Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Drayton Plains Nature Center

Our adventure this week consisted of us going to the Drayton Plains Nature Center down in Waterford, MI. I have been researching nature centers in Michigan and since we do not have any Huntington National Banks close to our house (the closest is Waterford), Chris and I have decided to use this as an opportunity to do some sightseeing and leisure activities. I have found several places that I would like to visit and all have a bank nearby or at least on the way to the sight. I know many of you are saying why don't you just mail your payment, well I did that for about three months, the first two months were fine then the third month I mailed it out about two weeks before it was due and it did not reach the bank until about two weeks after the payment was due. So instead of paying the $35 late fee for it being late, I have decided to spend the $8-$10 in gas to drive it there. Thus the reason for our adventures this summer. Stay posted to see more of our trips.

Asa and Eli in the stroller happy to be out in the fresh air. As we walked around we came across this bridge - I don't think I would trust it enough to actually use it. It definitely looked like it has seen better days although I think this pic does not truly show how rickety it was. Another sight along the trail was this tree. This branch that crosses the river is actually one gigantic limb. I was astounded when I realized that it was one huge limb of the tree. Breathtakingly beautiful.

Asa had fun walking around towards the end of our little walk. He loved running down the path and pointing to all the different things that he saw (well he pointed to everything even while in the stroller.) Eli took a little snooze as we walked around the ponds.

We saw plenty of ducks along with six ducklings and we saw some geese. We saw a few other birds let's see what were they - some gold finches, red winged blackbird, lots of robins and my husband saw a crane. I was disappointed to not have seen this bird.

Asa was unsure of looking at the Black Rat Snake (man was that thing long) but he enjoyed looking at the turtles.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Asa's first ride in the wagon

Okay so this is actually from last Tuesday. This is the wagon that Asa received from Papa and Grandma Wilson for his first birthday. The weather was finally nice enough and Chris alert enough to take Asa and Amber (the little girl that I babysit) for a ride in the wagon. I stayed home with Eli. He was sleeping and it was getting close to time for him to eat again. Here are the pics that I took that day.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Birthday Party for Pastor

Eli's tooth

This is the best image that I was able to get of Eli's first tooth. And the fact that he looks so darn cute in the pic makes it that much better (I'm not biased at all, no not at all.)

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Busy Weekends

The summer hustle has started. I think this family has something going on every weekend through the end of June. Most of these times we have one thing on Saturday and another on Sunday. It is definitely that busy busy time. I will try my best to keep posts up to date. Hopefully tomorrow I will have the birthday party stuff for our Pastor posted. I videoed everyone singing Happy Birthday and took pics of everyone eating and such. We also had picture Sunday for the Sunday School classes today. Maybe I will post these as well.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Eli is getting his first tooth

I can't believe it. Eli's first tooth is coming in. He is only a few days past six months old and is getting his first tooth. I know, I know, many of you are saying yeah so what's the big deal; a lot of kids get their first teeth at that age this is normal. I guess it surprises me because Asa didn't actually get his first tooth in until he was a little over thirteen months old and he only has 9-10 teeth that have made their way through so far. I am just in awe of this.

I will try to post a picture of Eli's tooth once it breaks all the way through and can be seen with the camera lens.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

All tuckered out

I came across this picture from two and a half years ago and couldn't resist posting it to my blog. It was so cute to see my nephew laying there with my brother-in-law. I can't believe how much the kids have grown up in only two and a half years and mine haven't even reached two yet. It just goes to show that you need to savor and enjoy every minute that you have with these precious little guys because they really don't stay little for long.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Cinco de Mayo

Today I went to my niece's school and watched their Cinco de Mayo celebration. Skylar's kindergarten class did the chicken dance. They all looked so cute. Skylar is in the back and can not be seen in all of the video but she does make appearances every now and then. Enjoy the video.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Eli's Rolling Over

Here it is Eli has finally rolled over from his belly to his back. He'll be rolling from back to belly before we know it. And it won't be long until he is all over the place just like his older brother. I am so excited but sad at the same time. I look at Asa then look at Eli and think about how their not going to be babies forever. Don't get me wrong I enjoy watching them grow but soon they will outgrow all those baby things and things won't hold the same type of wonder as they do for them now as the explore the world around them.

If the video isn't working then click on the title. I will always have videos linked to the title.

Asa Really Gets Into His Books

As you can see Asa really enjoys his books. He really gets into his books or should I say he literally gets into his book box.
Asa is really starting to take interest in his books. We have been trying to work the book reading into his bedtime routine.
It is hard with Chris working two jobs because then that throws off all of our sleep schedules. We try to keep things consistent, as much as possible, but that doesn't always work.
Even with our consistency Sundays and Wednesdays are shot anyway because Sunday morning church falls during nap time and Wednesday evening services end later and we don't get home until just after the normal time that we put Asa down for bed.