Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Caught in the act!

Tonight is the night that Mel and I go without internet, tv or movies. Yes, this is by choice. We have chosen to distance ourselves from the horrible (though entertaining) addiction to technology. Our no-internet night is not always Tuesdays. The night switches from week to week.

You may be wondering how I am posting this if I am not allowed on the internet. I confess, I broke the rule for 2 minutes to post this, but it was only 2 minutes. This is almost always the only night I feel like blogging. So instead of neglecting this I found a way to beat the system. I write the post on word than copy/paste. Don’t hate me Mel, actually, I know you won’t…but I’m sorry anyway.

I really do like this night. It’s a night where I am forced to think of something else to do and entertain myself through other means. Though I must admit, tonight has been more of a struggle than other nights. A) I don’t have a good book. B) I have lessons I should be working on. C) It’s raining and I can’t go to the dog park.

So to avoid my lessons I worked on organizing my teaching stuff and I put together a little activity for gym class. I wish I had a better name for it, but I don’t. The activity is called “Movement Varieties.” Yeah I know, it’s a boring name. But the activity isn’t boring at all.

The kids will roll the dice to determine the type of movement they will do. The purple dice have the types of movement: gallop, hop, roll, balance, etch. The blue and red dice will give directions as to how the movement will be performed: big, little, loud, zigzag, backward, etc.

For the dice above, the kids would keep their body at a middle level while running in a zigzag pattern.  This activity is really fun to watch – especially when the kids get something incredibly silly and they just spend the whole time laughing. I love gym.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Cameron Joseph

Hello Family!  Meet our newest, smallest and cutest member: Cameron Joseph

He is perfect. 

I am not biased at all.

He is just plain cute.

It is so neat to see the way that he looks right at Char and Frank when they talk. He knows who them already.

He is very loved.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

It's Time!

Tomorrow Charlotte is going to be induced...which means that tomorrow Charlotte and Frank are going to have a little baby.  It's crazy!  This day is finally here!  We've waited for so long it's almost unbelievable that we'll be holding that baby in our arms very soon!  I'll post pictures and updates later, of course.

In other news...Charlie and I had a successful trip to the dog park a few days ago.  I think she has finally gotten the crazy out.  We stayed for quite a while then took a walk around the park with a friend and her dog. 

I thought Charlie and Frank (a male bulldog) would interact more than they did on their walk together.  In fact, they didn't interact one bit.  They don't even acknowlege each other's presence.  It made the walk very easy, but it still surprised me that Charlie wasn't even interested.   But that's Charlie for you. 

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Back to the Park

Charlie and I took our first trip to the dog park in a long time.  As soon as the temperature dropped below a chilly 60 degrees we stopped going.

Today the temperature was a lovely 60 degrees so we had to go.  Needless to say, she was very, very, very excited.

Here is our very short trip to the dog park in summary:

Charlie before the park: whine, whine, whine, whiiiiinnnne, whinneeeeeeeeee
Charlie at the park:  poop, bark, bark, poop, bark, bully, bark, bully, bully, bully, bark, bully, poop
Charlie after the park: pant, pant, pant, pant, pant

I'm sure you noticed why we needed to leave after only 20 minutes. 

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Hurry Up!

As I am sure you are aware - Charlotte's baby has not yet arrived to taste the lovely air we have here on planet Earth.

I mean, c'mon, how long do we have to wait?  The due date was today.  I know, I know, the baby comes when it comes.  I just don't see why all the people that love that baby don't get to be apart of the decision.  We have all been waiting for 9 months for this baby to join the world and we don't want to wait any longer.  Plus we don't even know if it's a boy or a girl, so it's twice as hard to wait!!

In all seriousness, God knows whether Char and Frank need a boy or a girl, and He knows when and how the baby will enter this world.

Knowing that truth makes me worry less about my little sister...but I can't wait any longer!!