Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Super weekend!

We had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend as a family. Saturday's weather wasn't too nice, but we cleaned the house and got caught up on the laundry. Sunday and Monday were beautiful, so we spent most of both days outside. On Sunday, Sam caught his first fish! Unfortunately, I didn't have the camera along, so didn't get to preserve the memory :-(. We drove down to Lindenwood park and sat by the water. It's quite flooded now, so we were pretty sure we wouldn't catch anything, but Sam wanted to practice "throwing the hook!" He is so excited about the whole fishing thing!

Because of where we were sitting, we had quite a few snags, so when he couldn't get it unsnagged, he asked me to help. About the third time I tried to unsnag it and thought, "Hmmm - I think there's something on the hook!" I gave the rod back to Sam and told him to real it in and sure enough, there was a fish on the end of it! We're not sure what kind it was (you never know in the Red River what you'll catch), but it was about 8-10 inches long and a pretty silver/white color. He was pretty thrilled! We put it back in the water, even though Sam wanted to eat it! We explained it was too small to eat and then he was OK with letting it go.

Monday, May 21, 2007

4 days left of school!

We had a busy weekend! Emily had dance recitals on Friday and Saturday nights and a softball tournament on Saturday afternoon. The in-laws came on Saturday to see the recital, and stayed until early Sunday evening. My father-in-law loves our new lawn mower, so he mowed our entire yard over the weekend. That was a big help and time saver! Although Emily also loves the new mower, so she's started mowing, too.

We splurged last week and bought the new mower and a new grill - a Weber Genesis. Our other grill was about 8 years old and had definitely seen better days. It was time to get a new one. Rob and I put it together last weekend and had a blast doing it. We hadn't spent that much uninterrupted time, just the two of us, in quite awhile!

I had my glucose tolerance test on Friday. (That's to test for gestational diabetes.) I don't have the results yet, but am not concerned - it's never been an issue before. I'm measuring at 26 weeks, so the doctor said I'm right on track. The family is still working on names - seems like we're getting more in synch with what we like and what we don't, but I'm glad we still have a few months to decide.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Dance competition and Softball updates

Last weekend we went to Bismarck for an IDC event (International Dance Competition). Emily dance on Saturday and Sunday and both of her dances received the Sterling Silver award! Each dance is evaluated on technique, coreography, and other things, and awarded points, that correspond with different levels - Platinum, Gold. Sterling Silver, Silver, Bronze, and no award. She was excited that they did so well! She had a blast and really learned a lot. Sam wasn't as excited - he had to come with me because Rob was an attendant in a wedding on Saturday, so had rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, pictures, wedding, etc. and really couldn't watch him. But, Sam got lots of swimming in and we got a new Nintendo DS game to keep him busy!

Last night Emily had two softball games. They won the first one 14-2 and the second one 16-14. She played second base for both games and had 5 great catches to get the batter out and another 3 catches to get the runner out on 2nd! She also had a couple of hits and 2 RBI's!

Tonight is the last PTA meeting of the 2006-2007 school year, which means it's the last one that I preside over as President! I had a great time, but am glad to pass the gavel over - it's been exhausing!

Happy May Day!