Monday, September 22, 2008

Like Father, like son

I was cleaning Jack's room this morning and came upon this... and had a little chuckle. Jack had drawn up plans on how to make a work bench, complete with 5 steps. He's only 6-years-old, I don't know where he learns this stuff. But he definitely takes after his dad, I love it!

Friday, September 5, 2008

School, solid food, and the red coats...

The kids had their first day of school on Wednesday, here they are getting ready to go to school. Lydia is attending a Preschool here in buffalo that runs 5 days a week 2 ½ hours a day. She seems to love it, although she would prefer to ride the bus with her brother Jack. Jack started first grade, he loves it and says that his teacher is really nice.

Emily has started solid foods. Here is a video of one of her first bites, she laughs at the very end it is very cute. We love having Emily, she wakes up with a smile on her face that lasts all day long. She is cooing and laughing and rolled over for the first time a few days ago.

Lydia is now riding a bike, well with training wheels that is. Here is a picture of her on her new bike that we found on Craigslist for $5.00, it’s great and is perfect for her. I included a small video of her riding her bike.
The weekend before school started, we went to Fort Niagara. It is the oldest continually occupied military site in North America, it’s history goes back to 1679. The fort played an important role in the struggles of France, Great Britain, and the United States to control the Great Lakes region of North America. While we were there we met some military men dressed up in the old outfits that they wore back then and they did some cannon demonstrations for us, which Jack absolutely loved! I loved the history and the view of Lake Ontario, someone once said “if there is beauty in this world, in water it is.”
Jack found a large frog in our yard and we wanted to get a picture of him with it. When spring rolls around here in Buffalo that's when we find tons of baby frogs hopping around our yard and they are so very cute.
Here we are at the Naval shipyard, we took a quick trip out to show Jack the boats and submarine. We didn't go in them, but hope to take him on the tour soon.