Sunday, February 28, 2010

Catching Up

Add ImageIts been a busy couple of weeks. There were three big milestones here. Carter finished Kindergarten and began 1st grade--a whole new school schedule for our days. Katey turned four years old!! Laurel and Matthew completed book 1 of the Suzuki Piano Lessons. Of course we had a party for all three. Here are the pics:

A book 1 piano recital at our home and cake, of course:

Carter and Mom after Carter finished his last day of Kindergarten

Katey's 4th Birthday: Everyone loved to see Katey excited for her birthday. This year it was a "book" cake. Katey loves books. Her "book" read:
Once upon a time there was a princess named Katey. She loved books, dolls, coloring, and playing on the computer. She was a happy little girl who was loved by her brothers and sister. One day her all her family came to celebrate with her. Katey was turning four! She had a wonderful birthday and enjoyed all the fun. Then she lived happily ever after as all princesses do.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Today we have snow. I didn't even know it was coming until an hour or so before it started yesterday afternoon. We estimated about 5 inches, but no ice and warm temps allowed life to go on as usual. No snow day here for our school and MSU was open so Tim held his classes. Two snows in one year...strange for western KY.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Life comes to a screeching halt

Today was a crazy day. Tim and I were on the phone dealing with some pre-travel issues for Germany. We were stressed. Katey has been snotty since Tuesday, but there was an afternoon and evening with things planned so life had to "get done" despite life's issues, until it happened. I loaded up the kids for piano, dropped off the snotty one at Mom and Dad's and arrived astonishingly on time for their lessons. Carter told me in the car he was not feeling well, but I didn't really believe him. He steps out of the van in the street in front of our instructor's home and he is crying. I begin to think maybe he really is not feeling well. As if he realizes he needs to prove it to me he promptly vomits in the road, three times. Wonder what will bring life to a halt? Puke. Our piano instructor who is expecting a baby and the mother of a toddler of course passed on giving us a lesson today. A friend whose daughter I was keeping for the evening had to make other arrangements at the last minute. We were planning to have dinner at Mom and Dad's, Mom sent it home with me. We couldn't expose anyone else to him. Tim met me and took him home, I made the run to Walmart for Sprite and Saltines and we all settled in for an unplanned night at home wondering if anyone else would follow suit. He spent the evening playing Wii and being perfectly well. Who knows. I am just glad I don't feel nauseous. We'll see what tomorrow brings. All I know is that if we have to have an unplanned halt to life's crazy routine, I prefer snow.