make his public profession of faith.

He was able to partake of communion on Palm Sunday.  He was very excited to have communion as the kids had been learning about it in Sunday School.

They had a fun Easter egg hunt at Grandma JuJu's with their cousins...

The Easter Bunny came and brought them new ties, UNC shirts, spider cricket knives and candy.

We had a great service at church celebrating Jesus' resurrection and a egg hunt following...

The best I could get of them before church...sigh...



 And we enjoyed a fun afternoon with cousins and Grandma Sue doing an egg hunt and catching a fish.

Owen teaching Elise all about fishing...


And  he caught his first fish!

Anderson got in on the fishing action too...

My Dream Came True

One of the highlights from spring break was driving a backhoe with Uncle Steve.  Owen told Grandma JuJu that he's always dreamed of doing that and his dream came true.

Fun and Games

We enjoyed a fun afternoon with some friends at the skating rink.  As soon as I took this picture, they asked me to send it to their teacher....which she loved!

 The kids love to play games...lots of checkers and UNO around here!

School Happenings

Hard to believe that we are in the final stretch of 2nd and kindergarten.  It has been a great year and we will be sad to leave their awesome teachers.

Anderson's teachers do such cute bulletin boards.  In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday...all of the kids were on the board with a different number.

And how cute is this life-cycle of a butterfly he made out of pasta!

Owen has had a couple of recent school projects.  One was to make a model of a Jewish home during Jesus time.  We started with a box and covered it in homemade play-doh.

Then added some grass to the top

And then built some stairs, a chest, some mats and a fire pit.

He has also recently completed his first research project on the yellow (Eastern Diamondback) snake in preparation for his upcoming field trip to the zoo.

A Boy and his Dog

I love this picture of Anderson and Steel...

Running together...

 Steel got neutered recently and had to wear a 'cone of shame'.  He did great with the recovery and is back to his playful self.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Charlie Brown

The Senior play this year was Charlie Brown, so the elementary school had 'dress like a character day.'  Anderson had an easy time deciding who he'd be!  I think that day will go down as his favorite day of kindergarten...his teacher even let him keep blankie at his desk all day!

Owen decided to go as Snoopy (in case you can't tell).  Anderson..a natural Linus!

Snow (and Ice)

We got our first snow and second ice of the season.  Unfortunately, we were too sick to go outside and play in it, but I did get a couple of pictures of Steely boy.

I love his expression here...haha!

 And his tail here...

And since I don't have any snow pics of the about a couple of the bulletin board for Anderson's class. Isn't it adorable!

Monday, February 16, 2015


Anderson wote thank you notes for his basketball coaches...

That's the referee in the top center.

 He actually did try to draw his teammates and identified several of them in the picture.

Owen's buddy Jose made him a get well card and dropped it by our house.

And Emma wrote Anderson a note...